Reaching Out

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. 

CONTACT – congregation members volunteer time on this telephone crisis helpline.

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.


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

Aerobics: Workout with Jacki Sorenson’s Fitness Class ~ Website:
Contact: Janie Conway, instructor: 717-884-4517

Yoga: This class is gentle flow mat yoga asanas (postures)  Contact: Tracey Calhoun, instructor: 717-571-8980

Keystone Capital Chorus 

Appalachian Audubon Society: Appalachian Audubon Society is a local chapter
of the National Audubon Society serving Dauphin County and parts of
Cumberland, Perry, and York Counties.
Contact: Chris Kemmerer, President: 717-571-7958

Allendale Association

American Chronic Pain Association

Cumberland County Board of Elections

The Cliffs Association

Friendship Force

Oasis Ministries: Oasis Ministries for Spiritual Development is a contemplative
community that invites people to experience God in their daily lives.

Contact: Michelle Hopkins, Director of Operations: 717-737-8222

Project A.S.K. : Project ASK supports students in the West Shore School District,  in partnership with the school district.
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.