Our church building is in used by Burien Community Church, and also by Cristiana Confraternidad Ebenezer, a Spanish-speaking congregation, and sister church in the Evergreen Association of American Baptist Churches.
Our Good Neighbors Ministry is an intergenerational group that seeks to reach out into the community by doing ministry locally in Burien and around King County, including having a booth at Burien Pride, and creating "blessing bags" with socks, snacks, hats, gloves, gift cards and more for folks who are in need. We distribute these regularly throughout the year, and rather than just handing out bags, we talk with folks and want them to know that we care about them and see them as our neighbors. Our Good Neighbors group is always on the look out for other great ministries we can support in Burien.
Previously, we have collected items for our own Food Cupboard (to help individuals and families in need of assistance) as well as Hospitality House: A Home for Women, the only women's shelter in South King County. We have also collected socks and blankets, hats, and gloves for Operation Nightwatch in Seattle.
Though CoVID kind of through a monkey wrench in our usual pattern, we do have a Rummage Sale in the Summer at some point, and an Annual Christmas Bazaar, where handmade gifts, ornaments, and other Christmas items can be purchased in early December. We also do a regular Service in the Park and Potluck at Seahurst Park in the Summer.
We host an Easter Egg Hunt every year before Easter for the community, with crafts and games following the egg hunt. Each year there is a prize of a scholarship for a Summer Camp at one of the camps we support. We also participate in Burien's Pride event, and Burien's Strawberry Festival.
We support our American Baptist Camps in Washington by sending children and youth to Camp Bethel near Hoquiam, and Camp Burton on Vashon Island. We support our campers by providing scholarships through our AB Women to those campers in need.
Our American Baptist Women's Ministries group meets regularly and helps fund local and global missions as well as roll bandages for White Cross, which distributes those supplies around the world, most recently to the Baptist Hospital in the Congo. They also have supported White Cross and the Heifer Project in the past. Our women gather together for lunch, crafts, and look for ways to help others around the world.