Caring for Others

Caring for Others
Caring and encouragement are part of every small group at Bible Fellowship Church. Sometimes a situation requires more than what a small group can provide. Ministries such as our Food Pantry and TLC Meals for families experiencing hospitalization or other crises provide practical assistance to members of our congregation. Our hospital and home-bound visitation volunteers bring joy and encouragement to those who are not able to attend services.
 
Community Service
Opportunities to serve our community abound through our association with the ACTION foundation. Check out the ACTION web site for current ways you can help. This year, over 2500 people from Ventura County will participate in ACTION Summer of Service; working on beautification of parks and schools, cleaning up run-down neighborhoods, building handicapped ramps for the disabled, to repairing homes for the elderly.
 
The Kingdom Center
We are partners with The Kingdom Center transitional housing project to help support the homeless here in Ventura. Contact care@encounterlife.org
 
Your regular giving helps support:
 
Tender Life Maternity Home -- for women who have nowhere to go when faced with an unplanned pregnancy.

Crisis Pregnancy Center -- assists those with a crisis pregnancy situation to make decisions about their pregnancy.

The Rescue Mission Alliance -- includes Lighthouse Woman's Shelter, overnight shelter for men and women, and a year-long live-in program for drug and alcohol recovery for men.
 
Our Food Pantry distributes dry goods to families in need during church office hours (Monday through Thursday 9 am – 4 pm).
 
If you are in need of Emergency Community Services, operators will provide you with a referral by calling 211 from a land line phone.
 
If you need Financial Assistance, download an application here or pick one up from the Church Office. Please bring this completed application, a valid photo ID, and copies of any bills you are requesting assistance with to the Church Office on Thursdays 9 –11 am. Please let them know it is for the Director of Care Ministries. For questions, email crice@encounterlife.org or call 805-656-7766, x251. No cash is available during the Church Office hours or during the weekend services.
 
If you would like to make a Financial Donation to our benevolence fund, the monies will be designated for financial assistance to Bible Fellowship Church members and to the less fortunate of our community. Please make your check payable to Bible Fellowship Church Care Fund.
 
We could use your help. Or, maybe you could use ours. Let us know.
 
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