Season of Service

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Stories that shine the spotlight on god

Do you have a story about service that you would like to share with the Serve Sacramento community? Let us know by responding to this message! God's reputation in bettered in our region when people see and hear about the way those who love God are mobilized to compassionate action. It is a privilege to share these stories of service each week and it is my prayer that when you read these stories, your response is to stop, smile, and say a prayer to God thanking him for the way he is living and active where we live and work. Please keep the stories coming so we shine the spotlight on God's work through God's people in our region!

Serving with you,

Megan McCleary

Serve Sacramento Director

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Stories of Service: Undivided Movie Premier

We had a great turn out at last Thursday's Undivided Movie Premier! Undivided's producer Jeff Martin shared about his personal experience with church/school partnerships in his home city of Portland, where the documentary takes place. After the film, there was a question and answer time and Every School Partnership task force members shared their personal experience with partnership. In response to the film, pastors are already beginning to engage with local school leaders to see how they can serve. Church leaders who are already in partnerships with schools left feeling encouraged and inspired to continue the work of loving local schools.

If you would like to find out more about the initiative Every School Partnership, information can be found on our website.

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Stories of Service: Rancho Cordova Rotating Shelter

The lives of several individuals facing homelessness were dramatically changed this winter because of the coordinated service effort of Rancho Cordova churches. The Rancho Cordova Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter (IRWS) just launched its first winter season providing four weeks of shelter and warm meals to Rancho Cordova homeless.

The Rancho Cordova IRWS was a coordinated effort between Rancho Cordova faith leaders and the non-profit Sacramento Self Help Housing which met together in a group called PATH which stands for People Assisting the Homeless. PATH met monthly to discuss an action plan to help people in Rancho Cordova who are struggling with obtaining and keeping housing. After meeting for some time, PATH decided they could help Rancho Cordova homeless during the winter season with a rotating shelter program. [read more]

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Upcoming Event: Q Commons

Join hundreds of local leaders at Sacramento's second Q Commons February 26th from 7:00-9:00PMnext. ACTS Group is partnering with Q Ideas to create a bi-annual rhythm of gathering leaders from all kinds of backgrounds and vocations for a night of inspiration and conversation about how we as Christians can advance good in our cities and communities. We will hear from national speakers Malcolm Gladwell, Soledad Obrien and Mark Burnett via simulcast. Local speakers will include Mike Novak, Stefanie Simon and a conversation between Bishop Jaime Soto and John Jackson of bridges between Catholics and Evangelicals.

We will host this gathering in Sacramento at The Tower Theatre (2508 Land Park Drive) and provide dessert and coffee for your enjoyment.

You won't want to miss out on this remarkable, first of its kind event! Register online here, and if you have already registered, please invite others to come along with you!

Thursday, Feb. 26th, 7-9pm

2508 Land Park Drive

Sacramento, CA

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Upcoming service opportunity: adopt-a-mom for valentines day

Valentine’s Day can be very difficult for a single mother, grandmother raising grandkids, military wife or widow. Serve Partnerships Unlimited provides the opportunity to reach out in Christ’s Love to those inside the Body of Christ and in our community. This is a great opportunity for families, businesses or groups. For more information, please contact Rob Dirkse at
Keep up to date on what we are doing by visiting our website and following our facebook,instagram, and twitter accounts. We are looking forward to sharing this Season with you!