Serve

Why we serve:

The way we share God’s love for us is to serve others. We serve by helping to meet immediate needs of our brothers and sisters locally and beyond.

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me” (Matthew 25: 35-36)

Whom/how we serve:

Bags of Grace

We pack gallon bags with water, food items, and a scripture card to give to people in need. We pack and give out several hundred a year.

Bowling Green Charter Schools

Bowling Green Charter consists of 2 campuses, Chacon Language and Science Academy, north of our church, and McCoy Academy for Excellence, east of our campus. Our partnership with them includes:

  • Friday Night Family Dinners (started as Saturday lunches)
  • Students of the Month ice cream parties at Chacon every trimester
  • Participation in events such as Halloween parties, carnivals, Community Reading Days.
  • Donations of Christmas gifts, books, clothing, various items.
  • Book repair/library assistance at the McCoy Academy Library which serves both campuses.
  • Classroom assistance in Kindergarten and 1st grade classrooms at McCoy.
Opening Doors

Assistance with refugee resettlement program with donations and apartment set-up.

SSIP Food Closet, South Sacramento Interfaith Partnership

Help feed the food insecure in our local community in a concrete and meaningful way. Give to SSIP Food Closet.

  • GIVE time: Be a part of the solution by offering up a morning to help with distributing food or picking up from grocery stores. Interested? Please email: volunteers@ssipfoodcloset.org
  • GIVE money: Help us purchase food to supplement our offering, through a generous monetary donation.
  • GIVE food/products: Before you start your car engine to drop off those cans and dry staple goods for a food drive, consider us — SSIP Food Closet. We also accept: empty egg cartons, medium-sized boxes, multi-use plastic bags, and paper bags.

Please visit our website to learn more: www.ssipfoodcloset.org

Beyond Sacramento

Rise Against Hunger

Annual packaging events for this international hunger relief organization, since 2014.

Mission Trips

Church members have participated in the following mission trips:

  • India (Jan 2020 & Oct 2018)
  • UMCOR West Supply Depot (Nov 2017 & Jun/July 2017)
  • Japan Tsunami Recovery (2012 & 2011)
  • Katrina Recovery (Nov & Jun 2010)
UMW Support

We also support the following organizations through United Methodist Women:

  • Asian Community Center
  • BCSET (Breathe California) of Sacramento
  • Developmental Living Center
  • Heifer Project
  • India – Asha
  • India – CRHP
  • Loaves and Fishes
  • My Sister’s House
  • Rebuilding Together
  • St. John Shelter
  • Wellspring Women’s Center
  • Zoe / Loretta Ashizawa
  • Gum Moon Residence
  • Mary Elizabeth Inn