You can give of yourself in many ways at College Avenue. Contact the office if you are interested in learning more about any of the following opportunities to serve.
Our Outreach Programs
Be a part of our Inter-Faith Ministries Team. On the fourth Saturday of each month, a rotating team of nine people from our church staffs the food pantry and clothes closet of Inter-Faith Ministries, a non-profit organization serving those in need in our community. IFM is located at 120 Kerr in the Airport District. Come and train with us on any fourth Saturday and sign-up for the Saturdays you would like to serve.
Be part of our Mentoring Team. A mentor spends 4 hours per month with a Modesto High School student who can benefit from an adult’s wisdom and care. Meetings can take place at a Starbucks, the Gallo Center, or any public place where a mentors and mentees can share experiences and conversations. Students are referred to us by counselors or teachers at Modesto High. This is not a tutoring program. No academic skills are required! Mentors do need to be able to transport their students.
Be a chaperon or speaker at The PLACE. The PLACE in an acronym for “People Learning Acceptance Creating Equality” and is a safe place for lesbian, gay, bi, and trans youth, ages 14-19. It meets at College Avenue the second and fourth Thursdays of the month in our Fellowship Hall.
Our Other Ministries
Sunday Worship Service. Serve as a greeter, usher, song leader, choir member, musician, sound tech, artist, actor in dramatizations of our scripture lessons. You can also serve on the Worship Team as a leader in one of these areas.
The Lay Care Team. As part of this team, you can visit members of the church who are sick or homebound, deliver meals to members who are homebound or grieving, prepare meals for homebound members, provide occasional rides for members with special transportation needs. The team also sends recordings of our services to those who are homebound or ill and writes to those that are incarcerated as a means of support for their mental well being. They send cards to members when they lose a loved one. The group meets the second Wednesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. in the Fireside Room.