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

A Few Flakes

A Few Flakes

No, we're not talking about winter yet, but this week's total didn't really bowl us over. That said, we're still up to 1,128 boxes. Our next goal of 1,500 boxes is still within sight. We can do this, but not without you! Every box we collect helps our friends at...

Three Cheerios

Three Cheerios

We're inching closer to our next goal, 1,500 boxes. This week, we reached 1,105 boxes. With 395 boxes and our next goal shredded, we too can move on to make an even bigger difference in people's lives. Every box we collect helps our friends at the Cambridge Self...

Yes!!!!

Yes!!!!

So much for 1,000 boxes. That's right, we've broken through our next goal. I guess you could say we're setting cereal goals (thanks for the awful pun Alexander). Yup, our goals are falling like dominos. Anyway, our next goal? 1,500 boxes of cereal. Every box we...

Spoon Fed

Spoon Fed

This week's haul was 50 boxes, bringing our total thus far to 915. Our current goal of 1,000 is well within reach. If we dig in, we can reach that goal next week. Every box we collect helps our friends at the Cambridge Self Help Food Bank make a difference...

Bowled Over

Bowled Over

We are oh so close to our next goal, 1,000 boxes. This week, you brought our total up to 865 boxes of cereal. This will mean thousands of nutritious breakfasts for children who might otherwise go hungry. A good breakfast is critical for the development and growth of...

Definitely Not Boxed In

Definitely Not Boxed In

771! That's right, we are well on our way to our next goal, 1000, a mere 229 boxes away. Let's see how quickly we can get there. Every box we collect helps our friends at the Cambridge Self Help Food Bank make a difference in the lives of people living right here in...

Bowled Over

So much for 500 boxes, as of today our total is 590. So, our next goal? Well, let's see how quickly we can get to 1,000. With your help, we can make sure that a lot of days start with a good nutritious meal. We all know the importance of this to young children. Our...

This Number Really Pops

Well, it appears that cracking 500 boxes will be a snap, so with the sure knowledge that every box of cereal will help children grow, we've decided to set a goal that really pops. That's right we're at 484 boxes. With your help, we should reach 500 this weekend. So,...

Boxing Day

Boxing Day

Well, so much for our target of 500 boxes. With people in such a giving spirit, it does feel a bit like Christmas. This week's haul brought us up to 404 boxes. If we push hard, we can break through our 500 target by Canada Day. We know it's been a difficult year for...