Prayer & Care

The following ministries and programs are ways in which we care for one another and our community.

If you would benefit from any of the following, and/or if you would like to offer your time, services, or monetary support, please contact the church office! Also, if you simply need to speak with a pastor, contact us and we would be happy to arrange for that.

 


Prayer

  • The SCC Prayer Chain is an email list that allows church members and affiliates to share prayer requests, and to receive requests and pray for one another. If you would like to share a prayer request to the prayer chain, or be added to the chain to receive requests, please contact the church office.
  • The SCC “Stretcher Bearers” are a small group of folks who are available to pray for you after worship every Sunday (when we are meeting in-person). Look for the people with name tags at the front of the sanctuary.
  • The Wednesday morning prayer group meets regularly to pray consistently and committedly for many, many prayer needs for our congregation and community. To share a request with the prayer group, contact the church office. Please note: The prayer group is not currently meeting in-person due to Covid-19 precautions.

Care Ministry

Care Ministry is our network of SCC members, attendees, and friends who “carry one another’s burdens” in times of crisis or ongoing need through various means–including delivering meals, providing rides to medical appointments, hospital and home visits, and assistance with moving. If you are in need of extra support, and/or if you would like to volunteer your time in support of our care ministry, please contact the church office or Pastor Dennis!


Benevolence Fund

Our benevolence fund is sustained by gifts from the SCC community and is utilized to meet urgent needs both within our congregation and out in our broader community. Funds go toward items such as rent, utility bills, clothing, baby supplies, and medical bills. We are so grateful for the opportunity to steward this fund to come alongside one another in times of crisis, as we have all been or will be there at some point during our lives.

If you have a need and would benefit from assistance from the benevolence fund, please reach out to us! You may send a confidential email to benevolence@shorelinecovenant.org, or call the church office at 206-542-1050.

If you would like to contribute to the benevolence fund, you may mail a check to SCC (write “benevolence” in the memo line) or give online (select “Benevolence” as the fund option).


AVA (Advocacy for Victims of Abuse)

The Evangelical Covenant Church addresses sexual assault and its related concern, domestic violence, through the Advocacy for Victims of Abuse (AVA) initiative. As a church we acknowledge the reality of brokenness and sin in the world as well as the power of the community to heal brokenness through Jesus Christ. AVA informs, educates, and raises awareness in our congregations and communities.

If you are interested in joining our growing AVA ministry team or would like to speak with someone about resources for people in abusive situations, you may contact the church office or the confidentially-monitored ava@shorelinecovenant.org.

Love shouldn’t hurt. Find more local resources for domestic violence situations here. If you are in immediate danger, call 911; you can also call the Washington Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-562-6025.