Join us for Serve Week October 9-17
At least three times a year, our church stops what it normally does on a Sunday morning to intentionally go out and serve our neighbors. It's a great way to build community with those inside and outside of the church. During the pandemic, we have extended our service opportunities over a week, to provide greater outreach to the community in a safe and socially-distant manner.
SERVE weeks are an important part of what we believe it means to fill the world with God's LOVE, JUSTICE, and BEAUTY.
Food Drive - Feed 100 Families for a day
Our food drives hope to feed 100 families for a day. A suggested list of items, which would fit in a single grocery bag, is listed below. For a broader list of foods to donate, click here.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
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