FOR THE VALLEY…
Means to us…
Our church is a group of dedicated folks provides leadership through local, regional, and international activities.
This group plans and executes an annual schedule of education and events to support a missional focus, and also oversees a budget that provides financial support to local Nazarene and non-Nazarene ministries, such as Northwest Connect, Valley Partners, Union Gospel Mission, and Anna Ogden Hall. In the past decade there have been a variety of Work and Witness trips* to Europe, and Meso-America, as well as local home mission churches in the Pacific NW.
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The Spokane Valley Church of the Nazarene Mission Council that leads and directs many of the missions of the local church is comprised of 10-12 members of the congregation who have a passion for missions. Current council members are: Rebecca Birnel, Barbara Demmerly, Margaret Jack, Diane Loehner, Barbara Olson, Ray and Pauline Olson, Joanne Turner, Debra Howard, President, and Michael Emerson, Teen representative.
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 NE Community Center location in the Hillyard neighborhood, 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
Kids Connection is a new outreach initiative to support students how have experienced homelessness in Spokane Valley, and specifically students attending Evergreen Middle School and living at Pope Francis Haven. Currently, there are about 15 students in need of a mentor.
Mentors: who 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 email@example.com
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. See back here later for the school supply list.
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. donations can be made to kids Connection.
The non-food pantry at Northwest Connect, A Hand Up, is open to serve people in the Hillyard area from 5:00-6:00 pm on the second and fourth Mondays, and from 10:00-11:00 am on the third Saturdays. If you would like to volunteer to work a shift at the pantry or help with stocking the shelves with products, etc., talk to Barbara Olson.
Visit the NW Connect website to keep up to date on products that are needed at the pantry by checking the link below: