Loving Our Neighbor
Following Jesus means being sent as servants into his world. Jesus most often directed his followers through stories, rather than direct commands, but this is one command he called the greatest of them all—"Love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength; and love your neighbor as yourself." (Matthew 22:37-39) We have this extraordinary mandate—sent by Jesus to love our neighbors—in our neighborhoods, in our city, and in our workplaces. That's what UPC's Outreach Ministry is all about.
Upcoming Opportunity to Serve
Serve Operation Night Watch
Operation Night Watch (ONW) is an interdenominational Christian ministry serving the poor and homeless 365 days a year. ONW serves up to 150 homeless each night.
Prepare & Serve Dinner
On October 20 we go to Operation Night Watch’s dispatch center, 302 14th Ave S. Seattle (Located near Jackson & Yesler) at 6 pm to cook and then to serve dinner from 8:45 pm to about 10:30 pm (including clean-up time). Carpools prearranged. Contact Jeanie Bustard by 10/13/17. Mobile: 206-900-3743. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Provide Cookies for the ONW Meal
If you would like to make cookies to be served at the dinner on October 20, contact Chris Hoffman at 425-453-1576. Cookies would need to be delivered by 10-19-17 to the KIOSK.
Annual Operation Night Watch Sock Drive
We are collecting white athletic tube socks at UPC all day on October 29 and November 5. They will be delivered in time for the sock celebration at ONW on November 12.
Love Your City: Love God, Love Others
October 21, 2017
Join Family Life Ministries as we put our faith in action around our neighborhood and throughout the city. Ministry sites and opportunities include the following: Hope Place, Neighborhood Coffee, Recovery Cafe, Mary’s Place, Medical Teams International, White Center Food Bank, Search and Rescue and more! There are various opportunities throughout the day, sign up according to your availability and interest. Questions? Contact Rita.
Suggested Donation: $5 per person / $20 for family
You will be contacted via email with information on what to bring for your service team project.
UPC's urban ministry partners serve the poor and disenfranchised of Seattle in numerous ways—resettling refugees, building homes, educating troubled youth, reconnecting broken families, recovery from addiction, providing safe shelter for the homeless, to name just a few of the emphases of our partners. There are countless ways to serve!
Mary’s Place is an agency that provides homeless women and their children rescue, respite, nutrition, safety and shelter in a setting where relationships are affirmed, love and hope are discovered and a new future begins. Click here for more information.
Puget Sound Christian Clinic
Through its program of mobile clinics, Puget Sound Christian Clinic provides low-cost medical, dental, mental, and spiritual care to low-income uninsured people in our community. Contact: Dick and Kris
Bridge Disability Ministries
Divine Alternatives for Dads
DADS provides a one-on-one case advocacy program for fathers in need of family services. This includes assistance with reunification with their children, referrals to drug and alcohol treatment programs, employment counseling, assistance with child support adjustments, and with developing plans to pay off arrearages, assistance with housing, legal assistance, parenting classes, and family stability programs. Contact: Sarah
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County is a Christian organization that builds homes in partnership with families, giving them a hand up, not a hand-out. This practice honors their God-given dignity and encourages families to work hard towards a shared goal of creating a safe and secure home in which their children can grow and thrive. Contact: Ryan
Samaritan Center of Puget Sound
Samaritan Center of Puget Sound provides counseling, education, consultation, mediation, and other services for individuals, families, congregations, and organizations, including therapy and other service for the poor. Contact: Peter
King County Youth Chaplaincy
Seattle Urban Academy
The Language Institute at UPC has provided English instruction to refugees, immigrants, and other internationals in the greater Seattle area for thirty years offering both integrated skills classes
(reading, writing, speaking, and listening) and conversational English opportunities. Contact: Valerie
Street Youth Ministries
SYM is a nonprofit, faith-based organization serving homeless youth and youth in crisis, ages 13–26 by meeting the immediate basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter along with drop-in services, advocacy, mentoring, and activities. Contact: Judy
U-District Food Bank
New Horizons Ministries
Union Gospel Mission
New Light Christian Church
New Light is a multi-ethnic inner-city ministry centered around the strong teaching of God’s Word in order to glorify him through the ministry of healing the family, spreading the gospel in our community, breaking down multicultural barriers, and drawing all members closer to God through worship, studying his word, and prayer. Contact: Dick and Kris
Urban Impact's mission is to strengthen families and raise servant leaders in the Rainier Valley by building a foundation of good health, quality education, economic opportunity, and Christ-centered faith. Contact: Peter
World Relief Seattle
World Relief Seattle has worked since 1979 to empower the local church to serve refugees and immigrants in the Greater Seattle Area. Originally founded to care for those fleeing war in Southeast Asia, they have since grown to resettle refugees from almost 50 countries. They provide services to refugees through programs in resettlement, employment, citizenship, English language training, immigration detention ministry, and church mobilization. Contact: Valerie