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.

Blessing of the Animals September 24 at 8:30 AM & 10 AMblessingoftheanimals-281x300

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.

-Worship Outside on the Front Lawn of KCC (there will be plenty of chairs & shade under the canopies)
-Have Your Pet Blessed by Pastor Darryl
-Enjoy the Small Animal Petting Zoo by My Little Pony
-Offer Praise to God for all the Ways Animals Contribute to Life on the Earth

Many volunteers are needed this Sunday, so please contact Pastor Darryl if you’re willing to help in any way.


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 one meal a month. Our next dinner service is on Saturday, October 7.  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:<

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.




Back and More Spook-tacular Than Ever! KCC Halloween Carnival Returns Saturday, October 21, 3 to 5 PM


In the past, you have given abundant contributions in time and talent to make the carnival a success. We hope that you will help us this year-seasoned veterans and newcomers alike!  Here are just some of the many volunteer opportunities :
*Decorations set up and clean up
*Cake Walk Leaders and Cakes for Cake Walk
*Arts and Crafts HelpersHosts for 12 Activity Stations (some new games and concessions)
*Theater Ushers (Classic Horror Movies playing in the Sanctuary)

There is a sign-up sheet in Lander Hall with the complete list and you can email Carol Hill, with your volunteer preferences. Get More Details Here.


A Thank You Letter from Jummy and Tolu

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.


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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