We are a giving church and find many ways to support our community and others in the world. As a parish, we commit 10% of our pledged income to helping outside our congregation. We have many local projects and others in the wider world.
Locally, we support North Whidbey Help House food bank by collecting food the last Sunday of each month. For the last few years in the fall, we have adopted an elementary school to provide supplies for the classroom. We also collect snacks, blankets, socks, hats, gloves, and toiletries for those in our community who are homeless.
Some of the groups we have helped with funds are Ryan’s House for Youth, Spin Café, Garage of Blessings, Opportunity Council, Help House, Whidbey Homeless Coalition, Episcopal Refugee Resettlement Office, Episcopal Relief and Development, Episcopal Community Action, an orphanage for albino children in Tanzania, a Diocese in El Salvador, Midwives on Mission working mostly in Africa, foster children on Whidbey Island, Olympic View Elementary School, and others. If you have a suggestion for an outreach program, or know of a need, please contact the church. If you would like to assist with one of our outreach ministries, we would welcome your time and talents.
Please join in as we work towards meeting the challenge of supporting our neighborhood school, Olympic View Elementary (OVE). This year, when asked, OVE responded that their current and year-long needs include sweat pants, leggings, and shoes (unisex). Simple and basic, the needs are for children who soil or get wet in some fashion while at school. Parents are not always responsive, which leaves the child wet or soiled at school. Please help.
The goal of SSE is to provide OVE with at least ten sweats/leggings/shoes each month October '21 thru May '22. We ask that each family able, to provide one sweat or legging, and one pair of shoes each month over that time period and place them in the bin marked for OVE. The pant/legging sizes are 5-12 (small-medium-large). The shoe sizes are 10-12-13 (little kids) and 1-7 (bigger kids).
There will be handouts and commitment forms for this project at church for the next three Sundays. You will also find the form and more information by clicking here
. The OVE collection bin will be in the lobby throughout the school year, with items being collected for each month on the last Sunday of the month.
Barbara Wihlborg will oversee this project and can be reached to answer questions or for more information at Wihlborg@cablespeed.com