Local Outreach

Ministry Staff

  • contact person:
    Vikki Randall
  • ministry position:
    Pastor of Family Life & Urban Ministry
  • email:
    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • phone:
    626.795.9381 (Ext: 104)

Ministry Files

Informational Document
Madison Healthy Start Family Center helped by ACTs Thrift Shop
Informational Document
Basic Info for Groups Manning the BWS

Pasadena Covenant Church has a long history of caring for “the least of these,” and you will find children, teens and adults working together in a range of outreach activities. Whether you regularly attend the church or not, we encourage you to join us. To connect with any contact person shown below, please email or call the church office at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 626-795-9381.

Urban Ministries Team

This team works together to provide opportunities for the Pasadena Covenant Church congregation—as individuals, families and small groups—to serve others beyond our walls: through our partnership with the Madison Healthy Start Family Center, with CAN-DO Kids Club, Northwest Neighbors, Young Life, Door of Hope, at the Bad Weather Shelter, through our neighborhood outreach programs and in other ways. We feel that Pasadena Covenant is planted right where it is for a reason, and we look for God to lead us to build meaningful relationships with those in our immediate neighborhood so we can heed the call from scripture to bring about justice and peace among ourselves and in the world. We welcome new members, and invite you to join us for our monthly meetings or to get involved in any of our ministries.

Want to know more about what's going on with the Urban Ministries Team and Northwest Pasadena? Check out the Urban Ministries facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/351089451570616/

Contact: Brenda Thomas, Ministry Team Leader, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Partnership with Madison Healthy Start Family Center

Madison Avenue Elementary is our neighborhood school, and we have a partnership with the Healthy Start Family Center that is located on its grounds.  Mirsa Serrano is the coordinator of the center.

There are opportunities to help Madison students in the classrooms as a volunteer. For more information, please contact Brenda Thomas at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

The families of our neighborhood frequently have need for household items as they are forced to move suddenly, or as new families move into already crowded quarters. By donating items to the ACTs Thrift store, located at 1382 Locust Street, Pasadena, CA 91106 (on the Corner of Hill, just above Walnut St.), and designating the donation to benefit the Madison School Healthy Start Family Center, neighborhood families can use the credit to obtain items they need. See the ministry file, "Madison Healthy Start Family Center helped by ACTs Thrift Store". For more information contact Kim Dorman at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

CAN-DO Kids Club

CAN-DO Kids Club is an after school tutoring and enrichment program for elementary children, including homework help, literacy development, field trips, music lesson, gospel choir, Bible Club, a low student/staff ratio, and enrichment classes such as cooking, art, and sports.

CAN-DO stands for Christians Assisting Neighborhood, Developing Opportunities and is an outreach of Neighborhood Urban Family Center that has served hundreds of children, teens, and families since its start up in 1994.

Our vision: To enhance the social, moral, and spiritual fabric of urban Pasadena through personal relationship and programs that emphasize education, moral development, strengthening the family, racial reconciliation, and Christian faith.

Opportunity to serve with CAN-DO Kids: There are after school tutoring opportunites any, Monday through Thursday, from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. to work with the children who come to CAN-DO kids during the school year. You may come whichever day or days you can help. http://www.can-dokids.org/

Contact: Irene Vazquez at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Bad Weather Shelter (BWS) 2016-2017 November 25, 2016 - March 15, 2017

During the winter months, our church hosts the Bad Weather Shelter (BWS) for individuals who are homeless. Unfortunately, finances for the Bad Weather Shelter have been reduced so the BWS will only open on a weather-activated basis, from Friday, November 25, 2016 until Thursday, March 16, 2017 (weather-activated means night time temperatures drop to 40 degrees or colder, or there is a 40% change of rain).

Contact: Wayne Walker, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Northwest Neighbors

NWN have offered after-school programs, summer enrichment programs, mentoring  and leadership development to youth in Pasadena since 1995. 

The leadership of Northwest Neighbors chooses to live among the community we serve, which consists mostly of immigrant Latino families.

For more information: http://www.northwestneighbors.org/

Contact: Jenny Lee, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Young Life Camping Trip, January 28-29, 2017

Have camping supplies?  Want to support local area Young Life? Pasadena High School and John Muir High School students will be camping at Monrovia Canyon Park on Jan. 28th-29th.  
Needs: five-man tents or larger, sleeping bags, mattress pads
please contact Kyle Michealsen for more info: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Door of Hope

The Door of Hope is a non-profit, faith-based organization whose mission is to equip homeless families and children to rebuild their lives. Door of Hope is a temporary housing program that serves two-parent families, single fathers, single mothers, as well as victims of domestic violence. Since 1985, Door of Hope has helped hundreds of families with children from the Greater Los Angeles Area and beyond fight their way out of homelessness and move into permanent housing. http://www.doorofhope.us/

Pasadena Covenant Church partners with the afterschool program to provide a simple kids-only dinner (think: pizza!) and cupcakes each month to celebrate the kids' birthdays. Our team members volunteer to serve approx. 4 months out of the year, providing either the cupcakes or the pizza/meal. This fun ministry is open to all ages, including kids, so is one your whole family can participate in together. If you'd like to join this amazing team for a really FUN ministry, contact Vikki Randall at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Elizabeth House

This shelter, a home near the church, serves women in crisis pregnancies and their children. Mentors and spiritual friends are needed for residents of the house. Learn more about Elizabeth House at http://www.elizabethhouse.net.

Contact: Judy Wipf, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 626-795-9381

Club 21

Club 21 Learning and Resource Center, a non-profit organization that supports children with Down syndrome and their families, operates on our church campus during part of the week. Club 21 was founded by a Pasadena Covenant member and is always in need of volunteer help! Learn more about Club 21 at http://www.clubtwentyone.org.

Regular events: 

Every Friday morning: First Steps (Babies 0 to 3), 9:30 - 11:30 AM 

Wednesday and Thursday afternoon: tutoring (during the school year)

Contact: Nancy Litteken, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Sister Churches

Pasadena Covenant Church seeks to partner in ministry with other Evangelical Covenant congregations in our Pasadena neighborhood:

Christmas Eve at the Shelter



Events of related ministries 


Local Outreach Calendar