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 2018 Year-End Report

LOCAL is our Community Outreach ministry, established in 2017, with the purpose of helping the congregation find ways to grow relationships with our community by targeting and promoting volunteer opportunities. In the past year we have installed a LOCAL board in the entrance to Heritage Hall showing upcoming volunteer opportunities and also providing a space for people to indicate opportunities or needs that may be within the scope of this ministry.


During the last year, some of our projects have been:

- Assisting the Montessori school with painting their extension

- Working at Garage of Blessings during their annual fundraiser

- Encouraging marathon runners as they passed the church

- Assisting with the summer lunch program in coordination with Spin Café and the school district

- Working at the annual Oak Harbor Music Festival

- Participating in the Oak Harbor High School mock interview program

 

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.