Serving others is an important part of who we are.
Members of our Christian Action Ministry spend the year carefully vetting local non-profit organizations who address need in our community and beyond. From helping provide temporary housing for homeless families to rehabilitating individuals with drug and alcohol issues, we provide financial and hands-on help. Below are just a few of the organizations that we have worked with.
Family Promise of the South Bay
Family Promise of the South Bay provides a community-based approach to combating family homelessness. Utilizing an interfaith network of Houses of Faith, Family Promise provides temporary housing, job and credit counseling, family therapy, hot meals and legal advocacy to newly homeless families with children. From specialized case management to training and counseling, Family Promise is committed to ending the cycle of homelessness in Los Angeles.
We have supported Family Promise through financial assistance, bedding collection drives, and currently serve as a Support Congregation. Members of our Church provide nutritious meals and hospitality to guests in the Family Promise Program.
To learn more about Family Promise's important work, visit their website.
Caring House is the first and only non-medical home in Los Angeles totally focused on end-of-life care. They are a loving home for the last stage-- a place designed to provide peace, comfort and support for those in the final stages of life. End-of-life care is a somber time with many difficult questions. Caring House works to provide support for families and handle care duties for guests so that families can spend their energy connecting with and supporting their loved ones.
In 2016, Caring House was one of two recipients of our Annual Easter Offering. The Easter Offering provided crucial funds that allowed Caring House to open and begin providing compassion and care. Since then, our congregation has assisted in sewing specialized pillowcases that provide leg and arm support to residents.
You can learn more about Caring House by visiting their website.
Blue Butterfly Village
Blue Butterfly Village is a 73-unit housing community providing permanent homes to previously homeless female veterans and their families. Fully furnished and decorated, these homes provide a safe place for families in a community that includes a children's play area and a community garden as well as career training and mental health counseling for those living with PTSD.
Blue Butterfly Village was one of the recipients of our Annual Christmas Offering in 2015. One of our largest offerings each year, the Christmas Offering helped fund the completion of their Computer Center, which allows students to complete online homework and assignments, as well as refurnishing vacated units and the playground. We also support Blue Butterfly through canned food collection drives to help keep their pantry well stocked.
To learn more about Blue Butterfly Village, visit their website.
WE ALSO PROUDLY SUPPORT
Know an organization that would benefit from a partnership with our Christian Action Ministry? We're always looking for new beneficiaries. You do the referral, we do the vetting, usually by site visit, guest speaker and organization review. Funding of new worthy startups is of particular interest. Fill out the form below to let us know what important work we can be a part of.