Missions Weekend 2020

Missions Weekend 2020
Friday, February 21, 2020 - Sunday, February 23, 2020

 

Missions Weekend February 21-23, 2020 with Rev. Dr. David Strain

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Full Schedule

Friday, February 21, 6:30-8:30 pm: Dinner with Rev. Strain
Making disciples in the home: a biblical example

Child care available for preregistered infants to 5th grade.

Saturday, February 22: Service Projects & Lunch
8:30 am to 12:30 pm: Service Projects
Adults and youth will take part in community outreach service projects Saturday morning. Sign up online early to assure your position on a missions team to serve at Cedar Brook Elementary, The Lion Lane School, Gracewood, Mission of Yahweh, or The WorkFaith Connection. Child care will be provided at the church for preregistered children age 6 and younger beginning at 8 am. Lunch will be provided to the children in child care whose parents attend the lunch at CEPC following the service projects. Learn more: Outreach Service Projects

1:00-2:30 pm: Lunch at CEPC with Rev. Strain
Making disciples through the church: faithful flexibility

Service project participants return to CEPC for lunch and reflection on the projects and missions with Dr. Strain.

Sunday Morning, February 23
Making disciples in the world: our mission, method, and motive

8:30-9:45 am Worship Service with Rev. Strain
9:45-11:00 am Missionary Meet & Greet on Main Street
11:00 am-12:15 pm Worship Service with Rev. Strain

Sunday Evening, February 23
Please join us for a special evening service to install Juan Carlos Martinez as Family Pastor at 5:30 pm Sunday, February 23. We will have a dinner of fried chicken, biscuits, mashed potatoes with cream gravy, seasoned green beans, mac & vheese, and garden salad following the service. Childcare will be provided during the installation service for children through 1st grade. Childcare will be provided for children under age 3 during dinner. Parents, please bring dinner for your nursery child. Please register for dinner and childcare as part of Missions Weekend registration below.

Service Projects

Cedar Brook Elementary

CEPC has been intentionally developing a strong relationship with Cedar Brook Elementary School to serve the faculty, staff, students and families. CEPC entered into this partnership in the spring of 2016 and has participated in several activities. Our relationship grows stronger with each event. On Missions Saturday (February 22), we will offer another intentional event to encourage and support our friends at CBE.

Volunteer/Work Description:
Repair and repaint names on paw prints on the sidewalk in front of the school. Landscaping tasks: weeding, planting and clean-up of Butterfly Garden. Additional tasks changing out labels in the library and prepping for upcoming Health Fair and Field Day.

Jim Swanson needs volunteers with specific skills for painting the names on paw prints. Please let Jim Swanson know if this is your gift. Contact information below.

CEPC Missions Committee Volunteer Leader:
Jim Swanson, 713-826-0865,

Max Number of Volunteers Needed (Cedar Brook Elementary School): 20 adults and 10 youth age seven and older. Family groups encouraged.

The Lion Lane School

CEPC is intentionally developing a strong relationship with The Lion Lane School to serve the faculty, staff, students and families. Since 2016 CEPC has been working with Cedar Brook Elementary School and recently added The Lion Lane School located less than 4 miles from CEPC. Missions Saturday (February 22), we will work alongside the principal to encourage and support our friends at Lion Lane.

Volunteer/Work Description:
Volunteers will dig up and deposit in a nearby dumpster two large clumps of banana trees and resod the area. Several circular planters will have mulch applied. One larger circular planter will be weeded and planted with colorful flowers.

CEPC Missions Committee Volunteer Leader:
Henri Barber, 713-253-2650,

Max Number of Volunteers Needed (The Lion Lane School): 10 adults/youth age seven and older.

Gracewood

1617 Elmview, Houston, TX 77080
Gracewood is an independent Christian based ministry that assists single mothers and their children by providing residential housing, counseling, and many other services to help them lead successful lives. Gracewood offers a home-like environment where family well-being is restored while moms work toward specific, individual goals. At Gracewood, hurting mothers find a professional staff trained to deal with trauma and loss.

Volunteer/Work Description:
Volunteers will have the opportunity to serve in one of three areas:
1) Deep cleaning of the three cottages on campus,
2) Pruning of trees and potentially landscaping of prayer garden 
3) Mom's Day Out/ Childcare.(Number of volunteers needed is determined by the number of children who sign up.)

CEPC Missions Committee Volunteer Leaders:
Ann Thetford, 713-816-0779,
Sandy Kampe, 713-248-1985,

Max Number of Volunteers Needed (Gracewood): Ideal cut off would be 35 adults and 15 children between ages of 7-18 for the number of activities planned.

Mission of Yahweh

10247 Algiers Houston, TX 77041
The Mission of Yahweh is a faith-based shelter that empowers, enriches and restores the lives of homeless women and children and provides outreach services to low-income communities. Their ministries are focused on ending the cycle of homelessness and dependency.

Volunteer/Work Description:
The volunteers will divide into three groups, as follows:
1) CEPC women will interact with the resident women in an ice breaker activity and a Gospel-inspired teaching lesson followed by a small group discussion and game to share the love of Jesus.
2) CEPC women, men, and youth will interact with the resident children through organized indoor or outdoor games followed by a Bible story and related craft project plus activities.
3) CEPC men, women, and youth will participate in service projects: painting the conference room and residents' rooms, gardening, and light cleaning of the children's playroom. Youth assisting with painting projects must be in high school and accompanied by a parent, please.

CEPC Missions Committee Volunteer Leaders:
MOY children & service projects: Alicia Whitley, 281-794-4972,
MOY women & service projects: Lori Petitclerc, 713-540-0657,
MOY Service Projects: Kim Kelly, 281-357-0127,

Max Number of Volunteers Needed (Mission of Yahweh): The outreach activities could accommodate between approximately 45-50 adults plus children recommended ages 6 and older. Younger children may attend at parent’s discretion and supervision.

The WorkFaith Connection

4555 Dacoma, Houston, TX 77092
The WorkFaith Connection's mission is to help people in transition build a new life through work and faith. WorkFaith is a Christ-centered organization that exists to encourage disadvantaged job seekers in their hope for a better future and to equip them with job-readiness skills and beliefs to gain employment and lead healthy, productive, and spiritually rich lives.

Volunteer/Work Description:
Volunteer Cleaning Team: vacuum office, clean the desk surfaces and interior windows, pray over the staff members’ working areas, write notes of encouragement for the staff to find on their desks as a blessing.

Prayer Walk through the Stages of the WorkFaith Journey: guided story of The Workfaith Connection graduates’ experience at each station in the office and an opportunity to pray for the graduates (past, present and future).

CEPC Missions Committee Volunteer Leader:
Kyra Smith, 850-524-6621,

Max Number of Volunteers Needed (WorkFaith Connection): 40 max (including adults, youth and children 7-18). Children and youth must be accompanied by an adult please

Registration

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Missions Weekend 2020

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FRIDAY DINNER
Will anyone in your group attend dinner Friday night?

Cedar Brook Elementary

The Lion Lane School

Gracewood

Mission of Yahweh

WorkFaith Connection

Please join us for a special evening service to install Juan Carlos Martinez as Family Pastor at 5:30 pm Sunday, February 23. We will have dinner together following the service. Childcare will be provided during the installation service for children through 1st grade. Childcare will be provided for children under age 3 during dinner. Parents, please bring dinner for your nursery child. 

Please use your t-shirt from last year, if available. If you need new shirts, please indicate the number of each size needed below.

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