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For more information on any of these programs, contact the church office at 503-636-5656 or email us.

Angel Tree

Angel Tree provides Christmas gifts for children of inmate parents who are enrolled in the Prison Bible Fellowship program. Church members choose the name of a child from the “Angel Tree” during Advent, then purchase and wrap the suggested gift for that child. Gifts and age appropriate books about Jesus Christ are delivered before Christmas, often accompanied by a food box.

Care and Share

Care and Share offers food boxes to 12 families of all ages, identified by social service agencies, on the fourth Saturday of each month from January through November. A separate Care & Share program operates for the month of December. The Christmas Care & Share program provides food boxes for approximately 100 local needy families.

Cascades Presbytery Ministries - Presbyterian Church (USA)

A large portion of our Christian Witness budget is put to use in Presbyterian missions, supporting the ministries of our larger, connected church. More than 2/3 of those funds remain in our general area for use at the presbytery (Oregon and SW Washington) and synod (OR, WA, CA, ID, CO, NV) levels, for a wide variety of projects like: financial assistance for small churches and new church development; presbytery conferences (missions, leadership, Cascades Summer Conference); advocacy for hunger action, peacemaking, eco-justice; campus ministry at 5 universities; our varied camp programs; leadership support and development for clergy and laity. The rest of the funds support the mission of the national church (General Assembly) for things like missionary salaries and benefits (we have over 800 missionaries active around the world), evangelism and church growth, gifts or grants to ecumenical agencies, overseas partners (churches, hospitals, schools) and dollars to provide for resources and services to congregations and mission governing bodies. For more information about the Cascades Presbytery Click HERE.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity builds housing for low income families with the help of thousands of Christian volunteers worldwide. Houses are mortgaged for the cost of materials at 0% interest. Habitat has over 1800 chapters in 70 countries around the world and has built over 120,000 homes, 500 in our area.

Hispanic Ministries

LGPC’s local focus in Hispanic Ministries is comprised of supporting the Northwest Theological Institute, a local Hispanic seminary, and partnering with the Woodburn Presbyterian Church to better serve Woodburn’s Hispanic community. We also have a connection with The Woodburn Children's Center where we provide craft materials and turkeys at Christmas. We help support the Cipriano Ferrel Center for summer activities and conduct a summer reading program one morning a week for the children of migrant workers. More information is available by clicking HERE.

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship (PSU)

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship is a national interdenominational ministry to college students. Full time staff at college campuses around the nation lead and train students and act as resources for them. For local contacts Click HERE.

Intervarsity Focus (PSU)

FOCUS welcomes over 160 people weekly at the International Coffee House at PSU. This ministry looks out for the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual needs of students attending college in the Portland area from other countries. Click HERE for more information.

Lake Oswego Transitional Shelter

The shelter provides an apartment for three-month periods of time in order for the guest family to save enough money for a housing deposit. Together with six other Lake Owego churches, we provide volunteer support and work to increase awareness of the needs of homeless families and what can be done to help. Click HERE for more information.

The Letty Owings Center

The Letty Owings Center is a drug and alcohol residential treatment center for poverty level pregnant women and mothers with young children. The facility provides treatment services, which include counseling, parent training, life skills training, alcohol and drug education. Members of LGPC volunteer as sewing instructors and mentors. LGPC members have supported these women and children as they struggle to break the vicious cycle of addiction, abuse and poverty. Click HERE for more information.

Oakridge Park Senior Housing Project

Oakridge Park is an affordable senior housing complex that provides apartments for 45 singles/couples over the age of 62 that qualified

under specific income requirements. Partnering with Northwest Housing Alternatives, this Section 202 housing project was completed in

November, 2011. Our church is the service partner providing classes, visitation, seminars/classes excursions, health services,

transportation, and other amenities. For more information call Ann Nokes 503-636-5656.

Portland Rescue Mission

The Portland Rescue Mission ministers to a diverse homeless population that includes young men, women with children, families, the mentally ill, the drug addicted, the handicapped, veterans and members of all races. It operates entirely on voluntary contributions and its doors are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more info you can check out their website by clicking HERE

Presbytery Urban Network (PUN)

This is a fellowship of eight small urban churches working together to be effective ministers in the inner city of Portland. The pastors of these churches meet regularly to encourage one another and strategize about how to reach out to their communities with the message and love of Jesus Christ. Among other resources, the PUN shares a parish nurse, whose salary is contingent on outside funding.

Salvation Army West Women's Shelter

The Salvation Army West Women's Shelter Once a month the LGPC group prepares a meal from start to finish — shopping, cooking, delivering — for this group of women and children sheltered by the Lord’s people of the Salvation Army. Click HERE for more information.

Shepherd's Door

Shepherd's Door is a division of The Portland Rescue Mission, offers a long-term (up to 2 years), comprehensive, biblically based, Christ-centered program that includes the following components: Education, Living Skills, Counseling, Work, Biblical Recovery Classes. Their campus allows a capacity of up to 44 families. You can find out more information on their website by clicking HERE

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