Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Fishline Celebrates February's Community Partner: North Point Church

In what has become a holiday tradition in our community, folks dance the night away to the big band music of Buz Whiteley, bid on lovely and whimsical baskets in a silent auction and visit with neighbors under twinkling holiday lights. All proceeds from this magical night go to North Kitsap Fishline, thanks to the many years of effort and dedication of the North Point Church community.  The baskets are donated, Buz Whiteley donates the performance to Fishline and the event is organized by volunteers. Because of this generosity, the amount raised for Fishline just keeps growing every year. In 2012, over $6,000 was raised - an extraordinary amount that will help many in our community.

North Point also partners with Fishline in its distribution of holiday baskets, with members of the congregation preparing holiday meal boxes for the clients who need them the most. It also hosts the Adopt-a-Family program, where donors receive a wish list from struggling families and then provide gifts to assure a good holiday is shared by all. The Church hosts the School Supply program in the fall and has recently started making blankets for the SafePark program for homeless single women. North Point has also encouraged its community to volunteer with us, and many do.

In addition to their work with Fishline, North Point supports other organizations such as Younglife, Oasis India, and Second Table Ministries.  Their commitment to both their local and global community is a testament to their overall mission to help others. 

Being there for those in need is a mission shared by our community churches, and North Point has been an integral part of this web of caring. We are so grateful for the partnership shared over the years and look forward to an even greater cooperation in the years to come.

North Point Church is located in Poulsbo, at 1779 NE Hostmark Street.

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