L.O.C.A.L. Mission

(Loving Our Community And Lord)

Are you looking for a way to contribute toward the Whidbey Presbyterian mission statement? "To serve our community with the good news of Jesus Christ and the transforming love of God, through the Holy Spirit."

LOCAL Mission is one way you can demonstrate the love of God through service to others. We connect members of the church with people in the community who need help with short-term projects. Think you don't have skills that are useful to others? Think again! You might be surprised how something you can do, like climb a ladder or read an insurance document, would be valued by someone who can't do that. There's something powerful that happens when we can connect our faith with the needs of our community. 

Ways You Can Help

1. Be aware of needs in your neighborhood, and bring them to the attention of the LOCAL Mission Coordinators by emailing wpclocalmission@gmail.com or call the church office at 360-679-3579.


2. Volunteer for a need that is announced by a coordinator.


3. Pray that we create a church climate that spawns truly helpful, transformational service projects initiated by our own people as we rub shoulders with and notice the needs of people in our own community.


Testimonials

We want to give Pastor Jon Draskovic and his crew of volunteers a huge thank you for all their hard work during our training/maintenance week August 28-31st. Pastor Jon and his crew of volunteers from Whidbey Presbyterian Church came out and painted our modular building making it look brand new! This team was amazing, cheerful and worked very hard in the heat! What a testimony to what a servant heart is and how to help your community! We were truly blessed by these people, their cheerfulness, servant hood and work ethic!  

Our 2019 Year-End Report

LOCAL is our Community Outreach ministry, established in 2017, with the purpose of helping the congregation find ways to grow relationships within our community and congregation. This is achieved by targeting and promoting volunteer opportunities within our community.


We have been involved in many activities and projects this year which include:

- Assisting the Montessori school with enlarging their play area

- Assisting with the summer lunch program for two weeks in coordination with Spin Café and the Oak Harbor School District

- Participating in the Mock Interview Program at Oak Harbor High School

- Assisting with distribution of Thanksgiving baskets

- Conducting a “Cookie Walk” to invite neighbors to visit our church and providing information about Vacation Bible School

- Working in coordination with our Missions Team at the BBQ & Hoedown for Eagle Wings, a group that works with adults with disabilities.

- Distributing Angel Tree gifts

- Driving patients to doctor appointments


LOCAL endeavors to find projects where groups or individuals in need of our assistance can be helped. We encourage people to suggest ways to meet these goals so that we may continue to nurture and grow relationships within our community and congregation. An exact number is not possible but approximately 50 members of our congregation have been involved in one or more of these activities.


We encourage people to suggest ways that we can continue to grow our relationships within the community by contacting members of the committee with their ideas. This ministry is open to all suggestions and would gladly embrace new members to the committee.