Ways We Serve the Community
Following Jesus means loving and serving others, both locally and globally. Here is a partial list of the ministries we are involved with in an ongoing way.
1. House of Refuge Sunnyslope
Circle has an ongoing relationship with House of Refuge Sunnyslope (https://www.refugesunnyslope.com/), which provides transitional housing and life changing resources for men, women, and single moms with their children. Their main focus is to provide a safe and sober transitional living environment while individuals are restored through God’s presence in their life, full-time work and fellowship with others. In addition to ongoing service projects, we collect supplies that support this ministry.
Circle supports two coffee-related ministries.
One is Tierra Nueva and The Underground Coffee Project (http://underground.coffee). Tierra Nueva accompanies men and women leaving America’s “underground” of crime, jail, prison, addiction, debt, and living in the shadows. Together they find a community of belonging, compassion, and they put their hands to new work.
Another is Cultivate Coffee here in Phoenix (https://cultivatecoffee.org/). Our friends at Cultivate have been serving the vulnerable in our city for years. Coffee has fueled that work in many ways, and they just opened their first roaster and coffee shop. Go check them out!
3. Navajo Nation
Circle has been involved with a number of ministries in the Navajo Nation.
One is the Tokahookaadi Church and Lybrook Community Ministry, which offers spiritual and material support to people on and around Navajo territory. Circle supports this holistic, renewing ministry. See http://www.lcmmission.org/
Another is Southwest Indian Ministries Center (https://www.wgmaif.org/southwest-indian-ministries-center.html) which works on the reservation but also has an office and ministry center in Peoria AZ.
We have also worked with an informal network of friends and relatives who regularly collect supplies that are delivered directly to elders deep in the Navajo Nation.
4. Mexico Ministry
We are also involved with a number of ministries in Mexico.
We have built houses and delivered vital food supplies to the Rocky Point area through our friends at I6eight Ministries (https://i6eight.org/).
In partnership with our friends at Papago Buttes Church of the Brethren (https://www.pbcob.org/) and Phoenix-based grassroots group Refugee Aid, we have collected supplies to children and families in need.
5. School Supplies for Phoenix kids
We know several area schools where the poverty rate exceeds 95%. We help by collecting school supplies for the kids. For more information, see here
6. Nigeria Crisis
7. Sock Balls & Homeless Kits
We love collecting small, helpful items and assembling kits for the homeless that we hand out. Click here for more information.