Urban Outreach

Through Urban Outreach, George Fox students engage in experiential ministry opportunities in Salem and Portland. Our goal is to reach out in compassion to not only serve Christ, but to also meet and follow Christ in building relationships with people affected by the complexities of urban poverty and other inequities. 

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me... Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."

Matthew 25:35-36,40

Weekly Ministry

We go to locations in Portland each week. It takes about an hour to get to each location. We help by serving alongside local ministry partners who have been doing these ministries for years. We offer a humble, listening presence, prayer, food, clothing, and assistance in whatever ways our partner organizations see fit.

The goal of these activities is to get to know the people who are there. We want to learn about them and from them as much as we want to help them in our small way.

Every ministry trip will leave from the Annex Offices in the Bruin Den (Klages Center). Transportation to and from all urban events is provided. If you are interested in participating in either of these ministries, please contact UrbanOutreachGFU@gmail.com.

Saturday Afternoons

Every second and fourth Saturday, we meet at 1 p.m. in the Bruin Den and return by 4 p.m. We are always looking for regular volunteers to join us in sharing food from Canyon Commons with our friends and helping out a developing ministry on the east side of Portland.

Sunday Afternoons 

We meet at 11:30 a.m. in Bruin Den and are back by 4 p.m., with the goal of building community with our friends who live outdoors in downtown Portland.