It's all about community...
"Then those 'sheep' are going to say, 'Master, what are you talking about? When did we ever see you hungry and feed you, thirsty and give you a drink? And when did we ever see you sick or in prison and come to you?' Then the King will say, 'I'm telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me.'"
Matthew 25:37-40 (MSG)
We believe an authentic church should strive to meet individual needs through relationships with others within our community. When additional care is required, our community care teams exist to meet the spiritual, emotional and physical needs in difficult life circumstances.
Common Ground (Saturday Morning Outreach)
Saturdays 8 - 11:30 AM
Every Saturday… even on holidays, many volunteers gather to serve those with the most need in our community. Anyone is welcome to come in for a hot breakfast and a short message. We translate into Spanish! Working with the local Food Bank, we give out bags of groceries and fresh produce (sometimes grown in our own Produce Garden!). Then guests can pick out clothing, shoes and linens from the Clothes Closet with items provided by generous people in our community, throughout the week. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Pastoral Partners are on site, Saturday, for prayer, community resources and someone to talk to. Call the front office to make an appointment with a Pastoral Partner during the week for questions about firewood, auto repairs and other resources available. They are also at the front of the auditorium after church serves for prayer. Pastoral Care also oversees Urgent Prayer, Hospital Visitation. Call 530.622.3231 to make an appointment.
Other Local Outreach
Winter Shelter: Green Valley is part of the winter rotating shelter in El Dorado County. Working with The Upper Room Green Valley opens its doors to the homeless in our community. Friday night, November - March, Green Valley provides a warm place to stay, a hot shower, clean clothes and a warm breakfast the next morning along with groceries to go. If you are interested in being part of this, or if your church would like to help, contact email@example.com
Firewood Ministry: Every Saturday, November through March, The Firewood Ministry splits, stacks and distributes firewood to people who have met with a Pastoral Partner. This is a great way to serve with your family!
Produce Garden: April through September, volunteers prepare, plant, maintain and harvest fruits and vegetables in our produce garden. Providing fresh produce to Common Ground is both healthy and rewarding.
Auto Ministry: Twice a week, skilled mechanics gather to volunteer up in the Auto Ministry, fixing cars for single moms and others who cannot do it on their own. You pay for the parts and they provide the free labor. Please meet with a Pastoral Partner to see if you qualify. We gladly accept auto donations to help provide safe vehicles for single moms. If you have a car that you would like to offer as a tax-deductible donation, please contact us!
Visitation Ministry: Sharing the love and hope of Jesus Christ, with those that are incarcerated in our county.
El Dorado County has many resources for the community. As we partner with various agencies through our Community Leadership Luncheons, we add contact information on our Community Resources page.
There is no right or wrong way to grieve. When you are ready, people with similar experiences are here to help you get through it.
Memorial Services: Green Valley provides memorial services, free of charge to anyone in our community. This includes our facility, service planning, food and resources (including a memorial card and slide show). Services are performed on Fridays at 1pm. We try our best to make time available for any family needing our help.
Memory Garden: The Memory Garden is a place for families to go to remember the loved one they’ve lost. On Green Valley’s campus and open to everyone, the garden provides places to sit, pray, reflect, be still. We pray that this garden will provide healing as families have the opportunity to order a plaque in honor of their loved one. We offer support groups, when you feel it is time, to help you get through this time.
Grief Support: After the funeral, when the cards and flowers have stopped coming, most of the people around you return to their normal lives. But your grief continues and you feel alone. That’s the reason for GriefShare. Our group is led by caring people who have experienced grief and have successfully rebuilt their lives. We understand how you feel because we’ve been in the same place. We will walk with you on the long path through grief, toward healing, and hope for the future.
WHEN THE WORLD ASKS WHAT GOD IS LIKE, WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO SAY, “LOOK AT THE CHURCH”
When Jesus came to earth, he turned the world's values upside down. Jesus modeled servant-hood and love. He lifted the lonely and embraced the marginalized. In his first public message, he said “I have come to set the captives free and to preach good news to the poor”.
We take these words seriously and consider it our calling to serve others. Through local, national and international relationships, we‘re living out Jesus‘ values by fighting poverty and injustice.
Community Serve Day // Rise & Shine: Hundreds of volunteers go out into the community to serve by doing yard work, light construction and painting for those who cannot do so on their own. April, 2019, we we partnered with the City of Placerville.
Global 6K Walk/Run for Water: Partnering with World Vision, we gather at the Mosquito Road El Dorado Trail Head and raise money and awareness for communities that don’t have clean drinking water. Sponsor a child to help keep the support going year ‘round. This year’s event took place May 4, 2019.
Mexico Missions: Located in Baja, Mexico - approximately one hour south of the border, Door of Faith is home and family to over 100 orphans. Here is your chance to put your faith into action! Be part of a summer camp for kids, build a home for a family in need, serve those living in the landfill and support refugees taking shelter in Tijuana. Next trips are July 13-20 & July 20-27.
Hope House began after seeing a huge need for housing in the rising population of women with young children who were homeless or in crisis of being homeless. As they came through Green Valley’s doors, seeking help from the lack of basic life skills and broken relationships, we researched and developed a program that would offer encouragement and support for these families to gain independence.
Hope House is a drug, alcohol and tobacco-free transitional housing program for women with young children. We operate primarily with the generous help of volunteers - all of whom donate countless hours of their time to ensure our program’s success. Through connections to community resources, counseling, parenting, employment assistance, legal help, mentoring and so much more, Hope House strives to empower women with all they need to be self-sufficient. We welcome our residents with encouragement, providing experienced care and love.