Local Outreach

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FOR THE VALLEY…

In the book of Jeremiah, God instructs his people to “promote the welfare of the city where I have sent you.” This is at the heart of what it means to live out God’s love and grace in the world, and this is at the heart of what we mean when we say we are a church that is “For the Valley.”  Watch the video below as friends at SVCN share why we are For the Valley.  This has always been who we are as a church, and today we are living out our commitment to the Valley in ways such as: 

 

Kids Connection – A school partnership with Evergreen Middle School to help serve at risk students through weekly mentoring as well as supplying resources as needed.

Amazing Day Preschool – Through our preschool we partner with parents to help form children academically, relationally, emotionally, and spiritually. 

Celebrate Recovery – Celebrate Recovery is a weekly ministry of support and encouragement that relies on God’s healing power to restore damaged lives from harmful dependencies and destructive habits.  

Northwest Connect – In 2008 our church joined together with other Spokane area Nazarene churches in order to form Northwest Connect, a non-profit that is focused on the Hillyard area in order to empower families and improve their quality of life. To this day, our church remains a vital part of this ministry through both people and resources.  

 

In addition to our formal programs, our church is a community of people who are committed to living out our personal lives in ways that will be a blessing to our neighbors and our community.

 

NORTHWEST CONNECT

Kids Connection

Kids Connection is a new outreach initiative to support students who have experienced homelessness in Spokane Valley, and specifically students attending Evergreen Middle School and living at Pope Francis Haven.  Currently there are many students in need of a mentor.

Mentors: Mentors will be assigned to a specific child to meet with regularly throughout each month and build a strong bond.  Currently there is an application and training process prior to assignment.  If interested, please contact Barb Olson at bsmitten@comcast.net

School Supplies: Donations will be accepted and used to put together the Trapper Keeper notebook and other school supplies specific to EMS.  The cost of the basic school supply list is about $30.  Check back here later for a list of school supplies.

After-School Program:  Provide an after-school program 1-2 nights per week, which will include interest based activities, as well as homework help.  There will be some materials and snack costs associated with this program.

Vacation Lunch Program:  Provide lunches to EMS students and their siblings who experience food insecurity during the winter and spring breaks.  VOLUNTEERS are needed to help pack and deliver lunches during the holidays.  Sign up by clicking HERE.

 

A Hand Up

The non-food pantry at Northwest Connect, A Hand Up, is open to serve people in the Hillyard area from 5:00-6:30 pm (or while supplies last) on the second and fourth Mondays, and from 10:00-11:00 am (or while supplies last) on the third Saturday. Please contact Barb Olson at bsmitten@comcast.net If you would like to volunteer to work a shift at the pantry or help with stocking the shelves with products, etc.

Visit the NW Connect website to keep up to date on products that are needed at the pantry by checking the link below: 

Northeast Food Pantry

The food pantry ministry has been functioning exceptionally well under the guidance of a loyal team of volunteers from Spokane Valley Church.

Over the past several years of our service together, the Northwest Connect Food Pantry Ministry set a new record for food distribution at our former Crestline Church of the Nazarene (southeast corner of Crestline and Hoffman, one block south of Wellesley), sharing more than 16,000 additional pounds of food than had been given away in the previous year of operation under SNAP. 

That means our church volunteers surpassed the previous total in food distribution through this ministry by more than eight full tons!  The success of those efforts is creating even more opportunity for us to serve in the coming year, so please continue to remember this life-giving ministry in your daily prayers and consider how you might be a part of this compassionate ministry team as a volunteer or financial supporter. This outreach ministry continues to grow, and the hungry people we are now serving in the compassionate Spirit and name of Jesus can really use your help.

For more information, please contact our church office at 509.926.1545, or go to Northwest Connect through the link below. Thanks again for your faithfulness!

Check out the link below for the latest video about Northwest Connect

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