We support our community!

At Cedar Heights Community Presbyterian Church, members believe that serving others deepens our relationship with God and with God’s people. Working together, we know that we grow closer to the Lord and to each other through mission and service.

Cedar Heights Community Presbyterian Church (CHCPC) members have stated:

  • The Bible charges us to “love our neighbors,” including our service and our finances.
  • Outreach giving and participation is a way of witnessing and sharing God’s many blessings in our lives.

The value placed on mission at CHCPC is shown by generous support through the operating fund solely for mission-outreach activities. Four major areas of priority established by the congregation for the use of funds guide the committee in determining support to agencies, organizations and projects.


Organizations/activities supported include:

  1. Presbyterian Sunday Supper held at First Presbyterian Church, Waterloo, IA
  2. Northeast Iowa Food Bank
  3. Crop Walk through Church World Service – NEIFB in the fall
  4. Salvation Army – Food Programs
  5. Feed My Starving Children
  6. UNI ThreeHouse meals

Health and housing

Organizations/activities supported include:

  1. House of Hope (www.houseofhopeccd.org)
  2. Cedar Valley Friends of the Family
  3. Operation Threshold-heating assistance
  4. Women’s Shelter-Salvation Army
  5. National Alliance for Mental Illness – Black Hawk County
  6. Cedar Valley Hospitality House
  7. Cedar Valley Hospitality House-Warming Center
  8. Water Mission-national and international water providers
  9. Mission: Hope supporting a rural village in Nicaragua
  10. Adult CHCPC Mission Trips

Youth and families

Organizations/activities supported include:

  1. Cedar Valley Angels
  2. Family & Children’s Council
  3. Adopt-a-Cabin – Lakeshore Center at Okoboji
  4. CHCPC Youth Scholarships to Great Escape
  5. CHCPC Youth Scholarships to Montreat
  6. UNI ThreeHouse program support
  7. Cedar Heights Elementary School-Education partner
  8. Shop with a Cop for children
  9. Angel Tree in Advent to supplement donations
  10. Youth Art Team

Other missions

Organizations/activities supported include:

  1. PCUSA Shared Mission donations to Presbytery, Synod, General Assembly on behalf of CHCPC
  2. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance for national and international needs
  3. Fair Trade Coffee purchased for church use
  4. Miscellaneous funds for unplanned donations/activities

CHCPC support occurs for other events as needs arise such as:

  •  Back to School Supply Collection at end of the summer—the congregation is encouraged to purchase needed school supplies for local elementary schools.
  • Lenten Food Collection—the congregation brings food items to the church for the local food bank. A Food Bank donation box is available inside the church.