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Mission Trips

Usually each summer we do a Youth Mission Trip but some years we have youth retreats and youth conferences instead. This Year (2019) FPC Alabaster will not go on a Mission Trip since we will have CPYC (Youth Conference) in June and PYT (Triennium) in July.

In 2018, Our Mission Trip was to Texas. A group of 7 adults and 8 teens left on June 3rd , a Sunday morning, at 6am for the Cumberland Presbyterian Children’s Home (CPCH) in Denton TX. The group camped in the gym/ Stricklen Hall (large gym type building) and cooked meals in the kitchen on site at the CPCH.  They worked  on chores around the building and helped do odds and ends tasks that the CPCH was in need of help with such as fixing bikes, painting, cleaning, fixing pianos,  organizing clothing closet, etc… .  They appreciated all the prayers and happy thoughts sent their way as they worked hard for a week ministering and serving those  in need.

The Cumberland Presbyterian’s Children’s Home (CPCH)protects children and teens through an Emergency Shelter and the Children’s Residential Program, a General Residential Operation, and is licensed through the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.  The Emergency Shelter program has the capacity for 16 residents –  Accepts children and teens ages 5-17 years and  Provides clothing and nutritious meals, as well as a safe, caring place to live , Offers life-skills training, counseling, case management, spiritual development and medical and dental care,  assists children with their individual goals . THE CHILDREN’S RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM has  two long term cottages and accepts children and teens ages 5-17 years. it provides clothing and nutritious meals, as well as a safe, caring place to live,  offers life-skills training, counseling, case management, spiritual development and medical and dental care, assists children with their individual goals, and each cottage has the capacity to care for 8 residents. The duration of a child’s stay depends on his or her specific needs. Each child is eligible for after-care through Cumberland Family Services upon leaving the program. The CPCH  is a strength-focused agency that believes in  helping our clients identify their strengths and build on them. We help them develop the tools they need to find solutions to the challenges of life.

2018 Mission Trippers: Aidan Kennemer, Parker Brown , Regan Mills, Katy Barnes, Lacey Young, Brando Young, Jackson Mills, &  Austin Thames,Lori Harnish, Chris Oyer,  Renee Brown, JB Brown, Robert Mills, Darren Kennemer, & Michael Youngimg_2441