Local Outreach

Local Outreach at West Shore
We want West Shore to be an externally focused church, and the people who attend West Shore to work hand in hand with others for the well being and transformation of our neighborhoods and communities.

Learning to follow Jesus includes doing the things Jesus did: welcome strangers, bless children, feed the hungry, minister healing to the sick, and restore hope to the oppressed and abandoned.

We believe that loving our neighbor is as important as attending Sunday worship. We encourage you to join one of the many teams involved in outreach.

Bethesda Mission
Bethesda Mission (BM), located in Pennsylvania’s capitol city of Harrisburg, is a non-profit Christian Rescue Mission. Since 1914, Bethesda Mission has been a missionary arm of the local church, reaching out to men, women, and children of all races, nationalities, and creeds, providing the poor and homeless with shelter, food, clothing, sharing the good news of Jesus Christ, and discipling them in the Christian life.

Capital Area Pregnancy Center (Life Choices Clinic)
A Christian organization with a relational goal: to see those facing a pregnancy decision receive love, care, and support—to one day have a community where no one walks through these decisions alone. They exist to go beyond the politics of pregnancy to serve women and men facing pregnancy decisions by offering education and resources that empower an informed choice.

Handi*Vangelism Ministries International (H*VMI)
H*VMI exists to share the compassion of Christ by walking alongside individuals facing grief, abuse, disability or mental health issues. This ministry provides support, programs, resources and training so the people they serve may be included as growing and serving members of the Body of Christ.

New Hope Ministries
New Hope was founded in 1982 by concerned citizens representing various denominations in the community. Today, thousands of volunteers and staff from different Christian churches work together to serve our neighbors in need. Their programs are designed to meet the needs of people struggling with hunger, with making ends meet, and with raising children in strong, healthy families.

Paxton Ministries
A Christian organization which provides affordable housing and support services for adults who may be challenged with poverty, mental illness, or intellectual disability. Their staff members and volunteers share Christ-like love, support, and encouragement with their residents each day.