Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.
– Matthew 25:38-40
Because God in Jesus Christ has demonstrated a boundless love and compassion toward us, it is our duty and privilege to do likewise for others. These are some of the ways we engage with those in physical, relational, and spiritual need.
The deacons of our church are those charged with providing physical care for those in need. If you are experiencing financial difficulties and would like to meet with the deacons, please call them 425-392-5532 ext #3, or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow 48 hours for a response.
We are privileged to work with Compassion House, a non-profit organization offering transitional housing and other aid to families in need. They have been providing essential support to families in the area since 1998. The assistance includes life skills training, establishing links with other ministries and social service agencies, providing for transportation needs, and financial counseling. Their goal is to share God’s love with each family while working with them to break the cycle of dependency on public assistance or to avoid the need for such assistance.
Care Net of Puget Sound
We support a local Care Net clinic with needed supplies and encouragement. The Crisis Pregnancy Center provides care, information, answers, and options to women and their partners who have found themselves in an unplanned situation. In this ministry, we continue to seek and to glorify God by encouraging His people to view all life as sacred and precious. We pray that through God’s guidance we may serve Him, as well as our community through this ministry. We also pray for those that choose abortion, that their hearts will be changed.
Each year we support Care Net through their Baby Bottle Campaign, that runs from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day, collecting change, with the proceeds going to Care Net of Pierce County. Each month we also contribute many needed items for the newborn babies and their mothers. These donations include items such as diapers, bottles, wipes, bedding, clothing, highchairs, and strollers.
We also helped Care Net fund a Medical Mobile Unit, including the unit, wrap, and sonogram, as well as funds for two years of staffing and operations for the unit. As these units are sent out in the new year, please pray for the workers who will staff these vans and the women who will visit them.
If you have questions or would like to find out more about how to serve through CPC, contact Tiffany Whetsel at email@example.com.
Imagine being in the last stages of your life. You are confined to a wheel chair in an assisted living facility, your eyesight and hearing is not what it used to be, and you’ve probably lost a dear husband or wife. You long to go to church but your options are very limited. What will you do?
Scripture tells us, “Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life” (Prov. 16:31).The aged and elderly are to be cherished and honored. In our own day, however, they are often marginalized and forgotten, left to finish life relatively unknown.
This is where Sonshine comes in, bringing these dear souls in our surrounding community the good news of Jesus Christ. Every Sunday morning at various facilities around Issaquah we do this by way of a worship service. During these services for the residents we sing treasured hymns, read Scripture, listen to their stories, take prayer requests and, on occasion, the Lord’s Supper.
Help is always needed, so please join us! All ages are welcome and Sonshine is a great opportunity for families to serve together.