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Serving Our Community

Designed to contribute to student’s success in school and life by building one-on-one caring relationships with concerned adults in a safe and supportive environment.

Sammy's Place is operated by and at Port Orchard United Methodist Church, 725 Kitsap Street, Port Orchard, in cooperation with Cedar Heights Middle School.

Contact the church office for more information

Severe Weather Shelter

When the Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management declares and emergency shelter need, our doors are open. Hosted by this church, funded by several area churches, and staffed by a multitude of volunteers from around the county, this project is primarily in use November through March. Call 211 to find out more.

Family Kitchen

When paychecks run out before the end of the month we are there to provide a good, hot meal on the last Tuesday of each month. Other groups provide dinners to give two weeks of hot meals through community generosity.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Hand-crafted shawls made with love and prayer are given for physical or emotional comfort to anyone in need. Donations of new fleece and 3+ skeins of yarn in a single color are welcome, as are already crafted shawls or throws.

Stafford Suites Ministry

It is our joy to provide a worship experience for the residents at Stafford Suites at 3 pm on the 2nd Sunday each month. Music, scripture, reflection, and friendly chat make for a beautiful afternoon.


Food and other assistance is provided through this community service. We support their work with gifts of food, cash, and volunteers.

Bags of Hope

Compact bags of non-perishable food and personal hygiene items, along with a few other small gifts, provide an alternative to giving money to persons looking for a handout, and are excellent gifts for couch surfers! Each bag costs $3; purchase several to keep handy in your car for the next opportunity to give.

United Methodist Men

Breakfast once a month is a great reason to get together to hear a guest speaker, and to the other ministries these men do, such as mowing a lawn, a ride to the doctor, moving the firewood, or a host of other helpful services for those local and far away. Planned for 2017: Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper 5-7 pm February 28, Popcorn & Parking at the Cruz August 13, and a fall Mission Trip to NE Washington to rebuild homes wildfires destroyed.

Women in Mission

As serious about their mission as they are about having fun, these women have a lot of fun supporting a lot of mission within the church, throughout the Port Orchard and Kitsap communities, and across the globe, including UMCOR. They raise fun through personal pledges, progressive dinners, lunches, dinners, and bazaars. And they enjoy it all. Planned for 2017: Bake Sales February 12 & May 21, Irish Stew brunch 10:30 March 12, and Annual Bazaar November 4 .

Kitsap Rescue Mission

This organization assists the homeless and poor. We support the Mission with gifts of cash, new socks, underwear, tarps, tents, coat collections, and more.

Kitsap Community Resources

This organization assists the homeless and poor. We support this agency with the Angel Tree, Project Connect, and volunteers.


One Boys pack and several Girls troops meet at Port Orchard UMC. Contact us and we will put you in touch with an appropriate group. 360-876-3975

Gideon Card Ministry

A card ministry provides a way to give others hope and comfort. A bible ministry provides bibles for those who may not have them.

Health and Senior Resource Fair

An Annual gathering up and sharing of resources for Seniors and the people who love and care for them. Wellness screenings, local service providers, and speakers addressing topics such as home security and scams, end-of-life planning, and health issues like diabetes, cardiac care, and dementia.

Angel Tree

Christmas gifts are provided for underprivileged children. This project takes place November-December, and is organized by Kitsap Community Resources.

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