We want to further explore economic justice issues in our local area and find where Cedar Ridge Community Church can make a lasting, sustainable, practical and relational impact. Through connections made in the community, our service days, our farm deliveries, and a number of meetings with area organizations, a few partnerships look to have potential for the kind of impact we are hoping for.
While we have more work and research to do, here is a list of a few ongoing projects to participate in:
- During the school year, we deliver pre-packed bags of food to contribute to Greencastle Elementary School’s food-in-backpacks program, providing grocery staples to help cover weekend meals for identified families in need. Download a list of needed items here. For more information contact Jennifer Hair or Ugo Samuels.
- About three times a year, as a congregation we share a potluck breakfast together and then send teams out into the community to serve in various projects.
- During our farm’s growing season (typically between April-Oct) we grow fresh, chemical free produce to benefit the hungry in our local area. If you are interested in delivering this year please contact Tinica Mather or sign up online.
- If you are someone who prays, please pray for economic justice. Despite feeling the odds are a bit stacked against our work at times, we at Cedar Ridge have hope and believe the world can be a wonderful, amazing, light-filled place! You can pray for our work in general, and for the people we come in contact with through our outreach partnerships.
In addition, check out local community needs and serving opportunities that are connected to individual members of Cedar Ridge.