Jesus said “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” -Matthew 22:37-39 ESV
We are one of the sites of the Marion-Polk Food Share. Volunteers from our church receive food and then distribute it to the community every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 9-11am. We give out food to feed 150 to 200 people each month.
Opportunities to volunteer include helping people sign in, stocking shelves and preparing food bags.
Neighborhood BBQ and Classic Car Show
Every summer our church enjoys sharing a free BBQ in the parking lot for our community. There is music, activities for kids, good food, and a classic car show. Many from the greater Salem area enter their cars into the show and those in attendance vote on their favorite!
Child Evangelism Fellowship
We support both the Polk County and Capital City Chapter of Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF). CEF reaches kids in our community through 5-Day Clubs in the summer and after-school Good News Clubs during the school year. Our members are involved with these clubs in both Polk and Marion counties.
CEF can always bring more people onto their team to help serve. Many service commitments are just two hours each week. For further questions regarding CEF, contact the church or CEF office (503-364-6499).
Vacation Bible School
Each summer Kingwood offers a Vacation Bible School for kids in our community. The children have a great time learning about a God who loves them and wants to know them. Each night has a separate focus building on the theme of the week. The program includes singing with hand motions, games, a story time, snacks, a short cartoon clip, and science projects.
There are many opportunities including preparing snacks, leading a group leader, telling stories through drama, helping with games, taking pictures, and more!
There is a team at Kingwood that prays for our members, visitors, and community. They meet monthly, but pray daily. They perform a vital function lifting up needs and concerns before our great God. They have seen many answers to prayer. God does heal miraculously just like he did when Jesus walked on Earth. There is nothing that is too great for our God!
The Prayer Team is open to people dedicated to the Kingwood family.