In God’s eyes children are a blessing and a gift! They are filled with innocence, joy and laughter. The world can be a cruel and unwelcoming place for vulnerable children. It is our desire to show the love, support and compassion of Jesus in tangible ways to children and families that are in need of support.
“Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.'” – Matthew 19:14
At Rolling Hills, we want every child to feel welcomed, loved and secure. Our Buddy Ministry exists to serve families and individuals in our community and church who are living with special needs. We are passionate about providing the best church experience for each of the families in the ministry!
The Buddy Ministry partners a volunteer “buddy” (one-on-one helper) with individuals needing mild to moderate support in order to participate in church teaching, worship and activities. A unique morning schedule is created for each child based on age, ability and needs.
THINGS TO KNOW
We would love to hear about your child! Contact Dayna Stamnes, Pre-School, Kindergarten and Buddy Pastor, today at 503.638.5900 or firstname.lastname@example.org
JOIN THE TEAM
This ministry is always looking for volunteers to partner with us as we serve and care for individuals living with special needs. If you would like to join the Buddy Team please email Dayna at email@example.com.
BRIDGEPORT BACKPACK OUTREACH
Rolling Hills partners with Bridgeport Elementary, a local school just down the street from the church, through the Bridgeport Backpack Outreach program. Sign up to pack food boxes at Tigard High School and/or deliver food boxes to Bridgeport Elementary families.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
BRIDGEPORT LUNCH BUDDIES
Rolling Hills partners with Bridgeport Elementary, a local school just down the street from the church. Through the Bridgeport Lunch Buddies program, men and women volunteer to meet once a week during the school lunch period to build a friendship with a child in need. This is an excellent opportunity to encourage, support and love a child and show them the love of Jesus.
Email email@example.com to learn more and get involved.
NORTHWEST CHILDREN’S OUTREACH
Northwest Children’s Outreach is a faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to helping families in the Portland area and surrounding communities. We help fill the needs of these families, providing clothing, infant care products, diapers, formula and many of the other necessities parents need for their children.
Volunteers help sort items and fill orders from caseworkers.
Visit nwchildrens.org to learn more about Northwest Children’s Outreach.
Faithful Friends is a faith-based mentoring program that invites men, women, couples or families to serve as a trusted friend, support and guide to a vulnerable child in our community for a period of at least one year.
FAMILY PROMISE OF TUALATIN VALLEY
Family Promise of Tualatin Valley is a nonprofit that serves homeless children by helping their families regain housing and independence. Individual family plans are developed with a FPTV case manager to help families identify and connect with services specific to their needs with permanent housing being the priority. Rolling Hills is a part of their network of religious and civic organizations that provide shelter, meals and resource assistance; specifically, the Rolling Hills campus is home to their Day Center.
Visit familypromiseoftv.org for more information.