"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.
SPC Mission partner, Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank, is providing critical care for families in need during this crisis. With the help from your generosity, the goal of providing 600 Lunch for the Break boxes to feed children during the Spring Break was met! However, IFCB is also meeting other substantial emergency needs. A list of essential items, including easy to access an Amazon Wish List, can be found here:
SPC has a rich history of sending summer mission teams to Tijuana, Mexico to partner with DOXA ministries. For years our teams have built homes for the region's residents in most need. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, our team and other groups that build houses around Tijuana have had to put their trips on hold. This has left families who were anticipating a new home wanting. But as groups cancelled DOXA quickly pivoted to raising donations towards the building of houses by locals. Not only is this help to continue the mission of building houses for families, but it has the added benefit of increasing employment opportunities in the region where unemployment has sky rocketed.
We encourage you to support DOXA by donating. Just click the button below.
One day we will get back to Tijuana to partner in person. But today we can still continue to lift them up in prayer and ministry.
Like Providence Marianwood, residents of Fieldstone Memory Care are also in need of encouragement, as they too are unable to have visitors during this time due to COVID-19. If you can spare a moment to share write a note and share some joy, please follow the instructions below.
Click the button and enter your name in the column on this spreadsheet, and send a letter (general, encouraging letters with no names are requested):
1. We are thinking about you
2. We/SPC is praying for you
3. Write a short anecdote or story about how you’ve seen God at work during your time at home
4. If your child would like to participate, you can download a coloring page here for them to color and send.
Send the letter to:
c/o Wendy Adams
Fieldstone Memory Care
23845 SE Issaquah-Fall City Rd, Issaquah, WA 98029
*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.