Reach Out Outreach

Make a local IMPACT!  We believe that the local church can change the world, starting in our own neighborhoods.  Get involved where you are most passionate by connecting with one of our ministry partners below. For more information email



Feeding the City

We collect items on a regular basis to assist the Sunrise Food Closet, Bags of Hope Ministries, and Lifting Spirits Higher. We need boxed food, canned food, seasonal clothing and essentials. See list below.

How to get involved: Contact Sam Morrow at

Serving the Homeless Community

Join with a group of local people from different churches, community groups and organizations to help, encourage, feed and bring hope to people who are in need by letting them know about the life-changing power of Jesus. These homemade, hot meals are being served Tuesday & Thursdays around 6:00 pm in North Highlands and every other Saturday downtown at the corner of 13th & C Street for 80-100 people per day. Socks, women’s hygiene, toilet paper, dog food & cold waters are also made available. 

Where: Citrus Heights
How to get involved: Contact Kathy Baldwin at

Bags of Hope

Spread God’s love, along with our love for the community, by reaching out to those less fortunate through this ongoing opportunity that provides one gallon, zip-lock bags filled with essential living items like a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, bottled water, snacks, socks, and hand wipes.

Opportunities to Serve:

  • Donate funds or items to be put into the individual bags. Please drop off on Sunday at the Info Kiosks or in the office, Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm. Closed 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm for lunch.
  • Donate time at home to put bags together.
  • Take bags to put in your car so you have them ready if you see someone in need.

Where: Citrus Heights
How to get involved: Contact Kathy Baldwin at

  • Chap Sticks
  • Crackers
  • Combs – Men’s
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Deodorant
  • Gloves
  • Granola Bar or Snacks
  • Gum
  • Hand Lotion
  • Handy Wipes
  • Pocket Tissues
  • Propel Singles/Hot Chocolate
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste

 City Life – Sayonara Center

Join us and help children after school at the Sayonara Community Center located in a low-income neighborhood of Citrus Heights. This City Life afterschool outreach creates a safe, academically enriched environment where children in the neighborhood can come for homework assistance and positive personal attention while building community.

Opportunities to Serve:

  • Mentor the kids.
  • Assist with homework.
  • Play education-building games.
  • Help with the snacks.

When: Monday through Thursday 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Sayonara Community Center. 7836 Sayonara Drive, Citrus Heights, CA 95610
How to get involved:  Email Julie Habeeb, Sayonara Community Center at or call (916) 390-1117.

Sunrise Christian Food Ministry

This ministry is aimed directly at people in our city who do not have the resources to provide adequate food for themselves or their family. The ministry operates out of the Advent Lutheran Church in Citrus Heights. People can get involved in a variety of ways by donating food, working at the warehouse and doing food pick-ups.

Opportunities to Serve:

  • Work in the Food Closet sorting, stocking, cleaning, checking in clients and filling bags for clients.
  • Do food pick-ups at a variety of locations throughout the area.
  • Donate food to be taken to the Food Closet on a quarterly basis.

Where: Advent Lutheran Church, 5901 San Juan Avenue, Citrus Heights.
How to get involved:  Email Judy, Schedule Coordinator at or call (916) 204-8610.

Backpack Outreach

Bayside of Citrus Heights provides backpacks and school supplies to students in the local community from kindergarten through high school.  We know students succeed when they are equipped with the right tools to excel in their classes.  Thank you for partnering with us! It’s because of you that we can provide this opportunity.

to Serve:

  • Take a list and buy all the supplies for one or more students.
  • Donate funds for our shoppers to go buy the supplies.
  • Buy individual supplies to be loaded into a backpack.
Where: Bayside Church of Citrus Heights.
How to get involved: Contact our Outreach Director, Sam Morrow, at


Angel Tree

The Angel Tree ministry is focused on children with one or more parents who are incarcerated. The church strives to impact these children through the giving of Christmas gifts and a Christmas Party and also providing a backpack and school supplies prior to each school year.

Opportunities to Serve:

  • Assist in the planning and/or operation of the Christmas Gift Program.
  • Assist in the planning and participation of the annual Christmas Party.
  • Assist in the annual School Backpack Program “Adopt” a child or family and provide Christmas gifts. Provide a backpack and school supplies for one or more children.

Where: Heights Church
How to get involved: Contact our Outreach Director, Sam Morrow, at

Laundry Love Citrus Heights

We financially support this outreach in Citrus Heights that covers the cost of laundry for people who are struggling financially.  For those living in poverty, washing clothes presents both a logistical problem and a financial hardship.  LLCH washes laundry on the second Saturday of each month from 8am to 11am at Paraside Coin Wash on Greenback Lane. Guests, on average, save over $20 per visit.  They can apply their savings toward food, fuel, medicines and other essentials instead.  Refer those you know that could benefit from this ministry to this local outreach.

6540 Sylvan Rd., Citrus Heights CA 95610

Contact Us: (916) 726-2100 or
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