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 at office@carypresbyterian.org :

The Carying Place is a 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 provides meals several times a year (contact: Kim Markham; Presbyterian Women (contact: Belinda Weinbrecht, and school supplies and new housing supplies are provided through our Summer Mission Experience. To help, contact: Todd Crouse or go to their website, www.thecaryingplace.org.

The thrift store provides funding for the crisis ministry office, which offers crisis relief to families in need. A food pantry is available. Scholarships and job training programs are offered for more long term help. Many CPC members help: donate food right here at church, and at Dorcas, give gently used items to be sold, and volunteer for a variety of positions: contact: Alger Faber. To learn more about their work and ways to help, visit www.dorcas-cary.org.

In 2016, CPC joined two nearby churches reaching out to our Hispanic neighbors in the Wrenn Drive area of Cary.  This ten-week summer program includes rotating stations for the children to help them 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 program is one day a week at CPC on Wednesday mornings and concludes with lunch. Over 125 people from the congregation have participated, and close to 100 people from the Wrenn Drive community attended. We expect this project to continue, in cooperation with Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church and Greenwood Forest Baptist. Contact: Medora Hix.

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 donates Christmas gifts to families through the Angel Tree. Find out more about Loaves & Fishes at https://lafchildren.org/

Cary Presbyterian provides drivers who deliver meals to the frail, homebound, elderly and disabled citizens of Wake County through Meals on Wheels three days each month. To drive one of Cary’s six routes with one or two people in the car at lunchtime, contact: Nancy Blunt, Deb Stalls, or Sally Goettel. 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). Contact: CPC member Jeff Clark, or katy@wheels4hope.org.