Hurricane Sandy Relief
As most of you are aware an historic convergence of storms hit the east coast this week causing unprecedented damage and power outages in New Jersey. Shore towns have suffered massive devastation and millions were left without power throughout the garden state. You might ask how we can help? There are several Acts 29 Network Churches (of which DCC is a part of) that were hard hit by the storm, and we not only want to come alongside those churches, but help them serve and minister to those in their area.
Here’s how you can help
Downtown Cornerstone has setup a tax deductible fund and 100% of your donation will go to relief efforts for NY/NJ Acts 29 Network Churches.
Give online by clicking this link and selecting “Hurricane Sandy Relief.” All funds to this account will be utilized in serving people and DCC will cover all administrative fees.
Fall Sock Drive
Downtown Cornerstone is happy to partner with Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission (UGM) during their Fall Giving Campaign by collecting socks at our Sunday gatherings! Beginning this Sunday, Sept 23rd, please bring in any new pairs of men’s, women’s or children’s socks to drop in the marked donation bins. Our goal is to raise 500 pairs of socks by the end of October. This means that if 83 people purchase just one 6-pack of socks, we can reach our goal! Be sure to print up this poster to hang in your break room or apartment building to spread the word.
One of the seven distinctives of DCC is RENEWAL. We believe that out of personal gospel renewal, urban renewal will flow, as the very spiritual, social and cultural fabric of Seattle is redeemed. We love this city, and are called to be salt and light in both word and deed. Will you join us?
If you’d like to partner with the UGM by donating more than just socks, find more info here.
- UGM is the only shelter in Seattle that offers three meals a day, 365 days a year.
The Mission serves an average of 1,400 meals a day.
It costs an average of $1.92 to feed a hungry man, woman or child a single meal.
UGM has one of the few family shelters that accepts boys through age 18.
UGM’s Women and Children’s Shelter sleeps an average of 72 women and children each night.
The Mission provides meals, shelter, clothing, homework assistance, counseling and educational field trips for homeless children.
Approximately 20 percent of Mission staff were once program residents.
Watch the video below to learn more about where your socks are going.
Serve the City Recap+Photos
Photo credit Christy Giusti
Last Saturday, July 21st, 70 volunteers of Downtown Cornerstone walked the City Center of Seattle, from the avenues to the alley ways, collecting 24 bags of garbage littered throughout the core. Our goal was simple: to sacrificially serve the city as we’ve been sacrificially served by Jesus Christ (Mat 20:28). Jesus willingly entered into our mess of sin and decay, so we gladly do the same for our city. (Rom 5:8; John 3:16; Phil 2:4-11) Check out some of the photos from last Saturday morning above. A big thanks to Seattle Public Utilities and Adopt-a-Street for your partnership and assistance. This is just the beginning as we aim to spread the message and mercy of Jesus Christ, and in so doing, love our city to life.
Serve the City | Sat, July 21st
Join us July 21st as we serve the city by cleaning and connecting with the people in downtown Seattle’s avenues and alleyways! This project includes partnering with the Seattle Public Utilities “Adopt-A-Street” and “Clear Alley’s Program.” DCC will pin point which downtown Seattle streets and alleys will be cleaned by our volunteers. Seattle Public Utilities will provides necessary resources like garbage bags, gloves, brooms, etc.
WHEN: 8:00a – 12:00p on the third Saturday in July (7.21.12), Download this flyer to share with your neighbors and friends!
WHO: You and your friends, family, coworkers, neighbors. This serving opportunity will be a great bridge to build in Seattle and will help us give people a taste of the love, grace and mercy Jesus freely offers them.
WHERE: We will meet up in the parking lot on the northwest corner of 7th Ave & Lenora in front of “Piranha”. Parking in that Impark lot is only $5 for up to 10 hours, so we recommend parking there.
HOW: We are aiming for 65+ volunteers! We will break into 8 teams of 8 or so people. Each team will be assigned specific streets and alleys to “own” by way of cleaning and caring for people within the vicinity. We’ll proceed block by block through the City Center until each street and alley is served or we run out of resources.
MISSION: Our goal is to love the city to life by way of service and care for people. Our primary function is to serve the city and as we do that we will be mindful that we are Jesus’ ambassadors, making much of him in how we serve, and ultimately, why we serve.
More details to come. If you’d like to join us please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Thursday, July 15th! UGM Hope Place
This Thursday, July 15th, we will be volunteering at the Union Gospel Mission’s Hope Place, a resident and recovery program for homeless women and their children. We’ll meet from 5:45PM to 8:00PM in a common space to serve the children of mothers that call Hope Place home. Please bring a donation to help with the cost of supplies for the night. Join us or email info(at)downtowncornerstone.org for more information.
Union Gospel Mission: Hope Place
3802 South Othello Street
Seattle, WA 98118