King’s Kindness Food Boxes are available every Thursday from 12-3pm. You can come twice a month unless your need is greater then please come every week if you need too, NO QUESTIONS ASKED. If you have questions give us a call at 503.684.8225. We are located at 14460 SW 114th Ave., Tigard, Or 97223. We are in the back parking lot of Christ The King Lutheran Church on 99w and Bull Mountain Road.
At the inauguration of his ministry, after 40 days of fasting in the wilderness and wrangling with the devil, Jesus made the powerful announcement: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.
At PVC, we look to Jesus as our example, model for life and spiritual guide. His life was focused on helping and serving others, particularly those in need. Consequently, we see caring for those less fortunate than ourselves as central to our mission. We want to not only preach the good news, but also be the good news to people in our community. As an agency of Oregon Food Bank, Portland Vineyard currently distributes food boxes to many low-income families. Ministry to the poor isn’t just a program, but an integral part of church-life that everyone is encouraged to participate in. We distribute food every Thursday from 12:00-3:00. In an early draft of the vision for the Vineyard movement our founder, John Wimber, wrote this: Healing, wholeness, intimacy, worship and salvation are all a part of our experience. As we get healthy as a body, it becomes of major importance that we reach out to the oppressed poor. We must not miss our commission to minister to them. It is an expression of our health, and understanding of what God has done for us.
Who are the poor and what must we do? They are victims of racial prejudice, they are working class men and women, young marrieds, housewives, singles, teens, children, and the elderly. They can appear on the surface to be normal. They can live in the cities, suburbs and the country. However, they live close to the edge, or in some cases, the precipice of ruin. Drugs, booze, pills, pot, affairs, mental illness, and broken marriages have ruined their lives. Troubled and desperate, sometimes they are addicts, alcoholics, runaways, dropouts and gang members. They may also be homosexuals, cons and criminals, street people and others who are coming to be known as the “fourth world”. Maybe they are just broke, but they all need help. We are God’s extended hands. We must, with vision and leading, learn to minister directly, sometimes with our money, sometimes with our lives, to these people. We must be compelled to operate in love, to clean up a yard for an invalid widow, fix a water main, paint a kitchen. We must be compelled to teach the unemployable to work. Ours must be a fellowship with a wide-open front door. We pray and hope that one day, as we grow and learn and practice that we will be a positive benefit in all neighborhoods. It is our investment philosophy.
Ways you can get involved: Pray for the people who come to receive, that God would bless them with more than just food, that their lives would be touched in a special way.
Get Involved by: Thursdays is our give-a-way day we need volunteers to help with passing out food or other odd jobs at the pantry. Here is what we need:
- Thursdays from 10 am to 11:30 am volunteers to stock shelves with the food before opening
- Thursdays from 12 pm to 3 pm volunteers to help with the shopping style pantry
- Fridays we need a driver to pick up food from Whole Foods in Tanasbourne and bring it back to the office, pick up times are between 8-10 am every Friday
- Donate food, all nonperishable foods are welcome & freezer foods too
- Work the garden weekly or bi-monthly or whatever your schedule permits
- Volunteer once or twice a month to clean pantry
- If you are interested in helping, please contact Darlene Moore at the office at 503-684-8225.