In 2020, the Community Service Ministry Team (CSMT) continued to be active while adhering to COVID-19 guidelines. The team carried out service projects benefitting the following community organizations:
- CSMT gathered and sorted food donated in our food cart outside the church.
- When the pandemic hit, all food in the church pantry was delivered to West Valley Community Services.
- CSMT got volunteers to help sort, load and distribute food safely, and direct traffic for Family Harvest food pickups.
- With the help of FCC’s Wake Up and Knit group, we donated handmade warm items for their clients – 18 hats, 15 scarves, and 12 cowls.
- Monthly sloppy joe lunches were prepared and served at the center until the COVID-19 restrictions took effect.
- During the month of March, CSMT collected toiletries and art supplies, as well as cash for the shelter.
- In April, the $465 raised in monetary donations was forwarded to New Haven Inn.
- In June we dropped off the linens, toiletries and art supplies that were donated earlier.
- CSMT brought in dinner and decorations for a June Gay Pride celebration at New Haven.
- In December, CSMT also brought dinner and decorations as well as small gifts to the shelter for a holiday dinner and celebration.
Safe Car Park
- CSMT collected and donated emergency supplies that might be needed by guests parking at the church overnight.
Cookie Ministry (weekly cookie drop-offs)
- 28 people baked at least once; 23 people baked more than once. Our champion baker donated cookies 10 times!
- One industrious member of the congregation baked 20 loaves of cinnamon raisin bread to include with holiday donations for clients of Next Door Solutions and New Haven Inn.
- In all, our Cookie Ministry baked for: Bill Wilson Drop-In Center, New Haven Inn, Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence, Safe Car Park, and special Christmas gifts for homebound church members.
- Total cookies baked: 3,000+