Serve United

Serve Sacramento is becoming Serve United

New Name, Same Great Purpose

We have some exciting news to share with you: in the month of September, Serve Sacramento is becoming Serve United! There are a few reasons for this change. First, Serve Sacramento is designed to raise the on-going level of service in the Greater Sacramento Region. This 6 county region includes communities as far West as Vacaville, East to Placerville, North to Yuba City and South to Galt. Some cities and communities struggle with "Serving Sacramento" since they rarely travel to the city of Sacramento itself and have concern for serving their own community/city. By changing Serve Sacramento to Serve United we are including everyone in the service strategy to impact the area they call home through collaborative service.

So why the word "United"? That's what we are all about! We value diverse people coming together to be the faithful presence of Jesus to communities by addressing pressing issues and entrenched problems with courage, perseverance and love. We value collaboration between churches and non-profits, civic entities and the business community to serve in a united expression of love. By using the word "United" in our name, it means we will strive to keep the value of unity in the things we do. Thank you for being one of many on this journey of expressing the love of Christ in the region through united service.

Let's Serve United!

Megan McCleary

Serve United Director

Jeff Kreiser

ACTS Group Executive Director

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Every School Partnership Update: Pastor and Principal Luncheon for FCUSD

On Tuesday, August 25, Jeff Kreiser, Executive Director of The ACTS Group , shared the vision of Every School/Every Neighbor Initiative with the Folsom Cordova Unified School District principals, administration, city representatives and Rancho Cordova and Folsom area pastors. The gathering of leaders heard testimonies of positive church/school partnerships happening in several Folsom and Rancho Cordova schools. This event, coordinated by the school district, was designed to be a way for pastors and principals to build relationships as well as inspire more partnerships between churches and schools in the Rancho Cordova and Folsom communities. Many leaders left the luncheon inspired to begin new partnerships to better serve their students and their families.

For more information about Every School Partnership, please visit our website here.

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Stories of Service: Day of Hope In Oak Park

Last Saturday over 300 volunteers from 9 Oak Park and Downtown/Midtown churches came together to serve the families of the Oak Park community in a Back-to-School Day of Hope at American Legion High School. Over 1,000 individuals were served with free haircuts, clothing, footwashing/pedicures and family portraits. Live music, free food and a Kidz Zone provided lots of entertainment for families. Many families received prayer in the prayer tent resulting in 14 individuals who accepted Christ and many more who expressed a desire to be connected with a local church. Many families received prayer for the needs in their life. Each family left the event with a few bags of free groceries and even a bouquet of flowers. Day of Hope was made possible by many churches, ministries, schools, non-profits and businesses who worked together to bring provision and hope to Oak Park families.

To learn more about E49 Corp's Day of Hope, please visit their website here.

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Upcoming Event: Break Free Run in Folsom

The Break Free Race to End Human Trafficking (formerly Run for Courage) is an integral part of 3 Strand Global's fundraising efforts. 3 Strand Global's mission is to combat human trafficking through sustainable employment, education and engagement initiatives by empowering a worldwide community to combat human trafficking. Proceeds from Break Free Runs go toward funding anti-trafficking programs to further the organization’s vision of a world free from human trafficking. The Folsom Run will be held on Saturday, September 26th at The Parkway Trails in Folsom. Information about the event is here.

3 Strands Global is in need of several hundred volunteers to make the Folsom Break Free Run Successful! Volunteer for this event here!