Urban Outreach

DOOR TO GRACE

Door To Grace is a company that helps bring family and safety to sexually exploited children in Portland and teach them how to enter back into society once they reach 18. We will be having a community dinner with Door to Grace on November 28, 2018. 

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A21 WALK FOR FREEDOM

Walk For Freedom is a global fundraising and awareness event. Rallying thousands of abolitionists, taking millions of steps, showing up in hundreds of cities all over the world, Walk For Freedom is an outward expression of our inward desire to see slavery completely abolished.

On October 20th, single-file lines of people in black will fill their local streets, sidewalks, bridges, and tunnels with a message that can't be ignored: slavery still exists. Together we will walk, holding signs and passing out flyers to reach the people in our city with the message of human trafficking. Telling our communities that they actually have the power to make change possible.

We believe that when we all show up locally , we will have an impact globally . In our cities, in our communities, in our world. One step at a time, we fundraise and walk to see a world without slavery. A walk to raise awareness for trafficking both in the United States and internationally.

George Fox University is registered as a team for Walk for Freedom. Please fill out this form if you would like to join SpIL in Walk for Freedom. Once you have paid George Fox University $25 (cash or check) please go to A21 | Portland Registration and register for the Walk for Freedom. Our team name is George Fox University (please join this team).

WE DINE TOGETHER

We Dine Together, regularly, alongside both under-resourced neighbors as well as Christian community development organizations seeking not only to serve Christ, but also to encounter and learn from Christ while in better proximity to people who are experiencing firsthand the complex problems of poverty, hunger, homelessness, racism, sexism, sexual exploitation and trafficking, and many other barriers to their flourishing as people made in God's image with dignity, purpose and gifts to share in community.

We Dine Together in various locations from Newberg Community Dinners in local churches to street-side "Nightstrikes" in Portland Because People Matter. We volunteer with food and clothing drives with  Newberg FISH and HomePDX. We help by serving alongside local ministry partners who have been doing these ministries for years. We learn by brief immersion and by offering a humble, listening presence, honest and curious questions, prayer, humor, food, clothing, and friendship in whatever ways we can that contribute to community development. The goals of these encounters are to get to know the people, re-establish their dignity as made in God's image and draw out and encourage their dignity, gifts, strengths, and dreams. 

Regular ministry trips are organized and  from the Sheridan St (SpiL) House &/or the Hadlock Student Center. Transportation to and from all events is provided when possible.

If you are interested in participating in either of these ministries, sign up to volunteer! If you have any questions, please contact spirituallife@georgefox.edu