March 26, 2020

Mission and Service

Make a difference in our community and for our planet

Our partnership continues with Safe Place for Youth, a drop-in center for homeless youth up to age 25. During the time when we are not cooking and serving meals for them, we continue to serve them in other ways, including with financial support.

Habitat for Humanity
We are proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity and Presbytery of the Pacific to build new affordable homes across the street from our church building.

Matthew 25
“We pledge to protect and defend vulnerable people in the name of Jesus.” Matthew 25 is a national movement inspired by Jesus’ words,  “I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” Particularly in this time, those who need protection are immigrants and refugees, those subjected to mass incarceration, and religious minorities who are the targets of hate. To learn more and sign the pledge, click here.

Earth Care
God calls us to be careful, humble stewards of this earth, and to protect and restore it for its own sake, and for the future use and enjoyment of the human family. We are proud to be an Earth Care congregation. To become certified as an Earth Care Congregation a church takes the “Earth Care Pledge” and complete activities and projects in the fields of worship, education, facilities and outreach. Looking for more ways to reduce your waste? Find this Zero Waste Los Angeles Resource Guide that will help you as you get started on a Zero Waste journey. Did you know you can compost your food waste in the green bin? All Culver City residents can use their green bins for industrial compost. Read more here. Don’t live in Culver City? Learn about sharing your compost at Share Waste.

Food Drives
Throughout the year we collect food for St. Joseph Center. Their mission is to provide working poor families, as well as homeless men, women, and children of all ages with the inner resources and tools to become productive, stable and self-supporting members of the community. Click here to see their most needed food items.

Smart Gardening
Learn more about smart gardening in our area including composting and water conservation tips.

Carbon Footprint
Calculate your Carbon Footprint here.