Cumberland in the News
Denton's mudbug boil
May 4, 2013 - We had a day full of mudbugs, live music, silent auction and a gumbo cook-off. The event proceeds benefited Cumberland Children’s Home, Friends of the Family, Michaels Memories, Denton GOAL Program, Mothers of Multiples and UNT Athletics.
December 2012 - American Eagle Harley-Davidson, the Harley dealership in Corinth, celebrated the holidays again this year with almost 30 children and adults from Cumberland’s foster care and Single Parent Family programs. More than 50 riders brought gifts and pizza to the party, decorated cookies, painted faces and helped the kids with a scavenger hunt. American Eagle donated almost $1,500 in addition to the party and gifts. And one of the riders, a Coca Cola employee, donated hundreds of cans of Coke. There’s nothing like the sound of a Harley indoors.
October 2012 - The Shelter will accept children, ages 5-17, 24 hours a day. According to Dr. Henson, President & CEO, "There are no other shelters like this in Denton County. I wish there was not a need for this shelter, but because there is, we are proud to be able to serve children in this way."
Signing of the Covenant Agreement
2011 - Last June, the 181st General Assembly made a historic decision concerning the Cumberland Presbyterian Children's Home. With a unanimous vote, the General Assembly voted to move from a legal relationship into a covenant relationship. "Covenant" implies the deepest level of trust between covenanting parties and of commitment to one another. This agreement frees each party from being controlled or responsible for or to each other, but unites the two parties through a common vision of service. According to Dr. Henson, "This covenant recognizes more than a century of ministry by the Cumberland Presbyterian Children's Home and the denomination, and it lays the foundation for even more ministry together in the next 100 years."