Jesus said, “When you served those often ignored, you served me.” We follow Jesus’ teachings by taking action in the communities where we live, work, and play to help all God’s creation thrive.
Feeding Mission Hills
We host a community food distribution on the morning of the 3rd Tuesday of each month in our church parking lot, normally from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Come at 10:00 a.m. if you would like to help pack bags.
Help is always needed to set up, distribute and especially to clean up afterwards.
Casas de Luz
MHUCC has sent numerous teams of youth and adults to Tijuana over the years with Casas de Luz, most recently in February 2023. A team leaves from the church on Saturday morning, crosses into Mexico, and by Sunday afternoon, has built an entire house for a family. You can join us next time!
Uptown Community Service Center
The Uptown Community Service Center provides vital services to people who are homeless, primarily in the Balboa Park area.
Started in 1984 by MHUCC and several other area churches, services are offered to all without discrimination and regardless of religious affiliation, to help them become self-supporting members of our community.
Volunteers help to distribute food, clothing, hygiene kits, and mail and assist clients in filling out documents and using computers. Training will be provided.
Storefront Youth Emergency Shelter
We deliver dinner the 29th of every month to San Diego Youth Services’ Storefront Youth Emergency Shelter. One ministry each month sponsors the meal.
Pre-COVID we cooked and served the meal – now we drop them off. Hopefully we will return to serving in-person again soon.
El Nido Transitional Living Program
El Nido provides transitional housing up to 12 months to homeless single-parent families headed by mothers and single women experiencing domestic violence. Provides an 11 unit apartment complex located in the central region of San Diego County.
MHUCC is a sponsor for one of the apartments.
Just in Time for Foster Youth
We are proud to support the wonderful young adults at Just in Time as they transition out of the foster care system. MHUCC contributed $100,000 during our last capital campaign and ongoing support by hosting events and many volunteers for programs including My First Home.
Click here for volunteer opportunities with JIT.
Prayer Partners’ covenant is to pray every day for submitted prayer requests. Anyone can be a prayer partner, but we request that you sign a covenant promising to pray every day. Covenant forms are available in the church office if you want to be a part of this life-changing ministry. We would love to welcome more prayer partners to join us. Prayer requests can be submitted in the offering plate using the green pew cards, or simply call or email the church office or contact any of the prayer partners.
On the second Monday of every month (with a break in the summer), follow the sounds of laughter and sewing machines whirring and you will find this group of volunteers in Fellowship Hall creating beautiful quilts for veterans, shut-ins, and members and friends in the hospital. Even if you don’t know how to sew, we will find a job for you in the creation of these quilts.
We have a relationship with the Monarch School. We periodically provide materials at their request to support their students such as coats and school supplies.
Special Delivery San Diego
Help is needed to deliver meals or sort food in partnership with Special Delivery San Diego. Food is sorted in the mornings and meal delivery takes place in the late afternoons.
Knitting 2 Give
MHUCC is happy to be part of the Knitting4Peace network, which consists of individuals dedicated to crafting hope, healing, and peace one stitch at a time. Shawls, blankets, scarves, caps, and dolls are created for individuals and families in global areas of conflict.
You don’t have to know how to knit, crochet, or sew, or even be a woman, to be a part of this group – just a willingness to help. Joan would be happy to teach anyone interested how to knit – so don’t let a lack of experience stop you. Knitting 2 Give meets the 1st Friday of the month from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon at the church and new members are always welcome.
Instead of buying Christmas presents for friends and family, we offer a way to give donations to designated organizations.
In 2021 they included:
Barrio Logan College Institute
We’re also honored to support Reality Changers, which offers a three-tiered college access program that equips first-generation youth to become college graduates.