Church members and friends take our covenant to heart by reaching out to the community through the thrift shop, volunteering at St. Anthony’s dining room, and hosting the annual local CROP Hunger Walk. We reach beyond the community with school building service trips to Central America and Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
Caring Friends aims to assure that we take care of each other when illness or other challenges arise.
Church Committees provide a chance for members to do the core work of the church.
Located on the east side of the Church campus, the West Spain Thrift Shop is a small store that sells used articles, especially clothing, to benefit charitable organizations. For many years it has been our mission to provide low-cost goods to our neighbors, to share our fellowship with the community and to avoid adding usable items to the landfill. Learn More
Caring Friends (formerly Lay Care) is an “Open Arms” ministry whose mission is to provide loving assistance to all who may be in need in our congregation. This includes those who are ill, immobile, lonely, or simply in need of some TLC, short- or long-term.
Every two years our congregation has sent a work group with Sonoma based Seeds Of Learning to help build schools in Nicaragua. Our next trip will be in the Spring of 2016. In June of 2014 we sent a work group to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation with the Re-Member organization. Read about the Pine Ridge trip here.
CROP HUNGER WALK
We walk to raise funds to feed those in need.
In the FCC’s Handy Household Helpers Directory are six categories of household services. Each category has a list of people willing to volunteer their time, skills, and talents to help with that category of household services. Volunteers are listed in alphabetical order by last name. Learn More
CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL VISITS
We bring a sense of a regular family visit to people who by and large are forgotten.