Many churches incorporate some sort of mission, service, or activism in their spiritual practice. At CGI Fellowship, we also support those who want to include some kind of service in their spiritual practice. CGI Fellowship encourages individuals to express their spiritual values in the world from a standpoint of joy in contributing rather than from guilt, duty, or obligation. We also honor the many varieties and forms that contribution can take including, time, money, relationships, writing, prayer, political or social activism, and more.
Consistent with our value of individual choice and respect for multiple world views, participants are free to express their service within their own spiritual, cultural, or political framework. CGI Fellowship does not endorse any one approach and seeks to harmoniously include people of diverse points of view. Further, as the founders of CGI Fellowship, one of our personal values and areas of service is to facilitate respectful dialogue among those holding different perspectives. It is our view that this skill is essential to create peace in the world. To this end, we see CGI Fellowship as an opportunity for each of us to learn the practice of skillful dialogue through our interactions among the diverse perspectives which exist within our own organization.
Non-profit groups we are actively supporting
Helping Hands Reentry Outreach Centers
Helping Hands Reentry Outreach Centers’ mission statement: “We provide a helping hand to a sustainable life through resources, recovery, and reentry.” Helping Hands provides many services including an emergency shelter; homes for men, women and children; skills training; and collaborative support for re-entry plans. CGI Fellowship supports this group by providing communication skills training for both the staff and clients.
Lower Columbia Diversity Coalition
Stopped meeting due to the pandemic.