mission & outreach

We are blessed to serve our community locally, nationally and internationally and

through support of PC(USA).  Our strategy is to provide support both financially

and through creative hands-on ways that are meaningful and will make a

difference in God's kingdom.  Join us! Get involved today!

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opportunities to serve our community

We highlight several ways in which we engage with our community in the passages below. 
To see a list of all the wonderful organizations we work with missionally,  

please see our full Mission Partner page or access our 2022 Mission Book.


Our monthly Mission and Earth Care Newsletter is also a great way to stay current on missional and earth care opportunities with CENTRALongmont.  To see the most recent issue or to review past issues of our newsletter, please enjoy the Mission and Earth Care News archive. 


fighting poverty, working to end hunger

CENTRALongmont sponsors a yearly food drive  for The Round Pantry @ Westview.  The food drive is held during the month of February, but we also collect non-perishable items for the Pantry throughout the year.  The Round Pantry @ Westview, a food bank for anyone needing food assistance, is open 2-7 pm the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month.  They are located at 1500 Hover Street, Longmont.  It is easy to find CENTRALongont friends helping at The Round Pantry.  To volunteer, please see their SignUp Genius site.

In 2021, CENTRALongmont started a Giving Garden initiative to help feed the hungry in Boulder County.  This Earth Care outreach encourages members to grow and give fresh produce both from home gardens and our congregational giving garden through the Grow and Give CSU extension program.  

See our Earth Care CENTRAL page for details.


We also have many dedicated individuals who organize a Crop Walk team each fall.  The Boulder County CROP Hunger Walk takes place every October as a part of a nationwide effort to raise funds to help alleviate hunger and poverty here in the United States and internationally.  The walk has been raising funds since 1985 and works to support the grassroots, hunger-fighting development efforts of Church World Service (CWS) around the world. This walk also helps to fund hunger-fighting programs such as Community Food Share serving Boulder and Broomfield counties as well as Bread for the World.  

our center cafe outreach

Be part of our Cafe Outreach team! 

Join this fun outreach and help cook and distribute a hot lunch

for those who need a meal in our community.


Dates for 2022

Jan 9 | May 8 (Mother's Day) | Sep 11 | Nov 13

 

If you would like to help, please click here to sign up. 

For more information contact Jennifer Haratsarisor Carol Edwards.

working to restore god's creation

According to the Earth Care Pledge, "God calls us to be careful, humble stewards of this earth, and to protect and restore it for its own sake, and for the future use and enjoyment of the human family."  


We strive to live this Earth Care pledge with our education and commitments to lowering our carbon footprint and with outreach to help restore God's damaged world.  To learn more, please see the Earth Care CENTRAL page.

supporting childhood education

We, at CENTRALongmont, believe that supporting high quality child care and childhood education is an important action that we all can take to help eradicate systemic poverty.  


Columbine Elementary is CENTRALongmont’s neighborhood school. We partner with Columbine to provide support through reading mentors with the Read and Swing circle, and volunteers for special events such as career day.  The caring staff at Columbine also identify students each year that need either a new pair of shoes or winter snow boots.  Our Shoes for Columbine program purchases these items, plus socks, for these wonderful kids.  We also provide Columbine with funds to gift a new book to every child before they leave for winter break each year.  Get involved with these wonderful outreach opportunities!

We also highly value our relationship with our mission partner, Crossroads School.  Crossroad's mission is to assist middle and high school students who have experienced academic and/or behavioral struggles in traditional schools to reach their potential through an individually distinctive, learner-appropriate program.  Join other CENTRALongmont members and volunteer with these kids today.


Contact Jennifer Haratsaris for more information about both our childhood education mission partners.

Shalom...we work for wholeness, peace, and justice for all people

We, at CENTRALongmont, have the wonderful privilege of co-sponsoring, along with St. Andrew Presbyterian Church Boulder, a refugee family from Afghanistan as they transition from the upheaval of leaving Kabul in August of 2021, to becoming residents of Colorado.  Join the team helping them navigate health and social services, school enrollment, the local economy, and immigration, as well as housing and employment.  Volunteer to teach them English or help provide transportation during the week.  The courage, resilience, warmth, and kindness this family shows inspires our sponsorship team daily.  Join us for this important outreach. Contact Jennifer Haratsaris for more information on how you can get involved.

CENTRALongmont Presbyterian Church places orders for coffee from Café Justo every month.   Cafe Justo is a grower owned Coffee Cooperative based in sourthern Chiapas , Mexico, formed to address poverty and migration from Mexico to the U.S.A.        

 

The Benefits of Buying Café Justo

  • The coffee is organically grown, is delicious, and a good value
  • ALL revenues go to the grower’s Cooperative in Chiapas
  • It allows the coffee farmers to remain in their homeland. 
  • The Café Justo drinker helps support development of new spin-off jobs and economic development south of the border.   
  • By allowing co-op members to stay home and earn a "just wage," Café Justo addresses the double tragedies of families split apart by migration to the United States and of migrants dying in the desert trying to get here. 


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Orders must be received by the first Sunday of each month.  Cost:  $10/lb. or $40/5 lbs.

Recovery Cafe is a community of refuge and healing for people in recovery.  RCL supports adults as they rebuild their lives and break the cycle of addiction, or overcome a recent stress or trauma.  They strive  to stand in the gap between crisis and stability, by fostering community-building and life-empowerment.  

And we are so blessed to have them as tenants in our building.  Many at CENTRALongmont donate home-cooked meals for their daily communal lunches or work with their members.  

Interested in helping too?  Contact RCL.

2022 mission booklet

To learn about more opportunities to serve with CENTRALongmont, check out the 2022 Mission Booklet. The organizations and mission partners we support were chosen based on our Purpose and Core Values which were adopted by Session in March 2016. This booklet will not only give you an overview of our mission support, but also provide ideas for getting involved.



Download your own copy.  Join hands with us in working in our community!


2022 Mission Book