The Thanksgiving Outreach supplies a complete dinner with all the trimmings to families in need, first within NWC and then to people who are sponsored by members of NWC. It is a wonderful blessing to give and minister to others in this way. Food donations are collected throughout November and delivered the week of Thanksgiving.
The Christmas Toy Outreach is an outreach of gifts for children 0-14 years old for families in need, first within NWC and to children sponsored by members of NWC. It is an extensive project including the preparation of appropriate gift tags for each child, purchase of any extra needed gifts and candy, wrapping of extra gifts as needed, arranging deliveries and pickups, and covering it all with prayer. It is always such a joy to bless children at Christmas.
When crisis or disasters hit, our hearts ache and we desire to do whatever we can to comfort with the love of Jesus. Often all we can do is pray that the Lord will send someone to help who is trained and understands how to help victims start to pick up the pieces.
Disaster Relief Training teaches the basics of compassionate presence in times of chaos. You can be listed among those who are being deployed into the disaster field with Foursquare Disaster Relief. Upon completion of this course you will be certified through Foursquare Disaster Relief as an official Responder. FDR training is accepted by FEMA.
Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) teaches the basics of compassionate presence in times of chaos and provides the tools needed to minister to those in crisis or psychological trauma.
For more information about Foursquare Disaster Relief and CISM, contact Fran Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Food Pantry is a ministry of Northwest Church to our church family and the city around us, including Federal Way, Auburn, and NE Tacoma. Participants are welcome to attend to receive food items and devotionals. The location is in the church's gym, accessible from the north side of our building (348th St.) at 9:00 am every Wednesday. Our heart is to help individuals and families make wise, healthy choices and make ends meet during the tough times. You will find a welcoming atmosphere with prayer, plenty of great food, and open doors to our community. Language assistance is available in Spanish and Russian.
Interested in serving with the Food Pantry? Volunteers arrive at 8:00am each Wednesday ready to assist by stocking bread, bagging fruits, vegetables, eggs and margarine or whatever God blesses us to give out. Volunteers are also available at anytime for prayer.
Teen Reach Adventure Camp, or T.R.A.C., is an innovative program offering 3-day, gender-specific, overnight camps for at-risk youth ages 12-15 who are or have been in the foster system. Working in cooperation with the local county social services and foster care agencies, these camps can make a lasting impact in the lives of at-risk youth in our area.
These camps are specifically designed to create an environment where at-risk youth have many opportunities to succeed. The youth participate in low-level challenge courses that help rebuild trust and teach the importance of self-respect, teamwork, and communication while having fun. Campers also have the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of sports, crafts and activities. Through quality time, we encourage each teen to leave camp with hope for a future.
Northwest Church General Missions Training is required for staff members.
The purpose of Royal Family KIDS Camp is to mobilize the Church to confront abuse and neglect by providing a week of positive, life-changing memories for children in South King and Pierce County. These children are referred to us through DSHS (Department of Social and Health Services). To provide the close 1:2 ratio of counselors to campers, we need men and women to serve in a variety of roles, including staff and counselors.
As a loving counselor or support staff member, you will have the opportunity to help create positive memories, play games, sing fun songs, go swimming, boating, or fishing, as well as create lots of arts and crafts. You will not only be blessing a child's heart but you will be blessed as well. Come be part of our family at Royal Family KIDS Camp!
If you have questions about this ministry, please contact Mary at ext. 239 or email email@example.com.
General Missions Training and Northwest Church membership is required.
Violent Crimes Victim Services is a homicide victim advocate organization out of Tacoma. VCVS actively works on behalf of and to provide services to co-victims of homicide. Lew Cox and his wife Suzanne have worked with more than 350 families as a homicide victim advocate and been in over 100 murder trials acting as a court companion.
Please pray for Lew and Suzanne as they minister as missionaries and pastors to many hurting families in the most difficult time of their lives. Pray that the Holy Spirit would be the closest Comforter in this time, that those who experience this loss would not become bitter, but experience freedom and peace throughout grief.
Contact Lew Cox if you or someone you know needs resources in this time.
Lew Cox, Des Moines Police Chaplain, (253) 383-5254