Serve Our Neighbors

Here are the most immediate service opportunities our church offers. We invite your participation!

Inspired to Do Good Works but Need a Little Help? Apply for a Mission and Outreach Mini-Grant

KCC’s Ministry of Missions and Outreach now offers a mini-grant program to support church members-individuals or small groups-who need funding to move forward with a project consistent with the Church’s vision and mission<>. Read on for more details.  Here’s the Mini-Grant Proposal Form.

Celebrate Dr. King’s Legacy January 20 & 21

This Year, UCC Partnership Marches in MLK Jr. Parade!

  • Sunday, January 20, at both the 8:30 &10 AM Services, KCC will honor the legacy and life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a Special Sunday Worship Service of Readings, Prayers, and Song.
  • Monday, January 21, be part of an Interfaith Day of Service in Balboa Park.  Later, join our Partnership sisters and brothers as we march in the MLK Day Parade.  (Note: Date of Parade was recently changed from Sunday, January 20 to Monday, January 21.)
Read Full Post on KCC Website.


Make a Meal Full of Love for Rachel’s House

Rachel’s Women’s Center provides services for San Diego’s Homeless Women.  KCC helps by cooking and serving dinner to about 40 women once a month.

On December 30, a group from KCC (pictured) served a delicious meal to about 30 ladies at Rachel”s House. The dinner was butternut squash ravioli with a creamy sage and sausage sauce, roasted veggies, sautéed mushrooms, dinner salad, french bread, fresh fruit, and chocolate brownies. It was quite a feast!  Special thanks to Elizabeth Clegg, Antoinette, Peggy, Darryl, Betsy, Kay-Marie and Sage (and friends), Marg, Duke, Eve and Donna for preparing and serving the meal.
Our next meal will be January 27, and we will serve hearty soup and salad. See sign-up in Lander Hall or call or text Sara Anderson at  857-222-0017, or email

The mission of Rachel’s House is “To address the root causes of homelessness for women by creating communities that value individual needs and differences, with opportunities to effect changes in their lives.”   We can help, just a little bit, by providing a warm meal for these ladies who are trying so hard to change their lives. Read Karen Boyd’s “Rachel Experience” for more insight.

We Throw Open Our Doors. Our Faith Propels Us to the Streets!

Since 1929, our church has served as a beacon and a hub for our community. Whether we throw our doors open for our Halloween carnival or our quarterly senior luncheons, for recovery groups, our well regarded preschool, or the neighborhood garden club, we cherish our role as friendly hosts.

Yet our faith also propels us to the streets—to paint fences in the City Heights Facelift, to offer care and comfort to those fleeing domestic abuse, to march in the Gay Pride Parade and support homeless clients at Uptown Faith Community Service Center. Our full list of our community partners includes:

Want to help out with events and traditions? Compelled to right injustices and serve those in need? Contact our Ministry of Mission and Outreach.

Get the schedule of groups meeting at our church

We Teach Each Other To Live More Thoughtfully. We Extend Love and Mercy to Those Around the World.

We bring thirsty minds and open hearts to our life together at KCC. Recently we’ve challenged ourselves to learn more about the deterioration of our planet’s soil, food shortages here and abroad, end of life care as well as the peace of labyrinth walks. We extend the reach of our love and support to those around the world with our global missions:

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