Journey Serves — Community Impact and Missions
When Jesus showed up on the scene, he said that he was all about “good news for the poor.” So, like him, we want to spread good news for the poor, the dejected, the unseen, the broken, the wounded, the outcasts. Through Journey Serves, we hope to spread good news by feeding people, clothing people, helping people back on their feet, cleaning up our local parks, partnering globally in communities like Carrefour, Haiti and Tecate, Mexico.
Keep up to date on ways to serve by visiting this page often. Together, we can bring heaven to earth.
November 29, 2012 1:14 pm
Did you know that at many as 35 percent of Iraq Veterans have or will experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? Did you know that 260,000 veterans will be homeless this year? Did you know that each year at this time the Veterans Village of San Diego opens a cold weather tent specifically for use by vets? Did you know that Journey’s Hope For The Homeless visits them every Friday that they are open? It’s an amazing experience! Why don’t you join us! Contact David Merk for more information by filling out the form on this page.
Helping The Homeless Stay Warm
It’s getting cold in San Diego! During December and January San Diegans will experience lows in the 40s. That may be okay for those of us in our cozy homes but for our many friends are homeless, those temperatures are life-threatening. We can help by giving them clean, gently used blankets. Let’s look through out stuff and see what we can find! Drop them off at the Thrift Store. Questions? Fill out the info form on this page or email David Merk.
Do you live in Santee? Do your children attend school there? Well, August 18 is the 3rd Annual School Beautification Day! From 8 am until noon (just 4 hours!) cleanups will take place at each of the city’s K-8 and high schools as a kick-off to the new school year. Bring your family, join your neighbors, and support your schools! For information, fill out the form on this page.
Help Support Local Teachers
The last few years have been difficult time for a lot of people in the U.S. San Diego has not been exempt from this struggle. Not our teachers…and certainly not our schools. We want Journey to be a church that supports it’s local schools. In the last few years we have built wonderful relationships with three of them—La Mesa Middle School, Bancroft Elementary School and San Miguel Elementary. Between now and the start of school (August 16), we will be collecting basic teaching supplies for these schools: pens, pencils, paper and markers. We’ll be collecting these materials beginning July 20 in the lobby before and after services and throughout the week outside the church office.
- Copy paper
- Pencils (No. 2 Ticonderoga)
- Red pens
- Black pens
- Blue pens
- Colored pencils
Calling All Gardeners! At 10:00 am on Saturday, May 19th we will be planting a succulent and cactus garden at New Alternatives, the foster children group home that we are serving. It will be fun and fulfilling and will be greatly appreciated by our friends at New Alternatives. Please join us at 2815 Steele Canyon Road in El Cajon, CA 92019. Parking is in the front where we will be working. Bring gloves, water, long pants and covered shoes (cactus needles are sharp!) Please RSVP by filling out the “I Want to Serve” form on this page.
Journey has been partnering with HIS Ministries in Tecate, Mexico since the first day that Journey met. HIS is a vital part of the Tecate community. Every day they care for more than 100 children who would otherwise be on the street while their parents are at work. Every week they reach out to the community with food and the good news. Jim and Linda Doss, our missionaries in Tecate, can’t do it alone! Four times a year, volunteers from Journey visit HIS Ministries to lend a helping hand with painting, digging, repair work and a variety of other tasks. We would love for you to join us! If you are interested, please fill out the form on this page.