For more information on any of these programs, contact the church office at 503-636-5656 or via email.
Families who find themselves in crisis may need assistance with bills or specific payments due to unemployment, medical emergency or family crisis. The Barnabas fund is administered by the pastoral staff to meet these needs and is a one time gift. Members are counseled one on one, and two pastors must approve requests.
Care and Share
If you have an ongoing need, your name may be recommended to the Christian Witness Care and Share program. A box will be delivered to your home once a month with basic staples. In addition, holiday boxes are prepared to be delivered at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Seminar series featuring video tapes and professional speakers to teach families the basic principles of Christian financial managing.
From time to time our neighbors both in our congregation and in the greater neighborhood are in need of extra provisions and food. Our food closet provides enough food for sustaining a family until additional assistance can be arranged through local agencies.
This program gleans bread and perishables from bakeries and grocery stores and redistributes it to state agencies, food banks and affordable/low income housing programs.