Hillside participates in several ongoing Outreach Ministries throughout the year. Click on their links if you’d like more information about the organizations that we are involved with!
Hillside Food Bank Project! The 1st Sunday of each month at Hillside Community Church- The next collection day for the Plateau Outreach Ministry Food Bank is Sunday, January 7th. This month the food bank would like us to collect: canned fruit. The quantity is not the focus, but to respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit. If you would like to help with this ministry, please call the church office or simply bring your donations to the church on or before January 7th-Thank you!
Operation Christmas Child-
This month remember to pray for all of the children who will be receiving a shoebox. Pray that God would not only open their hearts to receive Him, but that He would open the hearts of their family members and friends as well. Pray that the children would attend the discipleship coarse and learn the skills needed to share Christ with others as they live out their new life in Him! And as your out shopping for Christmas, watch for sales on shoebox items for next year!
Plateau Outreach Ministries– Plateau Outreach Ministries is a non-profit organization that was formed over a decade ago to assist neighbors in crisis. Hillside, along with other Churches of the Plateau Ministerial Association, have joined with members of Enumclaw plateau communities to help those in crisis, translating Christ’s call to “Love Thy Neighbor,” into action. POM focuses on basic needs: food, clothing, housing, emergency financial assistance and case management, including counseling referrals for issues causing crises.
Winter Shelter Ministry-
Five years ago, Plateau Outreach Ministries, in cooperation with area churches, began a homeless ministry in Enumclaw. During the three coldest months of the year (December-February) host churches take turns opening their doors every night and offering participants a hot meal, a warm place to sleep for the night, and breakfast in the morning. Volunteers stay at the host church all night and offer assistance, play games and socialize with the guests. It’s a rewarding way to show the love of Christ to those in need.
Pies for the Tacoma Rescue Mission-Every year a growing group of volunteers gather together to make and bake pies for the Tacoma Rescue Mission’s Thanksgiving dinner. It’s not only a rewarding ministry, but a fun time of service and fellowship!
The Deacons Fund was set up to help those in the congregation that are struggling financially. We highlight Deacon’s Fund Sunday when we have Communion, but you can donate to this ministry at any time.
Blankets of Hope Clothing Drive & The Big City Adventure
In the winter months, Hillside takes part in a clothing /blanket drive for the homeless. We collect blankets, sleeping bags, coats, hats, gloves, socks, etc. and distribute them to various organizations for delivery. Our Youth Group also heads up a “Big City Adventure” once or twice a year, in which they make and distribute lunches to the homeless in Seattle.
Angel Tree Ministry–
Prison Fellowship believes that no life is beyond the reach of God’s power, and they envision a future in which countless prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families, are redeemed, restored, and reconciled through the love and truth of Jesus Christ. Each year at Christmas time, Hillside participate in the Angel Tree ministry that delivers gifts to the children of incarcerated parents. It’s our opportunity to share the love of Christ with children in need.
Campbell‘s Soup Labels & Box Tops- For over 20 years we have been sending labels and box tops to a Christian ministry called, “The South West Indian School” in Peoria, AZ. If you would like to participate, cut off the bar code and the little Campbell’s soup kid next to it and save your box tops off specially marked, “Box Tops for Education” products and turn them into the church office.
Pop Can Recycling Project- Another ongoing project is saving pop cans. Money collected from the recycled cans goes to support our own Carol Magnusson with Wycliffe Bible Translators. There is a wooden box in the back of the parking lot next to the tool shed for depositing them.
Senior Service Drivers Needed!
Senior Services Transportation Program is in need of more drivers….especially in the Enumclaw area. You use your own vehicle and choose the weekdays, times and areas you’d like to volunteer. No lifting is required and the program provides free supplemental liability insurance. For more information or to volunteer, call Hilary Case at 206-748-7588.