Ministries & Outreach


Alpine Ministries & Outreach

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Pastoral Support

Pastor Ken is always available to meet with those who need a helping hand or would like a few words of comfort. He routinely visits members of our congregation who are unable to attend services, serving them Communion, and visiting those who are hospitalized.

[You can reach him by email at PastorKen@alpineucc.org.]

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Harvey Memorial Medical Equipment

Established in 2011, this medical facility provides medical equipment on loan to members of our community at no cost. It includes a wide variety of equipment such as wheel chairs, walkers, canes, bath seats, and much more. We do accept donations of medical equipment. Please call the church office at 619-445-2110 for more information.

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Blessing Box

Soon a "Blessing Box" will be installed at the front of our church by a local Eagle Scout. This box will contain nonperishable food items as well as printed cards with phone numbers and addresses of places where further help is available. Members of the community are encouraged to "take what you need, leave what you can." Our Deacons will keep an eye on the supplies and replenish the box when needed.


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Lenten Soup Suppers

Our congregation observes the Lenten season by joining together once a week during Lent to share a supper of "soup and bread." Each week volunteers bring pots of homemade soup and fresh bread to share. Pastor Ken provides a Lenten program that inspires us all.

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Thanksgiving Baskets

Our congregation donates food items and Thrivent Financial provides monetary support for our Thanksiving Baskets. We assemble baskets brimming with turkeys and all the trimmings and deliver 15 to 20 baskets each year within our community so that all can enjoy happy blessed Thanksgiving dinners.

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Angel Tree

At the beginnning of each December we make labels with the first names and ages of children in our community; we put them on our Angel Tree. Members of our congregation choose labels from the Angel Tree and provide Christmas gifts for the children. 


Wider Mission Outreach

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Deacon's Charities

Our church is proud to provide financial assistance through monthly Deacon's offerings to many local, national, and world-wide charities.

East County Transitional Living Center (ECTLC)
Our Church's Wider Mission (OCWM)
Third Avenue Charitable Organization (TACO)
Warriors Foundation of Freedom Station
One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS)
Military Outreach Ministries
Salvation Army
UCC's Christmas Fund
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Women's Guild

The Women's Guild meets regularly on the second Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in Fuller Hall providing fellowship and educational programs for the women of the church and the community. All women in the community are welcome to participate. During the year, funds are raised for mission projects designated at the beginning of the year. Money is raised with several bake sales and a Christmas Boutique in December.

Scholarship
Village of Promise (VOP)
In His Steps (IHS)
Agape International
East County Transitional Living Center (ECTLC)
Military Outreach Ministries
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Operation Christmas Child

Each Christmas season we spread good news and great joy by participating in a hands-on mission outreach program through Samaritan's Purse called Operation Christmas Child. Our youth and adults partner together to pack and send gift shoeboxes filled with necessities and toys to suffering children as we share the love, joy, and hope of Jesus Christ throughout the world.

[More information here.]


Shared-space Partners

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Alpine Church of Spiritual Living

The Alpine Church of Spiritual Living is led by the Rev. Gay Beaugard. They meet in Fuller Hall on Sundays at 11:00 a.m.

[More information here.]

 

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Little Pioneers Preschool Program

The Little Pioneers Preschool is a privately run program where children (18 months to kindergarten) get the optimal hands-on learning experience, with small class size and one-on-one attention. Children are introduced to letters, numbers, shapes, art, music, movement, and gardening, as well as other activites. Our goal is for all children to enter school with great social skills and confidence.

[More information here.]

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Venture Group

The Venture crew is a co-ed division of the Boy Scouts of America for youth 14 to 21 years old.  We teach youth outdoor & life skills, such as leadership, organization, problem solving, etc. for their future.   These scouts do a wide variety of activities such as camping, community service, as well as other youth focused activities.  We are always looking to increase members. Interested youth can call Tina Ninteman at (619) 438-1727 or Rob Poindexter at (619) 890-2945.