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
We need your help! We are collecting school supplies for Vine Maple Place, Maple Valley Foodbank and Storehouse for low income children in our community. There will be a box in the lobby through Aug. 21st. Please consider helping kids in our area start the school year off right, with supplies they need.
- Skyrocketing Prices are Hurting our Families! – The Care Closet at Vine Maple Place shelves are bare at both our Kent and Maple Valley locations. We need your help now to provide basic hygiene items for our families. Here are the list of most critical items needed: (Please share with friends, family and social media). To purchase at stores and deliver items directly to Vine Maple Place in Kent or Maple Valley, click HERE for the complete item list. To purchase items from our Amazon Wish List and have them delivered directly to Vine Maple Place use this Link.
- Laundry soap (liquid)
- Shampoo & Conditioner
- Dish soap (liquid)
- Toilet paper
- Paper towels
- Deodorant (female)
- Toothpaste &Toothbrushes (adult & kids)
- Feminine hygiene pads
- Kitchen trash bags
Kent Community Supper – needs volunteers
Elk Run Farm Volunteer Opportunities
Many volunteer opportunities, especially for families wanting to plan an activity with their kids or group.
Serving at Cornerstone
Cornerstone Finance team is in need of volunteers to fill some important positions in the life of our church. See the attached document and consider how you can use your gifts and talents to serve the church.
There are also many other committees and groups who can use your gifts and talents, even in small ways. Consider reaching out to one of these team leaders and seeing how you can help. Contact the church office if you would like to serve. (office@BuildingOnJesus.org)
Joy & Jeremy Ellington
as of May 31, they will no longer be under Wind of the Spirit Ministry
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.
Thank you all for your time and generosity to this cause. Please contact me with any questions you might have regarding monthly ongoing meals or this new freezer meal opportunity.
Karen Dare or Carol Nohavec
Joining the CARE TEAM is a great way to help church members who are recovering from illness or injury, just welcomed a new baby or lost a loved one. When one of these big life events happens to a member of our church family, you will receive an email explaining the person’s needs, whether it be meals or visits or a ride to a doctor’s appointment, babysitting or help with yardwork. You will be able to see a calendar that has been set up with the dates and specific needs. You will check your schedule and see if you can help with one or more of those needs. It is very simple and there is no pressure to sign up unless you want to.
Another benefit of joining the Care Team is that it is a fun way to meet people in the church that you may not already know! It’s a win-win for everyone!
The Care Team has blessed countless members of our church and they have all said that it has been immensely helpful and that they have felt very cared for in their time of need! It’s a wonderful way to be the hands and feet of God!
Feel free to email the church office at (office@BuildingOnJesus.org) if you would like to join or if you have any questions.
We need Scripture Readers/Liturgists for Sunday Morning Bible Reading!
Vine Maple Place Needs Volunteers
Vine Maple Place has recently opened a Kent family resource office and is looking for volunteers to work with kids, especially babies and toddlers. It’s located at 240th & Benson/104, near the Value Village, so if you live in that area and don’t want to travel to Maple Valley, there is now a closer location to volunteer. There are lots of volunteer opportunities in Maple Valley as well. Volunteer applications still go through the VMP main website, but now ask which location you prefer.
Hospitality is in Need of Volunteers
Habitat For Humanity
Cornerstone has a long-standing history supporting Habitat for Humanity and their builds around South King County. Cornerstone has been given the opportunity to participate in upcoming builds happening in our area. You can speak with Bob or Connie Allen through the church office (office@BuildingOnJesus.org) for more information or the church office.
For anyone looking to get involved as an individual here is the link for more information. https://habitatskc.org
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.
Cornerstone Supports Missionaries
Here is this month’s update!
Dear Cornerstone Family,
We just finished TEAM Japan’s Annual Conference this past week. The theme of this year’s conference was: Thriving Together.
“May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 15:5-6 ESV
We had good discussions defining our vision statement within TEAM and how, realistically, we as TEAM Japan are carrying or not carrying it out. Our main talks were about conflict within our ministries: what causes conflict, how to resolve conflict well, and how to seek out forgiveness and reconciliation from conflict. I personally found much healing from this conference and come face to face with my own failures in handling conflict with my SonRise Team. Please pray for TEAM Japan that we may become harmonious in our united goal to share the Gospel in Japan.
Mahoko has also been teaching me about Japanese summer kimonos called yukatas, which I now love and have been able to share with others. For more about this and pictures, please read this month’s newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/820e9aa10e56/postcards-from-japan-yokatta-for-yukata
~ Praise, TEAM Japan’s Annual Conference went well, thank you for your prayers
~ Pray for TEAM Japan that we may become harmonious in our united goal to share the Gospel in Japan
~ Pray for my fellow missionaries and dear friends, David and Elisa, as they go on home assignment beginning of August.
Other Ways to Give:
Missions Update from Matthew Culp
This past summer I spent 5 weeks in San Diego at a project with my church called Elevate. The purpose of Elevate is to prepare you to live as a Christian for the rest of your life, covering everything from budgeting to making disciples. It was an amazing trip, I learned how to make disciples, lead a church and minister to college students all while also strengthening my relationship with God in the process. This past week I’ve been meeting students and helping kickstart a year of college ministry, we had over 100 students say they’d like to come to the church or read the Bible with us. Elevate prepared me to be able to do this and help guide college students towards God. Thank you for the prayer and financial support on this journey and please keep praying that students at Montana State University would come to know Christ this year,
Molly Bartlett (former Children’s Intern)
Click below for an update from Molly Bartlett on her mission work with Resonate.
Other ways to serve and give in our church and community
Community Engagement Center Link (Kent)
The Community Engagement Center is located at 31225 W Smith St Kent, WA 98032; right behind CCS’s Kent Family Center Offices. We are seeking help to provide lunch on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays. Meals should be delivered between 11am and 12pm and should be for 35-70 people. Individually wrapped meals like sandwiches or burritos are preferred but family-style meals are appreciated too. · https://signup.com/go/RckdGLd
Facebook Link here
Erin Maguire, MSW
Catholic Community Services of King County
Regional Network Builder