In the name of Jesus Christ, the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church will actively engage in ministry to
1) work on behalf of the poor, vulnerable and needy, 2) to achieve justice and 3) to share the love of God in the world.
- To equip and encourage lay leadership and congregants to serve in a greater number of mission projects.
- To provide a multitude of ways that the congregation can act as servants and instruments of God’s love.
- To facilitate “family” connections with communities of people who are other than us, in our city, nation and world.
- To provide biblical and practical mission education.
- To work in partnership with ethnically, culturally and religiously diverse churches.
- To engage partners that demonstrate high levels of opportunity for lay participation, congregational support and qualified staff.
- To increase the number of short-term mission trips to support our mission partners: affirming and equipping lay leadership in the use of their gifts. Teams of all kinds: work, medical and teaching.
opportunities to serve in missions
Children- contact Kim Jewett, Director of Ministries to Children & their Families
- First Place School for most at risk children-provide Thanksgiving fixings for 80 families
- Friends of the Children-fill backpacks with school supplies during July Vacation Bible School.
- Heifer International-offerings to buy an animal for a poor international family.
- February Confirmation trip to Portland to learn about homelessness
- Mexico house building during Spring Break
- Dessert and bingo at Plymouth on Stewart-once or twice a year
- Youthcare-provide dinner once a month at Orion Center for kids on the street
- Bring gently used clothing on Abundance Sunday for World Relief refugees. First Sunday of the month at MIPC.
- Bring food anytiime for MI Youth and Family Services. Containers in front hallway and in front of gym.
- Bring food to MIPC for Julia's Place, homeless family shelter at Madrona Presbyterian Church in Seattle.
- Sign up to tutor or volunteer at Leschi Elementary School in Seattle. Carpool available.
- Fill the Bags with supplies for teens living on the street for YouthCare, or fix Brown Bags for Plymouth on Stewart. Last Sunday of the month at 9:15 at MIPC.
- Provide food for Plymouth on Stewart luncheon on third Sunday of the month. Bring to MIPC and join carpool to Plymouth if you wish.
- Sign up to fix lunches in June at MIPC for Urban Impact's Summer Academy.
- Join the Clallam Bay Prison Ministry Team. Once a month the group meets and carpools from MIPC.
- Help with Ten Thousand Villages sale in November for fair wages for craftspeople throughout the world.
- Be part of the prayer team for International Justice Mission, working to end slavery in the modern world.
- Sponsor a poor child to go to school with a $350 scholarship. We partner with the Child Academy in South Africa; Daughters of Mary Immaculate in Hue, Vietnam; Mekong Minority Foundation in Chiang Rai Thailand; Bright Scholars in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.