Holiday Community Outreach

Extending a Spirit of Adoption

Mission Statement

Extending a spirit of adoption throughout the Willamette Valley to include every person who is in a place that makes them easy to overlook.  Our Mission is to invite them into our big body of Christ  church family at large, throughout the year with EXTRA emphasis on ALL MAJOR holidays!

We don’t want to reinvent the wheel.  We want to come alongside many different ministries and organizations to help LOVE the people in our community well.

There is a vision and dream that we can CHANGE our WHOLE community ONE act of kindness at a time.  How will you ripple outward with LOVE as the hands and feet of JESUS?  Let's reach the unchurched, the sceptics, the downtrodden, and the overlooked in new, creative, unboxed ways together.

Who We Currently Serve

RECOVERY HOMES

God Gear Houses (Albany)

Oxford Houses (Albany)

Teen Challenge (Tangent & Eugene)

HOMELESS SHELTERS

Jackson St. Youth Shelters (Albany & Corvallis)

Helping Hands (Albany)

Signs of Victory (Albany Mission)

Also, some homeless camps

CHILDREN’S MENTAL INSTITUTION

Trillium Farm Home (Corvallis)

FOSTER KIDS

DHS directly (Albany)

CASA

We also partner with FISH of Albany.

Theme for 2021:  Let There Be Art!

SCHEDULE

January – planning and prayer

February – Valentine's Day

March – Easter Planning

April – Easter

May – Mothers’ Day

June – Fathers’ Day

July – Summer Fun Project

August – Teen Craft Night

September – Christmas planning starts

October – Operation Halloween TAKEOVER!

November – Thanksgiving

December – CHRISTMAS!

Click here for a pdf list containing Holiday Outreach Event Details!

What can I do all year long?

  • Join a team!
  • Collect hotel soap and toiletries
  • Pray (a lot)
  • Give and donate
  • Reach OUT – Tell us about underserved groups that need Holiday Care.

How do I join a team?

Send me an email: Michelle@vccalbany.com

Please include the following:

  1. Contact information, including the best way/time to get a hold of you.
  2. How you want to be involved throughout the year? What are your goals?  What is your availability for projects?
  3. Who do you want to serve? Who are you called to serve?  Where do you see yourself most excited to show up?
  4. What are your talents and gifts? Are you a baker, maker, sewer, planter, crafter, card writer, artist?  I want to know, so don't be modest!  All gifts are welcome, and I want you working on the right team!

If all this seems overwhelming, ask to meet and we can chat about it in person over some coffee, tea, or whatever you'd like.  The goal is to take joy and delight into the community through your calling, and truly make this fun for EVERYONE!  Jesus says, "My yoke is easy, and my burden is light." (Matthew 11:30)

Also, feel free to send proposals for getting deeper into the community with new places to serve.  Think of this as a hub to a wheel with many spokes.  LET’S GROW TOGETHER!