Outreach Team

Immediate Needs:

First, if you’ve reached this webpage because you, or someone you know, needs help:

Sonoma County has a one “stop” resource and referral service available by calling 2-1-1 within our County. 2-1-1 is operated by the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County.  They can share information  in many areas of need including (but not limited to):   Health Care, Low Income Housing, Food, Education, Child Care, Fire Relief, and Clothing.    They have an excellent data base online:  http://211sonoma.org

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Now about what we do as a church to help those in need:

Giving/Doing: 

Our church believes in putting our faith into action through local, national, and international efforts.

Locally, some of the agencies we support with our donations and time include:

FISH (Friends in Service Here) food pantry – http://www.fish-of-santa-rosa.org

Redwood Empire Food Bank – http://refb.org

SAY – Social Advocates for Youth:     https://www.saysc.org

North Bay Organizing Project –  http://northbayop.org

Catholic Charities – The Family Support Center and Living Room –  http://www.srcharities.org/

YWCA Women’s Shelter –  http://www.ywcasc.org/

Alternate Christmas Giving including Heifer International Catalogs – https://www.heifer.org/

The Secret Santa/Giving Tree – http://secretsantanow.org/

 

We are a “Five for Five” church and locally, nationally and internationally support:

Our Church’s Wider Mission (OCWM)

and have four special mission offerings per year:

One Great Hour of Sharing

Neighbors in Need

Strengthen the Church

The Christmas Fund

For more information on any of the above:  www.ucc.org/ocwm

 

Our Outreach Team hosts regular Advocacy Sundays encouraging members to write their representatives regarding policies/legislation including health, housing food, mental health, etc.  These are typically the last Sunday of the month.

The Outreach Team also hosts quarterly forums on social justice issues which affect our community.  The focus for 2018 will be HOUSING.  We plan to have speakers from the The Family Support Center (with a tour), Tiny Houses, etc.  The forums are short, to leave time for lots of questions and answers.  A light lunch is typically served.

 

Last,but not least,Outreach includes Welcoming YOU!

We have room for YOU in our church family.  Come visit and see what you think. As our church sign says, “No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!”  It’s true!