Season of Service
The gospel on display during Holy Week!
This week we celebrate a Christ who "emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross." (Phil. 2:7-8, ESV) This week hundreds of students from the Sacramento region are giving up their spring breaks to love the hurting both in our communities and abroad. Service projects are happening all across our region as we honor and imitate our servant king. How will you serve this week to display the gospel of our Savior who was willing to die for the salvation of the world?
Stories of Service: Safehaven Serve Day
On Sunday, March 30th, eight adults and eight children from three churches participated with Serve Partnerships Unlimited, Socks from the Heart to the Homeless, and Fellowship Chamber in an event called Safehaven Serve Day. The event began with participation in a church service led by Safehaven, a ministry that serves he homeless in the downtown area. After the service, participants distributed about 150 pairs of socks that were donated by Bombas Socks, a company that donates a pair of socks to the needy from each pair they sell. Bombas Socks recently made a donation of 4,000 pairs of socks to Matthew, a boy who began Socks from the Heart to the Homeless. Serve Sacramento is honored to share this beautiful story of love towards those experiencing homelessness. If you would like to purchase a pair of socks and have Bombas donate a pair to Socks from the Heart to the Homeless, click here and add HELPMATTHEW into the promo code!
April 14th-19th: Love INC's Church of the Week
Individuals, families or even small groups can partner with Love INC during the week of April 14-19 to meet the needs of families who have contacted their help line for assistance. Morning (10-2), afternoon (2-6) and evening (6-9) shifts are available. These requests vary from providing and delivering groceries, clothes and furniture, to helping someone move or possibly even making a home visit. A pick up truck or a vehicle that can tow a Love INC trailer is helpful but not mandatory. Visit the Love INC website here for more info and to sign up!
April 26th: Reimagine Mack Road's Day of Community Service
Bayside of South Sacramento and The Pointe Church will be joining several other churches, countless individuals, organizations and businesses for a one-day revitalization project on Mack Road in South Sacramento. Projects will include improving the health and safety of 10 dilapidated homes, painting street murals, improving children's play areas, community gardens, pedestrian and bicycle access, fencing and even renovating a new community center to host dance, theatre and art classes and provide warm meals to neighborhood children. To get involved, sign up to volunteer here! If you would like to join The Pointe Church in renovating a home for a low income family, please contact Bill firstname.lastname@example.org
April 26th: Sacramento Day of Hope
The Sacramento Day of Hope is a collaborative effort between local churches, businesses, social service agencies and local government to provide food for the hungry and relief for people in crisis. The next Day of Hope will be at Luther Burbank High School and will provide children and families in the surrounding area with free groceries, heath screenings, job fairs, haircuts, clothes, family portraits, games and activities for children and much more! Hundreds of volunteers are still needed to serve the 1800 students and their families on this day! If you would like to help share God's love by meeting tangible needs, sign up to volunteer here!