In addition to the traditional activities, we also have special or focused interests and efforts. These include:
- Compassion International: An outgrowth of the Shark Tank proposals, we have committed to the support of two youth—Estalin, a 7-year-old boy living in Ecuador; and Sarah, a 14-year-old girl living in Uganda. The intent of the committee is to make this an ongoing commitment with targeted efforts to fund the annual support.
- Adult Mission trips: TPC conducted a total of four mission trips in 2014. Three were single day trips to Newberg supporting Habitat for Humanity. The fourth was a multi-day trip to Bend working with that Habitat group.
- Food Pantry: The food pantry continues to be a special focus of the congregation. Individuals from TPC staff and coordinate volunteer workers. Many from the congregation work on a regular schedule receiving donations, stocking shelves, and assisting those who come to the pantry to “shop.”