Serving Outside of CCPC
A note about being the hands and feet of Jesus during a Pandemic
Whether you are stopping by for the first time or you have been a member of this church family for years, one thing is for sure: This is a passionately missional and community-minded group of people. But what now in the face of a Pandemic and shelter-in-place orders? How can we possibly show up for one another right now when we are supposed to remain physically separated? But as schools, neighborhoods, and businesses are shutting down, there are plenty of ways in which we can show up. Showing up is about bearing witness to people in the midst of uncertainty so that people see Jesus in us and can recognize Jesus standing with them.
See below for a list of things you can do to help those struggling in our community right now. But please remember this: continuing to stay home right now and adhering to physical distancing suggestions is in itself a very missional act. So do only what you are comfortable with!
Canyon Creek seeks to become a more externally focused church, reaching out to help change the lives of others. It is a high priority in our life together. A sampling of the projects and agencies we support:
Angel Tree (A Christmas Project of Prison Fellowship)
Serving the families and children of incarcerated parents at Christmas time.
Austin Street Center
Serving dinner and lunch once monthly to the homeless and hungry.
Gateway of Grace
Care, compassion and practical resources for refugees in North Texas.
Hope's Door New Beginning Center
Serving families recovering from domestic violence.
Emergency support for families, adolescents, children, and seniors.
Cards and Letters
Make and write cards and letters for those who need some encouragement! Nurses, firefighters, police officers, hospital workers, doctors, pastors, long distance family members, and nursing home residents all need our support and love! Email Megan for a list of addresses.
Serving the Wider Church
Canyon Creek joins the Presbyterian Church in its service through organzations like:
Grace Presbytery PC(USA)
Over 160 local congregations supporting ministry and mission in north Texas and beyond.
Presbyterian Children's Homes & Services of Texas & Louisiana
Supporting foster families with the tools they need for a healthy family life.
Presbyterian Communities & Services
A regional resource of continuing care retirement communities and services:
Faith Presbyterian Hospice
Enriching the quality of life through exceptional care and service in a faith-based context for families facing end-of-life issues.
Presbyterian Village North
A continum of care community in North Dallas.
Donate Food to The Network
Donate food to The Network of Community Ministries, which provides meals for Richardson ISD including our partner school, Thurgood Marshall Elementary. Most wanted items: spaghetti sauce, pasta, canned fruits & veggies, canned meats, peanut butter and jelly. Upcoming collection times:
- Thursday, May 7 @ CCPC from 9-11 am
- Thursday, May 14 @ St. Barnabas Presbyterian from 9:30-11:30 am
- Thursday, May 21 @ First Presbyterian Richardson from 9:30 – 12 noon
- Thursday, May 28 @ CCPC from 9:30-11:30 am
Donate Food to Minnie's Food Pantry
Donate food to Minnie’s Food Pantry, which provides meals for Plano ISD, including our partner school, Otto Middle School. Check back for collection dates and times!
Support Partner Organizations
Financially support any of our partner organizations – Gateway of Grace, The Network, Minnie’s Food Pantry, Villages in Partnership, or Austin Street Center – by clicking HERE.
Make Plarn! (plarn = plastic + yarn) How-to video coming soon!
Austin Street Center
On the fourth Wednesday of each month, we prepare a hot meal to serve 400 guest at Austin Street. If you would like to prepare food or serve or have questions please click here to contact Kelle Plummer.