Stories of Service: Sierra Service Project

The following article has been written by Sierra Service Project, an organization that exists to build faith and strengthen communities through service to others. Sierra Service project mobilizes young people to serve all across the state and in Central America, and their headquarters are right here in Sacramento! Over two weekends, January 16-18 and February 13-15, […]

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Stories of Service: My City Encouragement Cards

Last weekend thousands of youth from many churches in Northern California attended the My City youth conference at Capital Christian Center, an event designed to unite pastors and inspire students to impact their circles of influence for God. Serve Sacramento set up a table during the conference and asked local youth to write encouragement cards to inmates who are at Folsom Prison. The cards were delivered during a worship service at Folsom Prison on Sunday evening. Prisoners were visibly moved as some of the cards were read out loud. They applauded the efforts of the youth and were able to receive a note of encouragement to read during challenging times.

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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 […]

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Stories of Service: Volunteer Day at Fourth & Hope

On Monday, January 19th, about 70 volunteers from Woodland Ecumenical Ministries, Friends of the Mission, the International Visitor Leadership Program and the Woodland community came out to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. through a volunteer day at Fourth & Hope, an organization that offers shelter, meals, rehabilitation and job training to people in need in Yolo County.

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Stories of Service: Serving the Oak Park Community

Season of Service kicked off last Saturday in Oak Park with an outreach event hosted by Zion Temple Church and done in partnership with Hands on Superior California and the Sacramento Coalition for Working Families. Volunteers of many different ages and ethnicities met for a community breakfast at the church which included watching and discussing a film about the life of Martin Luther King Jr. The teams then took to the streets of Oak Park to notify families of free tax services available in the area.

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Honoring the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?"
-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Serve Sacramento would like to invite YOU to answer the question, "What are you doing for others?" by joining us this Saturday at the Season of Service kick-off event in Oak Park. It's going to be an amazing morning of going out to offer tax assistance information to families who may benefit!

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Taking it to the Streets!

Season of Service begins in just 10 days! If you have not yet chosen a way you would like to serve this season, Serve Sacramento's regional service calendar is filling up with great and meaningful ways to give of yourself this month as we begin the year in service. This week's e-newsletter features two of these events--both may require you to get out of your comfort zone and hit the streets!

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Stories of Service: Pocket Area Churches Together

The Pocket/Greenhaven neighborhoods in South Sacramento have a powerful force in their midst! Churches are uniting and working together to serve the Pocket community in an effort called Pocket Area Churches Together (PACT). PACT consists of five churches (Faith Presbyterian Church, Greenhaven Lutheran Church, Greenhaven Neighborhood Church, Riverside Wesleyan Church, and St. Anthony Catholic Parish) with a mission to […]

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