We are focused on living out our God-given marching orders to love everyone always across the street and around the world. We are dedicated to serving regularly with our local and global partnerships. Everyone is invited to jump in!
Serve The City Day
February 23, 2019 – Santa Barbara, CA
We love taking one day every year to gather all over the city and serve in places there is a greater need. It inspires us to serve regularly and reminds us of the impact we are capable of making when we work together. Serve with us!
Franklin School Reading & Mentoring Programs
Be a part of the Reading and Mentorship Volunteer Programs at Franklin Elementary School! This is the fastest growing community outreach opportunity at Oceanhills and we have been celebrating the formation of many meaningful and impactful relationships between our volunteers and students. As research continues to prove that literacy and stable, healthy adult role models changes the trajectory of kids lives, we are continuing to stay committed to loving and learning alongside these awesome students!
Read for one hour a week to a second language learner at Franklin Elementary School during the school day. Or commit one hour a week to mentoring a student anytime during the week. Click the sign up button to get started with our Franklin Volunteer Packet!
Monthly Meal Share with Our Friends Without Homes
The 2nd Thursday Every Month 6:15-7:30pm
Alameda Park, Santa Barbara
Bring food, serve dinner, share company. Are you finding yourself confused in response to the amount of people experiencing homelessness in Santa Barbara? Who’s job is it to help? The tax payer? The church? The non-profit? Am I enabling someone if I give them a handout? Is it safe to converse with someone on the streets?
If you are generous with the hungry and start giving yourselves to the down and out, your lives will begin to glow in the darkness, your shadowed lives will be bathed in sunlight. – Isaiah 58:10 (MSG)
This partnership with Doctors Without Walls, C3H, SB ACT, & Westmont is a regular opportunity to enter into the other side of Santa Barbara’s postcard at the most basic level – bringing food to those in need. Jesus wasn’t stopped by political or social persuasions when it came to loving those in need. Take a leap of faith by bringing a meal to the park, and see how God speaks to you!
Meet at the gazebo at Alameda Park at 6:15pm- look for the Oceanhills sign. Sign up to receive more information and participate in the meal share!
Team World Vision – LA Marathon, Half Marathon, & Century for Clean Water
In 2012, our church said “yes” to running the LA Marathon for the first time in support of raising money for women and children in the DR Congo to have access to clean water. In 2018, over 130 of us ran/walked in the LA Half & Full Marathon or rode 100 miles from Santa Barbara Pier to Santa Monica Pier and raised over $250K providing clean water for over 4,000 people in the DR Congo. Year after year, leaders from our church visit the DR Congo with Team World Vision to better understand the needs of the people and to witness the progress that the impact of our work is making on their livelihood. We want to see the clean water crisis end in our lifetime and we are well on our way. Will you join us in partnering with Team World Vision? It just takes $50 to bring clean water to one person! Sign up to run, walk, or ride.