You can contribute to the mission and ministry of El Sobrante United Methodist Church when you donate your time, your talent or your treasure. Take a look at our various ministries and consider making a gift.
Local Ministry of ESUMC
El Sobrante United Methodist Church has been serving the local community for over 75 years. At ESUMC, ALL MEANS ALL: Everyone is welcome, no matter what race, economic status, sexuality/gender, or age.
The center of our life together as a congregation is our weekly worship celebration at 10 am on Sundays, where we recharge our spiritual batteries for the real work of following Jesus: Serving the least and lost, the poor and the outcast.
We provide clothing through our Blessings Closet, share in providing meals to those who come to the Souper Center sponsored by GRIP, and are looking in the near future to provide assistance to those seeking assistance with immigration issues through the IM HOPE Center.
Emergency housing is an acute need in the Bay Area and we regularly encounter those who need it. The congregation has recently been supporting a single mother with five children.
The Blessings Closet is located in Room 2 and open to the public on the second Saturday of the month, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The Blessings Closet was established to provide clothing to anyone in need, no questions asked.
GRIP is a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic coalition of congregations from varied faiths working together as a diverse and inclusive coalition dedicated to helping those of our community in need to transition to self-sufficiency. GRIP’s mission statement: “Responding to the Call to Service, GRIP transforms the lives of homeless, hungry and disenfranchised people.”
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church (UMC), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization operated under the auspices of the General Board of Global Ministries.
All contributions to UMCOR go 100% directly to help for people in need, especially those suffering from natural disasters both here in the US and abroad, as well as those fleeing violence around the world.
IM HOPE Center Immigration Assistance
I M HOPE is a social justice services program that will provide top-quality and innovative legal immigration assistance for refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented persons and families. Do you remember Abraham and Sarah? They were immigrants. Do you remember Joseph, Mary and Jesus? They were refugees.
The church has a supply of used devices such as walkers, canes, commodes, wheelchairs, and even some breathing apparatus that anyone can borrow free of charge. If you have devices that you are no longer using, we would be happy to add them to our inventory!
You can make a Legacy gift for future generations! Discover the many ways you can provide for your family and our ministry, through an investment strategy with the California/Nevada United Methodist Foundation.