Mission Projects

The Mission Council of the NWRCC is excited to share with the wider region and network of partners in ministry the many ways our congregations are engaging in mission projects, large and small, throughout the region.  Our goal is to share what missions are happening that we might support them and also to facilitate new, similar missions in other places.

Use this page as a starting place to find help starting your own mission that another team has done in their area.  Do you have questions about a mission idea- maybe a resource for troubleshooting can be found here.  Let this page plant a seed in your congregation's imagination when they're exploring ways to engage in ministry with the community and wider world.

  • Use the links below to jump to the Mission Project Type to see what other churches are engaged in those areas.
  • Find the handy submission form at the bottom of this page to share with the NWRCC Office your own mission details to be featured in the categories below.
  • Share the experience of the project with your Region by completing a Community Connections story at any point in the mission's journey.

Thank you!

 

Mission Projects at work in the Northwest Region

Select the category you're interested in exploring to see what's already happening in our region.
Consider reaching out for support and resources from those already engaged!


Seniors/Elderly     |     Immigrants     |     Children     |     Food     |     Homelessness     |     Facilities


 

Seniors/Elderly

City and Congregation Sub Category Project Description
Clarkston, WA- First Christian Church Aid to Seniors A free community meal is served every Thursday evening to anyone who wishes to attend.
  Aid to Seniors Open to all, soup and bread are served Monday-Thursday at noon and 5 p.m.

 

Immigrants

City and Congregation Sub Category Project Description
Yakima, WA- Englewood Christian Church Citizenship/ESL Classes Provides space and volunteers to offer citizenship classes.
Spokane, WA- North Hill Christian Church Citizenship/ESL Classes Citizenship preparation classes for legal immigrants who wish to become US citizens. Class includes history, civics, and vocabulary for the N-400 form, interview, and test. In partnership with World Relief.

 

Children

City and Congregation Sub Category Project Description
Yakima, WA- Englewood Christian Church Food Security Englewood Christian Church fills 10 backpacks full of food for children at a nearby elementary school. The children take the backpacks home over the weekend. We provide things like macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, cereal and soup.
    Offers an after-school arts program one day a week.
Spokane Valley, WA- Opportunity Christian Church Childcare Co-op preschool on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings in partnership with the Spokane Valley Co-Op Preschool
Spokane, WA- North Hill Christian Church Other Annual "Trunk or Treat" open to the children of the community at Halloween time.  A Neighborhood Carnival is organized each year in early June.
  School Supplies Church members donate school supplies, as requested, to the Salish School.

 

Food

City and Congregation Sub Category Project Description

Yakima, WA- Englewood Christian Church

Food Assistance Every Sunday at 10 am volunteers gather in the church kitchen to make 300 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. These are then taken downtown to Sonrise Outreach to be distributed.
  Food Assistance Once a month Englewood Christian Church prepares and serves dinner for over 100 residents of Camp Hope,  a tent shelter community.
  Food Assistance Englewood Christian Church fills 10 backpacks full of food for children at a nearby elementary school. The children take the backpacks home over the weekend. We provide things like macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, cereal and soup.
Othello, WA- Othello Christian Church Food Assistance Full Plate Cafe is a weekly meal offered free of charge to anyone in the community regardless of need. A hot meal is provided to families in need, and a place for companionship and fellowship for those who are lonely. Meals are delivered to homeless individuals at local motels and homeless camps.
Clarkston, WA- First Christian Church Food Assistance A free community meal is served every Thursday evening to anyone who wishes to attend.
  Food Assisstance

Open to all, soup and bread are served Monday-Thursday at noon and 5 p.m.

Spokane, WA- North Hill Christian Church Food Assistance Congregation supports the local Meals on Wheels chapter by organizing volunteers to deliver meals one week a month.

 

Homelessness

City and Congregation Sub Category Project Description
Yakima, WA- Englewood Christian Church Homeless Assistance Beginning in November and going into March, Englewood Christian Church uses some of our space to house the homeless overnight. For many years we provided shelter for homeless men. Two years ago there was a need for a shelter for homeless young adults. Englewood and other groups take turns cooking a hot breakfast.
    Once a month Englewood Christian Church prepares and serves dinner for over 100 residents of Camp Hope,  a tent shelter community.
Puyallup, WA- First Christian Church Homeless Assistance As part of a city-wide ecumenical project called "Freezing Nights" (coordinated by the Homeward Bound organization), host homeless adults on a weekly rotating schedule in our building for an overnight shelter. In addition to meals, shelter, clothing, an open art studio for overnight guests is offered. 
Clarkston, WA- First Christian Church Homeless Assistance A free community meal is served every Thursday evening to anyone who wishes to attend.
  Homeless Assistance

Open to all, soup and bread are served Monday-Thursday at noon and 5 p.m.

  Homeless Assistance Every 10 weeks the church is open to shelterless families in cooperation with Lewis Clark Valley Family Promise.
Spokane Valley, WA- Opportunity Christian Church Homeless Assistance Church grounds are used by the homeless; limited financial aid, transportation, and pastoral care.

 

Facilities

City and Congregation Sub Category Project Description
Spokane Valley, WA- Opportunity Christian Church Space Sharing Partners with the Seventh Day Adventist Church for Friday and Saturday worship and bible studies for people from Central America.
  Space Sharing Hosts the local Girl Scout Troop.
  Space Sharing Hosts Little League Baseball in the church field.
Spokane, WA- North Hill Christian Church Space Sharing Hosts the First Ukrainian Baptist Church.
  Space Sharing Hosts a weekly meeting of "Attitude Adjustment" (AA) group during weekdays at noon and 5:30 pm, and also on Saturday morning at 9 on the top floor of the building. This group provides support to recovering alcoholics.

 

 


 

Mission Projects Resource Sharing Questionare

Share with the Region more information about your congregation's mission project and see it listed in the resource categories above.  Your project could pave the way for another community to help and support their neighbors!  Submit up to three of your congregation's projects at one time.

 

Please share the name of the congregation and what city it's in.

MISSION PROJECT 1


Mission Leadership: Please tell us who to use as a contact for more information about this mission.


MISSION PROJECT 2


Mission Leadership: Please tell us who to use as a contact for more information about this mission.


MISSION PROJECT 3


Mission Leadership: Please tell us who to use as a contact for more information about this mission.