COMMUNITY SERVICE

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 the 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. 


SHAREFEST 2017
We had a great time working with the 
Boys & Girls Club of Gardena!

YouTube Video



OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Big thanks to everyone who contributed and participated in this year's shoebox event. We gathered and delivered 52 shoeboxes. Thanks to Larry & Sue for collecting and delivering them to the distribution center for us!

TEAM COAH serves at Operation Christmas Child
 Warehouse Event on Friday, December 2nd!

Big thanks to Evelyn Spilde who organized this year's warehouse team. 
They are back row, left to right: Larry, Sue, Nic & Brian
Front row, left to right: Evelyn's sisters, Keagan, Linda, Phil & Randy.
(Evelyn is taking the photo :)


LEMONADE STAND
October 1st & 2nd
Thanks to everyone who served!
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!

SHAREFEST WORKDAY 2016
Saturday, April 30th

We were able to work with Community's Child this year:

Sharefest 2016



A look back at 2015 working with Anza Elementary School:

YouTube Video



Enjoy the video below with pics from our 2014 workday, courtesy of Kathy Ernst and Courtney Smith!

Sharefest 2014


Lemonade Stan
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For the past twelve years COAH has been involved at the Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair. The event happens the first weekend of October and COAH is there with a lemonade stand. For the past three years 100% of our proceeds have been designated and given away to local & global ministries and missions. 

Mark you calendar now - our next lemonade stand is October 1-2, 2016




Hope 4 Women International

Hello Sisters & Brothers Helping Sisters,
Just wanted to provide you with an update on our H4WI sisters sponsorship.  Please see their attached update and thank you letter from our sister Rose Mary Erumbi (from Hamasanja) who recently graduated from the H4WI program in her village.  


Our other 4 sisters Agnes Nyanduri, Loy Nyaketcho, Dorothy Aketch and Peresi Awor (all from Magola) will be graduating from the H4WI program in July 2017.  We are sending H4WI a check for $175 to provide each sister with a $25 graduation monetary gift and additional $10 for their keepsake graduation caps on behalf of our group.

Thank you for your participation in this worthwhile effort and helping to
make a difference in our sisters’ lives. 

God bless you,
Evelyn & Randy


Below are their original profiles followed by their graduation pictures. Please take time to celebrate with them!






UPDATE ON ROSE MARY...

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. 

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