With Courageous Mission and Service as one of our core values, it's no surprise that Mission Outreach is an important part of who we are as a church. Our Mission Outreach Ministry Team coordinates a variety of opportunities throughout the year for our congregation to serve and support missions on a local, national, and global level.
North Whidbey Help House - Our local food pantry. We collect non-perishable items throughout the year to donate. Our donation bin is located in Centennial Hall, and items are delivered each week.
SPIN Cafe - Serving People In Need, SPIN is a drop-in center that offers meals, laundry, and other services to those in need. SPIN cooks their free meals in our church's kitchen twice a week, and some of our small groups volunteer there.
The Haven - Our church has hosted this year-round emergency overnight shelter for adults and families for two different four-month periods. Several members of our congregation also volunteer with The Haven and its parent organization, The Whidbey Homeless Coalition.
UMCOR - The United Methodist Committee on Relief is the global humanitarian aid and development organization of the United Methodist Church. Any time there is a natural disaster, UMCOR is one of the first organization's to offer aid. Our church supports UMCOR through financial donations as well as by sending a team of volunteers to the UMCOR Depot in Baldwin, LA every couple years.
Youth Mission Trips - Our youth group takes a mission trip every year to a different location. The work might include construction/repair projects, site cleanup, food bank, children's programming, homeless outreach, and more. Recent trips have included San Diego, CA (2019), Cortez, CO (2018), Portland, OR (2017), and Coeur d'Alene, ID (2016).
Jamaa Letu Orphanage - Every year our church participates in Jars for Jamaa Letu, a fundraising drive to support the Jamaa Letu Orphanages in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Operation Christmas Child - This Samaritan's Purse project delivers gift-filled shoeboxes to boys and girls around the world each year for Christmas. Our members can put together their own boxes of goodies, help sponsor the shipping of shoeboxes, or participate in a large group effort to fill many boxes from the congregation. Recent years have seen our shoeboxes delivered to Uganda and the Philippines.