For more information on any of these programs, contact the church office at 503-636-5656 or email us.
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. We also offer a summer camping program to the children who we connect with at Christmas.
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, Our Regional Family of 90+ Churches - Presbyterian Church (USA) Our National Denomination
Some of our mission budget supports the ministries of our larger, connected Church. About 2/3 of those funds remain in our general area for a wide variety of projects like: financial assistance for small churches and new church development; presbytery conferences; advocacy for hunger action, peacemaking, eco-justice; 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 over 100 missionaries active around the world, for evangelism and church growth, grants to ecumenical agencies, and resources and services to congregations and mission governing bodies. For more information about the Cascades Presbytery Click HERE.
Fellowship Club is a student run club which provides a place for Christians to come together and eat lunch while at school. It gives high school students a safe and secure place to express their faith and love for Jesus Christ. LGPC is currently involved at Lake Oswego High School and Lakeridge High School.
Habitat for Humanity - Wilamette West
Willamette West Habitat for Humanity is our independent, local Habitat for Humanity office. They are part of a global, nonprofit housing organization that seeks to put God's love into action by building homes, communities and hope. They are dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Lake Grove volunteers help with two build dates each year typically in the spring or summer.
LGPC’s local focus in Hispanic Ministries is comprised of supporting the Northwest Theological Institute, a local Hispanic seminary, and partnering with the Cipriano Ferrel Education Center to better serve Woodburn’s Hispanic community. We also have a connection with The Woodburn Children's Center where we provide craft materials and food 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.
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.
Lake Oswego Transitional Shelter
Guests utilizing the shelter come through Clackamas County Social Services and their vetting process. The shelter provides an apartment for three-month periods of time in order for the guest family(s) 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.
Pink Eraser Project
The Pink Eraser Project is an outreach ministry through which Lake Grove is assisting two neighboring elementary schools with Title I program needs. The purpose of Title I is to provide additional support for schools that serve children who have risk factors like poverty or high mobility rates. Research has demonstrated that these factors make it more difficult for children to be successful in school. Lake Grove will work with the principals and parent-teacher organizations of these schools to know how we can best help.
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 seven 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
Once a month a group of LGPC volunteers 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 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. Lake Grove Pres provides teams of people who cook a meal and provide a craft project for shelter families the fourth Saturday of every month. You can find out more information about Shepherd's Door on their website by clicking HERE
This adventure-based youth ministry invites and challenges Pacific Northwest youth to a lifelong journey in relationship with Christ, through experiences like whitewater rafting, rock climbing, backpacking and challenge courses. Click HERE for more information about YD Adventures.