Ministry & Programs
The ministry and programs of our church are many, varied, and constantly evolving. They range from distributing food baskets to needy local families at holiday time to supporting the “Heifer Project,” which purchases domestic animals globally, offering support to needy native farmers. What they have in common is fellowship among the participants and a sense of joy in responding to God’s call “to serve the least of these.”
Some of the projects our church undertook during the past year or so were:
♦ The Board of Mission & Service sponsored the same ten families for both Thanksgiving and Christmas, providing them with complete turkey dinners and Christmas gifts for their aggregate of 19 children.
♦ Distributed ready-to-eat foods, including baby foods, and diapers to walk-ins and referrals from local agencies.
♦ Church members contributed to on-going UCC–related mission funds, such as One Great Hour of Sharing and Neighbors in Need.
♦ Creativity Workshops – First Friday of each month – explore the spiritual side of creativity via drawing, drama, etc.
¨ Friendship Groups – Meet monthly to socialize with
8to 10 others and decide on personalized agendas. Some groups hold potlucks in members’ homes, others meet at restaurants. Groups are changed twice per year to socialize broadly.
♦ During two weeks of each year, our church delivers Meals on Wheels to local shut-ins.
♦ Monthly service project collections vary from school supplies to diapers, which are distributed locally.
♦ Apple pie sales, a 34-years long tradition for which our church is widely-known, using locally-grown apples.
(This Page Was Last Up-dated on January 26, 2011.)
Tehachapi Community Congregational Church
United Church of Christ
100 East “E” Street
Tehachapi, CA 93561
Phone: (661) 822-4443