Good Samaritan Fund

Mt. Carmel members and friends support the Good Samaritan Fund, which helps those in need in our community.

Deaf Ministry

At Mt. Carmel, unfortunately we no longer have deaf ministry as we no longer have an ASL interpreter. If you would like to help with this or know someone who would, we would appreciate this immensely! Call us and leave a message or stop by Mt. Carmel on Sunday morning!

Transition Projects

The people of Mt. Carmel prepare and serve the dinner meal to the men of The Clark Center once a month and for the women of Jean's Place twice per month.

Transition Projects provides people with the resources and tools they need to end their homelessness and maintain housing.

Neighborhood House

Mt. Carmel provides volunteers and some funding to this local volunteer service agency. Volunteers from Mt. Carmel pick up food from local grocers and deliver it to Neighborhood House for distribution. We also support them with collections for food and other goods which they distribute to the homeless and needy of Southwest Portland.

We also collect food and supplies on an ongoing basis from within our church community, including our annual Souper Bowl Sunday canned soup drive and our annual participation in the SW Hope Feed the Hungry campaign each spring.

Grauer Back to School Project

During July we collect for St. Luke’s Grauer School Project The Grauer Back-To-School Project, a volunteer, non-profit cooperative partnership of faith organizations, social service agencies, and businesses created to respond to the back to school needs of low-income Southwest Portland children.

ELCA Disaster Response, ELCA World Hunger and Luheran World Relief

The people of Mt. Carmel collect money year round through World Hunger Appeal change boxes. We undertake service projects such as assembling personal hygiene kits and sewing kits. We participate in the Equal Exchange Fair Trade project, where we buy and sell fair trade coffee and tea. We mobilize to respond to disasters.

Bethel Summer Youth Drop-In

For over 20 years, Bethel Neighborhood Youth Drop-In has provided a safe place for kids from North Portland. Every year, we collect supplies to support the Summer Drop-In sessions.

Christmas Family Sponsorship

Every year, Mt. Carmel sponsors a family at Christmastime. We collect food, clothing and gifts and personally deliver them to a family in need.