Making a Difference
At Central, we believe God calls us to make a difference in our community and our World. Our missions are a critical part of our identity as a community of believers, sharing God’s love through service. Members of Central are involved in many causes throughout our community and our World. Our Missions & Outreach Team strives to find new and innovative ways to support these efforts.
It is our core belief that we can best make a difference by building relationships and walking in partnership with local people who understand their communities and who are striving to build their communities into strong and healthy societies. In keeping with this philosophy, we have adopted Rachel’s Children’s Home, Go Guatemala and the Cambridge Self Help Food Bank as our primary missions.
Together with our partners, we are striving to build God’s kingdom both at home and abroad.
Rachel's Children's Home
Central supports Rachel’s Home, an orphanage and Christian school for the child victims of Lesotho’s AIDS crisis.
For more than 10 years, Central has walked along-side Godwill & Hilda, the couple that runs Rachel’s Home, as they show God’s love to orphaned and vulnerable children. At Rachel’s Home, these children find a safe and loving Christian environment where they can begin to recover from the trauma they’ve faced. They also have a chance to attend school, maybe for the first time in their lives. Rachel’s Home is a place of hope.
With our partners, we continue to fund the orphanage, the school and the tuitions of the students attending secondary and post secondary institutions.
For more information, please click here.
Cambridge Self Help Food Bank
Central supports the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank.
The Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank serves the City of Cambridge and Township of North Dumfries, which together have a population of approximately 145,000. The Food Bank helps more than 2,000 individuals and families each month, and distributes food to 26 community organizations.
Every Sunday, Central collects food for the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank. We also collect gently used clothes, clean and in good condition. Please, even if it’s just one can, bring something for the food-bank. Every little bit counts.
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Central is pleased to support our friends, the Ortiz family as they answer God’s call to serve and to make a difference in Guatemala. Alejandro, Kathryn and their family, have moved to Cubulco, Guatemala to serve the local church and community. We will certainly miss them here at Central, but we will remain connected with them and we will continue to support them as they work to build a stronger church and a healthier community.
You can support them too. For more information, please visit our Guatemala page.
News From Missions
Pick of the Crop
It's Summertime! And that means it's time for our annual summer challenge for our friends at the Cambridge Food Bank. This year, we're collecting...
Mobile Food Market
Making Food Affordable The Mobile Food Market is a program run by the Cambridge Food Bank. Its purpose is to ensure that good quality fresh...
Missions Garage Sale
What Again this year, Central's Missions Committee is hosting a garage sale in support of its missions. Here is your chance to clean out your...
Happy New Year from Guatemala
Guatemala is our newest mission. Alejandro, a member of and an elder at Central, has along with his family, followed God's call to serve in his...
Greatings from Cubulco Dear Friends, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support during the past year. It has been such a...
Going The Extra Mile
It's time for Central Presbyterian Church's annual fundraiser for Rachel's Children's Home, an orphanage and school in Maputsoe, Lesotho. Again this...
A Walk Down Memory Lane
Running for Rachel's Home Our friends at Cambridge Memorial Hospital's Emergency Department have been our partners from the very beginning. In...
A Stroll Down Memory Lane
Our Summer Food Drives have long been a staple of our missions. Through our food drives, we reach out into the community to make a difference in the...