Individual Missions

CCP congregants have wide and deep passions for a variety of missions, as you will see in this list:

We invite you to read about these projects in their own words in the following blog posts:

Where Were You When Earth Day was “born” on April 20, 1970? by Ron McGarvey
Zengyi’s Story about immigrating from China

We invite you to read about ongoing projects that were initiated by CCP individuals and are supported by CCP congregants:

TeacHaiti – During Haiti’s COVID-19 lockdown, TeacHaiti is working to continue education at home and meet some basic needs of their students. CCP Session voted to send $250 from unspecified mission funds and $250 from Elinore Standard to help meet these needs. Below is a heartfelt letter from Miquette Denie McMahon, and a video of Miquette showing off TeacHaiti’s garden.

You can read Ann Naumann’s account of her mission work in Haiti here.

Immigration Support – CCP has a longstanding commitment to supporting immigrants in our community and throughout the United States. Our diverse experiences include:
• Although our former interim pastor, Rev. Marjorie MacNeill, was not able to travel to the southern border this year, she recommends two ministries.
• Ann Naumann’s flyer to let members of CCP and her community what they can do to help immigrants in Vermont and other parts of the USA:

• PCUSA created these documents to help our churches advocate for immigrants:

Gun Legislation – CCP advocated for Vermont gun legislation in 2019 with a letter-writing campaign that supported gun bills during Vermont’s House and Senate negotiations. The legislation that was passed was some of the strongest in the nation and was celebrated by the March for our Lives that was attended by 19 CCP members and their relatives. Please read about the legislation that was passed and the see the letter-writing tools we created (Gun Legislation Request, below).

Mercy Connections Justice and Mentoring Program – Mercy Connections’ Mentoring Program matches women who are exiting the correctional system with volunteers who provide friendship, support and practical help during the year after their release. Sometimes long-lasting bonds are formed between mentors and mentees.

Noyana Singers– Noyana is a trained group of Hospice volunteers who provide songs of comfort at the bedsides of those who are nearing the end of life.

Foot Care for All – Local churches enlisted the help of health professionals, podiatrists, and the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf to celebrate Maundy Thursday in a new way – we provided screening, foot washing, and toenail trimming. We reached out to homeless neighbors and provided a gift bag that contained new socks, towels, hygiene kits, blankets, and even toothbrushes and toothpaste.