Erika Stitt has volunteered with Community Outreach Ministry for the past 3+ years. A multi-media artist, Erika adds color and design to our Blessing Bags.
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Over the last 10+ years, The Community Outreach Ministry has grown!
We have diversified our services to the community.
Blessing Bags! As of 2020 we have given tens of 1000s of bags out into the Homeless Encampment Communities. Including but not limited to Oakland, Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville, San Leandro, Richmond, and Hayward. We give out: Food Plates, Food Snacks, Water, Socks, Tent Supplies, Blankets, Coats, Clothing and Inspiring Affirmations.
Village of Love! In Partnership with the Temescal Business District, we have hosted 2 Service Fairs for the Community providing: Showers, Hot Food, Clothes, Coats, Shoes and Shelter Resources.
Thanksgiving Day! Each year we host a Thanksgiving Service and Brunch for those who live in the area to provide an opportunity for fellowship and spiritual family bonding. This event takes place Thanksgiving Morning.
Holiday Adoption! In partnership with Laney College and other Local Agencies, The East Bay Church Community adopts 75-100 children for the Christmas Holiday. As a community, we flood the Greater East Bay Community with Toys, Bikes, Books, Clothes, Food and Special Request Items.
Annual Blanket Drive! Each year we collect blankets to give to Homeless- I’d suggest the term “unhoused” instead of homeless individuals during the winter months. We distribute 50-75 blankets in these communities every year. We will do this until there is no longer a need.
We are thankful to everyone who has donated a dish, a gift, and money.
We thank all of you who have donated your time, your service, and your love.
Together, The East Bay Church of Religious Science, Community Outreach Ministry will continue to make a difference in Bay Area communities, one person at a time.
The Community Outreach Ministry is a focused response program. We partner with many organizations in our efforts to serve the larger Bay Area Communities.
For information, donations or to volunteer, please contact Ona Afrae RScP, 510.472.6932.
For Donations, please text “OUTREACH” TO 501-55.
Meet Our Hood Samaritans
Joanne Johnson has been with Beacon of Light Prison Ministry for 6 years.
Ona has been an EBCRS Practitioner since 2009. After witnessing several transitions of young adult family members, Ona has actively sought out coping strategies to comfort the loss of children. “Grief can be paralyzing, yet the healing of God is more powerful than any experience”.
Pamela is presently volunteering with East Bay Church of Religious Science - Beacon of Light Prison Ministry to share her skills with people who are transiting out of incarceration as well as into the community.
Tai has been with The Community Outreach Ministry since its inception in 2009 and has served the wider Alameda County community since the young age of 9.
Terry Dominick is a Bay Area native. He has volunteered with our ministry for the past 5+ years. As a former member of the US Navy, Terry has a loving, dedicated and supportive heart.
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