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Compassion
&
Justice

As a church, we are called to participate with God in the restoration of the world around us.
Our church partners with organizations both locally and globally through prayer, service, and financial support.
We also seek to learn about the systems that cause poverty, injustice and oppression and help those who are marginalized.

Community Partners

What is a Community Partner?

A local organization that works closely with people from Palo Alto Vineyard Church to make a difference in our communities.

What is Our Vision?

Our church commits to engage with our Community Partners on multiple levels, including prayer ministry, volunteer work, and education about the justice issues that impact the people the organization serves. We desire depth in both personal and organizational relationships, with the intention that individuals will be activated to live out every element of the church mission statement: To Empower People From All Backgrounds to have Intimacy With God and Influence For His Kingdom.

GET INVOLVED

Bayshore Christian Ministries (East Palo Alto)

BCM equips east-of-Bayshore youth to grow spiritually, gain life skills and develop as leaders so that they have hope and a future. 

For questions or more information, please send an email to  .

Check out ways we are serving BCM today!

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CIC Jail Ministries (Milpitas)

Correctional Institutions Chaplaincy responds to the individual spiritual needs of incarcerated youth and adults in Santa Clara County. 

For questions or more information, please send an email to  .

Check out ways we are serving CIC today!

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Reach Potential (Sunnyvale) 

Reach Potential mobilizes the local community to provide food, shelter, social services, and other necessities of life for individuals and families affected by unstable housing and unemployment.  

For questions or more information, please send an email to .

Check out ways we are serving Reach today!

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Service Sundays

Twice a year, instead of attending a church service on Sunday mornings, we go out and serve our Community Partners.

Service Sunday, Oct 11, 2020

Benevolence & Venture Funds

Two great ways to bless others
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We have money to help people out in emergencies. This coronavirus crisis is hitting people hard. Lack of work could make it difficult to meet a rent payment or a utilities bill. People are suffering in many ways.

If you or someone you know would be helped with some short-term financial assistance in these times, please submit a request. We typically offer $500 per person per year, paid directly to the place the bill needs to be paid. We will work with individuals to determine the current need and the best way for us to help out.

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Do you see a way to bless the people around you? Do you have a wild idea for how to help people during the current crisis? We want to support your ideas! We look to you to help distribute the money we have, by being neighbors and spreading blessing throughout our communities. We actually have a significant budget for this and would love to have it used as you reach out to the people around you, building relationship and spreading God's love.

One recent example of a Venture Fund activity comes from a member of our community whose neighbor owns a restaurant. The restaurant is struggling with a decrease in customers. The idea came to buy $500 of food from the restaurant and take it to the RV community that we have been connected with. So, they bought the food and used it to bless another part of our community. Ministry partner connections also helped facilitate the distribution. Community working together to be a blessing!

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Other Partners

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Local

AbleWorks (East Palo Alto)

Equips individuals with financial and life skills to enable them to live free from oppression and poverty.

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Abode Services (Peninsula, South Bay, East Bay)

Abode Services (Abode) believes everyone should have a home. Our mission is to end homelessness by assisting low-income, un-housed people, including those with special needs, to secure stable, supportive housing; and to be advocates for the removal of the causes of homelessness.

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Healing Grove Health Center (San Jose)

Healing Grove Health Center’s mission is to share the love of Jesus through health care, soul care, and culture care, bringing “the healing of the nations” to our community. We're partners in God's mission to build the Kingdom of Heaven in Silicon Valley by providing health care, soul care and culture care to low income Spanish speaking Latinos.

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InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (Stanford University, De Anza, Foothill, College of San Mateo, Cañada, West Valley, Mission)

InterVarsity is a campus student fellowship at colleges and universities that exists to encourage college students to follow Jesus. We currently support five staff workers: Adrian Lock (Silicon Coast area), Molly Field (Stanford), Prescott Bliss (Stanford Graduate Student Chapter), Caleb Colby (College of San Mateo, Cañada), and Heather Fosth (Spiritual Director for regional staff).

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International Students Inc. (SF Bay Area)

Following the command of God as far back as the early tribes of Israel and the invitation of Jesus in Matthew 25, International Students Inc is uniquely positioned to welcome the stranger. Students from all parts of the world have come to explore their dreams and step into their futures in the US, most without the benefit of family to support them. That's where ISI comes in - by becoming American uncles and aunties, big brothers and sisters, we become their family in the United States. We help them form bonds of relationship and fun and network, as we support and empower them in their goals. Along the way we share ourselves and the power and goodness of Christ in our lives, leading many to come to Faith and become Christ-followers who serve and mentor others in their Faith journeys.

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New Creation Home Ministries (East Palo Alto)

New Creation Home Ministries demonstrates God’s love and fosters long-term independence for at-risk young mothers. Our holistic approach provides parenting resources, supportive housing, and a loving community.

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Young Life (Palo Alto)

Young Life invites kids to follow Christ, cares for them regardless of their response, and changes lives in the process.

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Operation Contagious Generosity (Peninsula)

The goal of Operation Contagious Generosity (OCG) is to relationally connect neighbors through acts of generosity to the financially insecure of our community. At this time, OCG is focused on gathering groceries, as the pandemic and shelter-in-place have left many individuals and families without work and lacking the finances for basic food provision.

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Global

Arms of Love (Nicaragua, Philippines)

Arms of Love is a Christian ministry that operates homes in Nicaragua and the Philippines that provide long-term care for orphaned, abandoned, and abused children in a family environment. We also coordinate a Community Development Program, helping vulnerable children in our local neighborhoods who are highly susceptible to illness, hunger, lack of education, trafficking and exploitation due to extreme poverty.

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joyful noise Xpress (Worldwide)

joyful noise Xpress is a non-profit missions organization serving churches all over the world. They use worship and music training to help believers cultivate a worshipful life that is pleasing to God.

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Missionaries with Ministry to Educate and Equip (Moldova)

MTEE desires to equip national leaders with skills, character, and education to develop a network of committed, competent, and mature churches and transformational leaders to disciple the nations. We currently support Paul & Galina Lindstedt, who have been a part of the PAVC community for over 20 years.

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Servant Partners (Los Angeles)

As a movement centered on Jesus, Servant Partners pursues justice and community transformation alongside urban marginalized communities in 17 global cities. We currently support Janelle Look, who grew up at PAVC, and Kevin and Jen Blue, pastors at Church of the Redeemer Los Angeles.

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Sustainable Faith (North America, Europe)

Sustainable Faith is a collective of spiritual directors and pastors working to create a spiritually healthy culture among leaders and their communities.

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