Community Partners:

MCPC actively pursues partnerships with other community organizations whose work overlaps with our desire to follow God’s lead in seeking the welfare of the community God has called us to serve. Here are some examples of those partnerships.

 

Presbytery of the Inland Northwest

There are 48 Presbyterian churches in the Inland Northwest that are organized as a Presbytery. The offices for the Presbytery are located next to the church parking lot and the church campus is used regularly for gatherings of church leaders from across the region.

 

West Valley Co-Op Preschool

The church hosts the co-op preschool that is organized through Spokane Community College.

 

Spokane Transit Authority

Budget cuts in recent years at Spokane Transit Authority (STA) have called into question their ability to continue routes through the City of Millwood.  Thankfully, they have recommitted to maintain their routes, but one sticking point has been the lack of available restrooms in Millwood for their bus drivers to take breaks. In response to this the church stepped in to offer the use of bathroom facilities at The Crossing Youth Center and has just entered into five-year lease with STA to provide these services. The church’s leadership sees this as a way to help secure this vital service to our neighborhood for years to come and also address the concerns of local businesses.

 

The Angus Scott Pipe Band currently uses the church for its weekly rehearsals and none of them are church members.

 

The Spokane Valley Fire Department

Pastor Craig Goodwin is the chaplain with the Spokane Valley Fire Department and is on call to provide counseling and care for citizens in emergency circumstances.

 

Presbytery of the Inland Northwest

There are 48 Presbyterian church in the Inland Northwest that are organized as a Presbytery. The offices for the Presbytery are located next to the church parking lot and the church campus is used regularly for gatherings of church leaders from across the region.

 

Recovery Groups like Alcoholics Anonymous

Currently, MCPC hosts the oldest continuously running Alcoholics Anonymous group in the Spokane area. Three other recovery groups call MCPC home.

 

Boy Scouts

MCPC currently hosts Scout Troop 430, which includes three regular Cub Scout gatherings and a weekly Boy Scout meeting. Most of the participants are not members of the church. The Scouts have indicated they will substantially expand their activities once the building is completed. One of the many limitations of the current facilities is that the Scouts cannot do some of the recreational activities that normally accompany Scout gatherings.

 

Hutton Settlement Group Home

The church has had a unique relationship with Hutton Settlement since the church began in the early 1920’s. Eli Hutton donated money to help build the original sanctuary and the church has sought to help nurture the young people at Hutton throughout its history. The church most recently partnered with Hutton to create The Crossing Youth Center, a youth-oriented space near the church that includes couches, foosball and pool tables, multimedia project and snack bar. Students at Hutton organized a fundraising dinner and contributed over $2,000 to the renovation efforts.

 

Arbor Crest Winery

Every spring the Arbor Crest Winery allow us to hold an Easter Sunrise service t the Cliff House, overlooking the Spokane Valley.