Serving Our Community

Here 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 August 2015Immanuel House

The Presbytery’s refugee house opened in 2015 and has since served more than 80 refugees in transition. Up to 12 men are in residence at one time, assisted by an on-site manager. For more information, visit Our           
                                                 partners in this ministry are  the International Rescue 
                                                 Committee and Jewish Family  Services of Silicon Valley.

                                                                                                                                          Martha's Kitchen

Martha’s Kitchen

On a monthly basis Martha’s Kitchen provides
100,000 meals and distributes 175,000 pounds of groceries each month. While San Jose has been their home for over 40 years, they feel called to provide food security to as many communities as they can. Volunteers from PCLG help package and serve hot meals for local residents once a month. Check the Wednesday email or Sunday bulletin for dates and times. 

Bridge Communities exists to connect neighbors, support leaders, and empower self-achievement within the Mayfair community of East San Jose. PCLG Donates financial assistance to support the programs and the ministry of Annabel Leyva.



Front Door Communities

Since 2013 PCLG has been actively involved with helping to make lunches for the homeless and working poor in San Jose, in partnership with Front Door Communities.






Sophia’s Layette

As a PCLG program supported by Presbyterian Women, volunteers for Sophia’s Layette assemble and deliver infant layettes through Santa Maria Urban Ministries. Each layette contains blankets, onesies, a bib, a hat, a pair of socks or booties, a book and a toy. If you would like to donate items or help assemble layettes, please contact Colleen Hattman.

Contact the Mission Committee to find out more about our involvement with any of these worthy organizations.