Milwaukie Presbyterian Church

a nurturing inclusive community growing in faith and service

Milwaukie Presbyterian Church

Outreach and Community Ministries

Christmas Boxes

Christmas Boxes is one of the busiest and most exciting times at Milwaukie Presbyterian Church. During the weekend before Christmas our community gathers to assemble boxes for local families - including food staples, a Christmas dinner, Christmas gifts for the family, toiletries, supplies and other items. Stay tuned for details on our annual work party on December 16 if you want to see and be part of the Christmas Boxes action. Donations of food, gifts and supplies are appreciated.

Compassion in Action, a local non-profit, provides MPC with the list of families we serve. If you or someone you know needs some help with Christmas joy this year, contact Compassion in Action ( or 503.632.0562). Applications are available at social services offices, fire departments and senior centers and need to be received by December 1.  

SON Ministry - Sheltering Our Neighbors

S.O.N. network utilizes churches to temporarily house people when shelters are full. MPC participates during the winter months, hosting families for up to two weeks at a time. 

We will need volunteers ready to provide meals, hosting in the evening, overnight stays, laundry, potentially transportation and help setting up for the family. Stay tuned to newsletters and announcements for volunteer calls. MPC next hosts in January 2018.