ANGEL TREE ***family friendly***
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 ***family friendly***
Care and Share offers food boxes to families identified by social service agencies. 12 boxes are delivered on the fourth Saturday of each month from January through November. In December, the Christmas Care & Share program provides food boxes for approximately 100 local needy families.
Family promise ***family friendly***
The Family Promise Network Program brings shelter, meals, and support services to families without homes. Family Promise Networks are a cost-efficient, effective, and replicable community response to family homelessness. Because they make use of existing community resources, they can be implemented quickly, without major start-up costs.
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 to temporarily sustain a family.
Pizza Lunch 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 - Willamette West ***family friendly 16 and older***
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.
Hispanic Ministries ***family friendly***
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.
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.
Manna Ministries ***family friendly***
We are charged by God with caring for each other and caring for the earth. Our story is: Every day of the week our manna volunteers gather food that would be wasted by local retailers and deliver it to the local food bank. We are always looking for more volunteers and would welcome your help, keeping in mind volunteer times can be adjusted to fit your schedule.
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. Lake Grove works 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. Lake Grove serves meals and donates time and resources at different times of the year.
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 including that which Lake Grove provides.
Salvation Army West Women's Shelter ***family friendly***
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.
Shepherd's Door ***family friendly***
Shepherd's Door, 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.
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.