Vision: Be seen as a friend to the community … send a message of empathy, love and hope.
"We are shown to be right with God by what we do, not by faith alone. " James 2:24
"When a church allows God's presence and activity to be expressed, a watching world will be drawn to Him." Experiencing God
The Mission of Family Promise is to "End Homeless – One Family at a Time." They do this by strengthening the lives of the people served and build a strong community to support their ongoing success. The temporary shelter brings the community together to help families regain their housing, their independence, and their dignity.
Join us in serving 2-3 families 5 weeks out of the year as we partner in supporting families in need.
Temporary Emergency Shelter (TES)
Old Town and United Church of Christ (UCC) have teamed up to offer a Temporary Emergency Shelter! The Shelter is open Monday & Tuesday nights at UCC and Wednesday & Thursday nights at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Cornelius. There are many opportunities to serve at the shelter from making/serving food, cleaning, to staying overnight with our guests.
WALKING Together, SERVING one another, MEETING needs, and GROWING "green" by reusing our clothes to bless others.
Closet Green is a community resource for the receiving/giving of clothing and other items.
Open: Thursdays 5pm - 7pm
Location: 2224 15th Ave Forest Grove, OR 97116
Join Old Town in “seeking those who would not be found” by partnering with Blanket Coverage! We make and serve a meal each Wednesday (every other month). Opportunities to serve include making soup, cornbread and/or cookies; serving dinner; collecting/donating blankets and other needed items for persons experiencing homelessness.
Habitat for Humanity
Critical Home Repair (Brush with Kindness)
West Tuality Habitat for Humanity (WTHfH) sponsors home repair projects for deserving families in Forest Grove and Cornelius. Projects are designed to improve the livability of their home and preserve the asset of the house. By offering home improvements for a low cost, the program will help preserve safe and affordable housing in our community.
Theatre in the Grove
Old Town has teamed up with Theatre in the Grove on much needed repairs to their building. Projects are designed to improve the safety and comfort of crew, cast and patrons and to preserve their historic building. By offering our talents, the theatre can continue to draw in exceptional talent for the performing arts in our community.
At Old Town Church we experience God through service in our community. We do this by mobilizing the church to respond to what God is doing. Our responsibilities are to discover the needs, develop partnerships with local agencies, and then mobilize people and resources to serve.
"Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you." James 1:27