Ministry with Our Neighbors. This summer, the council has decided to partner with three community groups, supporting one group each month. June’s emphasis will be the Cascade Vineyard Food Bank (see Get a Head Start, below). In July, we will be learning about and assisting a group in Tigard that helps with those who are unhoused. August will find us assembling a kit or two to help refugees who are resettling and rebuilding lives here in the area through a group called Refugee Care/Restart. Watch for more information during the summer months highlighting these groups.
Get a Head Start. Since June is only a few days away, it’s not too early to begin collecting food and supplies for the Cascade Vineyard Food Bank. Drop your donations in the barrel outside the office doors, leave them in the office hallway, or call the office and we’ll arrange pick-up.
Just today we received this note from Pastor Glenn, our partner in this ministry:
We are experiencing a significant influx of people recently. Today we served 40 families. Oregon Food Bank is experiencing shortages, so CTK’s assistance comes at a crucial time.
Most needed items right now are:
Pasta and noodles (none are available)
Macaroni and cheese
Ramen, Cup o’ Noodles
Canned meat: tuna, chicken, spam, sardines, etc.
Jam and jelly
Canned meals: chili, SpaghettiOs, pork ’n’ beans, etc.
Flour, baking products
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to help on occasional Fridays registering blood donors here at Christ the King. The hours are 1:20 to 6:50 p.m. They would love to find two or three backup volunteers who can come in approximately once a month to help.
As a Red Cross registration volunteer, you greet donors, thank them for coming in, highlight their name on our schedule, make them a name tag, scan their ID into our laptop, and make sure they have completed their paperwork. You’ll also answer questions such as: Where are the restrooms? Do you have openings? When is the next blood drive?
Volunteers are trained in advance and/or on the day of the drive. There is always a team of Red Cross employees available to support the volunteer as well.
Typically, it’s one person per shift, but you could also work as a two-person team or divide up the time into two shifts (2.5-3 hours each). Volunteers must be comfortable writing and using a laptop, as well as sitting for the 5.5-hour shift.
If you’re interested, contact Jeanie at [email protected] or 503‑866‑2023.
You can find additional information here.