Current Mission Needs

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Descriptions of Volunteer Opportunities

 

Agros Nicaragua GoTeam

Looking for a mission opportunity?  We're headed back to Nicaragua to visit our Agros Partner village, La Benediction.  Parents with children age 12 and up may also apply. Applications are available on the Mission Wall in the Gathering Area.  Questions?  Contact Sheri Brown, sheri@lakegrovepres.org

 

Angel Tree  Delivery Drivers

 

ANGEL TREE VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED to deliver Christmas gifts and food bags on Saturday morning, December 7th, at 9:00 AM. Our Angel Tree Team will load your car, provide directions/maps and you will deliver “Christmas” to children with a parent in prison. To be part of this special ministry, please contact Pamela Cook, pamelasc6@gmail.com.

 

 

Care & Share Food Distribution

Monthly, Food Packing 4th Friday, Food Delivery 4th Saturday

Our Care & Share Team distributes food once a month to 12 households who have been referred to them through Clackamas Women’s Services, Raphael House, and our local Community Center (for seniors). LGPC pastors have also made referrals as needed. The distribution is on a one-time-only basis and not to be considered as ongoing (the list changes each month). The people helped are those who have experienced loss of employment or a change in their income due to difficulty or crisis. Our monthly food packing/distribution happens on the 4th Friday and Saturday of each month. Shopping and packing occurs on Friday, distribution on Saturday. Packers and drivers are always needed and welcome. If you would like to serve on a regular basis or sporadically to fit your schedule, we would love to have you join our team. It is our prayer that the gift of food be used by our Lord to turn some people toward Him and strengthen faith in others!

 

InterVarsity

Would you like to help with New Student Outreach (NSO)?

Ways to help could involve: *helping a student move into their dorm *provide transportation to the store *provide a meal or cookies to a student gathering *donate funds for students to attend our annual Fall Retreat and be introduced to Jesus

 

Lake Oswego Transitional Shelter Ministry

Lake Grove’s commitment is on a revolving 2-week time period

Volunteers provide direct support services to the guest families during our revolving 2-week periods; currently this works out to about 6 shifts per year. Volunteers are trained and monitored to work with guest families to encourage their self-sufficiency goals and support their transition toward independence. The time spent by individual volunteers supporting guest families varies widely and is based upon the availability, willingness, and skill set of the volunteers. Exhibiting good and careful listening skills is very important.

  

Lake Grove’s Manna Leadership Team 

The Manna leadership team consists of members who serve three-year terms with a rotating chair. The chair acts as the liaison between the volunteers and the church. 

 

Responsibilities Include: *Meets with the leadership team 4 times per year (quarterly) in January, April, July and October, on the second Friday of the month. *Fills out the annual Budget Questionnaire for the Mission Team (typically due in Sept.) *Meets once per year with the Mission Team to give a brief report (date pre-planned) *Provides the church/Mission Team with prayer requests on behalf of the Manna Ministry Team (several times per year typically) *Schedules the kitchen/facility for times food needs to be repacked for distribution (done annually in June) *Provides pictures and/or other information for promotion of the ministry on the Mission Wall (date pre-planned) *Turns in receipts and requisition/payment forms for ministry purchases (original receipts required) *Coordinates with the volunteer teams who pick-up donated food, repacks, and delivers *Fills in when someone on the volunteer team is unavailable *Problem solver when necessary *Communicates any requests to the church when additional volunteers are needed or other publicity needs *Provides volunteers and publicity information for the LGPC Mission Fair (which occurs every-other year) 

 

Manna Ministry

Weekly

Our Manna volunteers glean baked goods weekly from several local LO grocers and restaurants. Pickup, sorting/bagging and delivery schedules streamline the process making this ministry accessible for people who have limited time to help. These goods are then donated and distributed to people in need through low income housing, food pantries, Dept. of Human Resources, Job Seekers and Deacons of LGPC.

 

Pink Eraser

During School Year

Love kids? Have some extra time? Miss teaching? As part of LGPC’s local outreach, the Pink Eraser Project, has started a PALS Homework Club at River Grove Elementary. We are looking for volunteers who would like to work with students to provide encouragement and math/reading homework support for one-hour time slots at the school during the school year. We also need volunteers for the SMART reading program (Start Making A Reader Today) at Oak Creek Elementary. The requirements to volunteer for SMART require an online background check (which costs $19), watching a 20-minute online orientation video, and attending a 1-hour onsite orientation training.

 

Salvation Army Ministry Coordinator 

The Coordinator is the liaison between the The West, the church, & the Mission Team. 

Other responsibilities include: *Fills out the annual Budget Questionnaire for the Mission Team (typically due in Sept.) *Meets once per year with the Mission Team to give a brief report (date pre-planned) *Provides the church/Mission Team with prayer requests on behalf of The West (several times per year typically) *Schedules the kitchen/facility for making the monthly meals (done annually in June) *Provides pictures and/or other information for promotion of the ministry on the Mission Wall (date pre-planned) *Turns in receipts and requisition/payment forms for ministry purchases (original receipts required) *Coordinates with the volunteer cooks, cookie baker coordinator, shopper, and delivery driver for the monthly meal *Fills in when someone on the volunteer team is unavailable (shopping, cooking, delivery) *Problem solver when necessary *Communicates any requests to the church when additional volunteers are needed or other publicity needs *Provides volunteers and publicity information for the LGPC Mission Fair (which occurs every-other year) 

 

Salvation Army West Women’s & Children’s Shelter

4th Monday each month at Lake Grove Church Kitchen

Once a month (4th Monday) the LGPC volunteer group prepares a meal from start to finish - shopping, cooking, delivering - for the group of women and children sheltered by the Lord’s people of the Salvation Army (approx. 60 women and children).

We would love to have you help with this ministry and it is only once per month. Let us know how you would like to participate!

 

Cookie Bakers Needed Too!

Are you a cookie baker?  This is one way to get involved by baking and providing cookies for the shelter residents. This is a ministry you can provide right from your own home and as you have time to help. Cookies can be frozen and held until our monthly meal delivery.

 

Shepherd’s Door

Monthly Meal Prep 4th Saturday

If you would like to join our team, we meet once per month (4th Saturday) at Shepherd’s Door and prepare a meal for the residents and typically provide a craft for the children. Must be age 16 and above.