Sunnyside Community House Mission Fund
For many years Peace House (Metanoia Peace Community) partnered with Sunnyside United Methodist Church to conduct a weekly Hard Times Supper, a shelter ministry and other services for homeless persons in the large Sunnyside church building.
When the Sunnyside congregation disbanded in 2015 Peace House/Metanoia Peace Community pitched in to help save the Sunnyside building from having to be sold, so that the ministries to the homeless could continue at that location. We partnered with the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church which owned the building, to keep the building fully occupied with non-profit activities whose sponsors could help pay the substantial costs of building operations, and assure that the building would be kept available for eventual use by a future new United Methodist congregation.
In mid 2019, the Annual Conference turned over the management of the building to the leaders of another congregation that was willing to become a new Sunnyside United Methodist Church. At the same time they determined that Metanoia could no longer use space in the Sunnyside building for it ministry for homeless families.
When the homeless ministry itself became homeless Metanoia joined with other concerned individuals to create a new entity called Beacon PDX. The new entity, operating under the sponsorship of Metanoia Peace Community is seeking other partners and raising funds to purchase a new for our homeless ministries. To learn more about this new venture visit www.beaconpdx.org.