Loving people… Serving the World


Growing through Community Connections

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The place to which God calls you is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.

Frederick Buechner

We invite you to explore how your deep joy can meet a great need.

Even if you’re not sure about Christianity yet, we’ve got a place for you to serve.

You might discover what so many other people have discovered: that while you think volunteering requires something from you, it will actually do something good for you and in you.

What we do makes a difference in the world –helping our neighbors near and far. These are usually short projects that happen throughout the year. We put together disaster relief kits for people in need. These can be hygiene kits to keep people healthy until basic services resume, cleaning buckets to provide the supplies for clean up after a fire, tornado, or hurricane. They can be school bags to help bridge the gap until kids can go back to school or have supplies once they get there.

Putting together hygiene kits for people living though natural disasters
United Women in Faith making pickles for the farmer’s market booth
Backpacks filled with school supplies
for local children
100% of the proceeds from our Farmer’s Market booth goes to supporting women and children in this county and around the world.

United Women of Faith are women on a mission to foster spiritual growth, education, service and advocacy. They meet the 3rd Thursday of the month at 1pm. One of their biggest yearly projects is the Children’s Christmas Store, which allows children from Joseph to buy Christmas presents for their family and friends at a very affordable amount.

Magic Garden Volunteers
Located just south of Wallowa Lake

We support the mission and ministry of Wallowa Lake Camp – constructing new buildings, working in the kitchen, doing laundry and helping to clean. It is a fun way to support the spiritual growth of youth, families and adults.

The Magic Garden Project, inspired by members of the congregation, was the first school/community garden project in Wallowa County. The partnership with Joseph Charter School started in 2010 for the purpose of growing fresh vegetables with the students. A combination of grants from local individuals and businesses allowed the establishment of a garden at the school and near Imnaha which extended the growing season. Three-four tons of food from the garden is utilized by the schools, food bank and volunteers each year.  Community volunteers are invited to help with this project.

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