Bdecan Presbyterian Church
New to our mission focus is the Bdecan Presbyterian Church, the only Native American Presbyterian Church in the State of North Dakota. Located on the Spirit Lake Reservation, the church was founded as a mission church in 1879 and formally organized in 1881 as a member of Dakota Presbytery. Partnership between it and the Presbytery of the Northern Plains began around 1999. In 2014, Community Presbyterian Church donated warm clothes for their school children to wear so they could ride the school bus during the winter and not miss out on education and much needed school meals. CPC plans to increase its support of this mission as time goes on.
Churches United for the Homeless
Churches United for the Homeless is a private, non-profit organization, serving homeless and hungry men, women and families in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Members of our church serve the main meal there once every other month.
Emergency Food Pantry
The Emergency Food Pantry has been providing food for area families for over 4 decades. Over half of those served by the pantry are children. Emergency Food Pantry provides a week’s worth of nutritional food to families in need. This includes bread, fresh meat, eggs, butter, and a wide variety of non-perishables. Our church holds a food drive at least once a year to help feed the hungry of our community.
New Life Center
The New Life Center is a homeless shelter for men. We have a representative on their Women’s Auxiliary and provide warm clothes and supplies to help the men weather the cold of winter.
An affiliate of Youth for Christ, Parent Life (formerly Teen Moms) serves expectant and parenting teens and their children. Our church has had a long history supporting Teen Moms often collecting items to supply their continued needs. Financial aid has been given as well.
Community Presbyterian Church has collaborated with PATH, a private non-profit foster care agency, to assist youth transitioning out of foster care. Many youth are no longer eligible for services once they are 18, yet need support, which is often missing from their own families, as they gain independence in their lives. CPC members donate basic household items to assist them in setting up their own homes for the very first time. The greatly needed items are met with gratitude and excitement.
We are year round supporters of the Salvation Army. For over 20 years, Community Presbyterian church has served its Christmas meal. In addition, we continue to help them monthly with a Saturday lunch and in ringing the bells in December.
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