God calls the prophet Jeremiah when he is still young. Jeremiah tries to argue with God and says, “I am only a boy” but God assures Jeremiah that God will be with Jeremiah as he serves God. We do not wait until we are a certain age to be servants of Jesus Christ, we all are called to mission in our communities and beyond. At CPC, we help families and kids be in mission together, giving kids opportunities to love their neighbors as God loves them.
Pick up a mug by the entrance of the church and begin collection coins. Empty your coins into the big jug once a month to support the Tumaini (means Hope!) Orphanage in Kibwezi Kenya. Our church helps support the children who live there and helps ensure they and other children have meals during the school day.
Vacation Bible School
Children go to a “Missions Rotation” during the VBS week and learn about places in need of help around the world. Kids make sandwiches for the Lamb Center, a soup kitchen and homeless resource center in Fairfax, decorate shoes for Haitian children, and make piggy banks for collecting coins for children in Kenya.
One Great Hour of Sharing
During Lent children participate with the Presbyterian Church in the One Great Hour of Sharing collection. Children’s Time, during worship on One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday, talks about this collection and helps the kids understand the call to do mission, where the money will be sent, and what life is like in other places around the world.
The 5th and 6th grade Sunday School class and fellowship group do a variety of Mission Projects throughout the year, from Hygiene kits for places in need from recent natural disasters to making fleece blankets for the children and families at the SERVE homeless shelter in Manassas.
Special Sunday School activities frequently have a mission component, such as a day focused on learning about Haiti together to making sandwiches during our Kick-Off Sunday in September.