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A house with a heart in it

Protect our Families and Neighbors

Because of the pandemic, more than a million California households owe almost $4 billion in back rent. While the Governor recently announced additional rent relief funds, the state must make two critical changes in order for families to access this money in time to keep them housed. Please join us in calling upon the Governor and state legislators to: [...]

Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley

Rebuilding Day a Huge Success

A huge THANK YOU to each and every one of our 13 FCCSJ members who participated at one or both of our Spring 2021 Rebuilding Days on Saturday, April 17 and Saturday, April 24. TOGETHER we transformed the back yard, installed a beautiful new door on the garage, prepped & painted the entire exterior of the house, and repaired & installed several broken windows. We really showed what a lot of hard work and a lot of heart can do for a home, and our homeowner is deeply grateful to us for what we accomplished. [...]

Silicon Valley Sponsoring Committee

Report on House Meetings

Silicon Valley Sponsoring Committee Ministry Team (SVSCMT) Report on March/April 2021 FCCSJ House Meetings

Between March 27 and April 2, 2021, SVSCMT had three opportunities for people to attend a one-hour house meeting over Zoom. Following three weeks of promotion, 52 FCCSJ and UDF members joined with eight ministry team members in small groups of seven to nine people to discuss the following question: [...]

Stained glass book

Book Donations for the Correctional Center for Women

In February 2021, the Community Service Ministry Team delivered about 150 paperbacks to the women’s chaplain at the Correctional Center for Women, part of the Elmwood county jail complex. The books will be placed in women’s dorms and in their library. Fiction, detective and historical novels, romance, self-help, and spiritual paperback books were donated by members of the congregation through our small groups: Community Service, Dream Group, the IT Team, and Wake Up & Knit. We are glad to be able to give the women who live at CCW new reading material during this especially closed-down time in jail. This effort was coordinated by a CSMT member who is a volunteer chaplain and teacher at the Elwood facility.