Service… or more precisely being a servant, a bond-servant - is about becoming willingly submitted to Jesus - loving and serving God and in turn loving and serving others.

…whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant; and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and give His life a ransom for many.  Mark 10:43-45

We do not simply want to make the world a better place from which lost people will go to hell.

Therefore service is intentionally compelled by the love of Jesus Christ and purposefully done to show Him to others through our actions and words.

Community service is the hands and feet of our other five practices: it is prayerful, grounded in God’s Word, glorifying to God, building relationships, and witnessing to the presence and power of Jesus. 

Circle of Caring
"The way God designed our bodies is a model for understanding our lives together as a church: every part dependent on every other part.....If one part hurts, every other part is involved in the hurt, and in the healing. If one part flourishes, every other part enters into the exuberance."
1 Cor. 12:24-26
This translation of 1 Corinthians reminds us of our commitment to care for one another. The Circle of Caring team was created to meet the needs of those in our church and beyond, through love and caring. By providing meals to the ailing, visiting a shut-in, sending greeting cards, praying for the sick, or helping in any way, we are called to care for each other. Contact Pat Hershberg:

Community Service Sunday
January 27th, 2019
We are so excited to share what is being offered for the coming year with our friends and partners at so many of our community ministries. On Sunday, January 27th we share in more depth, but here is a view at the year ahead, starting with an overview of the community missions we support with our time and finances:
2019 Service Opportunities:

Save the date!
Saturday, May 4th, 2019
More details coming soon!

Save the dates:
October 5th & 6th, 2019
Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair

Our annual Lemonade Stand generates upwards of $5000 in additional  missions and benevolence funds. Plus it is just a really fun weekend working with one another and providing deliciousness to hot and thirsty fair-goers!

Stillman Sawyer Center
Salvation Army Food Collection

For many families, the struggles to make ends meet are difficult to manage.  HIS House provides hope to the less fortunate by providing families and individuals with food, clothing, rent and utility assistance throughout the year.  With today’s economy, more and more people are scarcely able to make ends meet let alone enjoy the holiday season., 600 families are assisted during Christmas with Holiday food Boxes, Toys and clothes for children. Thousands of individuals are assisted on a monthly basis.

We have a food tote at our weekly Sunday gatherings 
to collect non-perishable food items for the Stillman Sawyer Family Center.