empowering you to serve

empowering you to serve

Chapel Hill knows that being “church” means we all have a unique gift from God to bless the world. Member empowerment groups help launch grassroots leaders to answer their call to serve. These volunteer-led outreach efforts all reflect Jesus—the Son of God who makes peace with us—by bringing spiritual, emotional, and material healing right where we are.

Meet some of our current empowerment groups! Click on their link to connect with current opportunities to participate. All are welcome.

Member empowerment groups are propelled by God’s love to go Beyond These Walls wherever they are called.

Tacoma Street Ministries
Every week we share the grace of Jesus Christ through compassion and conversation with our neighbors living outside. Sign up to donate sandwiches, water, hygiene items and more on Friday afternoons or join the outreach team. Follow us on Facebook.

Team Liquid Assets
Friends around Gig Harbor started as a LifeGroup looking for ways to build community and bless the world. We are clocking 6k on May 18, 2024 to help World Vision bring life-changing clean water to children. Find us on our Team Liquid Assets webpage.

Advocates for Life
Struggling moms and dads need our support to care for the little ones that they bring into the world. We host a “Baby Bottle” fundraiser and share CareNet‘s faith-based resources (prenatal care up to age four) to help meet the needs of families.

Joining Moms in Prayer
With a vision to cover every school in prayer, moms and grandmothers gather weekly in small prayer clusters. We organize Bless our Schools Sunday, and support statewide efforts. To join us or request prayer, message Washington Moms in Prayer on Facebook.

Comfort Quilters
We are a community of women who make hand-made quilts for people who need comfort, whether staying at a shelter, grieving a loved one, or enduring a crisis. If you wan to gift a quilt or learn to make them, Contact Cara to connect with the group.

Empty Bowls
We help our local Altrusa chapter host a favorite annual event in March to raise money to fight hunger in our town. Handmade pottery by local artists and yummy soups by local chefs bring neighbors together. Contact Cara to connect with the group.

Beacon Cove Group Shower Kit Project
We started as a small group Bible study with a passion to serve. We assemble personal self-care totes for guests at the men’s and women’s shelters. Contact Cara to connect with the group or to get instructions for similar projects in your own Life Group.

Mentoring Christian Athletes
We develop adult and teen leaders with a heart to coach our local high school athletes in a growing relationship with Jesus. Bi-weekly Fellowship of Christian Athlete “huddles” are an open door for newcomers. On Instagram @fcagigharbor and @thefcateam.

Host Homes for Harbor Hope Center
We are part of a local network of believers who want to make a difference in the life of one young person at a time. We have great training and support from Harbor Hope Center.

Local Makers

Through our handicrafts, Local Makers reflect our Creator and help all ages to use the gifts he’s given them. We are building relationships and encouraging artists to share their stories. Follow Local Makers: Gig Harbor on Facebook.

Supporting Food Backpacks 4 Kids
Many local kids are couch-surfing or fridge-surfing because they don’t have enough to eat at home. We are a group of believers who helping kids in Peninsula district schools access nutritious and easy-to-prepare food. Food Backbacks4Kids Facebook group.

Postpartum Mamas

For women experiencing depression, anxiety, miscarriages, infant loss, parenting struggles, grief, and blessings to share; solely to uplift, encourage, and unite in a confidential and safe environment. Connect with us on our website.

Prison Ministry

Because grace is the same on both sides of the WCCW fencing, we reach in! Pen pals and Christmas treats encourage them inside. Clothing drives offer dignity for new lives outside. Kairos Ministry serves men at Stafford Creek. Contact Cara to plugged in.

Back-to-School Drive

We team up with the Children’s Home Society of Washington to provide supplies and boost of confidence to families in our school district most in need. Contact Cara to help coordinate the August event.

Blessing Group

We are network of local Christians with a simple mission to be the hands and feet of Jesus caring for students and supporting staff in our school and through student worship events. Follow us on Facebook.


We love to play with paper and fill it with words of encouragement, especially to support the Street Ministries compassion kits and other ministry needs. Contact Cara to connect with the group.

Men’s Retreat

More than 40 guys get away for a weekend in the spring to reconnect to God and recommit to staying connected with Him, creating community, and investing in others.

Has God put an area of need on your heart?

Neighborhood community-building? Dignity for the down-trodden? Grace for the outcast? Gospel-motivation in your professional field? Renewal for creation?

Contact Cara Taylor to share your passion, pray for God’s lead, and explore the application process. Leaders often partner outside the congregation, and we celebrate that! Training workshops and grant opportunities are offered in January, June, and September. Complete the online application here.