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Community Outreach Backpack And School Supply Drive

On June 13, 2012, in Community Outreach, by CommunityOutreach

Back to school after summer vacation – what an exciting time for children as they look forward to their new classes, seeing friends and shopping for school supplies! Yet this is also a difficult time for many children in our community…Did you know that in Monterey County:

  • There are over 3,500 homeless students?
  • More than one quarter of children live in poverty?
  • Nearly 70% of students qualify and are enrolled in the Free/Reduced Price Meal Program?
    (Based on the 2010-11 school year, the latest for which data is available)

Shoreline Community Church’s Annual Backpack and School Supply Drive is an annual event, aimed to assist the county in supplying children in need with backpacks filled with supplies. We believe every child deserves to go to school prepared to learn! So many of these children face obstacles to their education and development and their families simply cannot afford basic school supplies.

You can help!!! Will you partner with us to serve these children in need? Our drive begins July 1st and will continue until July 29th. We need donations of:

  • Backpacks
  • Binders, Filler Paper and Composition Books
  • Crayons, Pencils, Markers and Pens
  • Glue Sticks and Scissors (kid-safe)
  • Calculators and other supplies that will help our children go back to school, confident that they can do their best without having to worry about not having what they need

Look for the Backpack Drive barrels around Shoreline Community Church. Thank you for participating in this opportunity to help children succeed in school and for meeting a crucial need in our community!

If you would like to help put the backpacks together, fellowship and have a good time, join us on August 4th, from 9a-12p in the Pacific Room at Shoreline.

If you have any questions, please contact Timothy & Kathy Hobbs at

In His Name,
Debra Federico and Sharon Burwell
Community Outreach Director
831.655.0100, x312

Rebuilding Together – What a Blessing!

On May 17, 2012, in Community Outreach, by CommunityOutreach

The Rebuilding Together Project for Frank and Emma Aguillon on May 5th in Castroville was a huge success both physically and spiritually. Everyone was working so hard, and you could feel God there, cheering us on and filling us with joy & love. What a blessing that God had sent us such a lovely couple to help. Frank and Emma, themselves, have helped so many people over the years.

Thank you to everyone for their help, from the painters to the gardeners, to the contractors, to the house cleaners, to the tile layers, to the electricians, to the plumbers. It was an amazing site to see everyone working together for God!

Click here to see pictures of the Rebuilding Together Project.

Once again, thank you for having a heart like Jesus!!!

In His Name
Debra Federico and Sharon Burwell
Community Outreach Director
Shoreline Community Church
831.655.0100, x312

Rebuilding Together With Community Outreach

On April 9, 2012, in Community Outreach, by CommunityOutreach

Please join Rebuilding Together and Community Outreach on Saturday May 5th from 9-2 p.m. to help bless an 83 year old veteran and his 79 year old wife with dementia. Their home is on Main Street in Castroville and needs a number of things to help make it safe for them to live in. A few of the things it needs are painting, work on the front door that has a one inch gap at the bottom, the floor under the toilet is sinking and a handicap-accessible toilet. There will also be some cleaning and yard work needed.

We will start the day with bagels and donuts, and then on to work with a break for lunch, which will be provided.

So, if you can swing a hammer, paint or just clean, please consider helping and sign up at the Connection Center or at the Community Outreach Booth. Questions? Contact Chris Larson.

Thank you for having a heart like Jesus!

“Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of  you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.”
James 2:15-17 (NIV)

Easter Egg, Small Candy and Book Drive

On February 24, 2012, in Community Outreach, by CommunityOutreach

Share the love of Jesus with the migrant children in the Monterey County by participating in our Easter Egg, Small Candy and Book Drive that starts Sunday, March 11th. Please drop off your donations at the Community Outreach Booth or in the designated barrels.

Then on Saturday, March 31st join us for the family fun event of stuffing the Easter Eggs with small candy and scriptures. We will also be playing games throughout the event and yes, we will be playing “Guess How Many Jelly Beans in the Jar” game again this year with the winner getting the jar of Jelly Beans! If you have any questions, please contact Debra Federico or call 831.655.0100, x312. Hope to see you there!


Community Outreach News – Week of 2.13.12

On February 17, 2012, in Community Outreach, by CommunityOutreach

Looking out of my office at the beautiful trees, I cannot help but marvel at God’s wondrous creations!


  • Cypress Ridge and Windsor Monterey Care Center Visits, Saturday, February 18th 9:45-11:30 a.m.
    The 3rd Saturday of the month is when we visit both Care Centers. If you would like to share some love and get love in return then this is your calling. Please feel free to bring children and people friendly pets, the residents LOVE them! Meet in the parking lot of Cypress Ridge (1501 Skyline Dr., Monterey) at 9:45 a.m. Hope to see you there!
  • Women’s Shelter Visit, Sunday, February 19th 7-8:30 p.m.
    Come join us as Chasette Harper gives a presentation on “Goal Setting”. Let’s help the women set goals that are Godly. If you have any questions, contact Phyllis Auhll at 913.240.6340.

FOOD PANTRY – Last month we served “473″ people at the Food Pantry and our supplies are getting very low on these items:

  • Dry Cereal
  • Canned tuna
  • Dried Beans
  • Peanut Butter
  • Juice Boxes
  • Jelly
    If you can donate any of these, we would appreciate it!


  • I-Help, Friday, February 24th & Saturday, February 25th
    We will once again be housing the men from I-Help, giving them food, a place to sleep, some words from Jesus and some love. If you would like to help set up (Friday 9 a.m.-12 p.m.), the clothing for the men to take, please contact Sharon Burwell at 831.655.0100, x302 or

If you are in need of a household item, check with Heart to Home to see if we have it in our storage unit. Contact Debra Federico at 831.655.0100, x312 or

If you are a widow, single parent or elderly and need some help around the house, come by the Connection Center or Community Outreach Booth and get an application to fill out.

If  you have any questions or would like a calendar of this month’s events, please stop by the Community Outreach Booth this Sunday. Thank you for your service to the Lord in coming alongside us and taking part in the Community Outreach Ministry!

In His Name
Debra Federico and Sharon Burwell
Debra Federico
Director of Community Outreach
831.655.0100, x312

” A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”
John 13:34 (NIV)

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