We live out our mission in our efforts to care for those in need in our neighborhood and beyond.
Weekend Food for Kids
Together with our partners, Queen Anne Helpline and Ballard Food Bank, we provide six nutritious meals and snacks for the weekends for children attending local schools who do not otherwise have enough to eat. Twice a month, we hold "packing parties" at the church to get bags of food ready that will be discreetly delivered by school staff to the participating kids. The program started in October, 2013 and has grown rapidly since.
We support the work of this tremendous organization at work in Skagit County. The coffee we serve at all our gatherings is purchased from their Underground Coffee Project, which employs former inmates in all aspects of the coffee roasting business. The bread we serve for Communion is purchased from New Earth Bread, which employs women in recovery from addiction as bakers and more.
Other Local Ministries
The past few years we have held a brass-quintet, Christmas Concert benefiting the Queen Anne Helpline. We host several 12-step meetings weekly and a Girl Scout troop. We are also involved in occasional one-time outreach events, such as our annual adopt-a-family Christmas drive through the Queen Anne Helpline.