Our mission is to serve the whole person through sharing, connecting, and ministering as we provide for our local community in Christ’s name. Your donation to Hemet SDA Church Community Services provides support for the most vulnerable.
Just Five Dollars
Can Make a Big Difference
Drive-thru food distribution effort is partnered with IEHP for the first and third Wednesday of the month, during the mornings from 9:00am - 11:00am and is located in the rear church entrance. Occasionally the food distribution is cancelled if IEHP is unable to furnish food. Wednesday's food are perishable items and comes to us early in the morning. We try and sort the bad items, but often some produce is spoiled. To obtain produce on Wednesdays you need to fill out a form on connectie.org website. Search for Hemet SDA Church with a zip code of 92544. Click on "Free Food Boxes at Hemet Seventh-Day Adventist Church." Once on the proper listing click Contact and fill out required information. IEHP needs a form filled each week to know how many people will need food and makes it easier for our community services to properly divide the food equally. Registration begins on Thursday and ends on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. for the following week.
Food & Clothing Distribution
The Hemet Seventh-Day Adventist Church is also open for food and clothing distribution on Tuesdays from 9am-11:30 am. There is no need to sign up for this one. First come first serve.
Making a Donation
The community services ministry is always looking to improve and help our community. We are seeking ways to better stock our food pantry and essential items. We accept donations of marketable items such as clothing, small furniture, non-perishable food, etc. If you are looking for charities to donate to or donating clothes to the homeless, feel good knowing 100% of the money and essential items goes back to those who need it most as well as evangelism in our community.
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Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand
13 Now when Jesus heard about John, He withdrew from there in a boat to a secluded place by Himself; and when the people heard of this, they followed Him on foot from the cities. 14 When He went ashore, He saw a large crowd, and felt compassion for them and healed their sick.
15 When it was evening, the disciples came to Him and said, “This place is desolate and the hour is already late; so send the crowds away, that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” 16 But Jesus said to them, “They do not need to go away; you give them something to eat!” 17 They *said to Him, “We have here only five loaves and two fish.” 18 And He said, “Bring them here to Me.” 19 Ordering the people to sit down on the grass, He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up toward heaven, He blessed the food, and breaking the loaves He gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds, 20 and they all ate and were satisfied. They picked up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve full baskets. 21 There were about five thousand men who ate, besides women and children. -NASB1995-
There Is No Greater Example Than Christ
Jesus didn't just speak, he healed the sick, and made sure their stomachs were full. He filled their physical need before He filled their spiritual need. Help our community services with a charitable donation to further Christ's example.
In today's world, where food scarcity is still a pressing issue in many parts of the globe, there is a dire need for people to step up and do their part in helping those in need. Our community service, particularly feeding people in need weekly, is one way to combat hunger and provide nourishment to those who are struggling to make ends meet.
Every week, our group of volunteers come together to help prepare and distribute fresh produce as well as non-perishables to individuals and families in need in their local community. The program is run by our nonprofit organization that aims to provide assistance to those who are facing food insecurity. With a commitment to service and compassion, the volunteers work tirelessly to ensure that everyone who comes to them for help receives food and a friendly smile.
The produce and non-perishables provided by this community service program are not just any food; they are healthy and nutritious produce that would cost a small fortune at the local market.
The impact of this weekly service is immeasurable. For some, it is the only produce they will receive all week. For others, it is a chance to meet and connect with their neighbors and receive support from their community. This program not only addresses the issue of hunger but also provides a sense of community and belonging, which is essential for people's well-being.
The volunteers who run this program do not ask for anything in return. They give their time, energy, and resources out of the goodness of their hearts. They are driven by a desire to make a positive impact on the world and to help those in need. Our volunteers follow Christ's example of feeding the crowd before ministering to them.