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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<http://www.kensingtonucc.com/about/vision-mission-and-values>. Read on for more details.  Here’s the Mini-Grant Proposal Form.

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 July 29, we prepared a hearty meal of tuna casserole, vegetarian mac n cheese, lots of mixed veggies, steamed broccoli, broccoli salad, fresh fruit, chocolate cake and strawberry cake, and iced tea. Yum! Thanks to Elizabeth, Jodi, Beth, Ed, Peggy, Bonnie, Nick, Donna, Sarah, Azar, Betsy, Dorothy, and Kim for making it all happen! We were also joined by our Scottish interns Tallula Bell and Morven.

Our next meal will be September 30, and we’ll be preparing a Southwestern theme meal with tamale pie as the main dish. Want to help cook or serve? Sign up in Lander Hall! Questions? Call or text Sara Anderson at 857-222-0017, or email saradavisanderson@gmail.com.

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.

Blessing of the Animals Sunday, October 7. at 8:30 & 10 AM

Let us join together to bear witness to God’s and our deep love, care, and concern for all of the creation. Come sing songs, lift prayers, and fellowship with your human and animal neighbors in a joyous event that is fun for all ages.  Here are more details about this event.

Explore the Great Outdoors and More! KCC’s Annual Retreat at Camp Stevens Friday, Nov. 2 ~ Sunday, Nov. 4

Join us at beautiful Camp Stevens in Julian, CA, Nov. 2-4 as we will again offer a wonderful program full of hikes, tending garden, eating farm-to-table food, songs, archery and more. Camp Stevens is a “peaceful place apart” where groups can leave the bustle and distractions of everyday life to deepen relationships with one another and accomplish common goals. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today.
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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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