“There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord.”
1 Corinthians 12:4-5
Whole-hearted love for God...Christ-like love for people.
LOCAL MISSION OPPORTUNITIES...
The Extended Family works with the congregation to provide furniture and household items to previously homeless families and helps them move into their own home with dignity. The Extended Family partners with SHELTER, Inc. which locates their housing and the Extended Family program providing the household items.
The program is always in need of the following items:
Bedroom furniture: Twin, full and queen mattresses, frames, dressers, lamps. Living Room furniture: Sofa (no sleepers), end tables, chairs and lamps. Kitchen: Table with a least 4 chairs, plates, bowls,serving bowls, cups and mugs, glasses, pots and pans, skillets, silverware, manual can openers, kitchen handtowels. Linens: Sheets, pillowcases, towels, washcloths, blankets, comforters. Cleaning Supplies: Cleaners, bucket, mop, broom, dut pan, trash can, vacuum cleaner.
All items need to be clean and in good condition.
SHARE Food Pantry needs our help in providing emergency food supplies for local families. They are in need for the following items:
- Canned vegetables & fruit
- Peanut Butter
- $10 grocery gift certificates (Grocery Outlet or Safeway)
The Bus Stop After School program is a community outreach ministry. Although the congregation is surburban, it is surrounded by low-income apartments in which a large number of immigrant families live. The Bus Stop program provides children with tutoring from caring adults, and regular exposure to the arts, as an expression of it's commitment to share God's love in tangible ways.
The program serves children in grades one through five two afternoons a week, Monday and Tuesday. We currently have 17 children enrolled and have 18 volunteers.
If you would like to volunteer or get more information about this wonderful program please contact Corrie Binker, Director of Children's Ministries at 925-934-4208 x211
The church provides meals to a local shelter twice a month. On the second Friday of the month church volunteers prepare a wonderful, nutritious homecooked meal in our kitchen that serves about 75 people. On the last Friday of the month we provide pizza, salad and drinks to those staying at the shelter. If you would like to be part of this outreach ministry please contact the church office.
Other local mission efforts have included:
- Harvest Table
- Project SHARE.
- Contra Costa Council of Churches-Interfaith Council
- Sierra Service Project
- Christmas Dinner
- Tool Trailer for housing repairs
Global Mission Efforts have included:
- Bosnian Youth House
- Volunteers on Mission
- Bosnia Speech and Hearing Project
- Support of Missionary in Macedonia
- Support of Missionary family in Zimbabwe