THE LOCAL OUTREACH TEAM
The Local Outreach team (the “LO Team”) seeks to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors in word and action. Our hope is to see God's kingdom come here in Modesto as it is in heaven, and we believe that humble service is a great way to connect with God, with each other, and with our neighbor. Below are some of the many opportunities for individuals and groups to serve and address specific needs in our community. For more general information, contact Carole Phillips at (209) 531-3036.
MCC houses homeless families three times a year through Family Promise, a network of Modesto area churches. The goal is to help them regain their housing and independence while allowing them to stay together. We have a great Family Promise team that extends the love of Jesus to families in difficult situations…but there is room for you to be the hands of Christ to these families. Below is a description of each of the roles on the Family Promise team. The serving is not complicated and orientation will be provided to those who have not served before. Watch for sign-ups outside the foyer or through the all church email. Learn more at www.modestofamilypromise.com
LovE Somerset Middle School
We love Somerset Middle School (our neighbors) and it is our hope that Somerset flourishes. There are variety of ways we serve this school throughout the year. We provide for a back to school BBQ for Somerset teachers, we raise funds for a Christmas time shopping spree for at risk students and families, we have provided meals trains for Somerset families going through difficult times of grief. This past year, we began hosting Parent Cafe, a monthly space for parents of area students to come together and share solutions to challenges they face. If you are interested in learning more about this ministry to Somerset contact Jane Lynch - (209) 914-7330
SALVATION ARMY BREAKFAST AND CLOTHING NEEDED
Join the team that is serving breakfast on the third Saturday of each month, from 6am-10:30am or any part of that time. Clothing is also always in need, especially in men's sizes. Contact Randy Credille at (209) 410-8774, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
MODESTO GOSPEL MISSION
The Gospel Mission aims to provide refuge, recovery, and restoration to Modesto's marginalized. You can help by joining the team at a chapel service on the first Thursday evening of the month. Check out their website at www.modestogospelmission.org, or contact Melinda Riley at email@example.com. You can also help children ages 5-17 with homework, tutoring, art classes and snacks. Monday - Thursday, 2:00 - 4:30 PM. For more information or to volunteer, call (209) 529-8259.
MCC is proud to partner with Cheryl Van Horn at the Vine House, an outreach center in West Modesto committed to building lasting relationships, one life at a time, to help them overcome life bondages and pain. Want to share a cup of coffee or help a kid with homework at the Vine House? Contact Cheryl at (209) 577-1863.
MODESTO PREGNANCY CENTER
The Modesto Pregnancy Center exists to offer hope and support, helping people to make informed choices about their unplanned pregnancy. For more information, please visit their website at www.modestopregnancycenter.com, or contact Erin Koolhaus at (209) 526-1734.
ADVANCING VIBRANT COMMUNITIES
Advancing Vibrant Communities helps people put their passions and resources towards helping others in need. Check out the AVC website at www.vibrantcommunites.org for a variety of service opportunities and ways to give!