Serve Team Sponsored Charities
Matthew 9:37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; 38 therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”
Thank you for how you Serve!
An easy way to serve is to being sweet or savory treats on Sunday mornings. If you would be interested in helping with this ministry (setting it up and cleaning it up) or donating goodies please click the signup genius below or speak to Barbara Culler, Joleen Cohee or the church office.
The Storehouse (Covington Food Bank)
Thank you for your continued generosity for so many hurting in our community.
Storehouse helps 100s of families every week. To find out more about how you can help this important ministry in our community. Visit their website. Home | covingtonstorehouse
Vine Maple Place
Vine Maple Place is always in need. To see their most current needs please see their website at Vine Maple Place – Ending Homelessness in South King County
Thank you from Vine Maple Place
Your gift made a life-changing difference, and I can’t thank you enough.
I’m happy to share Sonya’s story with you…
Sonya was running out of money to live in a hotel. She was struggling to feed her kids and on the brink of living in her car!
Sonya didn’t know what to do.
Thankfully, your gift changed Sonya’s life forever and gave her the permanent housing she needed.
Because of your support, Sonya received help finding an apartment and additional support for move-in costs and rent assistance. She was so excited that after she received the keys to her apartment, she laid on the floor thinking:
“Oh, my goodness! This is mine!?”
Thank you for helping to lift a huge weight off Sonya’s shoulders.
Your gift provided Sonya with a clean apartment with a kitchen! After months of eating fast food in a hotel room, Sonya was thankful to be able to cook again. She and her kids finally felt safe and secure.
Sonya’s two kids were also thriving. While living in the hotel, both kids were struggling in school and acting out. When they joined the youth program, they made new friends and loved it so much they never wanted to leave!
Sonya also enrolled in budgeting classes and got job coaching to help her find a career that would better support her family.
Because of you, Sonya and her kids are rebuilding their lives in their new place. “It was mind blowing to have someone on my side!” said Sonya.
You were there when Sonya and her kids needed you the most—thank you!
Michelle K. Frets
Donate online at www.vinemapleplace.org
Kent Community Supper – needs volunteers
Joy & Jeremy Ellington
New ministry information coming soon.
Looking for a new way to serve? The women and children of KentHOPE Day Shelter are always in need. KentHOPE opened their doors in 2013 to provide basic needs, support services, medical and dental care along with so much more to those women suffering homelessness, spousal abuse, mental illness and substance abuse. To date they have helped 760 women and children transition into housing, 267 women gain employment and have had 157,380 meals served by volunteers like us! Some of you know we have been providing 2 or more meals a month there for many years. Cornerstone volunteers are amazing with their time and cooking skills and the ladies love to see us show up! We put together some awesome menus! Today they house approximately 30 women. For some of you it’s difficult to deliver your items to meet meal times, find the time to prepare food or just don’t enjoy cooking but want to contribute. So, we’ve found a solution! Instead of making complete meals, we’ve been blessed with the ability to use the church kitchen to prepare freezer casseroles and other entrées. This gives KentHOPE a freezer meal on the days volunteers are not scheduled to serve. Perhaps you’d like to join us to help with the prep work, cook, supply meat or other ingredients, donate toward supplies or deliver to KentHOPE. It’ll be fun, rewarding and a blessing to all! Watch for future posts on Sundays.
Other ways to Serve All Year at Cornerstone or in the Community
Our Blessing Box
During these difficult times we are seeing more and more activity at the Blessing Box in our parking lot. On a daily basis people are donating to the box and taking items as needed. If you would like to donate you can add things directly to the box or make financial donations to the church and memo them “Blessing Box”. We are SO grateful for your continued generosity.