Jesus summarized our calling simply: love God and love your neighbor. At Shallowford, we seek to do both through service to our members, our community, and to the world. Whether you like to cook, teach, build or knit, we have a way for you to serve!
Each member of our congregation is charged with offering love, care, and support for one another. We accomplish this mission through a variety of programs designed to meet the many different needs of our members.
Shallowford has a long history of service in the name of Christ to our surrounding community. We strongly encourage all members of the church to find some way to put their faith to work in the service of others.
Shallowford joyfully invests thousands of volunteer hours and over $100,000 in mission annually. We are blessed to have two sources for financial support of missions, and we welcome your applications and fresh ideas for service.
The annual Mission Committee Budget supports the work of our 10 diverse Mission partners. The Committee places a high value partnering with relational, responsive, responsible organizations. Each year in September, the Mission Committee reviews existing and accepts new Mission Partner applications. If you are interested in becoming a Shallowford Mission Partner, please contact Catherine Foster ([email protected]) for an application.
The Mission Forward Fund was established through the generosity of the Mission Tithe from the 2014 “Rooted in Faith Forward in Hope” Capital Campaign and the Support & Endowment Committee’s “Special Ministries” and “Mission and Benevolence” Funds. The Mission Forward Fund supports special opportunities for Shallowford to participate in God’s mission. Opportunities may include supporting Shallowford’s participation in mission, the program cost of a mission project, or the capital cost of a mission project. Projects are considered time-limited, with a specific, tangible outcome that moves the mission of an organization forward. To obtain a Mission Forward Fund application, email Catherine Foster ([email protected]).