Community Dinners: We prepare a free public dinner once a month, part of an island-wide program to guarantee a meal every night to anyone in need. Volunteers come early to prepare and serve the meal, then have a convivial meal of their own afterward. The clientele includes the homeless, the housebound, and anyone seeking food and community. More volunteers are always welcome. Contact Bob Blauvelt for more information. This is a great activity for the whole family.
Community Giving: On the third Sunday of each month, we pass the plate not for the ongoing need to sustain our Fellowship but for the needs of others beyond our walls. We choose a non-profit, international, national or local, whose values are consistent with our own. Often a guest speaker from the non-profit comes to tell us about their activities.
Non-profits receiving the community offerings in 2020-2021 are:
October 2020 Community Passageways
November 2020 Vashon Food Bank
December 2020 Vashon Kids (part of Vashon Youth and Family Services)
January 2021 Northwest Community Bail Fund
February 2021 Interfaith Council for the Prevention of Homelessness (Covid fund)
March 2021 Real Rent Duwamish
April 2021 Washington Environmental Council
May 2021 Interfaith Council for the Prevention of Homelessness (general fund)
Scholarship: We select a Vashon student each year as recipient of the Bernice Black Scholarship Fund. The scholarship is awarded to a student with an interest in a career in teaching or related fields.