SCF CARESTherefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing. 1 Thess. 5:11
We all want to make a difference in our world. God calls us to make a difference. But often we wait at SCF expecting people to come through our doors. In reality it starts with us leaving this building and going out to the people. It starts with us showing our neighbors and our community that we care, and the reason why we care is because Jesus lives in us. We love because He first loved us.
Care Ministries – Mission of Hope Food Pantry, Celebrate Recovery, The Daniel Plan
Small Business Relief Fund
God has called every Christian to be a blessing – you’ve been blessed to be a blessing. So today, I want to share an opportunity for you to “be a blessing”.
For the last several years we’ve been using the slogan SCF Cares, and this is a time when “the rubber really meets the road!” RIGHT NOW, in our city, people are hurting. The “stay home, stay safe” strategy has protected most of our community from illness, but it has caused serious economic hardships to many of our local small businesses. Some of them are in serious trouble and economists are saying that many of them will not survive.
Jesus taught us that in times of difficulty, we were to look out for the well-being of our neighbors – he concludes his famous parable of the Good Samaritan with a powerful question and then an admonition:
Luke 10:36-37 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”
The current coronavirus situation has given us a HUGE opportunity to help our “neighbors” with a practical demonstration of love. The elders have decided that for the remainder of this year, we will focus on Local PEACE.
To that end, we’ve created a fund that we will use assist local small businesses who are trying to survive the economic hardships that many or going through. This fund would distribute gifts in the range of $500 – $2,000 to local small businesses, aimed at providing some relief until business returns to normal. We are particularly concerned for small business that don’t qualify for government programs that are designed for larger businesses.
How Can You Contribute?
Give online. Choose Local PEACE from the drop down menu.
Or send a check to:
Silver Creek Fellowship
PO Box 8
Silverton, OR 97381
Write: Local PEACE on the memo line or attach a note.
Nominate A Business
If you know of a small business that needs help, let us know immediately. Just send the small businesses name, contact information, and why you think they might need help. All nominations will be considered by a 5-person team which has been appointed by the elders. Our team will begin evaluating nominations, in consultation with other community efforts, as soon as they come in with the intent of distributing gifts starting mid-May.