Beth-El Farmworker Ministry, Wimauma, FL – helps farm workers achieve self-sufficiency through its open opportunities to worship, its extensive educational programs, and the many services it provides to meet basic needs. It was started by a group of Cumberland Presbyterians in 1976 and has grown into a multi-faceted ministry today with multiple partners – Tampa Bay and Peace River Presbyteries (PCUSA), and Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
The Coalition for Appalachian Ministry‘s mission is to make a positive impact wherever Reformed tradition and Appalachian culture come together, by networking with church and community, to provide educational and service opportunities. Part of CAM’s ministry is the “craft cabin” which is similar to a social enterprise effort where crafters and artisans have the opportunity to market their craft/art. There are five partners in CAM – Presbyterian Church USA, Reformed Church in America, Christian Reformed Church, Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America. There are board members from Presbytery of East Tennessee, Tennessee/Georgia Presbytery, Tennessee Synod, Murfreesboro Presbytery, and Nashville Presbytery.
Project Vida, El Paso, TX – serves three neighborhoods of over 1500 families (located within the nation’s most impoverished neighborhoods). Based on the needs of these low-income neighborhoods, Project Vida has expanded over the years into a multi-faceted center striving to change lives in a holistic and profound way. Programs include low cost health care (clinics); education (from newborn to 18 years); and economic development (micro-enterprise endeavors); housing (low-cost apartments, transitional housing for homeless single parent families). Board members from del Cristo Presbytery represent the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in this partnership.
Other ecumenical ministries with which we partner from time to time include –