The members of CGS for over 25 years have been providing financial support and participating in the hands-on ministry of building homes.
Serves clients in downtown Melbourne a hot meal during the middle of the day. They also provide job referrals, health related services, hot showers, and laundry facilities to those in need. .
Serves an ever-growing portion of the population who in the Melbourne and Palm Bay area find it increasingly difficult to make ends meet, financially. It is an ecumenical project, that offers food, clothing, money for emergency utilities payments and job counseling to those who need it most.
Part of the Presbyterian Answer To Hunger (AKA "PATH") program. If you have always wanted an opportunity to put your two cents worth in and really make a difference, then this program is custom made for you! The idea is to keep an offering can on your dining table and put 2 pennies in it for every meal eaten in your home. On the fourth Sunday of the month, bring the pennies (or their equal amount in other coins, bills, or even checks) to our regular worship service and dedicate them to the task of feeding and educating the hungry. The projects supported by 2 Cents per Meal are Alliance for International Reforestation , Society of St. Andrew, Second Harvest Food Bank, and Dr Dan Turk’s work in Madagascar .
Our former neighbor to the north who now occupies our “old “ facility with their All Faith Chapel has a Presbyterian Minister as their Protestant Chaplain. The PCM Chaplain conducts Bible Studies and directs service projects with and for the students. Every Monday night that the term is in session, Florida Tech's Protestant Campus Ministry holds a dinner, offering a home cooked meal. The dinner is open to all students. About twice a year one group or another from CGS is chosen to provide the meal, fellowship, and brief devotions for them.
Specifically dedicated to increasing global mission awareness among local congregations. They meet 6 to 8 times a year to plan and coordinate activities, especially the annual BIRP Missions Week. One project is generally selected each year as the focus for the week, and donations towards its support are solicited. Other activities include hands on mission trips. Members are needed to attend planning meetings with the pastor, to host a missionary (couple), provide meals, and transportation to their scheduled events.
Maintained to support members and friends in times of need. The Pastor dispenses funds at his/her discretion. Through this fund, we minister to each other in times of financial need.
ECHO is a knowledge hub for development practitioners around the world. We gather solutions from around the world that are solving hunger problems and disseminate them to our active network. These solutions promote sustainable farming techniques, nutritional plants, and appropriate technologies. They are well tested and proven to be successful over and over again.
Our purpose is to help those who are teaching farmers around the world know how to be more effective in producing enough to meet the needs of their families and their communities. They in turn teach others and the ECHO effect continues!
In over 35 years of assisting development workers around the world, ECHO has become the “go-to” organization for challenges faced by individuals and organizations.