We believe that God is already active in the world, transforming lives, liberating the oppressed, bringing an end to injustice and lifting people up. Our calling is to respond to the movement of the Holy Spirit, to share our gifts freely and to respond to the needs of our neighbors as we work as disciples of Jesus Christ, and join in the mission of God, no matter where it takes us.
We are the Body of Christ…Serving!
Come join us as we share good news and share our gifts loving our neighbors in and around Davidson. Look through our Volunteer Opportunity booklet to find out how we are partnering with local ministries that focus in four primary areas:
- Hunger Relief
- Education and Child Advocacy
- Health Care
If you shop at Harris Teeteer, support Blythe Elementary School as you shop. Link your Harris Teeter VIC card to Blythe Elementary, and Harris Teeter will contribute a percentage of your purchases to the school. Click on http://www.harristeeter.com/community/together_in_education/tie.aspx, then on Link to Your School and follow the prompts. Blythe is listed as Legette Blythe Elementary School.
DCPC has joined with Davidson United Methodist Church to co-sponsor a Davidson Career Transition Program to address the needs of those in our community and congregations who have become unemployed, underemployed, or have seen their closely-owned businesses adversely affected by the economy. The program has elements of job search assistance, as well as emotional and spiritual support. Click here for program details. Click here for a program manual.
Your help is needed.Do you have work experience and are willing to help coach people looking for jobs? If so, please call the church office at either DCPC (704.892.5641) or DUMC (704.892.8277).
Believing that all persons are of equal value to God, the Community Missions Committee seeks appropriate ways for our congregation to witness to God’s love through service to people who may need assistance, with emphasis on the local and extended community. DCPC members have a long tradition of sharing our time and talents in ways that witness to God’s love.
DCPC strives to recognize our interconnection to brothers and sisters in Christ from around the world, and to increase our understanding of the world through outreach and education. We wish to work for justice, peace, humanitarian relief, and reconciliation as called for by the Gospel. We are eager to establish personal relationships between community members across international lines as we build a personal, living bridge globally.
The Global Missions Committee fosters our relationships with our partners at the Sigona Presbyterian Church in Kikuyu, Kenya (click here for more information) and in the Kilambe region of Nicaragua (click here for more information). We also provide financial support through benevolences to several Presbyterian and ecumenical missions, as well as offering many opportunities to act locally. Finally, we send out mission teams in response to natural disasters such as Hurricane Iota while our youth participate in a variety of missions each summer.
Our committee is comprised of both adult and youth members of DCPC. We are always looking for new members to serve on this important group. If you would like to get involved, please click here to email Rosemary Klein.
The Global Mission Committee at DCPC has three primary goals.
Educating the congregation about the global mission of the church in general and DCPC in particular.
Coordinating global mission activities that involve our members in hands on mission experiences around the world.
Contributing funds from our Global Mission budget to worthy ministries among our mission partners.
We invite you to learn about the wonderful ministries we help support
Houses the Center for Development in Central America. Their goal is to work in partnership with communities and cooperatives to facilitate empowerment: enabling people to find their own solutions to the problems they identify and helping connect them with resources to solve their problems. www.jhc-cdca.org
Raising South Sudan is part of Mothering Across Continents. This ministry was established in 2011 to help create educational opportunities for the poor struggling children of this part of the world. www.motheringacrosscontinents.org/RaisingSouthSudan
Council of Protestant Churches of Nicaragua. CEPAD ministers to the communities of Nicaragua through development work. Through their partnerships they help communities and individuals come together to support one another to achieve their goals and dreams through sustainable development practices. www.cepadusa.org
We recently returned from an International Encounter in Nicaragua hosted by CEPAD. Click here to learn more about the Encounter and about the work of CEPAD.
We also maintain two active partnerships with Sigona Presbyterian Church in Kikuyu, Kenya and the seven communities of Kilambe, Nicaragua. Partnership trips are scheduled regularly and teams support the development work that is occurring in these communities while building relationships and strengthening the church of Jesus Christ. Learn more about a partnership trip by contacting Robert Alexander, Associate Pastor for Discipleship and Mission at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Global Mission Committee coordinates four special denominational offerings each year. These are:
- One Great Hour of Sharing (Easter)
- Pentecost Offering (Pentecost)
- Peace and Global Witness (World Communion Sunday – October)
- Joy Offering (Christmas)
Learn more about these offerings and what they support through this link http://specialofferings.pcusa.org/.