outreach opportunities

For even the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve...

Mark 10:45

During this time of crisis we have an excellent opportunity to be the light and salt of the world.  When needs arise people's desire to connect with God rises as well.  This is our time as the Body of Christ to represent and reflect Him well.  Please consider different ways in which you can love, serve, and impact your neighborhood and also join the Valley Vineyard Church in serving our community together.

Making a Difference in Your Neighborhood

Handwritten Cards & Letters

Unfortunately, nursing homes and senior housing centers across the world have closed to visitors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we can provide support to these seniors through letters of encouragement, stories, and gratitude.

Encouraging Lawn Signs

Put up lawn signs with an encouraging message to display for your neighbors to see. Lawn signs can even be used to display an invitation to serve people with a way for them to contact you if they need anything.

Send a Positive Message

Spread cheer and positive messages in your neighborhood by creating
sidewalk chalk art, painting kindness rocks, or putting large poster signs in a prominent place. This is a great activity for families with young kids.

Create Goodie Bags

Put together care packs to keep in your car to serve the needy you see on the street. Include a granola bar, water and basic toiletries inside a Ziploc bag.

Stay in Touch & Help

Check on your neighbors, friends, and family – especially those who are older or may be alone. A phone call, text, or a conversation through the door could brighten their day. Check if they have any needs and help by buying groceries or picking up medications.

Gift for Those Delivering Us Packages

UPS, FedEx, USPS, Amazon workers are all working overtime to deliver supplies directly to our homes. Initiate a campaign to leave these essential workers a small gift (pack of cookies, candy, gift card) and an encouraging note thanking them for their dedicated work.

Online Tutoring

With schools closed, many families are finishing the school year at home. Provide free, online tutoring for children in your community who are struggling with the demands of distance learning.

Parties in a Box

Make “Birthday Boxes” that include balloons, a cake mix (just add water), mug, birthday hats, candles and, streamers. Donate to a family shelter so when a birthday comes up, they have an instant party available. This can also be done for graduations, baby showers, etc.

Virtual Story Time

Ask a local nursing home if you might be able to read remotely to residents who are visually impaired.

Make Facemasks

If you like to sew, make facemasks to give out to healthcare workers or people in your neighborhood.  More info: https://www.joann.com/make-to-give-response/

... Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole of creation

Mark 16:15

Making a Difference Together

Manna from Heaven Ministry to those in Need

Manna’s goal is to feed all who are hungry, both physically and spiritually, while recognizing their dignity, serving them with compassion and respect.  Our hope is to eliminate hunger by providing access to healthy and nutritious foods.  We also provide a safe place for people to talk and offer a place of prayer and ministry.  “Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done” Proverbs 19:17 NIV.

Manna accepts donations of nonperishable foods: boxed macaroni and cheese; pasta and pasta sauce; canned vegetables and fruits; canned tuna, chicken, Vienna sausages; cereal; nonperishable milk; canned soup; top ramen and cup of noodles; bagged rice and beans; canned beans; baby food and formula; peanut butter and jelly; and snacks.  These can be dropped off when the church office is open from Tuesday to Friday, 10 AM to 3 PM.

Hours of Operation
Open Saturdays* from 10:30-noon
*(closed the first Saturday of each month)

Contact Information
[email protected]
818-343-3626

Drive- Thru Food Panty

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused job losses and uncertainty about food supplies for a lot of people.  Our drive-thru food pantry will attempt to address those needs by offering our neighbors a modest supply of groceries for their families.  Bags of groceries will be distributed weekly in the main parking lot with strict safety procedures in place.  We are looking for volunteers to help one day a week for a few hours.  Also, contributions to help bless our community are welcome and appreciated.
 
Contact Kevin Grable for more information:
[email protected] or 818-422-7766

Questions about outreach opportunities?

Please let us know what you are doing or if you have any suggestions for us.