Serve United

A strategic organization of the ACTS Group

Super Blooms of Christ's Love

Spring is a beautiful season if you love to go out in nature. And California is especially beautiful this year as experts state many California areas are experiencing a "super bloom". In super blooms, desert landscapes suddenly explode into fields full of color. Super blooms only happen every couple of years and occur only after a long, wet and very rainy winter season. Many of us have experienced long seasons of drab and sunless rain either in our personal lives, ministries, or in the sadness we see in our communities. God uses our long sunless and rainy seasons to prepare in us a super growth of Christlikeness to display to others who need to know Christ's love.

This season, as we look out on a fresh bloom of wildflowers, let us pray that God sends a supernatural super bloom of His Presence and Love in ourselves, our families, our churches and the communities we call home. This newsletter features a few stories of "super blooms" popping up in various communities in our region as groups of people reach their neighbors with Christ's love.

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Churches Lead the Way to Love Natomas

On Saturday, May 4th, 12 churches in Natomas along with businesses, nonprofits, and schools will go into their communities and complete multiple serving projects throughout South and North Natomas. When churches lead their communities into compassionate and visible acts of love, barriers to relationship and community growth fall down and Christ is exalted. We are excited to watch this first collaborative service event come to fruition in Natomas.

If you would like more information on this event or how to get involved, click HERE!

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Communities unite to serve the Homeless

Every community is affected by homelessness. And those who experience homelessness in suburbs and county communities away from the city center have an even more difficult time getting the services they need to obtain housing. Each year, churches in these Sacramento region communities unite together with nonprofit and civic organizations and local businesses to address homelessness in winter months through rotating homeless shelters. Calling themselves HART (Homeless Assistance Resource Teams), these community coalitions provide safe overnight shelter to people affected by homelessness in churches on a rotating basis. People are provided with warm meals, clean clothes and sometimes showers. Housing specialists provide leads for housing and other services can be provided such as wound care, assistence with transportation or getting ID's. It takes a community of people willing to work together to see their neighbors off the street and on their feet with hope for the future.

Thank you Carmichael HART, Rancho Cordova HART, Elk Grove HART, HART of Folsom, and Citrus Heights HART for serving the housing vulnerable in your communities with love!

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Unifying to get 1MILLIONHOME

According to UNICEF, 80% of the 150 million children living in orphanages and on the streets have family they could return to; loving parents who, due to poverty and other circumstances, cannot take care of them. A network of orphan care leaders and other advocates are collaborating to help solve this crisis with a campaign called 1MILLIONHOME. The goal of 1MILLIONHOME is to transform thousands of orphanages worldwide into reunification centers that ultimately transition children home to live with parents or loving relatives. The ultimate goal is to get 1 million children into permanent homes. The global orphan epidemic is a crisis that can only be effectively tackled as child advocate entities work together.

For more information, including how $1 per day can effect the life of many orphans, please visit their website HERE!

Featured Organization: Serve Partnerships Unlimited

Serve Partnerships Unlimited establishes community partnerships that equip and mobilize the Church to communicate God's love authentically. They do this by providing training, connections events, mission opportunities and more throughout the Greater Sacraemento area. Find out more and learn how you can get involved!
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