Memorials & Endowments

The indoor labyrinth was made possible by an M&E grant.

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Memorials Endowment Grant guidelines 

2019 M&E Grant Application

The Memorials and Endowments Team manages designated gifts to the church as well as the church’s endowment fund. The church created the endowment fund in 1998 and it reached its initial principal balance of $100,000 in 2007. The Memorials and Endowments Team now uses a portion of the additional investments, income and market appreciation in the fund to support mission-based needs throughout the church and community.

Is there a mission or faith-based activity you are passionate about, but it is not yet sponsored through the CPC budget? If so, a grant issued by the Memorials & Endowment Team is a great way to obtain capital needed to foster such a project.

The purpose of an M&E grant is to provide resources to support faith-based initiatives. These initiatives must align with the overall purpose of the Endowment Fund, which is to provide opportunities for members to support the benevolent, educational, and mission work of the whole church. Specifically, the church desires to enlarge the scope of the congregation’s work and influence by:

  • initiating, supporting, and maintaining worthy community projects;
  • participating more fully in the many avenues for service to God and to humankind offered by our denomination, including religious fellowship, worship and education;
  • expanding its witness to Jesus Christ; and
  • engaging in programs designed to attend to the needs and wants of the elderly, sick, poor, imprisoned, young, bereaved, and physically or mentally disabled.

The grants are short-term, non-recurring gifts and are not intended to replace existing budgets or support ongoing projects. Any CPC member may apply.

Not sure if a certain initiative falls within the parameters of the grant guidelines? Please contact one of the team members with this or any other questions regarding the application process.

Applications for 2020 will open around May of 2020, so be thinking about your proposal!

Team members are Donna Adkins, Barbara Carew, and Brian Short, Barbara Nelson, Elizabeth Guthrie, Jim Tompkins, Tim Goettel and Scott Peoples (lead, r.scott.peoples@gmail.com)

2019 M&E Grants:
  • ASP Trip Coordinator  $3000, submitted by Alan Bancroft
  • Womens Dev. Project Days for Girls $3,000, submitted by Medora Hix and Barbara Carew
  • Sinai Church Starter Library $1,500, submitted by Medora Hix and Barbara Carew
  • CPC Coffee Fellowship $400 (for modern coffee makers!), submitted by Mitzi Lesher-Thomas
2018 M&E Grants:
  • “Be The Hands” inter-generational service day
  • “Dinners on Demand” for CPC Deacon Practical Care team
  • Guatemala computer lab
  • Nimisac, Guatemala literacy project
  • The Carying Place endowment
  • Wheels 4 Hope tire machine
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