Our Church and Missions Committee actively participates in an outreach program, helping to fulfill the needs of people locally, regionally, nationally and globally with love and grace. Below are some of the ministries we are currently supporting.
The Mission work of our church continues even in this time of “strangeness.” Showers of Blessings continues to happen, just minus the actual showers. Instead, the Trunk Ministry is serving up to 20 unhoused folks weekly, distributing hygiene items (soap, washcloths, deodorant, wipes, etc.), new socks and underwear, and clothing. These items are especially appreciated as shower opportunities are extremely limited at this time. We are also continuing our support by bringing lunches served at Family Services to those in need here in Redlands sponsored by RCRC.
Our other Mission Ministries continue in abbreviated form.
Share Ministry (aka Feed the Hungry)
In partnership with five other local churches, volunteers prepare and serve a meal every Saturday to those in need in our community. Our church provides the meal the third Saturday of each month. Volunteers are welcome.
Faith in Motion
This ministry supports the Foster Care program by providing monthly birthday gifts to the Foster children in neighboring communities. Volunteers are welcome
This project provides support to the needy Maya communities in the central highlands near the town of Chichicastenango. The project is focused on the installation of efficient word burning stoves in the homes. We also provide financial support to the Guatemala Student Scholarship Program. Members also have an opportunity to travel on a work team to install the stoves.
United Methodist Committee on Relief
We provide financial support to those affected by disaster events nationally and globally.
California –Pacific Conference Missionary
We provide financial support to a missionary of the United Methodist California –Pacific Conference that is working in Ghana with families on sustainable agriculture.
Karen's Shower Blessings
This ministry was started in 2009 and has been a vital ministry to our homeless community. We provide shower facilities at our church every Saturday morning for those in need. Guests are also provided with hygiene items, coffee, light snacks, and clothing as needed. Volunteers and donations are welcome.
“Trunk” ministry was born from our “showers of blessings” ministry to extend to the homeless items we were providing during showers on Saturday’s: new underwear, socks, hygiene items and clothes ( jeans, tshirts, and shoes for those living on the streets). With our showers being suspended for now, Sue Crisp, opens the “trunk” of her car with these items each week during the lunch distribution at Family Services. Donations are still being accepted for drop off at the church office.
Adopt a Family
We typically adopt a family in need during the holiday season, sometimes providing a feast or gifts for the family. Also, during the year, if we encounter a family in desperate need we strive to satisfy their needs as best we can.
Fair Trade Coffee & Chocolate
We sell fair trade, organic chocolate and coffee on most Sundays in support of the farmers to obtain fair prices for their harvest