Join in Serving
We are a community called to Serve the World, pointing beyond ourselves through what we say and do to the good news of God’s transforming grace in Jesus Christ, its Lord.
At Corbin Presbyterian, you can join us in our Service to others through involvement in and support of the following programs. Some of these programs are directly sponsored by the Church. Others are promoted by the Church and supported by participation of church members. For others still, the Church provides its facilities in support of their community service.
After many years of dedicated service, Corbin Presbyterian Food Pantry has closed after its final day on Tuesday, August 27.
Our appreciation and gratitude has no limits to the wonderful volunteers and individuals who have been such a crucial part of this pantry and all that it has accomplished. We thank them for their time, dedication and compassion, as well as for the friendships that have been created! The Church continues to explore ways it can collaborate with other organizations to serve the needs of the Tri-County community.
CPC has been actively involved in supporting young people and their families as through Scouting for over 34 years. Cub Scout Pack #488 is a Family Scouting Program (for boys and girls) in grades K-5 with plans to add programming for older Scouts in the fall of 2019. Scouts meet in the upstairs activity room on Tuesdays at 6:00 pm during the school year and for special events during the summer months.
Contact: Cub Scoutmaster, Aaron Johnson, [email protected]
COMMUNITY BACKPACK PROGRAM
The Community Backpack Program www.corbinbackpack.com
A number of CPC members serve with volunteers from other churches and the community at large as volunteers in the Community Backpack Programs. Volunteers meet at the “Backpack Building” behind First Christian Church at 100 S. Kentucky Ave. in Corbin on Mondays at 6:00 pm during the school year to pack bags to be distributed to children in area schools. These “backpacks” help to ensure that children have the basic food resources they need.
For more information, contact: Doris Moore [email protected]
WHITE FLAG WINTER RELIEF
SENIOR BOX PROGRAM
Kentucky ranks 6th in the nation for seniors living with hunger, with 1 in 10 adults aged 60 and over struggling with access to food. CPC works with God’s Pantry as a site for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (known in our area as the “Senior Box” Program) to improve the health of elderly neighbors by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA commodity foods such as juice, peanut butter, canned meat, canned fruits and vegetables, cheese and fresh produce.
Each month volunteers from CPC, Gray Pentecostal Church, and the Corbin community at large gather to unload food delivered from the God’s Pantry warehouse, pack it into individual boxes for pick-up, and distribute it to over 350 seniors over a 3-day period. Volunteers are needed to help with administrative tasks, registering recipients, unloading food cases, packing boxes, and greeting those coming to pick up food.
Contact: Sam Tye OR Karen Nies (through the church office)
BUCKHORN CHILDREN'S CENTER
For many, many years, CPC has supported the programs of the Buckhorn Children’s Center through special offerings and especially through providing Christmas gifts to show God’s love to the children of Buckhorn. CPC members also provide resource materials for the residence programs provided by Buckhorn.
Recently, leaders from First Baptist, St. John’s Episcopal, and Corbin Presbyterian Church began dreaming about ways our churches and other community leaders could address issues of housing insecurity and addiction recovery support in the Corbin and surrounding areas. That dream has grown into the newly-launched Sojourn House.
Mission Statement: Sojourn House, Inc. is an ecumenical, not-for-profit ministry that exists to provide transitional housing and essential resources for women in addiction recovery and their infant children. Founded upon the belief that communities best flourish when all individuals feel valued and connected, Sojourn House seeks to aid recovering women by preparing them for permanent housing and involving them in the life of the local community.
Through a generous gift, Sojourn House has acquired the former Phoenix House, on Roy Kidd Avenue, along with start-up funds for renovations and program development. When fully operational, Sojourn House will work closely with Cumberland River Comprehensive Care Center and Independence House, a residential substance abuse treatment program for women, to provide a “next step” toward on-going recovery and independence. Volunteers are needed to assist with building renovation, serve as mentors to residents, and provide education in areas such as job-seeking, budgeting, parenting, and household management and maintenance.
For more information, contact Pastor Lisa Eye, Chair of the Sojourn House Board of Directors.
SEKMA- South Eastern Kentucky Ministerial Alliance is an alliance of churches and worshiping communities from all denominations across the Tri-County Area that seeks to strengthen the witness of Christ through community worship and outreach. The group’s collaborative ministries include Holy Week and Thanksgiving worship and fellowship services and a network for providing short-term assistance for those needing help with utility bills, housing, transportation, and meeting medical expenses. Regular meetings alternate between Corbin and Williamsburg on 2nd Wednesdays at 11:30 am.
CPC provides its facilities for use by these community service groups:
- Al-Anon – Family Care Group meet Fridays at noon.
- AA – Women’s Group meet Wednesdays at 6:00 pm.
- T.O.P.S. – Taking Off Pounds Sensibly meet Thursdays at 6:00 pm