Two-Can Sunday (every Sunday the barrels are out!)
This is our Deacons’ Pantry ministry. We gather donations of food and gift cards to provide direct assistance to people in need in our local neighborhood. We stock non-perishables in the pantry and use $5 gift cards to Lucky or Safeway to make the purchase of perishables and personal items possible.
Faith in Action Weekend
Usually held the first weekend in March, the church community goes out into the community to be of service to others. About five to six different community service projects are offered and suitable for the young to the older adult.
Alternative Christmas Giving
Local and international giving opportunities are identified to enable church members and friends to donate money in place of purchasing gifts. Gift cards enable the donors to “give” something to their loved ones in whose name the money was donated.
Vacation Bible School
Every summer, typically the last week of June, all children ages 3 through 6th grade are welcome to learn about God through fun activities, stories, crafts, games, music and worship. Grades 7th through 12th are encouraged to participate as volunteers in a variety of positions.
Other Ministries Supported
Santa Teresa support Local Agencies – click on the link below to connect to the agency
- Church World Service (CROP)
- CityTeam Ministries
- Convalescent Hospital Ministry
- Correctional Institutions Chaplaincy
- Hospice of the Valley
- Martha’s Kitchen in Willow Glen
- Mental Health Association of Santa Clara
- Next Door – Solutions to Domestic Violence
- Sacred Heart Community Services
- Santa Maria Urban Ministry
- Silicon Valley Habitat for Humanity
Our buildings and grounds are also available to the community. Various groups use our facilities for meetings and events. To find out more about availability and fees, please contact the church office at 408-629-5906 or via email.