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. 

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:

Saturday & Sunday
May 5th - 6th

Sharefest for COAH this year 
will involve three options, each partnering with Family Promise of the Southbay:

1) Set Up for Cardboard City Event
Saturday, May 5th: 10:00 am-1:00 pm 
@ St. James Parish School 

2) Participate in the Box City Event
($20 includes materials to build your shelter, 
supper, games, and entertainment)

3) Set-Up & Serve Breakfast
Sunday, May 6th: 6:00am-8:30am

Please RSVP your intentions ASAP, 
and we will get more details to you!

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

YouTube Video

TEAM COAH serves at Operation Christmas Child
 Warehouse Events each year!
Big thanks to everyone who contributed and participated in this year's shoebox event. We gathered and delivered 90+ shoeboxes. Thanks to Larry & Sue for collecting and delivering them to the distribution center for us!

Big thanks to Evelyn Spilde who organized this year's warehouse team. 

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!

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!


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.