ROLESVILLE — Christ The Word Church of Rolesville participated in a mission reaching opportunity in December through Note In the Pocket to help hundreds of children in Wake County receive school clothes in time for the new year.
Mission and serving the community is at the very heart of what Christ the Word Church believes in doing. This small multi-generational church plant gathered together 15 individuals ranging from teenagers to older adults to help sort donated items to be delivered to students all around Wake County. The goal was to make a difference in the lives of families who have very little.
“Our mission is to serve up the gospel of Jesus Christ to a starving world, one table at a time, and this week, note in the pocket was our ‘table,’” said Leigh Appleby, member of Christ the Word Church. The note in the pocket is a Raleigh organization that serves more than 53,000 school-aged children each year in all schools located in the Wake County area.
Christ the Word Church is a part of the ECO Presbyterian Church (Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians), the only of its type in the Raleigh and surrounding area. A fairly new branch of Presbyterianism, ECO focuses on creating flourishing churches that create disciples of Jesus Christ. With over 300 congregations nationwide and growing every month, ECO continues to thrive as more churches are planted that are gospel-centered, relational and mission-focused.
“We believe that that Good News of Jesus flows most freely over the bridge of relationship,” said Patrick Cherry, Pastor of Christ the Word Church. “Therefore, helping others and seeking the welfare of our community is central to who we are and what we do.”
Christ The Word Church meets for worship at Thales Academy in Rolesville on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. and welcomes anyone who would like to join and make a difference in the community.