Serve Sacramento is now Serve United
Demonstrating Hope in our communities and region
This newsletter features several stories of hope. They are stories of churches reaching out into their communities to love and serve their neighbors in meaningful ways that demonstrate the love and compassion of Jesus Christ. In light of the recent tragedies both globally in Paris and locally with the shooting of Grant Union High School student JJ Clavo, our community is looking for hope. I share these stories to both encourage you and compel you to think and pray about ways you can demonstrate hope in your community and among your neighbors. Together we can demonstrate hope to those who need it most. You can review our list of participating churches here Don’t see your church? You can apply to be a participating church here.
Serving with you,
Serve United Director
The ACTS Group
Stories of Service: Arden Arcade Day of Hope
Last Saturday, over 500 volunteers from 12 Arden Arcade churches came together to serve the families of the Arden Arcade community at an incredible event called Day of Hope at Encina High School. Day of Hope is a program that has been developed by non-profit E49 (see below). Over 1,500 individuals were served with free groceries, haircuts, foot-washing/pedicures and family portraits. Live music, raffle prizes, free food and a Kidz Zone provided lots of entertainment for families. A health service area provided families with flu shots, health screenings and helpful information, and a community resource area provided families with resume help, mock interviews interview appropriate clothing, legal and housing assistance. Day of Hope was made possible by the San Juan School District and Encina High School administration, the Arden Arcade Community Churches, local ministries, non-profits, civic entities and businesses who worked together to bring provision and hope to Arden Arcade families.