Serving Our Community

Sammy’s Place

After-School Tutoring and Mentoring Program

Wednesdays 3:00-5:00

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

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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.


Family Kitchen

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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

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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.


Helpline

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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

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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

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This organization assists the homeless and the poor. We support this agency with the Angel Tree, Project Connect, and volunteers.


Gideon Card Ministry

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The card ministry provides a way to give others hope and comfort. The bible ministry provides bibles for those who may not have them.