CHURCH IN THE WORLD

Church in the World

Matthew 25:35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.

Liaison: Debbie Johnson

REACH (Renton Ecumenical Association of Churches) is the umbrella organization that works mutually with local churches, agencies, and government to help our community respond to local needs, including the needs of the homeless, hungry, unemployed, under-employed, and ill. It provides a means for all of us to create life-sustaining ministries in Renton, such as ARISE, Center of Hope, and the Renton Meal Coalition. http://www.reachrenton.org/
Contacts: Debbie Johnson and Pat Wyre

Renton Meal Coalition – help provide and serve food to those in our community who are hungry, including men from ARISE and women and children from Center of Hope, two local shelters. http://www.reachrenton.org/renton-meal-coalition.html
Contact: Terri Bowen

CROP walk – Be part of Renton’s yearly fundraising walk to raise funds to relieve hunger, both locally and world-wide. http://rentoncrophungerwalk.org/
Contact: Richard Keltner

Renton Food Bank – Help stock the shelves at the Renton Salvation Army Food Bank, by taking food and monetary gifts collected at Nativity to the Food Bank. http://renton.salvationarmynw.org/
Contact: Debbie Johnson

Living Waters – The “small change” collected at Nativity and at other South ELCA cluster congregations builds water projects, near and far. Input on where to disburse funds is welcome.
Contacts: Gary and Debbie Johnson

Sock it to Homelessness   - The collection of socks for homeless men, usually in the fall, to keep their feet warm during the winter months. http://www.seattlenightwatch.org/sockit.htm 
Contact: Pat Wyre

Wings of Hope  - Nativity supports 4 children with disabilities at a home in Haiti that provides physical, emotional, and spiritual nurture; education; therapy; and love for about 30 children. http://sjfamilyhaiti.org/homes/wingsofhope.html
Contact: Debbie Johnson

The Nativity Blanketeers - Support Project Linus, a volunteer nonprofit organization that makes and distributes blankets to kids in crisis (newborn to age 18). Join them on Mondays from 10 AM to noon at the Tukwila Quality Sew and Vac store. As of May 2016, the group has donated 5,113 blankets.to the local chapter of Project Linus.
Contact: Patsy Westfall

Adopt A Road – Twice a year come help clean up our stretch of 140th Ave SE, a stretch of road assigned us through the King County road sponsorship program.  http://kingcounty.gov/transportation/kcdot/Roads/Environment/AdoptARoad.aspx
Contact: Pat Wyre

Pet Blessing - Each year we gather with our neighbors and their pets for a pet blessing in our outdoor worship area. This is an ecumenical outreach shared by the three congregations.
Contact: Pat Wyre

Fair Trade Coffee - Purchase your coffee and tea from our Free Trade kiosk in the Fellowship Room. The Fair Trade information is under “get involved” at: http://lwr.org/getinvolved.
Contact: Audrey Riis

Season of Sharing - We collect monetary donations to help agencies feed the homeless and needy men, women and children in our community for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
Contacts: Terri Bowen and Audrey Riis

Other social ministry opportunities – Regularly arise. We live out our calling to be Christ to the least and suffering of our brothers and sisters. Church in the World meets every other month (even) directly after the late service. Come share your passions and interests with us. We are always looking for new ideas and committed individuals.
Contact: Debbie Johnson

Youth Sponsored Outreach Activities

Souper Bowl of Caring - Is a youth-led, united, national effort to care for people who are hungry and in need. All donations collected are given directly to a local organization selected by the youth participants. http://www.souperbowl.org/  
Contact: Donna Lund-Curran

Operation Christmas Child – Is an international program through Samaritan's Purse that delivers millions of shoeboxes every year to boys and girls all over the world. At Nativity, we pack shoeboxes with school supplies, hygiene items and small toys and gifts to be shipped to children in need. http://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/
Contact: Donna Lund-Curran

Blessing Bag Ministry - We pack large Ziploc bags with nonperishable food items, water bottles, hygiene items and other small necessities that would be of use to individuals who are homeless or otherwise in need. Blessing Bags are made available to the Congregation for a small suggested donation which supports the ministry. We encourage people to keep a bag or two in their vehicles to give to people they might encounter in the community who might benefit from receiving a Blessing Bag.
Contact: Jean Abrahamson

Northwest Harvest/Food Lifeline - Every year we volunteer to help repackage food for needy families in Washington through these community organizations which are committed to local hunger relief and the creation of a sustainable approach to hunger.
Northwest Harvest: http://www.northwestharvest.org/
Food Lifeline: https://foodlifeline.org/
Contact: Donna Lund-Curran

 

Summer Worship

June 18th-September 3rd

One Sunday worship service at 9:30 a.m.