MIPC has a wide variety of ways to connect to local caring opportunities.
MIPC collects donations of clothing and food items on the first Sunday of every month then distributes them to ministries in our community. Volunteers of all ages are needed to help collect, sort and deliver donations. Volunteers needed to drive Abundance Sunday van to Seattle Goodwill.
Contact Elizabeth Cross-Nichol or (206) 230-5755
Asa Mercer Tutoring
Volunteer once a week to tutor/mentor a middle school student at Asa Mercer Middle School on Beacon Hill. Work one on one or in a classroom.
A team of over 20 provide weekly or seasonal one on one tutoring support during the school day, sending a message, “I care about you”. MIPC provides administrative support and co-sponsors social events.
Contact Linda Fetters (206) 236-1634
Bridge honors the God-given dignity and giftedness of persons with disabilities by building relationships to alleviate isolation and enrich our churches and communities. Group and individual positions are available:
- Plan and participate in MIPC’s annual Sunday Evening Celebration dinner
- Be a participant, volunteer or sponsor in seasonal events
- Form a relationship with a person who has a disability by joining a Circle of Friends
- Repair medical equipment or provide administrative assistance in the Kirkland office
Carl’s Closet at Plymouth on Stewart
A volunteer-run donation driven resource for residents of Plymouth Housing to get essential household items they may not otherwise be able to get. Volunteers receive and display items, assemble Welcome Baskets for new tenants, and assist tenants when they visit the “Closet.” We need volunteers to help run this program.
Contact Kelly Nelson at 206-275-3013 for more information.
HIV/AIDS Awareness Team
This new ministry team led by Paul Barrett, will meet regularly to bring awareness of HIV/AIDS issues to our congregation and to encourage a participatory response. To support this ministry:
- Be the Mission board representative on this team
- Join the MIPC Multifaith AIDS Care Team
Contact: Glo Ceteznik, (206) 232-5596, ext. 206
Kimball Elementary School
Join with high school students and participate in an after-school literacy program at Kimball, a feeder school to Asa Mercer Middle School. Read, write and encourage elementary school students from 3:15-4:15 in partnership with the ROCK and Mercer Island Hight School.
Contact Glo Ceteznik, (206) 232-5596, ext. 206
Plymouth Housing Group
PHG works to eliminate homelessness and stabilize homeless and very low-income people by preserving, developing and operating safe, decent affordable housing, and by providing opportunities for homeless and very low income people to improve their lives. MIPC has developed a community relationship with the residents of “Plymouth on Stewart” apartment.
To be involved:
- Join a monthly Sunday Social
- Volunteer at Carl’s Closed
- Plan a class
Tape Ministries NW is a free lending library of audio books on tape for people who are blind, visually impaired or who have other disabilities which make it difficult to read books in print. Volunteers are the mainstay of this ministry. Many individuals and couples give of their time so that those who are blind, visually impaired or disabled can rediscover the joy of reading. Would you consider giving an hour or two a week reading print books onto tape, checking audio books in and out, repairing and duplicating tapes, preparing audio books for mailing, entering computer data, etc. Support this ministry by:
- Volunteer to read print books onto tape
- Give financial support
- Get the word out to all kinds of groups i.e. senior centers, churches, business groups, fraternal organizations, and community groups.
If you know of any group or organization that would like to learn about Tape Ministries NW, please give them the following contact information:
Tape Ministries NW
840 S 192nd Street
Seattle, WA 98148
Contact: Jinny Sewall, (206) 232-0299
Tape Ministries Website
The mission of Urban Impact is to strengthen families and raise servant leaders by building life-changing relationships that encourage good health, quality education, economic opportunity, and a Christ-centered faith. Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve lunches, tutor students and/or participate in enrichment activities.
Contact: Glo Ceteznik, (206) 232-5596, ext. 206
Urban Impact Website
MIPC assists refugee families to become independent members in the community rebuilding their lives in the name of Jesus Christ. Individuals, families and groups can aid in this mission by:
- Host a newly arrived refugee individual or family for a maximum of two week
- Join the Resettlement Team: a four month commitment to one family helping to set up their apartment; arrange for medical, dental and social service, enroll in schools, teach transit systems.
- Assist teaching Home Economics and Safety classes. Subjects include health and hygiene, cooking and nutrition, and infant care.
- Assist in the pick up and deliver of household furnishings to refugee families.