CURRENT  MISSION PROJECTS

DCPC is involved in many projects across the surrounding area.  Whatever your skills, resources, or physical abilities, your help is needed!

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Summer Grocery Bag Ministry Begins June 2nd!

 

For the ninth summer, DCPC will provide and deliver bags of groceries to families in our community who are hungry and lack easy access to food. This summer the need is greater, and we have the opportunity to help clients served by two of our mission partners, Angels & Sparrows Community Table and Caterpillar Ministries. We have committed to providing 40 bags of groceries each week, and we know that DCPC will respond with generosity and enthusiasm! CLICK HERE for the SignUp Genius to get all the details! We need to grocery buyers, sorters/loaders, and drivers! Thanks in advance for your love and generosity. Contact Catherine Bragg  or Holly Frisbie  with any questions.

Join us in Puerto Rico   July 3-9

Several years ago hurricanes Maria and Irma slammed into the small island of Puerto Rico causing widespread damage.  There is still much rebuilding to be done and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance has just reopened their facility in San Juan.   DCPV is planning to take a group of 12 people ages 14 and up.  Pleas contact Robert Alexander to learn more.

Charlotte Rescue Mission Collection

DCPC will be collecting items for Charlotte Rescue Mission through the month of June.  Please place items below in the blue bins in the hallway.   All items are for men:  Underwear - Med and lg; full size bars of soap; Deoderant

Angels & Sparrows Monthly Service Opportunity

The first Tuesday of each month a small group of 6 or so DCPC members assists in the Preparation, serving, and clean-up of the lunch meal at Angels & Sparrows Kitchen in Huntersville.   Are you interested in trying it out?  We need you!  We especially need folks to help in July when our day falls on July 5.  If you are available, please sign up now! Take a look at all of the dates and jobs, sign up, and mark your calendars for the next six months, https://www.signupgenius.com/ go/5080b4dacad2ca0f85angels1 you at the Table! . We look forward to seeing you at The Table!

Painting with Habitat  on June 25th

 Contact Christy Kramer for more information.

Assist Ramah Presbyterian VBS (August 8-11)

8-10 volunteers to help Ramah serve the children of Huntington Green at their summer VBS. Contact Robert Alexander.

Tornado and Storm Response

The loss of life and destruction of homes, businesses, and communities is heartbreaking. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is assessing the damage and involved in relief and recovery efforts. To learn more go to https://pda.pcusa.org/situation/december-tornadoes/) You may make a gift to DCPC with Tornado Response in the memo or you may send a gift directly to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance through this link. We will be looking for opportunities to go to Kentucky in person for the long term relief and rebuilding efforts.  

Ten Cents a Meal

Ten Cents a Meal DCPC, through it’s Community Missions Committee, participates in The Presbytery of Charlotte’s Ten Cents a Meal program. Offerings collected are shared with local nonprofits whose mission it is to reduce hunger and end poverty. The first Sunday of each month is designated as Ten Cents a Meal Sunday. If you were to participate as designed you would consider a donation of $9.30 per person in your family per 31 day month (.10/meal x 3 meals a day).  Of course, any amount is greatly appreciated. You may also give online. Simply note Ten Cents a Meal in the memo line. Thank you for helping us achieve a Matthew 25 initiative – to eradicate systemic poverty. 

 Help with Refugee Support

As we continue to look for ways to support Refugee Resettlement we want to let you know of a few ways you can be involved right now. Please consider the following ideas and reach out to Robert Alexander at ralexander@dcpc.org if you have questions.

  1. Consider a contribution to DCPC for Refugee Support. Place “Refugee Support” in the memo line.

  2. Help the families learn English

  3. Provide transportation to events

  4. Provide furniture and household supplies.

Pray for refugees to be safe, to find welcome, and to be provided with what they need to thrive.

 

We Still Collect Food and Hygiene Items 

When you are at the store, consider picking up a few extra items for our neighbors in need and drop them in the bins on the Congregation House porch. Any non-perishable food items are welcome. Here is a list of immediate needs at FeedNC (This list changed periodically): Canned Potatoes, Chicken Broth, Beef Broth, Mixed Vegetables, Spaghetti Sauce, Ketchup, Black Pepper, Lysol Disinfectant, Mustard, Baked Beans, K-Cups, Coffee Creamer, Grits - Large Boxes, Rice, Sauerkraut. Hygiene Items are taken to Ada Jenkins: Items needed are toilet tissue, shampoo, shaving razors/cream, deodorant, and soap.

 

Amigos Reading Tutors Needed

Reading Tutors Needed You can make a difference in the life of a child through reading.  The DCPC Amigos tutoring program works with elementary school Latino children at Huntersville Elementary.  Latinos are some of those most severely impacted by the pandemic, and they are in great need of help getting back on track to succeed in school.  The program will resumed operation at Huntersville Elementary on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 on January 10, 2022.   If this is something you would like to be a part of, contact Rosemary Klein at 704-439-7864 or rosemaryklein924@gmail.com to be put on the volunteer list for September, 2022  

 

Math Tutoring at Blythe Elementary

Support a Student at Blythe Elementary! Want to support a child at Blythe Elementary with only 1 hour per week? Heart Math Tutoring trains and supports volunteers as tutors to work one-on-one with a student who needs foundational math skills and confidence! With the support of an on-site coordinator, volunteers use an easy-to-follow, proven curriculum featuring hands-on activities and games. Volunteers work with the same student all year building a relationship and strengthening skills. You can sign up to volunteer at https://heartmathtutoring.org/volunteers/ become-a-volunteer/ and select your day and time for Blythe (8-9 am or 1:30-2:30 pm). Please email Padgett Vaughn at padgett.vaughn@heartmathtutoring.org or reach out to your fellow DCPC member and experienced Heart volunteer Rosemary Klein at rosemaryklein924@gmail.com with questions.  Sign up now and you will be contacted when the  program resumes in September of 2022.

 

Volunteer at The Pines

The Pines at Davidson is seeking volunteers for its Health Care Center. Volunteers would spend time with the health care residents and help them with small tasks. This is a wonderful opportunity to spread love and to serve others. If you are interested, please click here to learn more.