Local Outreach at CSP can best be described as an outpouring of God's love. Looking outwardly and sharing blessings is part of the natural flow at CSP - we don't wait to be asked; we look for ways to serve our neighbors and our community.
Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Hollywood Town Center, 11/23/17 11am-1pm
CSP Local Outreach have included:
Constructed a new roof for a CSP family. The previous roof had many leaks, rotten wood, and missing shingles. The youth of CSP began the project as a local summer mission and completed much of the backbreaking work. The men of the parish came together to complete the project on a Saturday Action Day.
Adopted a Special Education Class, for the second year in a row, in a local school by collecting school supplies and funds for "transitional trips." According to their teacher, the trips provide a much-needed "real world" experience for the 60 Special Ed students.
Served a Thanksgiving Dinner to the local Hollywood community in the Hollywood Town Center where a traditional hot meal was cooked by parishioners and Goodie Bags were given to all of the children present.
Provided support for a local restaurant owner who had been robbed. In addition to helping with medical care transportation, CSP participated in a community-wide fund raising campaign for the family. Once the owner recovered and could reopen the restaurant, the people of CSP have continued to frequent the restaurant as well as pray for the family.
Hosted a Women's Conference "The Journey of Spirit and Truth." Women from CSP, surrounding churches and the local community gathered at the CSP Ministry Center over two days to share, sing, pray and "Learn to Hear God's Voice."
Replaced the windows in a local man's home. All of the windows in the home had been broken out by vandals; and the man had lived in his dark, boarded-up home for six months. When the work was completed, he exclaimed that the Outreach Committee had "brought light" back into his home.
Christ-St. Paul's Global Missions is an ongoing effort to reach out all over the world to share God’s love. We believe the only way to stop the spread of evil and darkness in the world is to shine God's light in faraway places.
Currently, we are caring for refugees in Iraq, supporting a priest working for peace in South Sudan, building a computer center at a school for orphans left by Boko Haran in Nigeria. In all, we are working faithfully to spread God’s love, power, light and hope!