We encourage and equip the congregation to engage in the transforming work of the Kingdom of God through mutually benefiting relationships with local and international Christ-based ministries.
Our work through community, worship, service, participation, sharing and transformation is bring the life changing reality of Jesus to the neighborhood.
Part of the Capitol Hill Presbyterian vision is to be a “missional” community, making it a priority to extend ministry beyond ourselves into other parts of our city and the world. The most effective way of doing this is by identifying key ministries that are already working in the areas we wish to serve and partnering with them through volunteering and offering financial and prayer support. We invite you to read a little about the following ministry partners we currently work with.
World Vision – Tanzania
We are in partnership with the Kisongo/Makuyuni area of Tanzania through World Vision, one of the largest Christian relief and development organizations in the world. Members of our church sponsor over 90 children in this area, providing for clean water, food, education, medical care, economic opportunities, and spiritual formation for these children and their families. We are also committed to providing for an agricultural development project to benefit the Kisongo/Makuyuni community. If you are interested in sponsoring a child, please contact Kimberly Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about World Vision and their ministries, visit their web site at www.worldvision.org.
Mike Neelley and Tierra Nueva
Tierra Nueva (New Earth) is an ecumenical ministry located in Burlington, Washington, that seeks to share the Good News of God’s liberation in Jesus Christ with migrant farm workers, new immigrants, and permanent Hispanic residents in Western Washington. They are dedicated to proclaiming the Good News of God’s reign (on earth as it is in heaven) with the oppressed for our mutual liberation, healing, empowerment, and total salvation. Rev. Mike Neelley, former Associate Pastor at CHPC, moved to Bellingham in May 2008 and joined the staff of Tierra Nueva
Church of Mary Magdalene
The Church of Mary Magdalene is a diverse Christian community of homeless and formerly-homeless women. They provide a safe environment to build relationships, experience hope and love, explore faith, and develop strength to reach one’s full potential. The church has a weekday program Monday through Friday and a Saturday morning breakfast and interactive worship service.
There are several ways to get involved with this ministry partnership. Daytime volunteers are welcome Monday through Saturday. You could also become a mentor, teach a craft, lead a class, or donate professional services. They welcome in-kind donations or items like travel-size toiletries, coats, gloves, and socks. To find out more or to volunteer, call the Church of Mary Magdalene at 206-621-8474.