Jun. 24, 2020 - Jul. 2, 2020
"Love your neighbor as you love yourself." These words of Jesus invite us into a life of service and care for those around us.
At SPC, we define mission as spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ by the sharing of God's love and hope through word and deed - serving the people of the world with our presence, our resources, and our tangible care.
We believe following Jesus into the world literally means that we want to serve Christ anywhere and everywhere we can, in our local communities and across the globe. For some this will mean getting on an airplane and traveling outside the country. For others this will mean serving weekly dinners to the hungry. In these ways we are joining in Christ's work in our world.
During the months of October - May, SPC offers a free meal every Thursday evening. This weekly event is open to anyone in the community, whether you are hungry for food or friendship, or simply don't want to cook that evening. The doors open at 5:30pm, with dinner being served at 5:45pm.
SPC offers English Language classes here on campus. We hold class on Mondays and Thursdays, from 9:30-11am, to over 120 students from around our community. On Mondays, our classes are held in a traditional classroom setting. On Thursdays, class is more about life experience with small group conversation, field trips, and one-on-one support.
The Issaquah Meals program was started in May 1989 by Catholic Community Services in partnership with the city of Issaquah and local churches. One day each month, groups from SPC serve a meal from 5-6:30pm for approximately 40 people. The menu and entrée is provided and the group purchases the items to supplement the main dish.
FOOD & CLOTHING BANK
The Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank is committed to providing quality food, clothing and other items to hundreds of families each week in our community, and SPC has the opportunity to be a part of this effort. Each Sunday food can be dropped off in Sanctuary Hall, and we will deliver the items to the food bank.
HOLIDAY GIFT BARN
SPC partners with the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank's Holiday Gift Barn which supports Issaquah School District children, ages birth to 18 years old, and their families. To participate in this program, watch for the tree to go up in Sanctuary Hall in early November, then choose a gift tag and return new, unwrapped gifts by the designated date in early December.
LifeWire provides programs and services to victims of abuse, with a path from domestic violence and homelessness to self-sufficiency. LifeWire is the largest domestic violence service provider in the state with confidential emergency shelter, transitional shelter, supportive housing services, mental health counseling, advocacy, support groups, education and training.
SPC supports Providence Marianwood financially as they provide comprehensive professional skilled nursing care including physical, emotional and spiritual care for the whole person. Providence Marianwood takes pride in giving compassionate care and services with dignity and respect for the individual, honoring personal choice and preferences.
Sammamish/Issaquah Young Life’s mission is to introduce teenagers to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith. Young Life supports middle and high school students, those with special needs and teen moms, providing leadership opportunities for high school Juniors and Seniors. For more information or to volunteer, visit sammamish.younglife.org.