From the time the volunteers raised the walls of the Sunday School rooms to the week the Sunday School classes raised money for Haiti in a bake sale, Covenant members have shared labors of love to serve God at home, in our neighborhood, and around the world. From North to South, in work trips to Sitka, Alaska, and Menaul School in New Mexico, from East to West, in sending textbooks to Liberia and adopting two Vietnamese refugee families, we have responded to needs for help in other places. Closer to home, our buildings are busy seven days a week, with a flourishing child care program, Boy Scout and other community meetings, a lunch program for the homeless.
Collectively, we support the South Palo Alto Food Closet on our campus for needy local families with First Sunday Food and other special offerings and with volunteer help from church members. Individually, we labor with hammers for Habitat, or collect toiletries for the Opportunity Center or Christmas gifts for the Ecumenical Hunger Program. The needs in our neighborhood and other places are great, but serving in love is what God calls us to do.