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Giving Thanks through Service
We also have a great feature story about ways civic, church and ministry leaders are getting together to have conversations about serving schools in South Placer County with Impacting Our Community.
Thankfully serving with you,
Serve Sacramento Director
Impacting Our Community: South Placer County
South Placer County prospers with the efforts of people who wish to love and serve their community. We recognize Life Community Church for hosting the meeting and the efforts of Steve Lindner (Life Community Church), Gary DeGenarro (Rock of Roseville) and Art Quezada (Impact Church) for their ongoing leadership in this group. We are excited to see schools and communities in South Placer county prosper with the efforts of Impacting Our Community!
Service Opportunity: Winter Sanctuary
Each winter, cold-and-wet weather conditions threaten the lives of nearly 800 homeless men and women who live on the streets in Sacramento County. Winter Sanctuary is an opportunity for faith communities engage this issue by opening their doors to the homeless in this Winter season. Under the leadership of Sacramento Steps Forward and Capital Christian Center, area congregations collaborate to provide shelter, warm meals and fellowship from the end of November to March 31st.
Currently, Winter Sanctuary is still seeking host congregations to serve homeless guests for the following dates. There is an urgent need for the dates to be filled in December
December 8-9; December 12-13; December 21-28
January 5-7; January 12 -14; January 23-24; January 31
February 11, Feb 27-28
March 9 -11; March 21; March 23-25; March 28; March 30-31
For more information about the program and how to get your congregation involved, please email Sacramento Steps Forward's Program Coordinator, Andrew Geurkink at firstname.lastname@example.org
Adopt-a-family for thanksgiving and christmas
If you are interested in this service opportunity, please visit the Adopt-a-Family website here where you can find further information and sign up to serve!
Service Opportunity: World relief donation drive
World Relief is seeing a significant increase in the arrivals of refugees to the Sacramento area. There is an URGENT NEED for donations of key household items so these arriving families can begin to establish a home in the US. From now until Thanksgiving, World Relief is calling on local churches in the Sacramento region, in a spirit of gratefulness for God's daily provision, to lead the way in meeting this urgent need through acts of Christian generosity.
Donations that are needed:1. Kitchen Tables and chairs
5. Coffee tables and end tables (end tables are used for bed side tables for the lamps to go on too.)
If you are interested in organizing a drive at your church, or to donate, please contact Heather Burton at email@example.com or 916-978-2652.
More Ways to serve this Thanksgiving:
- Donate food to your local food bank
- Visit 211 Sacramento's Thanksgiving Resources Page to see event information for organizations distributing Thanksgiving baskets, including contact information if you would like to volunteer.
- Run to Feed the Hungry on Thanksgiving morning and support the efforts of Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services
- Help provide a Thanksgiving meal to the homeless by donating to Loaves and Fishes
- Assist Compassion Planet in a tree trimming project! Click here to request more info