Serving

If you are looking for opportunities to serve others in your community, we invite you to look into Bend Church activities that allow us to help those in need.

Open Door Cafe

Open Door Café and Day Center

Bend Church is moving forward with this vital ministry.  We are thankful and excited for the ways in which a strong cadre of dedicated volunteers allow us to move forward in a healthy, safe and inclusive atmosphere.

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The Open Door Cafe serves sack meals on Wednesday mornings from 7:00 – 10:30.

Mail Pick-Up (lower Bond Street entrance)
     Monday – 1pm to 3pm
Tuesday – 1pm to 3pm
Wednesday – 8:30am to 10:30am
Thursday – 1pm to 3pm
Friday – 1pm to 3pm

Donations & Volunteers

CURRENTLY, OUR BUILDING IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Information for Donations and Volunteers

We are a downtown church used by many different groups seven days a week. Children of all ages are present every day. We take seriously our responsibility to ensure the safety of everyone who uses the building, especially children and other vulnerable populations. As required by The United Methodist Church, Bend Church has implemented a safe sanctuary policy to help ensure everyone’s safety to the best of our ability.

Building use: Any person or group needing to come into any area of the church must first schedule with the Administrative Assistant (Erin). As a courtesy, requests need to be made in advance. The Administrative Assistant / Building Manager (Erin) is in charge of all facilities in the church and responsible for ensuring church policies and safety regulations are met.

Donations: We are unable to accept furniture or other household items. We have purchased a cart that you may use to bring in your clothing donations. We are so thankful for your donations! Please be aware that our Clothing Closet is run by volunteers who may not be able to assist you in donation drop off.

Volunteers in Mission

United Methodist Volunteers in Mission – Western Jurisdiction

Read the newsletter HERE

Family Kitchen

Family Kitchen is an inter-denominational outreach to the hungry in our community. Volunteers prepare and serve lunches and dinners to help the needy throughout the year at the Trinity Episcopal Church at 469 NW Wall St. In support of this ministry, volunteers from Bend Church take responsibility for the dinner meal several times each year.

Bend Church also provides much needed financial support to this local mission activity. This is a rewarding opportunity for you to serve the Bend community, and new volunteers are always welcome.

Health Ministry Team

This team exists to offer preventative healthcare and wellness resourcing for our faith community. We believe that part of faithfulness to God is caring for the whole person. Participants include registered nurses, mental health professionals, and other volunteers who are interested in nurturing the health and well-being of our congregation.

 

We offer:
-Blood pressure screening and “Heart Healthy” events
-Weekly Balance and Yoga classes
-Preventative Health Education Classes
-End of Life planning resources
-24-hour Nurse Hotline
-Annual Shingles and Flu Vaccinations

The team also regularly collaborates with other care ministries of the church to offer holistic support through visitation, prayer and Christmas flower/Easter basket delivery to those unable to attend church.

For questions contact: Sandy Clausen, RN or Rev. Nicole Berry