“What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8)
Community Service Ministry Team
The Community Service Ministry Team serves as the church’s ears and eyes in the wider community. We learn who needs help and let congregation members know how to make a difference for them. Throughout the year we ask for volunteers, collect donations, and encourage everyone in the church to be the hands of compassion in our nearby world. Even during COVID restrictions, we are finding ways to help safely.
CSMT is an energetic team, interested in action and looking outward. We meet as a group via Zoom about five times a year to evaluate ongoing projects and hear about new ones. If you’d like to volunteer for a project, join the team, or have an idea for a new way to help in the community, please email the church office manager who can put you in touch with the group.
Here are some of the CSMT service projects being planned for 2021 you may want to help with:
- Weekly Cookie Ministry
Each week cookies are delivered to the Bill Wilson Center and New Haven Inn to be enjoyed by their clients. We need bakers every week!
- Bill Wilson Drop-In Center
In addition to weekly cookies, we’ll be providing donations of underwear and personal care items. In winter we give hand-knitted hats and scarves.
- New Haven Inn is an inclusive shelter in downtown San Jose with focused support for individuals who identify as LGBTQ+
In addition to weekly cookies, we provide a celebratory meal once a quarter, tied to the season or a holiday. We’ll be needing pot luck dishes and simple decorations for the festive occasions.
- Next Door Solutions for Domestic Abuse
We’ll continue to support this agency in safe ways this year.
- Santa Clara County Correctional Center for Women
Once or more a year we’ll deliver paperback books for women living in the jail. If you have paperback books you’re finished with, let us know.
- Safe Car Park support – September
FCC is a location where registered unhoused people who live in their vehicles can park safely for a month. Volunteers will be needed to help their stay run smoothly
Please keep an eye on our Community Service Ministry Team web page. We’ll be adding more projects throughout 2021. Your input and participation are welcome!