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Faith, in Redwood City

Our Faith, In Redwood City Ministry celebrates all the ways God is still speaking in the neighborhoods, towns and cities where we live and serve. Through Faith, In we are invited to live out our faith right here, right now by learning more about the needs of Redwood City and by building relationships and supporting groups who are already working on behalf of the community.

In keeping with the spirit of Faith, In  our Church Council is encouraging staff and members alike to seek out and assume leadership in area community nonprofits and to meet with city leaders to discuss the community’s needs and how we  can make a difference in tangible and authentic ways.  We invite members and friends to support this ministry financially, as well, with all proceeds from the Faith, In Redwood City Ministry Fund going to the stated purpose each year.  We are blessed to be able to focus our ministry in a way that enriches our faith and deepens our call to:

“Love God with all our hearts, all our minds, and all our souls, and our neighbor as ourselves.”

 

OUR CURRENT COMMUNITY PARTNERS INCLUDE:

REDWOOD CITY EDUCATION FOUNDATION (RCEF) Provides enrichment and advanced educational opportunities for all 9,200 students in the 16 RWC School District schools.

SPIRITCARE MINISTRY Serves the emotional and spiritual needs of the elderly living in approximately 60 long-term care centers or at home.

REDWOOD CITY LIBRARY FOUNDATION Raises private money to support and enhance the services of our four libraries (with special emphasis on literacy through Project Read.)

YMCA (Sequoia, Redwood City) Promotes youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK Provides food for people in need in our community.

HILLCREST CHAPLAINCY Provides youth with biblical values to help guide their lives and future decisions.

CASA de REDWOOD Provides low-cost, safe housing for seniors on fixed incomes.

REDWOOD CITY 2020 Brings community residents together with local organizations and public agencies to develop and implement a wide range of projects that are focused on addressing acute needs and building on strengths in our community.  Their goals are to reduce the impact of poverty, improve the academic success of students, increase community engagement, and enhance safety.

PUENTE de la COSTA SUR Building a healthy, sustainable and inclusive community on the rural coast of San Mateo County that fosters economic growth and security and promotes individual and community health and wellness.

RANDOM ACTS of FLOWERS Recycles and repurposes flowers and vases by engaging dedicated volunteer teams to deliver beautiful bouquets and moments of kindness in healthcare facilities locally and across the country

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA-NEVADA CONFERENCE Regional support arm of the United Church of Christ.  Includes Camp Cazadero and Camp Tamarack.

lINKAGES TIMEBANK  A service exchange network that connects people of all ages to support well-being and quality of life through a neighborhood service-exchange network. 

HOOVER COMMUNITY SCHOOL   Dedicated to student success through family and community partnerships.  Hoover provides a joyful, safe, and caring learning environment based on mutual respect.

SILICON VALLEY PROGRESSIVE COMMUNITY of FAITH A new, diverse congregation of progressive Christian, agnostics, spiritual independents and other people of conscience who want to live with purpose and joy in a community rooted in love.

ONE GREAT HOUR of SHARING Makes the love of Christ real for individuals and communities around the world who suffer the effects of disaster, conflict or severe economic hardship.

NEIGHBORS in NEED A special mission offering of the UCC that supports ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States.

CHRISTMAS FUND  Provides supplemental  monies for pension and health insurance premiums as well as emergency assistance to low-income clergy and lay retirees.

STRENGTHEN the CHURCH Plants new churches, awakens new ideas in existing churches, and develops spiritual life in our youth and young adults.

JUSTICE and WITNESS MINISTRIES   Responds to the call of Christ through public witness, policy advocacy, issue education, and grassroots empowerment to build a more just, compassionate and inclusive world.

OUR CHURCH’S WIDER MISSION Committed to changing lives through disaster relief, justice and peace action, and the ecumenical global sharing of resources.

PACIFIC SCHOOL of RELIGION  prepares theologically and spiritually rooted leaders for social transformation , in the church and in society.

HEALTHY CITIES TUTORING supports children in San Carlos and Redwood City who are struggling to succeed in school by providing tutors for children in need of one-on-one support

SASS (SEQUOIA ADULT SCHOOL SCHOLARS) empowers low income adults, mostly immigrants working minimum wage jobs, by providing them with financial support, tutoring, and other assistance so they can continue their education.

CIC (CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION CHAPLAINCY) provides chaplains for the Correctional Institutions (including juvenile detention) of Santa Clara County.