OUR PURPOSE IS IN OUR NAME
We believe one of the greatest needs in our community is to help families support their young adults. Data shows that the risk of violence is greatest for young adults 18-24. Young adults also make big decisions during this age that can impact their entire family. When we focus on this age group, our hard working community is stronger because the well-being of families increases.
Who doesn't need a little cheering up? The world can be draining, and we believe that home is where you fill your cup back up. Through our programs and social enterprises, we work alongside our young adults to innovate fun events, activities and outreaches to uplift our city. #fillyourcup
We can't do this work alone. We rely on partnerships with organizations that are passionate about helping our city and our families. It truly is practically perfect in every way because of our mutual love for people, we are able to partner with churches, government, schools, businesses, city developers and other non-profits. Together we all impact our city.
These are the four ingredients we blend into everything we do.
Our organization was built because of our faith in God. We are loyal to God in all we do.
Trust is at the core of everything we do, we assume the best in people, trust is a solid foundation to build on.
We are patient with one another as we explore each other's point of view. To respect perspective shows a desire to see the bigger picture.
Everything is an adventure. We are always learning, growing, and exploring unknown territory. #mightgetmuddy
MORE ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION
The leadership of Community Uplift Partnership including the Board of Directors, is committed without reservation to this Statement of Faith.
The Scriptures Are the Inspired Word of God
The sole basis for our belief is the Bible, which is uniquely God-inspired, without error, and the final authority on all matters on which it speaks. As the Bible teaches, there is one God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – each possessing all the attributes of deity. (Psalm 12:6: Psalm 119:105, Psalm 150:1ff; Proverbs 30:5; 2 Timothy 1:13; 3:16:2 Peter 1:20-21)
The One True God
God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He created humans to have fellowship with Him, but they defied God by sinfully going their own way. As a result, we need God’s saving grace to end our alienation from Him. Salvation comes only through God’s grace – not human effort – and must be received personally by repentance and faith. (Genesis 1:1,26-27; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19:2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 Peter 1:2)
The Deity Of The Lord Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ, second Person of the Trinity, co-equal with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Jesus entered the human race through a virgin birth. He lived a sinless life on earth and voluntarily paid for our sin by dying on the cross as our substitute. This accomplished salvation for all who receive grace by trusting in Him alone. He rose from the dead and is the only mediator between us and God. He baptizes believers in the Holy Spirit. He will return to earth to consummate history. (Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:22-23; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 1:3-4; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4:1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13: Hebrews 4:14-15)
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make us aware of our need for Jesus Christ. He also lives within every follower of Christ from the moment of salvation. He provides the believer with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, guidance for doing what is right and boldness to be a witness for Christ. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily. (John 14:16-17; 16:7-13; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 3:16: 2 Corinthians 3:17; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 1:13; 5:18)
The Salvation of Man
Salvation is a gift from God to each one of us. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can one be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into their life by faith. John 1:12; 14:6; Romans 5:1; 6:23; Galatians 3:26; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5
The Church exists to glorify God and make him known in all the earth. This is accomplished by focusing on five key priorities in our lives: Worshipping God continually through our actions, connecting with the church regularly, growing in maturity daily, Serving people unselfishly and sharing our faith effectively. As part of the greater church body C.U.P exists and serves as an extension of the larger mission of the church with a specific charge of meeting the needs of the local community. (Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23; John 17:11, 20-23).
Community Uplift Partnership does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in its programs or in the operation of Reunion Coffee House. This includes, but is not limited to, participants in its programs, hiring and firing of staff at Reunion Coffee House, selection of volunteers and vendors or provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of staff, clients, volunteers, participants, subcontractors, vendors and customers.
Community Uplift Partnership is an equal opportunity employer at Reunion Coffee House and in its programs. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment or participation against any employee, participant or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, at Reunion Coffee House and in our programs.
It is our dedicated pursuit to create an environment of diversity, equity, and inclusivity. CUP will give every participant, regardless of social determinants, the opportunity to engage in our program’s support services to the extent of their choice and comfort regardless of faith. Respect for inclusivity helps to encourage a shared experience culturally and allows participants to make personal decisions about their voluntary participation with CUP. The leadership of CUP will continue to lead with a quiet, humble spirit and always offer participants the option to walk the path of their choice.