Our church is engaged in many endeavors in our community that range from supporting local entities like Habitat for Humanity, Aid for Friends, Salvation ARmy, Family Service Alliance, the Food Bank, and Portenuef Valley Interfaith endeavors such as the annual Community Blanket Drive, and Feed the Five Thousand Families Food Drive.
We have mission facilities where we venture to do maintenance and programming that range in focus from the inner city, to the appalachians, to reservations.
We also have three of the approximately forty trained emergency responders that our denomination has developed as a way of addressing the seemingly endless disasters that we experience. They are to be the first line to offer help and assessment when disasters strike.
National Mission Trips
Periodically, we have individuals take part in mission trips to help rebuild after disasters. Our folks have been to Beaumont, Texas to rebuild after a hurricane; Greensberg, Kansas rebuilding after a tornado; Cedar Rapids, Iowa to clean up from a flood; and to Alaska to rebuild a remote village devastated by an ice jam and the resulting flood.
Our denomination has many projects and partnerships all over the world. Our specific global focus in on Nicaragua. Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the Western hemisphere. We have conducted several trips through our regional church to help build facilities for our mission partners there that range from a conference center, to a remote church, to community farms which grow produce and cattle.