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, July 1st. This month the food bank would like us to collect: Packaged side dishes, this would be things like Rice-a-Roni, rice mixes, noodle dishes, Stove Top, potato dishes, etc. 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 July 1st. Thank you!
Operation Christmas Child-
Each month we will feature a need for Shoebox collection in preparation for Operation Christmas Child 2018. This month we are collecting: Hygiene items…bar soap in plastic bags, toothbrushes, wash clothes, adhesive bandages, stick deodorant, hairbrushes, combs, hair accessories, water bottles, non-liquid lip balm, compact mirrors, nail clippers, nail files, etc. We will also be continually collecting plastic shoebox-size containers (6 quart). Please leave all donations in the designated basket in the foyer. Thank you!
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.
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.