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
Both the Men’s Group and our Women’s Group at Circle have been volunteering at House of Refuge Sunnyslope. The women have spent time taking care of the children while their moms were in Bible Studies. They also gave teddy bears, that were donated by Cinda, to the children. The men spent time cooking for the men at HRS and also joined them for the meal where they had the opportunity to get to know them better. Both groups will be cooking for HRS again this month and building relationships with the men and women in the program.
House of Refuge Sunnyslope (HRS) has been serving the homeless in the greater Phoenix area since 1988. They provide 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.
2. Tierra Nueva and The Underground Coffee Project
Circle of Peace supports Tierra Nueva and The Underground Coffee Project by purchasing their coffee and serving it at our services.
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.
Some of these recovering ex-offenders are now small-batch, artisan coffee roasters.
For more information visit http://underground.coffee
2. Supporting the Tokahookaadi Church and Lybrook Community Ministry.
The Tokahookaadi Church and Lybrook Community Ministry offers spiritual and material support to people on and around Navajo territory. Circle supports this holistic, renewing ministry. See http://www.lcmmission.org/
4. Clean water offering
Circle has provided clean and safe drinking water to families and villages in third world countries. We did this through a ministry called
Filter of Hope (https://www.filterofhope.org/).
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.
8. Heart for the City
We love these guys! They have an amazing urban ministry. See Heart for the City.