Serve

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.

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.

Uptown Faith Community Services Center

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.

Storefront Emergency Youth Center

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.

El Nido Transitional Living Program

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

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.

Prayer Partners

Material Aid

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.

Material Aid

Monarch School

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.

Esperanza International

MHUCC helps build homes for the working poor in Tijuana, Mexico, through Esperanza International.

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.

Knitting 2 Give

Alternative Christmas

Instead of buying Christmas presents for friends and family, we offer a way to give donations to designated organizations.

In 2021 they included:

Alternative Christmas 2021

Barrio Logan College Institute

We are honored to support the Barrio Logan College Institute, which promotes the pursuit of higher education for students who are traditionally under-represented in college, via after-school programs.

Reality Changers

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.