We have many outreach and mission opportunities right in our very own church neighborhood. We help gather supplies for the Lighthouse Rescue Mission for women and children, which is located one block away. We participate in a bread ministry, which distributes left over bread from a local bakery to ministries where it is needed. Every year we participate in the Salvation Army Christmas Tree program where we gather gifts for children in our local community.
We have an annual event called the Community Fiesta located on our church grounds and our two adjacent Spanish-speaking sister churches. Last year, we had a total of five churches participating. Our Community Fiesta is our bilingual block party aimed at giving back to the community and expressing God’s love to our church neighbors. We provide food, children’s activities, information booths and contacts many community ministries and service organizations.
On a national and global scale, we participate in the United Church of Christ special offerings, Church World Service Blanket Drive, and Heifer International.
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