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 Committee strives to find new and innovative ways to support these efforts.

It is our core belief that it is best to build relationships and walk in partnership with people who are making a difference. In keeping with this, we have adopted Rachel’s Children’s Home,  Go Guatemala and the Cambridge Self Help Food Bank as our primary missions.

It is our core belief that it is best to build relationships and walk in partnership with people who are making a difference. In keeping with this, we have adopted Rachel’s Children’s Home and the Cambridge Self Help Food Bank as our primary missions.

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.

Want to learn more? Click Here!

 

Go Guatemala

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

Going the Extra Mile

Going the Extra Mile

Again this year, our run for Rachel's Home was a virtual affair. We asked you to pick your own way and run, walk or ride 5km for Rachel's Children's Home. Through your efforts, we raised $12,051. This will help us in our continued efforts to support the work of Hilda...

Merry Christmas from Guatemala

Our latest update from Alejandro and Kathryn arrived this morning. If you can support their ministry, please visit https://impacthope.kindful.com/?campaign=1120508 And here's a message from ImpactHope the organization that Alejandro and Kathryn are working through....

On the Road Again

On the Road Again

Here are some more pictures from Going the Extra Mile, our run for Rachel's Children's Home. Rachel's Home, our mission in Lesotho, in southern Africa, is an orphanage for the child victims of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. We've been supporting their efforts for many years...

Mitten Tree

Mitten Tree

It's that time of year again. We're collecting gloves, mitts, scarves and toques for our friends on the streets of Cambridge. If you enjoy knitting, we'll accept homemade outerwear, otherwise please bring new outerwear only. All donations will go to our friends at the...

Going the Extra Mile

Going the Extra Mile

This year, our annual fundraiser for Rachel's Home was a bit of a hybrid affair. Some people participated in the Road to Hope Marathon, while some people walked on their own for Rachel's Home. Numbers aren't available yet, but I'm sure we raised enough to make a real...

News from Cubulco

Hope this finds you well. Here is an update of our family and ministry in Cubulco Guatemala. Once again thank you for your prayers and support. Blessings,Alejandro, Kathryn & family To support Alejandro, Kathryn and their mission, click here.

166 to Go

I tried to dream up a cute pun for this week, but alas, that required more "outside the box" thinking than I could muster. We've collected 1334 boxes of cereal for the Cambridge Self Help Food Bank, but we still need 166 to reach our goal. We are trying to make a...

A New Post!

This week, we posted a grain of 128 boxes this week. A pretty good week, but to reach our goal of 1,500 boxes, we'll need to repeat this for each remaining week. Every box we collect helps our friends at the Cambridge Self Help Food Bank make a difference in...