Serve United

A strategic organization of the ACTS Group

Opportunities to Learn and Grow in service!

Are you interested in starting a ministry to vulnerable children at your church? What about a ministry to refugees or people with disabilities? What about starting a Life Group at your church to help parents choose life for their children? What about getting trained in trauma response so you can serve your community in times of crisis? All these trainings/events are coming up in September in the Sacramento region! Get together with your church or small group, pray about where God would like you to engage, and check out one or all of these incredible learning opportunities. Click HERE to view the list of events. Let's learn together how to best serve the various needs and people in our communities!

Serving with you,

Megan McCleary

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Featured Participating Organization: Defending the Cause Regional Alliance

All children deserve to grow up in a family who loves them yet, unfortunately, that is not a reality for so many. The rates of divorce and fatherlessness keep rising and kids are left without stable, loving adults to pour into their lives filling them with identity, purpose and hope. This is a wide-spread and complex issue that requires a collaborative response. Defending the Cause Regional Alliance exists to unite ministries, agencies, and non-profit organizations in the Greater Sacramento Region and mobilize the church to protect kids and strengthen families. Their goal is to utilize regional experts and best practices to empower people to engage through Prevention, Intervention, and Support.

Join the Defending the Cause Regional Alliance Launch on September 8th to hear more about the Alliance and ways to get involved in protecting kids and strengthening families. More info HERE!

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Serve United Activation Meeting Report

Serve United's quarterly Activation Meeting on August 18th at Real Life Church Artisan Campus was a resourceful and impactful time for all! Church, school and organization representatives met to talk about raising the quality and quantity of church school partnerships in the region. A testimony from Fremont Presbyterian Church's long term engagement with Earl Warren was shared as well as resources from Kid's Club Consultants, Sacramento Chaplaincy, Art Docent Program, New Hope Community Development Corporation, City of Refuge Sacramento, and 3 Strands Global. The theme of the night was how to serve families and schools around the cause issues of Education and Sexual Integrity.

Please Save the Date for our next Serve United Activation Meeting happening on October 20th from 6:30-8:30pm at New Life Community Church. Register HERE!

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Upcoming Event: Q Commons Sacramento

Q Commons Sacramento is coming on October 13th and the ACTS Group will be throwing this party at a new venue, Beatnik Studios at 723 S Street in Sacramento! Locally, we will be addressing pressing issues about leadership, racial tensions and what it means to engage in civil public discourse. And, of course, we will be connected with tens of thousands of others throughout the country through the national feed. The night will start with a pre-party at 6pm and program beginning at 7pm. View speakers and register HERE!

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Stories of Service: Back to School Celebration for Refugees

On August 13th, the Arab American Learning Center hosted a back to school celebration for refugee students and their families. This event was made possible by 10 different churches who partnered with the Arab American Learning Center to provide backpacks and school supplies for 425 refugee students. For many of these students, it is their first year attending school in the US. [see more]
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