October Ministry Opportunities

10/04/2012

Of course your small group is looking for places to serve together. Serving others together is a great way for your group to grow closer.

Here are two great opportunities for your group this month:

Clean up Compton

By giving up a few hours on a Saturday, your small group can make a lasting impact on Compton by helping paint and clean up the community. Bring your whole group, your family, and invite your friends, and join over 1,500 people from the churches in Compton for their next serve day on Saturday, October 20th from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For more information and to register please email sbresler@saddleback.com.

Holiday Food Drive – next weekend

Get your small group to bring holiday food items to church next weekend and help us provide holiday meals for those in our communities who are less fortunate. Make this a small group serving project.

Every month the Saddleback Food Pantry serves over 3500 people, but during the holiday months the numbers double. Not only do families need help with basic food items, they also turn to the church for help with holiday meals. Rather than providing boxed holiday meals to families, this year the Food Pantry will let families select from holiday meal items to create their own holiday meal. They can choose fresh produce, side dishes, breads, proteins, and many household items. This new personal choice area is a great way for people to choose items they like and what is best for their families and also gives them a sense of dignity in making choices of their own. Once they have selected their food a volunteer walks them to their car and shares the love of Jesus. Over 1500 people have given their lives to Christ in our food pantry parking lot!

Here is a list of items to choose from to bring to your campus next weekend:

  • $20 Gift Card for Turkey or Protein
  • Boxed Stuffing
  • Jars of Gravy
  • Canned Cranberry Sauce
  • Muffin or Corn Bread Mix
  • Canned Sweet Potatoes or Yams
  • Canned Soup or Broth
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Evaporated Milk
  • Canned Pumpkin or other Pie Filling
  • Boxed Pie Crust

This is an easy small group serving project that can include everyone in the family. When your group brings food items to your campus next weekend you will be helping us provide over 2000 families with food needed to celebrate Thanksgiving & Christmas this year.