Serving Our Community
Sammy’s Place—on hiatus over the summer
After-School Tutoring and Mentoring Program
Sammy’s Place was designed to contribute to students’ success in school and life by building one-on-one caring relationships with concerned adults in a safe and supportive environment.
It is operated by and at Port Orchard United Methodist Church in cooperation with Marcus Whitman Middle School.
Severe Weather Shelter
When the Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management declares a need for emergency shelter, our doors are open. Hosted by POUMC, funded by several area churches, and staffed by a multitude of volunteers from around the county, this project is primarily in use November through March. Call 211 to find out more.
When paychecks run out before the end of the month we are there to provide a good, hot meal on the last Tuesday of each month. Other groups provide dinners to give two weeks of hot meals through community generosity.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Hand-crafted shawls made with love and prayer are given for physical or emotional comfort to anyone in need. Donations of new fleece and 3+ skeins of yarn of a single color are welcome, as are already crafted shawls or throws.
Stafford Suites Ministry
It is our joy to provide a worship experience for the residents of Stafford Suites at 3:00 pm on the second Sunday of each month. Music, scripture, reflection, and friendly chat make for a beautiful afternoon.
Food and other assistance is provided through this community service. We support their work through gifts of food, cash, and volunteers.
Bags of Hope
Compact bags of non-perishable food and personal hygiene items, along with a few other small gifts, provide an alternative to giving money to persons looking for a handout, and are excellent gifts for couch surfers! Each bag costs $3.00; purchase several to keep handy in your car for the next opportunity to give.
Kitsap Rescue Mission
This organization assists the homeless and poor. We support the mission with gifts of cash, new socks, underwear, tarps, coat collections, and more.
Kitsap Community Resources
This organization assists the homeless and the poor. We support this agency with the Angel Tree, Project Connect, and volunteers.
Gideon Card Ministry
The card ministry provides a way to give others hope and comfort. The bible ministry provides bibles for those who may not have them.