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Our Community Commitment

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Our mission is: To Know God and To Make Him Known.  In honoring our mission, we seek ways to help our community with basic needs in the name of Jesus.  Here is a little bit of what we’ve done recently through the grace of God.

 

Maple Grove Schools.

We have forged a partnership with Maple Grove Elementary to work together to help provide resources for after-school programs and meet the needs of the classrooms.  We have a wonderful relationship with the leadership at Maple Grove and our two organizations are mutually committed to improving the lives of the children of Battle Ground. Through the grace of God, we were able to assist Maple Grove with:

  • Re-sanding their volleyball courts
  • Preparing their community garden for their after-school program
  • Providing funds to help sustain after-school activities
  • Hosting a pencil drive to help off-set the cost of providing 1,000 pencils for standardized testing
  • Back pack drive to help children without the means to purchase school supplies
  • Feeding the families of Maple Grove on back-to-school open house night
  • Hosting teacher appreciation days

 

North County Community Food Bank.

Starting Grounds Church hosts a periodic food drives to support the local food bank. Through the generosity of our people, we have been able to help supply this organization with basic food necessities like beans, pasta, tuna and other food staples.  Monthly cash donations are also sent to the Food Bank.

 

Homeless Population.

Starting Grounds Church donated hundreds of wool blankets and rain ponchos to Open House Ministries for distribution to the homeless population in Vancouver, WA.  
 
 

Toy Drive.

During Christmastime, we have conducted toy drives to benefit local, low income families who don’t have the means of providing a special gift to a great kid.  Our congregation helped fill this need by collecting toys for children and small gift cards for teens to let them know that Jesus loves them. 
 
 

Harvest Days Parade.

Starting Grounds is proud to support our community Harvest Days Parade by providing free parking, bottled water & coffee in our parking lot and opening our doors for free restroom use during the parade.  A simple act of kindness for the church and a big impact for busy parade goers with no access to restrooms and limited parking.