Holiday Serving Opportunities

San Mateo

Sunday Servers:  Did you know that every 2nd and 4th Sunday, volunteers from Menlo Church San Mateo start their day by serving breakfast at the First Step for Families Shelter in San Mateo?  Serve from 9:00-10:30am, and then head over to church for the 11:00am worship service! Click HERE for more information and to sign up

City Impact Thanksgiving Outreach:  November 12th and 24th November – Share the gift of love this holiday season! Sign up with your group or family and join hundreds of other volunteers from all over the Bay Area who will be preparing and serving meals for the less fortunate in SF’s Tenderloin. Click HERE for more information and to sign up.

Safe@Home:  If construction and repair are your love language, take part in a Safe@Home on November 26th!  Every last Saturday, volunteers help an elderly or disabled homeowner with needed repairs or improvements to their property.  Great for a family or a Life Group, and just about any age can help (with their parents, of course!). Click HERE to sign up

Menlo Park

City Impact Christmas Outreach: December 25 – Share the gift of love this holiday season! Sign up with your group or family and join hundreds of other volunteers from all over the Bay Area who will be preparing and serving meals for the under-resourced in SF’s Tenderloin. Click HERE for more information and to sign up.

Global Gift Fair Online: This year, we are encouraging our congregants to participate in the Global Gift Fair online! Join us as we partner with Heavenly Treasures, World Vision, and Compassion International and shop now through December 24  to promote fair trade and support artisans around the world!      Click HERE for more information.

Life Moves Servers: Provide meals to those experiencing homelessness. Help needed on Sundays and Mondays. Click HERE for to sign-up.

Jail Ministry Holiday Cookie Collection:  Reach out to inmates who cannot be with their families at Christmas. This is a great serving opportunity for families and Life Groups. Collection dates:  Dec 10 thru 18. Click HERE for more information.

Ravenswood Education Foundation Toy Drive: Join us as we collect toys for under-resourced children and those experiencing homelessness in the Ravenswood School District. Click HERE for more information.

City Dive San Francisco YWAM: February 10-12, 2017 join our Café congregation members as we serve residents of the Tenderloin for a weekend. Opportunities include prayer, hot chocolate outreach and food pantry volunteers.  Families with children age 9+  Click HERE for more information.

Mountain View

Global Gift Fair: Weekend of November 12th & 13th at Mountain View Campus. Click HERE for more information.

Cityteam SJ Thanksgiving Outreach:  It’s that time of the year again, when we invite you to join us in serving Thanksgiving dinner to the residents of San Jose’s Cityteam Shelter on Thanksgiving day – Thursday, Nov 24. Hope you can join us! Click HERE for more information and to sign up.

Food Kit Build:  Over the Thanksgiving weekend, on Saturday, Nov 26 our campus will work with Feeding Children Everywhere to assemble food kits for those in need in Haiti. Different shifts will be available. Click HERE for more information and to sign up.

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes:  A shoebox gift can be the first step of a lifelong walk with Jesus Christ. A box you give to one child may impact an entire town. Collection Dates:  Sundays, Nov 13 and 20. Click HERE for more information.

Help One Child Giving Tree:  This holiday season, we will support this ministry by providing Christmas gifts for foster and other at-risk children. Each Christmas, Help One Child requests “Wish Lists” from foster kids throughout the region and then provides the names, gender, age and their “wished for gift” to church congregations.  Selection dates:  Sundays, Nov 20 and 27. Return by Sunday, Dec 4. Click HERE for more information.

Jail Ministry Holiday Cookie Collection:  Reach out to inmates who cannot be with their families at Christmas. This is a great serving opportunity for families and Life Groups. Collection dates:  Sundays, Dec 11 and 18. Click HERE for more information.

Cityteam First Saturdays:  The monthly opportunity assists with food preparation, pantry organization, meal service, and kitchen and dining room clean-up. Over the holiday season, the two dates for this opportunity are Nov 5 and Dec 3. Click HERE for more information and to sign up.

Hope’s Corner:  Share the love of the season with those you might need it. Serve free breakfast and a bag lunch to the hungry at the corner of Hope and Mercy Streets. During the holiday season, this monthly opportunity occurs on Saturday, Nov 19 and Saturday, Dec 17. Click HERE to sign up.

San Jose

LifeMoves Giving Tree :  This holiday season you have the opportunity to reach out to a family in our community that will be spending their holiday in a local shelter. We have partnered with LifeMoves and are setting up a giving tree at San Jose campus. Please come by either Sunday 20th or 27th November and consider blessing someone on that tree with a gift this season. Return by Dec 4th. Click HERE for more information.

Cityteam SJ Thanksgiving Outreach:  Its that time of the year again, when we invite you to join us in serving Thanksgiving dinner to the residents of San Jose’s City Team Shelter.  This meal is served on Thanksgiving day on Thursday, Nov 24. Hope you can join us. Click HERE for more information and to sign up.

PopTop Canned Food Drive: Bring cans of food that open with a ‘poptop’ any Sunday in the November to Menlo Church San Jose. Sacred Heart Community Services will be distributing the collected food to the homeless in our San Jose Community. Please provide food that can be eaten and opened out of a can with provided utensils. No food that needs heating. Click HERE for more information.