SERVE THE COMMUNITY

We believe that reaching out to the local community with the gospel of Jesus Christ and practical expressions of Christ’s love is an essential responsibility and privilege of the local church. We believe that the most effective way for the church to distribute the gospel and to display the love of Christ is though the individual members of the church as they live within the community and interact with the non-believing world.

»SAFE FAMILIES

www.safe-families.org

When crisis strikes, many of us rely on relatives and our church family for support. But for some parents, there isn't a safety net. Often problems such as drug addiction, domestic abuse, incarceration, or illness can be debilitating, making it impossible for parents to care for their children. With the changing economy many more families are experiencing financial crisis, unemployment, and homelessness. During such crisis, children are especially at-risk for neglect or abuse as their parents struggle to cope with crushing circumstances and emotions.

State welfare emergency hotlines throughout the nation reportedly receive over 5 million calls each year of suspected child abuse or neglect. Of those calls, about one million meet the criteria for state intervention. What happens to the remaining four million families that don't qualify for help?

Overburdened by need and restrained by resources, law and policy most state welfare agencies are allowed to rescue only children who have suffered blatant abuse or neglect. Overwhelmed and underfunded, the state is ill-equipped to deal with a problem of this magnitude.

Without assistance, many of these families will find the issues in their homes escalating to episodes of abuse and/or neglect with long lasting consequences for not only the child, but also for our communities as well.

Since 2005, Safe Families for Children has offered sanctuary to thousands of children, minimizing the risk for abuse or neglect and giving parents the time and tools they need to help their families thrive. The ultimate goal is to strengthen and support parents so they can become Safe Families for their own children.

»OLIVE BRANCH MINISTRIES

Bring small canned meats (tuna, chicken, spam, etc.), Children's Motrin, Children's Tylenol, and Adult Cough & Cold medicine to church with you on Sundays and drop them in an Olive Branch Ministries collection bin.

FOOD DONATIONS

Bring small canned meats (tuna, chicken, spam, etc.) to church with you on Sundays and drop them in an Olive Branch Ministries collection bin.

FOOD BOXING

Serve at a quarterly Olive Branch Ministries food boxing event. Check The City for an upcoming events.

FOOD DISTRIBUTION

Distrubte food boxes, along with the Gospel, to anyone you find in need - especially to those with whom you have relationship.

If you know if someone in need or if you, yourself, are in need, please contact Dave Anady by CLICKING HERE or calling 951-258-2560.


"Him we proclaim,
warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom,
that we may present everyone mature in Christ."
(Colossians 1:28, ESV)

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