"For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."

Mark 10:45


At Gather and Scatter we are committed to serving and strive to find ways to demonstrate the love of Jesus in meaningful ways.  Our mission is to give as Jesus gave, serve as Jesus served, and love as Jesus loved. We do this by encouraging and inviting all of our members to serve in both our church and the community.

Throughout the year we build relationships with non-profits, schools, businesses, and other individuals to set up service opportunities. Below you will find our current community service opportunities. To learn more about serving opportunities within our local church, please visit our Door Holder's page.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our service projects please contact Kevin and Laurel at info@gatherandscatter.org


Braking Cycles celebrates and taps into the love of Portland's beautiful bike, coffee, and art cultures to raise awareness of the destructive cycles that keep our young people trapped and hopeless. 

Through this unique social entrepreneurial endeavor, Braking Cycles offers Portland's at-risk youth, hope and tangible services that provide them an opportunity to dream, reach, and achieve. We believe this is where healthy self sufficiency can become the new cycle.

The Portland Adventist Community Services organization is a community of volunteers who work together to provide food, health care, and low-cost clothing/household items to low-income individuals in the Portland area. Their programs include a Food Pantry, Health Clinic, and Thrift Store. 



p:ear builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives. Each year their programs serve almost 900 homeless and transitional young people ages 15 to 24. p:ear staff and volunteers serve as mentors, friends, and role models, while p:ear’s unique programs create opportunities for young people to grow intellectually, express themselves constructively, communicate in positive ways and engage in meaningful interactions with the larger community of Portland. 

We partner with p:ear annually by providing backpacks filled with Christmas gifts and needed supplies for the homeless youth.


Transitional Youth works to meet the needs of youth on the streets. They facilitate positive transition to healthy life choices. They offer job-skills training and a life in functional community. Transitional Youth shares the sacrificial love of Jesus. They live in the truth that He came to save us all for His glory and our well-being

We partner with them by serving meals every third Thursday of each month.

Join us 5:30pm to 8:30pm at First Presbyterian Church. 1200 SW Alder St. (Entrance on 12th Ave.)