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Members of Eastside Interfaith Social Concerns Council, (EISCC pronounced “Ice”) believe we are guided by the moving of God’s spirit in our community to work together in a spirit of caring and celebration. We honor and respect each other’s religious heritages, welcome and pray for each other, and share information about pressing community needs.

EISCC members represent dozens of eastside congregations and meet monthly on the second Tuesdays at noon at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 4228 Factoria Blvd SE, Bellevue WA 98006.  map and directions  Lunch provided at no charge.

We provide a forum to educate, advocate, initiate, coordinate, and support through task forces and other means, to work for the common good, and to address human needs and improve the quality of life of the citizens living in the eastside communities of Bellevue, Kirkland, Issaquah, Renton, and Redmond.

EISCC board member Steve Baber represents the eastside faith community on the board of Eastside Human Services Forum.

EISCC sponsors two sub-agencies – Congregations for Kids, and Backpack Meals, which provide school supplies and supplemental nutrition for children in Bellevue schools.   Prior EISCC sub-agencies now operating independently are Congregations for the Homeless, and The Sophia way, supporting homeless men, women and children  on the eastside, and which also operate the Eastside Winter Shelters for men, and for women and children.

EISCC is an IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt entity, EIN 94-3036001.

Together we are building a caring community