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/
Partnership with Madison Healthy Start Family Center
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/
Bad Weather Shelter (BWS) 2015-2016 November 27, 2015 - March 15, 2016
During the winter months, our church hosted the Bad Weather Shelter (BWS) for individuals who are homeless. Unfortunately, finances for the Bad Weather Shelter have been reduced so the BWS was only open on a weather-activated basis, from Friday, November 27, 2015 until Thursday, March 15, 2016 (weather-activated means night time temperatures drop to 40 degrees or colder, or there is a 40% change of rain). It is now closed for the season.
Northwest Neighbors Northwest Neighbors of Pasadena (NWN) is a faith-based public benefit non-profit serving the Villa Park area of Northwest Pasadena. The mission of Northwest Neighbors is to help weave together people of all classes in both Christian community and active ministry in order to develop more resilient and healthy neighborhoods.
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/
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/
Jump Start Back-to-School Daycamp for Neighborhood Kids
In August we have a one-week back-to-school daycamp for neighborhood kids. We join with our ministry partners CAN-DO Kids, Northwest Neighbors, and Door of Hope to reach at-risk kids and focus on building literacy, math and other academic skills.
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.
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.
Every Friday morning: First Steps (Babies 0 to 3), 9:30 - 11:30 AM
Wednesday and Thursday afternoon: tutoring (during the school year)
Pasadena Covenant Church seeks to partner in ministry with other Evangelical Covenant congregations in our Pasadena neighborhood:
- Abundant Life Covenant Bible Church
Church of the Redeemer is a sister congregation in South Los Angeles with which Pasadena Covenant has partnered closely in the past. Although our partnership is now less formalized, there continue to be opportunities to be involved in this multiethnic congregation and its community development ministries.
Christmas Eve at the Shelter
Events of related ministries