Articles in Category: Happenings
Since 2008 Agape Blitz has served hundreds of people in the community and partnered with groups throughout the country, as well as other agencies and non-profits in Portland. This ministry has grown from a one day blitz, into a 3 to 6 week blitz, depending on the summer and the teams coming to Portland.
On Saturday, August 8th, Love INC, local churches, and community partners celebrated the Packed With Love school supply event for the 9th straight year.
The pastor of the Baptist church in the small rural community sauntered down the hall toward the school cafeteria, greeting students by name as he went.
Being a school bus driver is a rich and rewarding experience for many people. The North Clackamas School District offers competitive wages, great benefits and a fantastic atmosphere. All training is paid, and we help you with the licensing fees. If you like driving, and like kids, this is the job for you.
A parent at Orenco Elementary in Hillsboro and the children's pastor at nearby Sonrise Church have teamed up to start Kids' Rock! at Orenco.
Agape Blitz is an annual summer work project organized by the Agape Church of Christ. Agape Blitz (AB) started out as a simple day of service in 2007 and has grown to over six weeks of service.
Parent University provides community members, including churches, a way to help schools better educate children in a Texas city. Two years ago, Principal Marta Plata of Manuel Jara Elementary School in Fort Worth, Texas, recognized her school needed help.
"It was an amazing day that is still sparking change in the school today!" Herman Greene enthused, about the George Middle School cleanup day on April 18th. So much more than just another "school clean-up day," local volunteers sought to restore a sense of community and school pride to George Middle School and its neighbors. They came to "love" on their school!
The school year has come to a close and Summer Break has started. It's time for Love INC and the Packed with Love Team to begin planning for the August 8 school supply event. Each year the Beaverton Area Churches band together to encourage and resource nearly 1,000 high school and middle school students, providing school supplies, backpacks, and the embodiment of Jesus' love.
Grace Community Church is thankful for their neighbors and local community. The members of this Gresham area church want to make an impact in the lives of those around them—to meet felt needs and share the love of Jesus in practical ways.
Village Baptist Church continues to be a very generous and accommodating partner with the Beaverton School District. At the recent 2015 Beaverton School District Awards Scott Moore, Patty Deiser, Insil Kang, and Mike Fraser accepted the district's "Faith Partner Award."
Two years in the making and well worth the effort! We're so blessed to announce that on Thursday, May 21st, the first Pastors and Principals gathering with Portland Public Schools took place at the Ambridge Center. It all began in February of 2013, when Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith met with a number of key pastoral leaders to consider the subject of church & school partnerships.
Faithful Friends Mentoring is a church-based urban mentoring program that provides children support and stability through relationships that encourage personal growth and inspire hope.
In regions all over the country, a movement of organized efforts is expanding church & school partnerships across entire school districts and communities.
Several churches within the greater metro area have developed a special connection with one of the local school districts. One such connection that has been growing over the past couple of years is the relationship between Colossae Church and the Tigard-Tualatin School District.