Community Involvement

God told the people of Israel whom He had sent into exile in Babylon to "seek the shalom (peace/prosperity/wholeness/holistic health) of the city to which you have been sent and pray for it, for if the city has shalom, you too will have shalom." (Jer. 29:7)

This principle which is seen throughout Scripture is something we take seriously at RHF. We believe strongly that we are to be in the community for the community. This means we must make “social responsibility in our city” a non-negotiable. Most volunteerism encouraged by churches seems to focus on serving the church itself--however, we want to direct it more outward to benefit and bless the surrounding community. Accordingly, we are cooperating in special ways to serve our community directly:

1. Share Inc - Pastor John started a values-driven non-profit to meet underserved areas of need in our community (click here to see Share Inc's Mission/Values).  The first area of development was to establish a Furniture Bank (see www.shareyc.org for how to donate furniture and household items).

 

2. We are working with Juliette's House to saturate our community with a child abuse prevention workshop. This effort is called Operation Legacy Yamhill/Operation Legacy Carlton. Pastor John is serving as a facilitator of these sessions.

3. We have partnered with Mid-Valley Parenting to introduce and conduct various parenting courses in the YC area. Pastor John is teaching these courses to better serve families in our community.

 

We are always open to supporting individual's passions and calls to serve our community. Contact Pastor John to see how we may be able to help you.