Support of Missions
From the very beginning of the Covenant Church, missions was a very important part of the denomination. The first name given to these early converts was Mission Friends and then it was changed to Evangelical Mission Covenant and more recently to Evangelical Covenant Church of America. Today we as a church send a portion of our budget that goes to help support our career, short-term, and project missionaries in 20 countries. We also support Covenant World Relief, which works in disaster relief and sustainable development.
African Inland Mission
AIM is a nondenominational Christian missionary sending agency serving primarily in Africa and the islands of the Indian Ocean. AIM was founded in 1895 and currently has more than 850 missionaries. To learn more about the work of the Africa Inland Mission, visit their website, or click the image to the right.
The Women Ministries also provides a yearly gift to two Special Interest Missionaries (SIMs) assigned by the Covenant, as well as Carla, Kym, Barbara, Esther, Ruth, Lisa, and Patty Arensen, and Kristy Faber.
Sharing the Harvest
Sharing the Harvest (STH) is a mission venture that demonstrates God’s love through taking a bite out of global hunger and malnutrition. It is a shared venture of the churches of the North Pacific Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church in support of projects through Covenant World Relief/Foods Resource Bank.
To find out more about how it works, click here.
Other Charitable And Missionary Support
Each year, the Wiley Heights congregation supports a number of worthy causes and charitable efforts by Christian organizations. Just of few of these are:
Wiley Heights Covenant Quilters
This busy ladies quilting group, made over 150 quilts this year. Each November They display
them for the congregation. The quilts that aren't purchased will be given to different local charities, some of which include:
The Red Cross,
Camp Prime Time,
The Women's Shelter at the Yakima YWCA,
Zonta Club of Yakima Valley.
Wiley Heights Youth
Connects with AMORE Ministries annually to help build homes for poor families in northern Mexico during spring break mission trips.
Covenant World Relief
A special offering is taken each November to support collaborations with partners around the world to provide relief and facilitate immediate response to disaster and human suffering.
Each year the congregation gathers together toys and essentials for children in poor countries around the globe and donates the wrapped shoeboxes of goodies to Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child.
Union Gospel Mission
Throughout the year the Wiley Heights congregation supports the Yakima Union Gospel Mission through gifts of needed items as well as conducting two services at the mission every other month.