Community outreach

 

Surprisingly, many people right here in our community are struggling to make ends meet. Whether they need food for their families, a safe place to live, or extra support raising their children, people all around us need our help.  In addition to those experiencing financial hardships, others in our community could simply benefit from a little kindness and encouragement.  Providing community outreach activities that are fun and entertaining gives us the perfect opportunity, get to know our neighbors and show them they are loved.

As a church for the community, we strive to move beyond ourselves and allow God's amazing love to overflow to all those around us.  "Missions" doesn't have to mean going to another country - we can help others right here in San Mateo County!  No matter what gift God has blessed you with there is something everyone can do.So, whether you just want to dip your toes in the water or you're ready to swim laps in the deep end, trust God to show you your talents, help you find the time in your busy routine, and move out of your comfort zone.  God will bless you more than you can possibly imagine!

Here are the local ministries we support: click on link for more information

     •      CALL Primrose Center (Christian Action Life Line) - provides food pantry assistance.

     •      Habitat for Humanity - builds simple homes with the help of the homeowner

     •      Help One Child: Mission to Children at Risk - supports families caring for children through foster                                                                                 care, adoption and kinship care          

     •      Home & Hope - provides emergency shelter, meals and support for homeless families

     •      SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors - offers monthly worship services, Bible studies, one-on-one visitations                                                           for elderly in long-term care centers and hospitals      

     •      Young Life Mid-Peninsula - brings the good news to adolescents in a fun, teen-friendly way

     •      Farmers' Market - We host the Tuesday market in our church parking lot from May to October and                                       provide a jump house and crafts for children to enjoy     

     •      Support Circle - provides free counseling and medical care to women with unplanned pregnancies.

"This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God's people, but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God" - 2 Corinthians 9:12               

 

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