"Love your neighbor as you love yourself." These words of Jesus invite us into a life of service and care for those around us.
At SPC, we define mission as spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ by the sharing of God's love and hope through word and deed - serving the people of the world with our presence, our resources, and our tangible care.
We believe following Jesus into the world literally means that we want to serve Christ anywhere and everywhere we can, in our local communities and across the globe. For some this will mean getting on an airplane and traveling outside the country. For others this will mean serving weekly dinners to the hungry. In these ways we are joining in Christ's work in our world.
We have an incredible partnership with Campbell Farm in Wapato, Washington. We send youth each summer to partner with them and their community. But with Covid-19, that was obviously postponed. However, we have talked with Carman and Dionna who run Campbell Farm and we found a way to still partner with them. We have created an Amazon Wishlist of items that they are in great need of – things like food trays and plastic utensils, as they are giving out 400 meals a day to their local community members. They have a Mother’s Wellness Program and they are in need of diapers and wipes. Then just basic cleaning products as many stores are still short handed in these products. All the items are close to $50 or under. Please consider providing a few of these necessary items to Campbell Farm as they feed and support the children and families of the Wapato Community.
You're Invited to the Peak 7 Adventures 2020 Virtual Benefit, October 16 at 7pm. We invite you to host or attend a small gathering – or tune-in remotely – for a film screening featuring speakers, participants and Peak 7 adventure footage, followed by a paddle raise and auction item reveal! The auction will kick off that night and continue through the following Friday, October 23. Please click on the register button below to sign up for the event and auction week.
As an organization, we exist to provide transformative and meaningful outdoor experiences for the at-risk and under-resourced youth throughout the northwest. With COVID-19 hitting our world, our ways of connecting with each other and spending time outside in God's creation have been massively altered. We need the support of our donors to continue the work we have been called to do, and a gift of any kind will go a long way to ensure we're doing this for years to come!
For over ten years SPC has had the privilege of supporting Providence Marianwood as one of our mission partners. This incredible ministry runs non-profit skilled nursing home in Issaquah, Sammamish and Bellevue that provide long-term care for those who can no longer afford it. Their staff work tirelessly to provide 24-hour care and rehabilitation to so many in our community.
As a non-profit Marianwood relies on community financial support to make this ministry happen. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they are not able to hold their usual fundraising events, so are in desperate need of support. This year they are holding a virtual fundraiser instead. We invite you attend this fundraiser or make a donation by clicking the button below.
Let’s continue to support the incredible work that Providence is doing in our neighborhoods!
*Because of the "Stay at Home" mandate, we are not offering Community Dinners at this time. Our plan is to open again in October, provided the mandate has been lifted.
During the months of October - May, SPC offers a free meal every Thursday evening. This weekly event is open to anyone in the community, whether you are hungry for food or friendship, or simply don't want to cook that evening. Doors open at 5:30pm, with dinner being served at 5:45pm.
Due to the COVID-19 virus, our ESL classes are meeting online. Email to get connected. New students are welcome to join at any time! We have 3 levels of English and a more advanced conversational class called Talk Time. Online learning can be accessed by phone, tablet or computer. Classes are Mondays and Thursdays 9:30-11:00. Classes are free. We are here to help with English and to help with making friends and having community.
The Issaquah Meals program was started in May 1989 by Catholic Community Services in partnership with the city of Issaquah and local churches. One day each month, groups from SPC serve a meal from 5-6:30pm for approximately 40 people. The menu and entrée is provided and the group purchases the items to supplement the main dish.
FOOD & CLOTHING BANK
The Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank is committed to providing quality food, clothing and other items to hundreds of families each week in our community, and SPC has the opportunity to be a part of this effort. Each Sunday food can be dropped off in Sanctuary Hall, and we will deliver the items to the food bank.
HOLIDAY GIFT BARN
SPC partners with the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank's Holiday Gift Barn which supports Issaquah School District children, ages birth to 18 years old, and their families. To participate in this program, watch for the tree to go up in Sanctuary Hall in early November, then choose a gift tag and return new, unwrapped gifts by the designated date in early December.
LifeWire provides programs and services to victims of abuse, with a path from domestic violence and homelessness to self-sufficiency. LifeWire is the largest domestic violence service provider in the state with confidential emergency shelter, transitional shelter, supportive housing services, mental health counseling, advocacy, support groups, education and training.
SPC supports Providence Marianwood financially as they provide comprehensive professional skilled nursing care including physical, emotional and spiritual care for the whole person. Providence Marianwood takes pride in giving compassionate care and services with dignity and respect for the individual, honoring personal choice and preferences.
Sammamish/Issaquah Young Life’s mission is to introduce teenagers to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith. Young Life supports middle and high school students, those with special needs and teen moms, providing leadership opportunities for high school Juniors and Seniors. For more information or to volunteer, visit sammamish.younglife.org.