Mission & Peacemaking

Mission and Peacemaking

Moreland’s Mission and Peacemaking Ministry is to care for those in need and to provide the congregation with opportunities to practice generosity and to experience the abundance of Christian life.  Mission does this in a variety of ways—

  • by distributing funds designated by Session for charitable giving,
  • by receiving special monetary and in-kind contributions for particular charitable activities;
  • by assisting with three specials offerings organized by our national organization; and
  • by overseeing distribution of funds from the Paul and Sally McCracken Endowment.

Mission seeks out ways to collaborate with our neighbors and other charitable agencies to advance community well being, with the goal of offering Morelanders of all ages the opportunity to experience the joy of giving—

1) Through a collaboration with JOIN, we have opened a small shelter able to house a single person or a mother and child

2) Our backpack program with Rotary and neighboring Holy Family church provides around 40 children with food for non-school days.

3) Families assemble kits of supplies to assist volunteers, in cooperation with World Vision.

4) We work with our Children’s Ministry team and church neighbors to collect perishable food for Mainspring.

5) We provide Christmas gifts for local neighborhood disadvantaged children.

6) With Transition Projects, we fill barrels with clothing, toiletries, towels, and bedding for the homeless.

7) We provide monthly meals for Transition Projects’  Willamette Center.

8) We support Outside In, a service for homeless youth;

9) We support local Boy Scout troop 64

10) Other groups and individuals in the church create and execute their own charitable endeavors, apart from Mission-sponsored activities.

 2017 McCracken Grant Awarded to:

Black Parent Initiative’s “Together We Can” program

Bradley Angle’s Economic Empowerment Program

Dress for Success’s Client Services Fund

Human Solutions’ Family Center

Impact NW’s Richmond Place Transitional Housing

Portland Youth Builder’s Technology in Service to Seniors Initiative

Urban Gleaners’ Healthy Food to Hungry Children Expansion Project

William Temple House’s Mental Health Counseling Program