Community Engagement and Missions

Community Engagement

Echo Lake Elementary School

SCC is privileged to partner with our neighborhood elementary school in many ways, including:

*morning reading buddies

*after-school tutoring

*back-to-school supply drive

*school clean-up/work days

*winter coat drive and breakfast

*Summer Share–weekly grocery bags for families during summer vacation

Ronald Commons

On the 1st Thursday of the month, SCC members join YMCA and other volunteers to prepare and serve a community meal at Ronald United Methodist Church in partnership with Ronald Commons Cafe. Whether you can join in the prep or not, you are always invited to join us for a delicious and hearty meal (free; donations accepted)! Occasional other opportunities to serve with Ronald Commons include the annual summer Ronald Commons block party.

For more information, contact the office or see @RonaldCommonsCafe on Facebook.

Jacob’s Well/Vision House

SCC, along with many other area churches and business, has been a long-time supporter of Vision House Shoreline (also known as Jacob’s Well), which provides housing, childcare, case support, and more for homeless families in Shoreline.

On the 4th Tuesday of the month, SCC members prep dinner for families prior to an evening event. Occasional other opportunities to serve include clean-out/prep of apartment units when a new family is moving in, and the Shoreline Sleepout (SCC women “sleeping out” in our parking lot for a night to raise awareness and funds for Vision House projects). Vision House also maintains an ongoing list of volunteer needs.

For more information, contact the office or visit www.visionhouse.org.

Race and Grace

Race and Grace is a forum for SCC members and friends to have an ongoing discussion of race in America, including topics such as racial injustice and reconciliation. Meetings occur every 1-2 months, typically led by a facilitator and focused around a certain topic, film, book, news event, etc. We would gladly welcome anyone interested in learning more about race and having the rich, though often hard, conversations about our call to engage our culture and love our neighbor as followers of Christ. We also maintain informal dialogue and periodic other events with a view toward not being silent around this challenging topic. For more information, contact the SCC office and we can put you in touch with group facilitators.

Other

SCC members, as part of the church, and individually, engage with the Shoreline and the broader Seattle metro communities in numerous other ways. Some examples include: service days at Mary’s Place; collecting hygiene supplies and making quilts for Elizabeth Gregory Home; delivering food from local grocery stores to the Hopelink food bank; participating in local workshops/classes to learn more about racism and racial justice in our community; running in the World Concern SOS 5K to raise funds for fighting human trafficking; serving the King County Jail Ministry; and more. We care deeply about Jesus’s call to love our neighbor, and we would love to have you join us in this work. Please contact the office for more information about any of the above (or to share a new idea)!


Missions

SCC has an active missions committee that seeks to support, financially and relationally, missionaries in over 8 different areas internationally, ranging from southeast Asia to the Democratic Republic of Congo to the Middle East. A Gideons chapter also meets at SCC on Saturday mornings.

More locally, SCC partners with ministries all along the west coast, ranging from Los Angeles to Alaska! These ministries include:

*Urban Impact (www.urbanimpactseattle.org)

*Redeemer Community Partnership (www.redeemercp.org)

*Alaska Christian College (www.alaskacc.edu)

For more information or to get involved with SCC’s missions outreach, please contact the office!