If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person? Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. – 1 John 3:17-18 (NLT)
At Bridges, making an impact in our community is part of our DNA. We believe it is foundational to what it means to being a disciple of Jesus.
May 21st, Bridges Community Church will be scattered around Fremont to serve our community in practical acts of compassion and generosity. By canceling normal morning services we hope to demonstrate that church is not about going to a building but is being part of a loving community seeking to pursue Jesus.
The English Conversation Café exist to connect English language learners in the Fremont community with caring volunteer tutors from Bridges. This tutor/student relationship provides a great platform for students to practice English in a safe and supportive environment. It is also a great opportunity for students who are not familiar with the Christian message to discover Jesus and interact with His followers.
Class meet Tuesday Nights and run for 9-10 weeks per session. Our next session is January 13 – March 17.
For more information contact ESL@bridgescc.org
The Bridges Food Pantry provides emergency food support to struggling and food insecure families and individuals in the Tri-City area. This is accomplished through the distribution of food bags prepared at Bridges each week and distributed both through the Bridges office and the Compassion Network office. The goal of this ministry is to “love our neighbor as ourselves” by meeting a practical need. This ministry also provides elements of a formal family dinner to 200 families twice a year, Thanksgiving and Easter.
You can be part of this ministry in two very significant ways:
- You can volunteer your time to organize, sort, and pack the food for distribution. If you are interested in volunteering this way please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Add Thanksgiving and Easter Packing list.
- You can donate food or money. Typical food items we need are healthy nonperishable canned and dry foods such as: meals in a can (coup, chili, etc.), meals in a box (macaroni, mash potatoes, etc.), canned tuna and meats, peanut butter, canned fruit and vegetables, cereals, pasta, rice and grains, granola bars, dried fruits and energy bars. A large receptacle is located in the entryway of building C on the Bridges campus.
Compassion Network receives weekly donations from individuals, churches, and local businesses. These donations are organized in a storage location. Volunteers will organize and inventory the donations as well as put together homeless nutrition bags and personal hygiene kits. All donations are distributed through Compassion Network.