Outreach

Outreach and Social Justice Ministry Mission Statement:  Our goal is to show Christ’s love by reaching out to help those in need.  We promote volunteering and charitable giving at local, national, and international levels.  We honor those within the church who help others through individual giving or by volunteering their time.

The Committee meets monthly on the first Wednesday, at 7PM in the library.  New members are welcome!  Contact: Bob Bernhard

In addition, the committee collects food alms each week and delivers to local food banks and to Heartland Humane Society for the animals.

Good Samaritan also supports the Pastoral Counseling Center and We Care through Easter and Christmas offerings.  The Pastoral Counseling Center provides counseling on a sliding fee scale.

We Care (Benton County Council of Religious Organizations) offers emergency aid for housing, utilities, and other requests.

VOLUNTEER INTERFAITH CAREGIVERS

Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers is a ministry of eight local churches, devoted to helping disabled persons remain living in their own homes.  This is accomplished by volunteers who provide friendly visiting, transportation, aid with shopping, with indoor and outdoor chores, wheelchair ramp building and respite care for family caregivers.  Volunteers may help once, or on a continuing basis, as their time allows.

CHURCH BUS MINISTRY

Trained church volunteers drive parishioners to church for the main service of the day, offering free home to church (and back again) transportation following the post-service social hour.

A bus is rented from Dial-A-Bus, and a reasonable effort is made by volunteers to give rides for other church services and events when a bus is not available.  To schedule a ride, contact the church office by noon the Friday before the desired service at 541-757-6647.

If you need a ride at other times or days it is best to call Dial-A-Bus directly at 541-752-2615.  Their regular weekday transport costs a small amount to go anywhere within Benton County; the bus is wheelchair accessible.