Our churches across El Camino Real are expanding their ministries to local communities, strengthening the connections with the neighborhoods they serve and those in need. It’s all part of our ongoing mission to strengthen local ministries and connect our common life with the wider church and the world. They include the following community outreach programs:
Every week, a walk team from St. Philip’s church in San Jose takes its ministry to local communities, walking to establish a consistent, visible and peace-seeking presence for neighborhoods in need. Read more here.
Santa Maria Urban Ministry
Santa Maria Urban Ministry provides the inner-city San Jose community with basic services such as food and clothing to meet short-term needs, as well as educational services to support long-term transformation. To learn more, visit the Santa Maria Urban Ministry website here.
Sierra Service Projects
Every summer young people and adults from across El Camino Real help people in need by participating in the Sierra Service Project (SSP). SSP provides life-changing experiences through acts of service repairing homes and community buildings. Read more here.
Café De Anza
A pilot project of St. Jude’s Cupertino, Café De Anza provides a quiet, off-campus study hall for students at De Anza College, with free Wi-fi and coffee to students. Read more here.
Calvary Santa Cruz’s Monday Night Coffee House
Calvary’s Monday Night Coffee House serves warm meals and provides Bible Study to local needy and homeless citizens. Read more here.
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