Homelessness Response: A Mission Priority in our Church

Homelessness in Washington County is an area for serious concern and direct action. Forest Grove UCC participates in three hands-on efforts to respond to homelessness in our area.

Family Promise

Here in our church, we participate in and support Family Bridge, where we partner with other churches to host homeless families for a week at a time while they receive assistance finding work and housing. Family Bridge always needs volunteers to serve as overnight hosts and meal hosts. For more information, please contact Myra Beeler through our office.

Severe Weather Shelter

Forest Grove UCC participates in the Washington County Severe Weather Shelter system by opening up to all guests in need of shelter and meals on Monday and Tuesday nights, Nov. 17, 2015 to March 1, 2016. Shelter hours are 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. and we ask all guests to use the entrance at 2032 College Way. Additional Shelter may become available in the event of an extreme weather emergency.

We have received ample donations of blankets and clothing at this time. If you would like to donate food to help feed our guests, please freeze and package it in clear, sealed containers of no more than 4-6 servings, labeled with contents and a date. We are also happy to receive monetary donations to help offset shelter costs. Please direct those donations to Forest Grove United Church of Christ Severe Weather Shelter. Thank you for your support.

Framework International

School before and afterSeth Prickett grew up in our church and has taken his ministry to Ghana, Africa where he and his non-profit agency, Framework International have helped build schools for children. Seth is currently on Mission in Africa and takes with him donations from selling beautiful handmade baskets from the women of Ghana.