mission Involvement

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit."  

- Matthew 28:19

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  • union rescue mission

    For over 130 years Union Rescue Mission (URM) has helped men, women, and children experiencing homelessness get off the streets and find their way home. 

    Community Church is excited to once again partner with URM's Collection Day, scheduled for Saturday, May 13, 2023. We invite the entire community to clean out their closets and garages and drop off lightly used clothing, furniture, and other household items to SMCC for pickup. 

    Questions? Contact missionoutreach@smccpby.com

  • union station homeless services

    Be a part of the solution! Help feed the homeless at Union Station Homeless Services in Pasadena!

    It has been an honor for San Marino Community Church to partner with Union Station Homeless Services in providing a hot meal to its residents on the second Sunday of every month. Grab members of your small group or friends in the courtyard and sign up to prepare and serve dinner to those less fortunate. 

    For more information, please email unionstationmeals@smccpby.com. You're sure to get more out of the experience then those receiving the meal! 

  • iglesia de la comunidad food pantry

    The Mission Team and Community Church provide ongoing support for the "Food Bank" at Iglesia de la Comunidad Presbyterian Church in Highland Park. Donations of healthy, non-perishable food items can be dropped off outside the SMCC office at any time. Monetary donations via cash, check (written to "SMCC"), or online are always welcome (please designate "Food Bank"). The monetary donations are used to purchase additional food, rice and beans which are delivered to Iglesia once a month. For a hands-on experience, join the Mission Outreach Team at one of our "bagging" sessions where we prepare the rice and beans for delivery. Dates to be announced.

    Want to get involved or have questions? Contact Janet Jones here

    Learn more at: hpidlc.org

  • care kits: a gift from the heart!

    People experiencing homelessness are often marginalized and stigmatized in our society, but they are human beings, just like anyone else. They have hopes and dreams, fears and challenges, and they are worthy of dignity, respect, and basic necessities. Oftentimes, access to resources is inaccessible and providing essential Care Kits is a way to help provide immediate assistance to strangers you encounter in your day-to-day life. 

    With your help we will assemble Care Kits to be distributed to Friends in Deed, Union Station Homeless Services and LAC+USC Medical Center.  Mark your calendar for Sunday April 23 for the next Care Kit Assembly, taking place in the Courtyard between worship services. 

    In addition to the benefit of providing essential items, care kits can also help foster a sense of community and connection. By creating and gifting these kits, individuals and organizations can show that they care about the well-being of their neighbors experiencing homelessness. 

    Contact missionoutreach@smccpby.com

  • presbyterian disaster Assistance fund

    Presbyterian Disaster Assistance enables congregations and mission partners of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to witness to the healing love of Christ through caring for communities adversely affected by catastrophic events, both natural and human-caused. Out of chaos comes hope! Please join us in supporting Presbyterian Disaster Assistance online. 

    Learn more at pda.pcusa.org.  

    Currently, PDA funds are being allocated for humanitarian aid in and around UKRAINE.

  • Friends in deed

    In addition to being a Mission Grant Partner, SMCC supports the Friends in Deed Annual Backpack and School Supply Drive.  In 2022 backpacks, school supplies and cash donations, totaling $2,234, were delivered to Friends in Deed to support students in the Pasadena area.  We also help protect our unhoused neighbors during inclement weather buy donating “bad weather” supplies.  

  • Christmas Mission Market

    The annual Christmas Mission Market at San Marino Community Church is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the many ways to get involved in mission work and showcases an array of unique gifts to purchase in honor of your loved ones. Proceeds will benefit participating organizations, all of which provide assistance and relief to neighbors locally and around the world. Cash gifts in support of various causes are acknowledged with a card to present a friend or loved one. Give a gift from the heart, bringing hope to those less fortunate both near and far.