Check here for a selection of events that these organizations and ministries are hosting.
Note: Links to outside sites are provided as a helpful resource. However, Valley Christian Center is not responsible for the content, accuracy, or opinions of these sites.
ALBANY HELPING HANDS is a homeless shelter that is sponsored by the contributions of churches, individuals and businesses located in and around the Albany area. In addition to providing food, shelter, and clothing, we provide counseling, housing search, mental health referral, and furniture for needy families in our local area. For more information, go to http://www.albanyhh.org/
ABUSE RECOVERY MINISTRY & SERVICES (A.R.M.S.) for women endeavors to provide educational counseling and awareness to individuals faced with domestic abuse. Using biblical principles, A.R.M.S. encourages beliefs and behaviors that heal and promote healthy lifestyles. For more information, go to http://armsonline.org/ or call toll-free 1-866-262-9284.
FISH OF ALBANY, INC. provides emergency food, clothing, shelter, medicine, and transportation for those in need. Transitional housing for pregnant and parenting teens. Located at 1880 Hill Street SE, Albany, Oregon 97322. Contact: Volunteers on duty, 541-928-4460 (may leave voice mail at any time) For more information, go to http://www.fishofalbany.com/
FRIENDS OF THE FAMILY MINISTRIES (FOFM) is a non-profit, non-denominational organization committed to building healthy relationships and healthy homes in the Mid-Willamette Valley. FOFM provides a variety of services including counseling, workshops and seminars teaching and coaching. For more information, go to http://www.fofm.org/
Friends of the Family is partnering with Albany YMCA to host a 6-week Love and Logic parenting Class, beginning April 27. For more information, visit www.fofm.org/parentingworkshop
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY is a local nonprofit whose mission is to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. To help sustain funding for their building projects, they have the RESTORE a discount, retail outlet offering new and gently used building materials, appliances, and some furniture at a fraction of their original price. Donations of these items can also be made to the Restore. Along with this, they are a premier recycling destination for our community and surrounding areas. For more information go to http://www.albanyareahfh.org or http://www.albanyareahfh.org/restore.htm.
Love INC (In the Name of Christ) is comprised of Christians from 30 partner churches in Linn County who show the love of Christ in specific, practical ways throughout our communities. For more information go to http://www.lovelinn.org/
MID-VALLEY FELLOWSHIP is a local Christian organization that presents a message of hope and healing for those struggling with sexual brokenness—ministering to individuals, churches, and those facing the reality of a spouse, family member, or friend impacted by sexual brokenness. For more information, go to http://www.midvalleyfellowship.org/
MID-VALLEY WOMEN OF CHRIST is an inter-denominational affiliation of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. Our primary purpose is to link women who will reflect God’s love to others–drawing women to Christ through prayer, Bible study, and Bible based outreach events. For more information, go to http://www.midvalleywomenofchrist.org/
OPTIONS PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTERS (OPRC) helps people to make life-affirming decisions, assists those who are unprepared for parenthood with personalized care and resources, promotes spiritual and emotional healing, and advocates for sexual purity. OPRC serves both Linn and Benton Counties. For more information, go to http://www.optionsprc.org/
RESTORING HOPE is support for those who’ve been touched by abortion; an opportunity for education and healing. One-to-one care is available now, with Bible study support groups as needed. For more information, go to http://restoringhopealbany.org/
Serve INC (In the Name of Christ) is a ministry made up of Christian churches in the Albany/Jefferson area working together to minister God’s love to the community. Each summer they perform service projects at local schools, including painting and landscaping. For more information, go to http://serveincwillamette.org/