Cherrydale Baptist Church
Monday, March 27, 2017
To love God and people above all else
In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.  Philippians 1:4-5

At Cherrydale, we emphasize the importance of Kingdom partnerships as part of our effort to serve God in furthering His Kingdom and uphold unity in the Body of Christ that goes beyond the walls of our community. We believe that there is a strong biblical basis for partnering with local organizations for God’s glory. These organizations perform ministries that Cherrydale alone is not adequately equipped for, or specialized in, and they have a larger scope and impact than our resources alone would be able to create. All of these ministries operate in the DC Metro area, are gospel-centered, evangelical, and are passionately serving the undervalued members of our community.
We have long-standing relationships with many of our ministry partners, some for over fifty years. We support our ministry partners primarily through prayer and monthly financial giving.  Cherrydale’s ministry partners are:


Arlington Bridge Builders is a partnership of area churches, Christian organizations, and individuals who seek to positively impact Arlington through compassionate service and by sharing the Good News. 
ASSIST Pregnancy Center is a locally organized, faith-based, non-profit organization, which provides counseling and support to women and men dealing with unplanned pregnancies.
Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center serves the Gospel of Jesus Christ by providing intervention and abortion alternatives for women and men facing crisis pregnancies; prepares and trains parents through education for pregnancy, birth and beyond; expresses the love of Jesus Christ through emotional support and friendship; and encourages a lifestyle that reflects godly values, especially with regard to sexual behavior.
Casa Chirilagua is a Christian faith-based not-for-profit outreach that seeks to develop relationships with families to see the Chirilagua neighborhood transformed by Christ.
Central Union Mission is the oldest social service agency in the District of Columbia. It was founded in 1884 by the Reverend Latham Douglass, a young man filled with compassion for the thousands of homeless, neglected men who wandered Pennsylvania Avenue, many of whom were Civil War veterans.  One life at a time, the Mission works to help transform the area's toughest rehabilitation cases, including drug addicts, gang members, criminal offenders, and the chronically homeless into productive members of society.
Good News Jail Ministry has chaplains serving in the US and abroad to reach those who are incarcerated. Our local jail is served by Chaplain Earl Karl who reaches many inmates with the good news of the gospel.
Regeneration is a Christ-centered ministry that works alongside the local church to help men and women live lives of sexual integrity—from the heart—and overcome sexual brokenness including promiscuity and the practice of homosexuality.
Restoration One Ninety-Nine (R1:99) seeks to bring healing to men, women and children who are caught in the trap of sex trafficking and lead them to the freedom of Jesus Christ.
Young Life, South Arlington Young Life South Arlington. Young Life is dedicated to introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith.  Since 1941, Young Life has earned a reputation for effectively reaching out to teenagers of all kinds and in all places. Young Life South Arlington serves over 100 kids from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds from lower income homes in the South Arlington area including the area around Wakefield & Washington Lee High School. They have also adopted the work at TC Williams High in Alexandria.
Young Life, Capernaum gives young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities the chance to experience fun and adventure, to develop fulfilling friendships and to challenge their limits while building self-esteem through club, camp and other exciting activities.
For more information about CBC supported ministries, please contact our Senior Associate Pastor.

Backpack Outreach 2015 report

Thank you for supporting the recent Arlington Bridge Builders back to school event on August 22, 2015. While the stated purpose of the event was to give out backpacks to prepare for back-to-school, we achieved much more thanks to your financial support and the many Cherrydale volunteers who participated in the event.
At this year’s event, we:
  • Gave out more than 500 backpacks filed with school supplies and prepared and served 1,000 meals.
  • Partnered with the Gideons to hand out New Testaments in both English and Spanish.
  • Highlighted the WyldLife program at Kenmore Middle School in South Arlington and ABB's BLAST program. We encouraged people at the event to be involved in these programs throughout the school year as a way to continuously reinforce a positive Gospel baseline as an alternative to the tugs of the world.
  • Heard powerful testimony from Israel Ruiz from Emanuel Presbyterian about his walk with Jesus Christ and how others might share in the hope of eternal salvation.
  • Had seven churches on hand to minister to those in need.
Before the event we updated our website to include a new contact form, and we passed out contact cards for the many people who asked for our assistance in helping meet their day-to-day struggles. In each case we encouraged those we spoke with to become involved in one of our community-based churches.
Because of the partnership with our churches, ministries and the volunteers at the event, we were able to deliver a powerful message that we will stand with the South Arlington community throughout the school year. It was a great event that reached many people with a clear Gospel message. Your support for and at the event was critical to its success. Put simply, we could not have done such a good job without you.
Thank you for your support and please enjoy the pictures.