Current and ongoing needs and opportunities are listed on this page. Click the links for more details about the specific missions.
Missionary Hosts Needed
Do you have space to host a missionary or missionary family? We are putting together a list of those who have extra room and would welcome our missionaries into their homes for a few days when they are visiting throughout the year or coming to our missions conferences. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Karen Chambers to discuss further.
Please consider giving online to MNA (our denomination's Ministry to North America). You can give online for Hurricane Florence and to help those in the wildfires in California. Please go to pcamna.org/disaster-response. MNA has set up designated funds for each of these disasters. 100% of all donated funds go to help those affected by the disaster as MNA does not charge any fees for services.
Serve Children in Matthews or Uptown Charlotte
We have partnered with Matthews Elementary, Crestdale Middle School, and First Ward Creative Arts (in uptown Charlotte). If you have an interest in becoming a reading buddy/ mentor/ sidekick for a student, please prayerfully consider this opportunity. Your time commitment could be from 30 minutes to an hour, weekly. We look forward to hearing from you! Please contact Brendan Kelly for Matthews Elementary and Crestdale Middle School, and Karen Troutman for First Ward Creative Arts.
Yarn Lovers Ministry
Our Yarn Lovers Ministry is very active! Since the ministry began in 2014 this group of about 20 active women and young ladies have served faithfully. They have made over 4,000 items for 17 ministries including Haiti trips, Lois' Lodge, Pregnancy Resource Center, Bright Blessings help for homeless children, victims of human trafficking, Changed Choices, refugees "Project 658," and Carrington Place. They have also made chemo caps for the Levine Cancer Institute, and have served our own members by making items for our homebound, newborns, and those who are receiving chemo treatments.
These ladies have also taught others how to knit or crochet, our youngest member right now is eight and our oldest member is 88.
We have two gatherings each month (the 3rd Tuesday at 7 PM and the 3rd Wednesday at 10 AM) to knit or crochet items such as prayer shawls, baby items (blankets, booties, caps), dishcloths, and market bags.
Yarn Needed: Yarn is always needed to help with our projects. If you would like to donate yarn (any kind except wool), please bring the yarn to the Information Desk on Sundays or to Mary Jo Culver during the week. Contact Mary Jo Culver for more information.
Prison Ministries Volunteers
Opportunities are open for both men and women, assisting on-site or through correspondence, to provide Bible studies and encouragement. One team will be trained to invest time with prisoners on Wednesday evenings at the Mecklenburg County Jail leading small group Bible studies. A second team of mentors would work with the PCA’s Metanoia Ministries to grade and mail back Bible studies offered to prisoners throughout the United States. To learn more about these opportunities contact our Outreach and Missions office at 704-814-1064 or email@example.com. You may also email the ministry coordinators Jim and Patti Prieb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On-Site Volunteers Needed
to Serve PCA Church Plants
Mission to North America’s SecondCareer Ministry is seeking adult volunteers of all ages to serve on- site at PCA church plants throughout the country. The variety of skills needed may include mentoring, leading music/worship, administration, construction, or community outreach. Perhaps you or someone you know in another location in the country would be interested in helping grow God’s Kingdom by serving with a PCA church plant. Please take a look at our current Opportunities to Serve at pcamna.org/second-career and “like” us on Facebook at facebook.com/MNA.SecondCareer. For more information, please contact Barbara Campbell, MNA SecondCareer Facilitator, email@example.com or 804-339-5005.
Volunteers of all ages are being matched with PCA church planters and ministries. Volunteers can have a “second career” at any time either virtually or onsite. Check out the PCA's updated website and opportunities to serve at www.pcamna.org/second-career and “Like” them on Facebook at facebook.com/MNA.SecondCareer. They have more needs than volunteers, so please share this opportunity with anyone who may be interested. If you have any questions, contact Barbara Campbell, MNA SecondCareer Facilitator at Mission to North America, firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-339-5005.
Don't Toss That Prescription Bottle!
Our senior adults prepare and provide medicine bottles donated by our congregation for use in medical mission trips to Haiti. Recycling these donated containers saves the medical mission ministry thousands of dollars. You may leave your empty prescription bottles, including those that come pre-packed and are simply over-labeled by your pharmacist, at the Information Desk on Sundays. Please remove your labels or obliterate personal information before dropping off your donations.
Faith Promise Commitments
As part of our 2018 Global Missions Conference, we collected commitment cards for our Faith Promise budget. Faith Promise giving is the primary means by which Christ Covenant supports international and domestic missions outreach. The campaign also supports other local, regional, and national outreach. Your commitments will help us to budget our giving to mission trips and to continue to support our many missionaries. For more information about Faith Promise, click here. It's not too late to make a Faith Promise commitment!