Serve United

Serve Sacramento is now Serve United

You are invited to Q Commons!

I want to let you know about an upcoming event next week you do not want to miss! The ACTS Group is hosting its third Q Commons on September 24th at the beautiful Studio 817 . Q Commons is a partnership that brings national thought leaders like Os Guinness and Dr. Caroline Leaf via simulcast together with local presenters in the Sacramento area to deliver 6, 9 and 18 minute talks tailored for us—Christian leaders intent on contributing to the common good of Sacramento. We are honored to have Efrem Smith speak about race, Sosamma Samuel-Burnett speak about biblical justice and Scott Hagan speak about fatherlessness as our local speakers. We will also have short interviews with a representative of Catholic diocese about the Pope's visit to the U.S., as well as one with a restaurant owner about Farm to Fork. Please join us as we learn and consider how to advance good in Sacramento

I hope you will join us! [Register Now by clicking here]

Megan McCleary

Serve United Director

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Every School Partnership Update: New resources on our website

We are excited to see a growing interest in the Every School Partnership throughout the region and want to help churches make the step towards engaging local schools by providing resources church representatives can use in their efforts. A series of videos from local voices about school partnerships have been uploaded to the Serve United website which you can access here. Below is one of these resources videos. Watch as Jeff Kreiser shares the vision of Every School Every Neighbor Initiative.
Jeff Kreiser- Every School Partnership

Stories of Service: Back to School Night for Refugee Families

On August 8th the Arab American Learning Center partnered with San Juan Unified School District and volunteers from several area churches to host a Back to School Night for refugee families. Hundreds of Arabic students were invited to attend the event held at Arcade Church. Each student who came received a backpack with school supplies, a new testament, the Jesus Movie DVD. The event had over 350 refugee guests in attendance and 325 backpacks were distributed. A director of San Juan Unified School district also came and brought with her six local principals to join in the festivities.

Thank you San Juan Unified School District, the Arab American Learning Center and each volunteer and church involved to make this night unforgettable and life changing for families in need of support! If you are interested in volunteering with the Arab American Learning Center, please contact Pastor Raed Awabdeh at

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Upcoming Event: Folsom Community Service Day

The Folsom Community Service Day mobilizes hundreds of volunteers of all ages and interests to complete projects throughout Folsom that will have a lasting impact in the community. The effort is organized by the City of Folsom and numerous Folsom corporations, companies, churches and nonprofits. The 2015 Community Service Day will be held this Saturday, September 19th.

The community is coming together for a second year to serve in over 25 projects throughout the city. Click here to find out more information and to volunteer for a project!

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