We are a congregation of faith in action. As a response to God’s grace to us, we reach out into the community in a variety of ways.
Habitat for Humanity – several work crews regularly participate in building homes for the needy.
The Ecumenical Food Pantry – where, each month, members help organize and distribute food to needy individuals and families.
Downtown Daily Bread – where the congregation subsidizes and volunteers to serve meals each Wednesday in downtown Harrisburg. Click HERE for a copy of the 2019 Volunteer schedule.
Financial support is provided to a variety of organizations such as Downtown Daily Bread, Sonshine Ministries, Christian Churches United Help Fund, Allison Hills Community Ministry, Ecumenical Food Pantry, Lend A Hand, Contact Harrisburg, and New Hope Ministries to name a few.
Mission Trips – the church family has committed to helping the Presbyterian Churches of Honduras. Christ Presbyterian and friends were again in Honduras in the northern part of the country, in the Copan area. We helped build homes and install eco-stoves in two villages where indigenous Mayan people live. We worked with Tim and Gloria Wheeler, Presbyterian missionaries, who work with villages in this area.
Additionally, we have worked in Appalachia, doing construction in Elkhorn, West Virginia, and hope to return to assist the SWAP (Sharing With Appalachian People) program.
Lend-A-Hand – a faith-based group has made several trips south to provide disaster relief and has also worked in our own community providing assistance with local flood damage.
In trying to respond to needs and to enable change, we are kept informed of community concerns and legislative issues through church bulletin inserts and “Connections,” our monthly congregational newsletter.
If you’d like to participate in any of these activities, please contact our church office for further information.
WE’RE NOT JUST A CHURCH
Christ Presbyterian Church is interested in supporting the community by opening our building for use as a meeting place for a variety of groups and organizations. Some examples are:
Girl Scouts and Daisy Troops
Keystone Capital Chorus
Appalachian Audubon Society
Bible Studies and Book Club
American Chronic Pain Association
Cumberland County Board of Elections
The Cliffs Association
Neighborhood Dispute Mediations
Oasis Ministries and many more.
Should you belong to a non-profit community service organization that has a need in this area, please contact the church office.