Missions 

For more than 200 years, Presbyterians have responded to the call of Jesus Christ by proclaiming and living our faith, laboring with love and energy to promote God’s justice in the world.  At Clarksville Presbyterian, we serve by participating in local, national, and international initiatives.

 

Current Clarksville Presbyterian Mission Projects

*  Blessing Bags - WinGS (Women in God's Service) prepares bags to distribute to those who are homeless or have other urgent needs.  Women are invited to leave items on the designated table in the Fellowship Hall.  A time and place will be announced when a group can meet outside to assemble the bags.

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*  Samaritan's Purse - Christmas boxes will be ready to pick up in mid-October with full instructions and suggested items.  Boxes will be due in mid-November.  Details to be announced.

We are a Hunger Action Congregation

Clarksville Presbyterian is a Certified Hunger Action Congregation, covenanted with other congregations in the PCUSA Presbyterian Hunger Program to help alleviate hunger and eliminate its underlying causes.  The church was featured in “Backpack Buddies to Living Wages”, published by PC(USA), June 24, 2019.

 

  • Backpack Buddies was founded by Clarksville Presbyterian in 2013 and has grown into an ecumenical venture which now provides a bag of easily-prepared, non-perishable food to 120 elementary students and 40 middle school students at the end of each school week.

  • Clarksville Food Pantry - Clarksville Presbyterian was instrumental in creating a board to operate a Food Pantry, open to western Mecklenburg County residents twice each week.  The Pantry is a member of the Virginia FeedMore Federation, which provides access to healthy, nutritious fresh, frozen, and canned food at prices well below retail, helping the Pantry stretch its precious cash donations for food purchases. 

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Local, National, and International Missions

Two committees of the church, the Mission Committee and CPC in the Community, coordinate a busy schedule of service and support of local, national, and international initiatives.  In addition to our Hunger Action programs, we provide school and hygiene supplies for local schools, offer a “Cup of Cold Water” during Lakefest, "Cup of Hot Cocoa" during the Christmas parade, and Thanksgiving food baskets for local families, Operation Christmas Child, and other offerings through Presbyterian Missions. There are many opportunities for service, and community members who are not affiliated with CPC are welcome to join in.

International Missions
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For many years, we have maintained a covenant relationship with our Missionaries in Chiang Mai, Thailand, Andy and Ellen Collins. The Collins family is partnered with the country’s largest Protestant church, the Church of Christ in Thailand (CCT). They work with the CCT’s Christian Communications Institute, a ministry that shares the Christian message through Thai music, dance, and drama. Andy serves as an audio-visual specialist there, while Ellen’s work as an educator focuses on mothers and children. Andy and Ellen joined us at Worship on November 14, 2021, for a presentation on their work.

 

CPC also supports the Yahve-Jire Children's Foundation orphanage in Haiti, through contributions and prayer.

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Andy and Ellen Collins and sons, Missionaries in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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Chedlin Justinvil ,Yahve-Jire Children's                       Foundation orphanage

Presbyterian Mission

Presbyterian Mission is the national ministry arm of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the largest of the six General Assembly agencies of PC(U.S.A.) They partner with congregations, mid councils, worshiping communities, mission networks and many other groups to nurture and support Christ’s disciples wherever the Holy Spirit leads and the General Assembly directs us.

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