We are a missional Church. Every day of the year the Church is used to serve the Community. Monday through Friday we have an amazing Preschool that serves local families. Monday through Friday our facility is also utilized by Tierra del Sol. On Saturdays we host a 7th Day Adventist Church and their homeless outreach ministry. On Sundays we have worship in the morning, and in the evening a wonderful immigrant Armenian Church worships. Throughout our grounds we have 11 fruit trees growing as part of our community garden to grow fruit for our neighbors in need. Below is some more information about our wonderful community partners
On-Site Community Garden
In our Community Garden, Church members, Girl Scouts and those with and without disabilities come together to grow food for those in need. It is used three times a week as part of a training program at Tierra del Sol. The food grown goes to help those in need.
Holiday Food Baskets and Gifts
Every Christmas and Easter we collect foods and gifts for families in need. Families also receive gifts at Christmas.
Tierra del Sol
“Tierra del Sol helps more than 675 people each day across Los Angeles County overcome cognitive, physical, emotional or behavioral challenged resulting from developmental disabilities.” We work hard to make sure our Church is a safe and welcoming place for all of God’s children. We garden side by side with them, attend their graduation ceremonies, and are thankful for these relationships. We as a Church attend Tierra del Sol events.
AHEAD With Horses
AHEAD With Horses INC has an over 48-year history of providing unique, highly motivated and effective therapy through horses to disabled/disadvantaged/at-risk/special-needs children. We support them by attending and volunteering at their events. Church members also volunteer by working directly with the children and horses. Pastor Arlo serves on their Board.
The Bailey Center
Serves over 200 needy families and individuals a week. We host one of Saturdays every month. We always need volunteers to help on our Saturday from 9:45-12noon. We also volunteer here at Wednesdays and Fridays between 10am-12pm.
Chapel of the Hills
Chapel of the Hills is a local church that hosts a hot meal for homeless members of our community every Sunday. We host the meal several times a year.
We are so thankful that we have the opportunity to provide an amazing preschool to 40 local families.
Inclusive Art Ministry:
Starting in 2018 we will be starting an inclusive art program for those with and without special needs. There will be lots of ways to be involved…since this project is still being planned there are lots of ways people can help shape the vision.
Hosting a Camp for Foster Children
In connection with the non-profit Fostering All, children in foster care or who were recently adopted participate in a wonderful camp on Church property during the Summer.
Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts
We host local Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts and support them in their community work. Pastor Arlo serves as one of the leaders of one of our Boy Scout Troops
Youth Group Mission Activities
Our youth participate in a variety of mission activities and help with the Community Garden, the Bailey Center and Chapel of the Hills. They also have their own mission projects such as February’s Superbowl of Caring.
SHPC Quilting Group
Our Quilting groups is a place for friendship and conversations. When tragedies happen, or people are in need our Quilting Group makes a blanket for those in need. For example, following the devastating shooting at the Pulse Night Club in Florida, a quilt of love was created and sent to one of the victims in the hospital.
Caring Across Generations
Caring Across Generations is an ecumenical faith organization composed of Christians, Jews and Muslims uniting for health advocacy issues.
Our Mission Partner Rev. Sarah Henken
Rev. Sarah Henken serves in Colombia and oversees this countries PCUSA Young Adult (YAV) Program. She is also an amazing advocate for justice and peace. She is the Presbyterian World Mission Regional Liaison for the Andrea Region, supporting social justice needs in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.
Where do you feel called?