Each Sunday morning, from 8:00-9:00 a.m., we serve a hot breakfast to the community, particularly the homeless and the hungry. Guests can also request a sack lunch to save for a meal later in the day. We also offer hot showers, clean clothes, shoes, jackets, and blankets to brothers and sisters struggling with a life on the streets. Anyone is welcome to participate in these ministries, either through volunteering and donating or through receiving.
Each Tuesday morning we have a food pantry that is open from 9:30-11:30a.m. for families and individuals needing a little extra help with food for the week. Non-perishable and fresh items are given according to what is available through the food bank and local donors. Guests are eligible to receive food once a month.
On the third Wednesdays of the month we participate in the “Guest Chef” program at the Path of Life Family Shelter. We prepare food for 40-50 guests at the local shelter and then serve and fellowship together over the meal.
Second Harvest Foodbank is a tremendous resource for all of Riverside County. We both donate to and benefit from their work to be able to stretch each dollar we spend on serving those in our community.
We also work with Habitat Humanity offering resources and concrete help through their Helping Hands ministry, which helps with painting and yard work in local mobile home parks to keep them up with the requirements of their park.
We also work with Emancipated Youth, foster children who have aged out of the system and are left unsupported, to develop life skills, get connected, and become successful adults.
We care about our neighbors and our community and seek a variety of ways to serve and care.
The United Methodist Church has the largest Protestant missionary program in the world. In addition to our mission giving we support the Ogden Friendship House. When a natural disaster strikes, the United Methodist Committee on Relief is one of the first to respond. We have donated to their efforts, as well as sent volunteers on work teams to Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina and Haiti after the earthquake.