The Gabriel Center
The Gabriel Center is an arm of the church that promotes, and nurtures centered living by providing ways for the community to come together for events, education, or resources. Most of our community outreach programs are sponsored and managed through The Gabriel Center, and are continually looking to form close partnerships with community neighbors to serve those in need in our midst. When we can gather in-person again, check our Event section for classes and gatherings offered by The Gabriel Center and seasonal outreach opportunities.
For ten years St. Gabriel has offered individual planting plots in our lower field to our neighbors to grow vegetables, herbs, and flowers for those who may not have room in their own yards, or have a yard at all. Besides the plot, the church supplies compost, water, and other supplies for a small fee, and the gardeners provide the sweat. The gardeners donate over 10% of their produce to food pantries. We have been blessed with consistent assistance from the Boy Scouts working towards earning Eagle Badges to improve the infrastructure of the garden. If you would like to rent a plot, please contact our church office at 503-645-0744 or email us.
Clothes For Kids
We support the Beaverton School District’s “Clothes for Kids” free store which provides new and used clothing for needy families. Donations are always accepted in a large box outside our front entry doors. Clothes should be clean and gently worn or new. Socks and underwear should only be new. All sizes are needed in school-appropriate clothing and shoes.
Westview Wildcat Pantry
We always accept donations for Westview High School’s Wildcat Pantry, a free store for needy students including DACA and undocumented teens. Needed items are things that can be carried in backpacks such as individually packaged snacks, instant packaged lunch items that can be heated in a microwave, travel-size toiletries, laundry detergent pods, and school supplies. Donations can be put into the box in front of the church, and we also collect specific items for the Beaverton School District at our drive-through Eucharists – see our Event section to see the current donation drive.
PCC Student Supplies
We always accept donations to Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus’ program to help financially struggling college students with hygiene products, specific food items by their request, and urgent need requests. Check our Events section to see the current donation drive.
Rock Creek Food Bank
St. Gabriel supports our neighbor church, Rock Creek Church, by donating at a drop off box that will take non-perishable food at your convenience. This church shares a parking lot with Westview High School at 4470 NW 185th Ave. Portland, Or 97229. When you pull up, you can see a brown wooden box next to the Food Pantry. Open it up and drop your donation in there. Neighbors are invited to pull food from the box on an honor system.