Compassion Ministries

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Meals Ministry

When a family has a new baby or when an illness or surgery occurrs, we take them a meal! Join us as we serve one another in this way. If you are interested in being added to the Meals Ministry list, please contact Sueanne Skeen at sueanne3@hotmail.com or 206-478-8274. You can also sign up to be added to our list in the App.

The Rescue Van

The Rescue Van

Every other Friday our Rescue Van travels into our community to help those who find themselves homeless. We distribute meals, toiletry kits and blankets and clothing items in the winter, as well as build friendships.

Aurora Food Packs for Kids

Food Packs For Kids

This ministry meets a felt need in our own neighborhood by providing weekend food packs for kids in need, as identified by the Meridian Park Elementary School Staff. We use volunteers to shop, pack and deliver food to this elementary school across the street from our church building. We welcome and accept donated food from our congregation and community! Please see the specific list of items needed below. If you are interested in serving in this ministry, please contact Donna Reynolds at 206-542-8318 and/or Terry Holm at terryjeanholm@gmail.com.
 
We are looking for bulk packaging of the following items. You can find them all at Costco or Winco. 
 
– Kirkland Signature Microwave Popcorn
– Synder’s of Hanover Mini Pretzels 
– Del Monte Pull-Top Fruit Cup – Variety 
– Nalley Chili with Beans
– Nurti-Grain Cereal Bars
– Quaker Instant Oatmeal Hot Cereal – Flavor Variety
– Kirkland Signature Organic Milk – Chocolate
– Austin Toasty Crackers – Peanut Butter
– Nissan Top Ramen – Chicken
– Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa Mix 
– Quaker Chewy Granola Bar – Variety
– Snack Pack Pudding Cups
– Ravioli (16-16 oz cans)
– TreeTop Organic Applesauce Cups (4oz)
– Tuna (5 oz cans)
– Mac & Cheese (individual microwavable cups)
– Peanut Butter Jars (12-16 oz)

Partnering Organizations

ERM Rawanda

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the people of Rwanda and the entire Great Lakes Region of Africa turn away from a horrific past and look ahead to a future built on Christ, economic stability, educational excellence and strong communities.”

This organization’s stateside offices are housed in Aurora’s building and we are proud to support and partner with them in this way. Visit their website for more information about ERM.

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One Day’s Wages

Aurora has partnered with One Day’s Wages,  “a grassroots movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty. We promote awareness, invite simple giving, and support sustainable relief through partnerships, especially with smaller organizations in developing regions.” We have created a campaign to raise money for their Water Fund which provides clean water access to people in desperate need of it all over the world. We, as Aurora, are donating to this campaign on behalf of our first and second time guests. So when a new person fills out a Connection Card, we will donate either $5 or $10 for their first or second time visits, respectively. Also, any of our members that wish to make a personal donation are, of course, welcome to do so! To find more information or make a donation, visit our campaign here: http://www.onedayswages.org/donate/org/aurora-community-nazarene.

Reach By Causely

We have partnered with this organization through Facebook check-ins! Every time you check-in to Aurora Community Nazarene Church on Facebook you can do some good. Reach by Causely features a Kingdom-building cause each month and donates to it per check-in. For example, in the month of January, every 10 check-ins will result in an item of clothing donated to someone in need.