Serve the Neighborhood
Centerville has partnered with many organizations and local government agencies to further help our community in addition to the ministries we do here at the church. We want to be the hands and feet of Jesus going out into our city and community with God’s love. Serving the community is something Jesus Christ did and we want to follow in His footsteps. Whether it is helping through local service agencies with donations of money or time, being polite to others in a busy store when no one else seems to be, or encouraging a random stranger with kind words…we know that God can use all things for His good! We believe in making a difference for His kingdom and encourage you to join us!
Centerville Free Dining: During these challenging times with Coronavirus, we are handing out bagged meals instead of our regular sit-down dinner on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-5:45pm until further notice. We are always appreciative of assistance through volunteering and donations; please click the link below to learn more about what we offer and ways you can help.
Compassion Network is a Christian faith-based, non-profit volunteer network and clearing-house specifically serving Fremont, Union City and Newark residents with various needs. They have personally served over 21,000 people in need representing all faiths, economic and ethnic groups. They average successfully completing over 33,000 need requests per year. Hundreds of volunteers are recruited to serve those in need for free through our Tri-City network of over 70 participating CityServe congregations. Each year they also collaborate with community volunteers and other faith groups to encourage a spirit of unity through service during the Make a Difference Day outreach.
Contact Tony Perez our Compassion Liaison for more details!
Winter Relief: Each year during the cold and rainy months, the City of Fremont opens the Emergency Warming Shelter (usually November through March). The temporary homeless shelter is “activated” on nights that are extremely cold or rainy. The shelter provides a hot meal, showers, and a place to sleep for the local homeless community. The meals are provided by volunteers and each year Centerville helps to provide meals and volunteers to help. If you are interested in being a part of this service to the local community, please fill our the contact information to be included when the service is running.
Young Life: Young Life began with a few simple ideas about sharing the truth of God’s love with adolescents. Seven decades later, those simple ideas have become time-tested methods for reaching out to middle school, high school and college students in friendship and hope. The local Young Life offices are right on our Centerville campus. If you’d like to find out more about how you can get involved with Young Life, please click the link: https://tri-city.younglife.org