Compassion Ministries is a network of local outreach ministries that fulfill Jesus’ directive in Matthew 25:34-40: “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” Compassion Ministries exists for the purpose of helping those in our community who are in need.
The Compassion Ministry Leadership Team uses the resources that you provide to help meet the needs of the people in our community. By meeting their physical needs, we are afforded the opportunity to help with spiritual needs as well. Nearly every Compassion Ministry is sustained by volunteer hours and generous financial support.
Thank you for your generous support and continued prayers.
HOW CAN I HELP?
Donate non-perishable food items to our Food Pantry by placing them in a box located in the foyer. Donations are needed throughout the year.
BCA strives to provide emergency financial support for individuals and families in need through the Compassion Ministries Benevolence Fund. When a need is verified, we may provide emergency funds for rent/mortgage or utility payments, fuel for transportation, and fees for counseling appointments with the BCA Counseling Center.
Our Food Pantry provides emergency food for anyone in need who seeks help from BCA during the week. Our pastors generally give out 10 to 14 bags of groceries each week and each bag of food will provide 4-6 meals for a family or an individual. This is over 600 bags of groceries and around 3,000 meals each year.
Everett Gospel Mission
For the last 9 years, BCA teams have prepared and served the noon meal to over 150 people each Sunday at the Everett Gospel Mission.
Evergreen Recovery Center
Evergreen Recovery Center is a residential rehab facility for women. Many clients have young babies with them and no family available to help provide for them. Our team of volunteers help provide birthday baskets and baby showers for the women at the shelter.
BCA Kids Club at Hawthorne
BCA Kids Club at Hawthorne is a weekly Saturday morning outreach that takes place at Hawthorne Elementary for this highly diverse population with many refugee and homeless children. This club teaches children about Jesus through group ministry and small group activity clubs, provides ESL tutoring for parents, and provides a breakfast snack and lunch for the kids and their parents.
Hawthorne Backpack Meals
Since 2009, our team of volunteers have purchased and packed food for weekend meals for more than 40 homeless or disadvantaged children from Hawthorne Elementary and their families.
Back to School Supplies & Shoes
Each August, Compassion Ministries sponsors a school supply drive for Garfield Elementary school and families in need from BCA. We also collect new shoes that are given to the many homeless and refugee children that attend Hawthorne Elementary and do not have a sturdy pair of shoes. You can help with this ministry by donating school supplies or a new pair of shoes during the month of August.
Pregnancy Resource Center
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Snohomish County (PRC) exists to help women and families facing difficult decisions brought on by an unexpected pregnancy. The PRC offers pregnancy testing, options information, limited obstetric ultrasound services, resources and referrals, practical help, birth and baby education classes, and material needs to women, teens, and families in need…all at no charge and in confidence. PRC is a faith-based non-profit devoted to promoting a culture of life.
Thanksgiving & Christmas Food Baskets
As a church family, we wish to assist families in need by providing 125 Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Baskets that make possible a wonderful family holiday meal.
Christmas Giving Tree
Each Christmas season the congregation provides Christmas gifts for children in our community who are in need. We have gift tags available from the Giving Tree starting in November.