Why We Care

We love and serve because we are loved.

We are called by Jesus to love our neighbors – and the way Jesus defines a neighbor in the story he tells in the Bible about the “Good Samaritan” is anyone who needs us, anyone who’s been left by the side of the road. So we encourage everyone here to take care of and give to others.

But, if you’ve ever been guilted into giving or serving by a church, we’re sorry that happened to you. We don’t want you to ever feel that way here at WCC. We believe that when Jesus said, “Love others as I have loved you,” he was trying to teach us that truly caring for others comes from knowing that you’re loved and valuable and enough. And that’s always the starting place for us.

We believe there’s more than one way to care.

Our congregation decided a long time ago to give away 10% of budgeted income plus the proceeds of our rummage sales, and numerous in-kind donations to many local social service agencies. We are so grateful that through our combined efforts, WCC has been able to provide hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to nearly 70 partnership agencies.

But these financial donations are just where we begin.

There are many other ways we’re involved in sharing our gifts and talents and resources to make the world better, as varied (and creative) as the folks who are in this congregation. We’d love to have you join us. And you don’t have to believe certain things or be a member or regular attender here to do that. All are welcomed.