A major part of our focus at Foundry is on our local Bend, Oregon community. We greatly desire to be God's hands in serving the people around us. Working through both our own ministries and those of other organizations, we seek to fulfill our Great Commission in Bend.
Our Local Missions Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month in the church Gathering Place at 5:15pm. If you would like more information about our programs or would like to get involved, please contact Ken Mays.
Below is a list of the Bend organizations and ministries that we support:
Contact: Austin Evans (firstname.lastname@example.org)
James 1:27 describes the care of orphans as pure and faultless religion. Understanding the financial and psychological stress of adoption, we have established a two part ministry to adoptive families at Foundry. First, families in the adoption process are provided mentor families to encourage, guide and support them. Second, a designated fund exists to help qualifying families pay for adoption costs.
Central Oregon Chaplaincy
Contact: Mike Chambers (email@example.com)
The Central Oregon Police Chaplaincy is a Biblically-based, non-profit ministry that exists to serve and support all law enforcement and emergency services personnel within Central Oregon by influencing them with God’s grace and love and providing Christ-centered service and ministry to those in uniform along with their families.
Child Evangelism Fellowship
Contact: Bill Sager (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Child Evangelism Fellowship's Good News Clubs are Bible-centered programs taking place on school grounds that include Bible lessons, memory verses and sharing of the Gospel. The goal is to see every child discipled and established in a local church. Foundry Church supports CEF financially and with volunteers serving on school campuses throughout the Bend area.
Contact: Charlene Lawry (email@example.com)
Foundry Church has joined with other area churches to provide free meals to the homeless and in-need, in a family dining atmosphere -- currently serving on the 4th Tuesday of every month as well as Wednesday lunches at Trinity Episcopal Church in Bend.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Contact: Kirstin Nickel (Kirstin.firstname.lastname@example.org)
Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ.
Food Pantry is Foundry Church’s emergency food service program, providing help for those in-need in the form of a 3-day food package. Each participant can receive a bag once a month. The food pantry is open Monday - Thursday during office hours. Food is purchased via donations made by members of Foundry Church
Pregnancy Resource Center
Contact: Robin Toomey (email@example.com)
These centers provide Christ-centered caring support to pregnant women, and are the one positive alternative to organizations such as Planned Parenthood, which perform abortions as an alternative to pregnancy.
The Bend office has added ultrasound services. 45% of their clients come from friend/family referrals, and 94% of the abortion vulnerable clients choose life after counseling and/or ultrasound. They pray with virtually every client and give them Bibles. All services are free and confidential.
Shepherd's House Ministries
Contact: Ken Mays (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Shepherd’s House in Bend is dedicated to growing disciples of Jesus Christ by ministering to and serving those in-need, while sharing God's hope, faith and love, bringing them to a place of restoration and empowering them to become productive members of our society. The Shepherd’s House offers free counseling, clothing, life skills training, meals and Biblical training, among many services. Foundry Church prepares and serves a meal and leads the Chapel time once per month.
Contact: Ken Cox (email@example.com)
Providing shower services to the homeless in the Bend and Central Oregon Area. The shower truck mission is to reach out to the poor and the homeless. We serve them, build relationships, listen and hear their stories, and care about them. Over time, this builds trust and friendship that leads to opportunities to share the Living Word of God.
Sundays, 1:30pm at Journey Church, Bend
Tuesdays, 4:00pm at Family Kitchen, Bend
Wednesdays,10:00am at Family Kitchen, Bend
Thursdays, 4:00pm at Redmond Senior Center, Redmond
Fridays, 10:00am at Family Kitchen, Bend
Contact: Steve Toomey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bend's Teen Challenge is one of nearly 200 across the country. The goal of a Teen Challenge student is to provide a comprehensive Christian faith-based solution to life-controlling drug and alcohol problems in order to become productive members of society. By applying biblical principles, Teen Challenge endeavors to help people become mentally-sound, emotionally-balanced, socially-adjusted, physically-well, and spiritually-alive.
Contact: Ken Mays (email@example.com)
At the intersection of NW Oregon and NW Irving is not just a corner … it’s The Point. Throughout the year, Foundry Church takes ownership of this high-traffic location to serve the community, giving out popsicles during the 4th of July Pet Parade, water to those watching the cycling compeition or hot chocolate before the Christmas parade.