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.
Rachel’s Women’s Center provides services for San Diego’s Homeless Women. KCC helps by cooking and serving one meal a month. Our next dinner service is on Sunday, December 2. If you can help by preparing a dish or serving the meal, please see the sign-up sheet in Lander Hall. For any questions, contact Bonnie McCarthy at: firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.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.
*Harvest Sunday, Nov. 19: The Ministry of Mission and Outreach invites you to bring new socks, underwear, and/or PJs for the children at Ibarra Elementary. We need these items for girls and boys of all sizes, between five and 11 years old. The items will be blessed on Harvest Sunday. You can also volunteer on Nov. 27 at 10 AM to deliver the items to the school. Read more here.
*Thanksgiving Serving, Sunday, Nov. 26: Sign up to provide food and/or to create, transport and serve the lunches. Learn more here.
KCC has recently been offering support to an African asylum seeker/torture victim and her son, Jummy and Tolu Onimole. The outpouring of generosity from KCC members and our community friends has been wonderful and we are looking to expand the circle of support. If you are able to help, contact Pastor Darryl or Marg. Donations can be monetary, gift cards for Target/groceries; family movies. Mom could use job leads, as she is certified in caregiving and now has her permit to work in the U.S. Please take a moment to read the letter from Jummy and Tolu.
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.
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: