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Helping Feed Our Community

Lunch Buddies

During a normal school year, this program provides the opportunity for Templeton Elementary students who have challenging situations in their lives to meet weekly with a dependable and caring adult for lunch.

Contact Joanne Shipley, rjshipley@frontier.com for more information.

Templeton Food Backpack Program

Templeton Elementary School has a weekend food program and food pantry at the school designed to support families experiencing food insecurity. Food is donated by churches and businesses, packed at the school, and sent home with the kids.

Packed with pride

Tigard Tualatin Community Schools operates a food program for students and families.

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Pack Backpacks

Shop for specific food items and deliver to Templeton food bank for the Thanksgiving or Winter Break Boxes.

We also need coordinators for both of these events.

Contact Elise Schaff Laubach, 773.805.7543.

Templeton Back to School Barbecue

Rise Church volunteers help purchase and prepare a barbecue for all students and their families at Templeton Elementary.

Contact Joanne Shipley at rjshipley@frontier.com

Western Farm Workers

We work with this organization that provides support for local, mostly Hispanic, low income, hardworking families in Washington County.

In addition to monetary support, in the winter we sponsor a “rice, beans, and oil” food drive to assist with food staples during this lowest income time of year.

Food Bank

Non-perishable items are collected year-round and donated to the local Food Bank at St. Anthony’s Church. Donations can be dropped off in the bin in the Fellowship Hall.

Crop Table

During the growing season, homegrown fruits, vegetables, and flowers are free on Sundays for our members and neighbors.

Holiday Mission Marketplace

In December, fair trade items including coffee and chocolate are offered for sale. Proceeds go toward our mission programs.

Union Gospel Life Change for Women and Their Children

This organization provides a place where women can recover from the ill effects of alcohol and drugs, while still being with their children.

Our Men’s Bible Study contributes and delivers milk monthly.

Helping Clothe our Community

Helping Clothe our Community

Rise Church supports the Washington County Healthy Family’s mission to give each baby a healthy start. We collect baby supplies, clothes and handmade items knitted with love.

Backpacks Full of School Supplies

We partner with the Tigard Tualatin School District to provide backpacks full of school supplies for middle and high school students.

Contact church office: 503.639.3273

Coat Drive

We work with Tigard-Tualatin School District’s Caring Closet by collecting coats and other specially requested item for school age children.


Linen Closet

We partner with Love, INC to provide new and gently used linen items including pillows, comforters, and towels to families in the community.

Helping Shelter our Community

Family Promise

Rise Church is a partner church in Family Promise of Tualatin Valley. Family Promise is a network of religious and civic organizations that provide shelter, meals, resource assistance and a path to sustainable housing.

The church provides safe overnight sleeping spaces and meals for a week at a time for up to four families, multiple times during the year.

While under Covid restrictions, we're providing hotel rooms for these families. If you would like to contribute:

Contact patrica.saier@gmail.com or jhibbs1947@comcast.net

Overnight Shelter

The Mission of Rise Church's Houseless Ministry is to serve the needs of the houseless and poverty stricken in our community in coordination with other area churches and organizations.

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Helping Bring Medical Relief to our Community

Red Cross Blood Drive

We will provide the facility and volunteers for the local blood drive when needed.

Recovery Center

This organization's mission is to provide compassionate care to people whose health and quality of life are compromised by alcohol, drugs, and mental health challenges. We provide a collection point for items the residents may need, but we also are a welcoming congregation where we worship, eat and serve together. Donations can be left at the church office.

Sharing the Love of God Beyond our Community

In Our World-Missionary Support we stay connected to an extensive network of missionaries who help us understand the needs of those in communities around the world.