SERVE OUR CITY

5Rock Ranch

5Rock Ranch is about restoring faith, hope, and love to the fatherless and the floundering through Jesus Christ in community. Their 108-acre ranch is located in the beautiful mountains of Yamhill, about 60 miles southwest of Portland. For more information, contact Scott and Christy Bradley at christy@5rockranch.com or visit 5rockranch.com.

Because People Matter

Because People Matter exists to provide relational environments that help homeless individuals experience love, support, and healing relationships. For more information, contact Lesley Snider at lsnider@bpmpdx.org or visit bpmpdx.org.

Cru PORTLAND

The campus ministry of Cru exists to help students come to know Jesus, grow in their faith, then go to their families, their communities, and all over the world to tell others about God’s love. For more information, contact Darren Holland at darren.holland@cru.org or Samantha Holland at samantha.holland@cru.org.

First Image

First Image exists to live out the heart of God to renew His image in the lives of those who have been impacted by sexual brokenness and abortion. For more information, contact Ashley Mills at ashley@first-image.org, or visit first-image.org.

FOSTER CARE

There are many ways to support children in foster care and the families who care for them:

  • DHS PARTNERSHIP | Support our partner DHS office by encouraging staff, through donated monthly treats and office and visitation room cleaning, and children in the office by providing snacks, fulfilling tangible needs, and/or becoming an office buddy. For more information, contact Lisa Feenstra at lisa@riverwest.org.
  • EVERY CHILD OREGON | Every Child connects caring community members with vulnerable children and families in partnership with the Department of Human Services. For more information, email info@embraceoregon.org or visit everychildvoregon.org.
  • FOSTER PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT | Help provide regular respite care to foster families. For more information, contact  Lisa Feenstra at lisa@riverwest.org.
  • WITH LOVE | With Love’s mission is to help foster families change the lives of children ages 0-6 by providing resources that nurture dignity, hope and community. For more information, contact  Krista Basis at kristabasis@withloveoregon.org or visit withloveoregon.org.

HOTEL MINISTRY

“Healing Others Through Evangelistic Love” exists to share Christ’s love with residents in Portland’s low-income hotels downtown. For more information, contact Lisa Feenstra at lisa@riverwest.org or 503.699.2226.

Hunger

At River West we’re partnering with a growing number of organizations dedicated to alleviating hunger in our city.

  • TAKE ACTION INC. | Hundreds of children in our communities do not have an adequate supply of food.to eat. While many students get lunch at school, they often don’t have food on the weekends. Take Action Inc. has created a low-cost efficient way to insure children have weekend nourishment during the school year. For more information contact Janet Huber at janetdhuber@comcast.net or visit takeactioninc.org.
  • HUNGER FIGHTERS OREGON | Hunger Fighters operates a food pantry ministry and provides curbside grocery pickup and home delivery of goods to families in need in Lake Oswego. To find out how you can donate or volunteer visit hungerfightersoregon.org or contact Ami at ajoshi@hungerfightersoregon.org.

LAKE OSWEGO TRANSITIONAL SHELTER MINISTRY

LOTSM operates two apartments right here in our community, providing families transitioning from homelessness the safety and shelter of a temporary home, where they receive the direct support and services needed to return to self-sufficient living. For more information, contact Luke Foster at lukeandchristie@gmail.com or visit lotsm.org.

Pioneer Christian Fellowship

PCF is a Religious and Spiritual Life group at Lewis and Clark College that exists to organize fellowship and outreach events, encourage spiritual growth through Bible study, host Christian speakers, and foster awareness and meaningful dialogue. For more information contact John Werst at jrwerst@gmail.com.

Prison Fellowship

Prison Fellowship trains and equips Christian churches and communities to support the restoration of those affected by incarceration. There are many opportunities to get involved, from leading Bible studies to mentoring inmates, both in prison and after their release. For more information, contact Patti Froelich at pattifroe@comcast.net.

Refugee Care

There are a number of ways to welcome and reach out to refugees right here in our city:

  • BELONG TOGETHER | Our mission is to spiritually invest in the lives of young refugees in the Portland area through mentorship and Bible studies. For more information contact Taylor Smith at taylor@belongtogether.org.
  • PAMOJA HOUSEPamoja House serves the diverse immigrant community. They specialize in ESL, driver’s education, tutoring, and citizenship classes. For more information contact Mike Cook at mcookmj@gmail.com.
  • PDX FRIENDS OF REFUGEES | Come alongside newly-arriving refugees and help them navigate their lives in a new country. In partnership with local churches, PDX Friends of Refugees assists in furnishing apartments, registering children for school, cultural mentoring, teaching ESL, driver’s education, citizenship classes, and more. For more information, contact Bethany Wray at bethany@pdxfriendsofrefugees.com.
  • REFUGEE CARE COLLECTIVE | Refugee Care Collective equips refugees to adapt to life in their first year of entry to the United States in partnership with resettlement agencies, faith groups, businesses, non-profits, and the community. In an effort to make Portland a more welcoming place for incoming refugees, they provide Restart Kits, ESL classes, and family mentoring. For more information, please contact Cindy Thomas at summergirlcindy@gmail.com.

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Road to Hope Maternity Home

Road to Hope focuses on meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of pregnant young women who are caught in a cycle of abuse and poverty. For more information, contact Leona Bicknese at leona@road2hopepdx.org or visit road2hopepdx.org.

Safety Compass

Safety Compass helps survivors of sexual exploitation navigate the path to healing and justice. Their mission is to offer support for commercial sexual exploitation and sex-trafficking survivors navigating the criminal and social justice systems in the mid-Willamette Valley of Oregon. For more information visit safetycompass.org, or for general inquiries and volunteer application requests email leslie@safetycompass.org.

Young Life, Lake Oswego

Lake Oswego Young Life exists to introduce the students of Lake Oswego to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith. They believe in connecting kids with passionate leaders with the intention of building life-long, Christ-centered relationships. For more information, contact Maddy Kelly at maddykelly.yl@gmail.com or visit lakeoswegoyounglife.org.

River West Church
2000 Country Club Rd.
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
info@riverwest.org
503.699.2226

SUNDAYS (RSVP Only)
9am + 11am
4pm (Family Service)

River West Church
2000 Country Club Rd
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
info@riverwest.org
503.699.2226

SUNDAYS (RSVP Only)
9am + 11am
4pm (Family Service)

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