Serving Our CommunityHere are some of the ways our church reaches out to help those in need right here in San Jose—by helping to provide housing for refugees and the homeless, collecting food, donating household items, helping to build houses, sorting clothing and more.
Front Door Ministry
First Presbyterian Church, 49 N. 4th St., San Jose, CA 95112
Downtown San Jose, CA
Immanuel House, the Presbytery’s refugee transition house, opened with two weekend receptions in August 2015. The 1907 guesthouse has been completely rebuilt and furnished with lovely donations from church members and friends. 12 refugees are living at the house, assisted by an on-site manager. For more information, visit www.immanuelhousesj.org.
Summer Mission Week
Wednesday, August 2 – Saturday, August 5, 2017
1381 South First Street, San Jose, CA
Founded in 1964, SHCS is an independent non-profit organization that serves the working poor and marginalized in Santa Clara County. They provide essential services (food, clothing and life-skills classes), empower people to improve their lives, advocate for justice, and inspire volunteers to love, serve, and share.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable and sustainable housing, and empowers families through successful home ownership. Recent projects have ranged from new construction in Cupertino to painting and rehab work in central San Jose. Saturday work parties are organized approximately once a quarter.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
750 Curtner Avenue, San Sose, CA
Contact the Mission Committee to find out more about our involvement with any of these worthy organizations.