"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.
Every day, hundreds of people in the Pacific Northwest receive blood transfusions at local hospitals thanks to the generosity of donors at Bloodworks Northwest Pop-Ups and donation centers. In March, Mary Queen of Peace is providing an opportunity for our community to help support patients in need at local hospitals..
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.
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
Every November, we typically have a Christmas tree filled with gift tags for Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank’s Holiday Gift Barn in Sanctuary Hall. Pickering Barn was then turned into a giant department store where families who needed help could shop for free. This year, IFCB is adjusting its program to ensure everyone’s safety while still providing the best holiday experience possible for families.
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.