Local Missions

Cary Presbyterian Church (CPC) supports the following ministries and organizations through member involvement and financial gifts. If you are interested in learning more about them, please visit their websites or contact our Missions Ministry Team through the church office at office@carypresbyterian.org.

Be the Hands! is a day full of volunteer opportunities partnering with non-profit agencies within the community to provide support to their ministries. Opportunities in the past have included helping with the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, assembling Presbyterian Disaster Clean-up Kits, doing yard work for church members, and many others.  

When the project began in November 2017, 180 volunteers joined in doing 500 service hours with 15 organizations and 4 families. At the end of the day, 135 CPC members and friends participated in dinner and fellowship. 

Be the Hands! 2018 will be held on Saturday, November 3.

The Carying Place is a local transitional housing program that assists working families with children who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless by providing short-term housing and support services. CPC Presbyterian Women prepare and serve meals several times a year for the Thursday evening program, as well as providing presents for program families at Christmas. In addition, CPC members volunteer in various capacities with The Carying Place individually. 

To learn more, visit their website: www.thecaryingplace.org.

Dorcas Ministries provides crisis relief to area residents who seek stability and self-sufficiency through food and financial assistance, scholarships, training programs, referrals and an affordable thrift shop.To learn more about their work and ways to help, visit www.dorcas-cary.org.

Loaves & Fishes provides support for academic, physical, and social needs to economically disadvantaged children and youth in southeast Raleigh in grades K-12. Families, schools, and the community are closely involved with the program. CPC members donate Christmas gifts to families through the Angel Tree. Find out more about Loaves & Fishes at https://lafchildren.org/

Meals On Wheels delivers nutritious meals to frail, homebound senior adults and persons with disabilities of Wake County in order to improve health, reduce isolation and prevent inappropriate institutionalization and serving nutritious meals as well as providing social and educational opportunities to persons 60 years old and over in congregate dining rooms to promote independent living.

For complete information about the program, visit www.wakemow.org.

Affordable, reliable transportation is provided to low-wage families and individuals through recycled, donated, cars. Partner agencies refer the recipients, who pay $500 for the car. Volunteers are needed to pick up donated cars and transport vehicles to/from partner garages, mechanics and car enthusiasts are needed to assess and repair donated vehicles. Consider donating a car or serve as a sponsor for a car ($500).

For more information, visit their website: http://wheels4hope.org/

In 2016, CPC began an annual summer ministry with other nearby churches reaching out to our Hispanic neighbors in the Wrenn Drive area of Cary.  This ten-week program, dubbed “FFF” for Food, Friends & Fun, includes rotating stations to help preschool and school-age children read and practice English, be creative with crafts, and exercise through active games. Parents have tutorials in English, computers, healthcare and first aid, cooking, and crafts. The summer program is held Monday-Thursday mornings from June to mid-August, concluding with lunch. CPC hosts on Wednesdays. More than 125 people from the congregation have participated, and close to 100 people from the Wrenn Drive community have attended. Other churches involved in the program are  Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church, Greenwood Forest Baptist, Christ the King Church, and First United Methodist Church of Cary.

Contact Medora Hix, CPC Director of Christian Education, for more information.

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