We Give & Serve With Generosity
At least three times a year, our church rallies together to intentionally go out and serve our neighbors. It's a great way to build community with those inside and outside of the church. We schedule service opportunities primarily on a Sunday on purpose. We want those inside the church to realize worship is not just sitting in seats. And we want those outside the church to know we are willing to give up our prime time in order to serve them.
SERVE SUNDAYS are an important part of what we believe it means to fill the world with God's LOVE, JUSTICE, and BEAUTY.
Our next Serve Sundays will be:
February 26, 2023
June 4, 2023
Hope you can join us!
Food Drive - Barrels are at the Church Entrance and near the Nursery Entrance
Our ongoing food drive supports House of Hope. A suggested list of items, which would fit in a single grocery bag, is listed below. They also appreciate Safeway or Grocery Outlet gift cards so they can stock other items.
Sample list of food for a family for a day:
- cereal or instant oatmeal
- 2 lb bag rice
- 1 lb bag dried beans
- peanut butter
- 2 cans tuna or chicken
- 2 cans fruit (any)
- 2 cans vegetables (tomatoes, green beans, corn, etc)
- granola bars
- juice boxes
Ongoing Service Opportunities
Facilities help at Saratoga Federated Church: We have an ongoing need for volunteers that are available during the week to be on campus and make minor repairs, paint, help set up tables and chairs for meetings, and other tasks. If you are interested please contact Jerry Bruce.
The Rotating Safe Car Park program needs volunteers. This is a program operated by various churches in Saratoga on a rotating basis. Each night a church hosts up to 15 cars, providing a safe place for the owners to park and sleep in their cars for the night. Volunteers are needed each evening for about 45 minutes during check-in and for about an hour each morning for check out. To volunteer for a night or a morning, see below. To watch a 30-minute video providing tips on interacting with homeless persons, click here. To get involved as a volunteer, send an email to email@example.com.
Cityteam San Jose helps to restore lives and rebuild communities. Saratoga Federated Church has a long history of partnership with Cityteam, which offers numerous volunteer opportunities throughout the week, year-round. To explore their volunteer opportunities click HERE.
West Valley Community Services has ongoing volunteer opportunities for individuals, groups and families. For more information, go to their volunteer webpage here, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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