Spirit of Life Lutheran Ministries
of Matching Funds Remaining
~Mission Statement~ Spirit of Life: A Welcoming, Renewing and Serving Intergenerational Community of Discipleship in Christ ~Missional Values~ We are a body of Christ, a community of faith, trusting in God, rooting ourselves in the sacramental understanding of God’s grace, responding to community needs, devoting ourselves to prayer, Bible study and fellowship, welcoming all as Christ welcomes, witnessing God doing new things in the community and in our lives.
Established by Spirit of Life in 2000, to address the needs of our neighbors who live with food insecurity in the South Kitsap/Olalla area; LifeCare Foodbank is open every Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00pm and provides emergency food relief to feed a household for a 4-7 day period. At LifeCare Foodbank, no one is turned away from receiving food assistance on Saturday morning. Although, Emergency Food Relief, takes many forms and there are various reasons that cause our neighbors to face food insecurity. For instance, just recently, a first-time client visited LifeCare Foodbank because they had lost power and subsequently lost all the frozen and refrigerated food in their home and was not able to replace it, until they were paid again. We were glad to help. Likewise, Little Doves Children’s Learning Center provides quality childcare for families in Southern Kitsap County since 1993. 2017 brought over a dozen new families to Little Doves, in addition, to the families we have been so blessed to serve year after year. Specifically, we added a new family in our center who has taken on three foster children, in addition to a child of their own. They came to Little Doves with three young children who needed nutrition, love, support, and guidance. Through communication, collaboration of our staff and this family, these amazing young children are now thriving socially, academically, nutritionally, emotionally and in all aspects of their development.
The financial struggle to continue to provide important services to our community is constant. Participation in the Kitsap Great Give will allow Spirit of Life Lutheran Ministries to continue operations at current levels and improve the quality of services provided to the community.
3901 SE Mullenix Rd
Port Orchard, WA 98367-9708