Being a faithful steward of God is about more than just going to church and learning about God. We are also called to serve. Volunteering and being of service is a rewarding experience. We rely on volunteers and church members to support our worship service, music program, community outreach activities, Vacation Bible School and more.
What are your gifts? Bardsdale has many needs for your gifts. Can you:
- Use your technology skills to record our Sunday worship services?
- Provide a children’s sermon during worship?
- Teach Sunday School?
- Engage our Hispanic community?
- Engage our LGBTQ community?
- Help with Vacation Bible School?
- Participate in a weekly Bible Study?
- Join our choir?
- Join our bell ringers?
- Offer your expertise to one of our committees?
Bardsdale UMC additionally serves others by opening our doors to outside ministries and by serving and providing for our local community and people around the world.
Bardsdale UMC Programs
First Saturday of the Month $1 Clothing Sale
We initiated a new ministry this year to host a Dollar-Day clothing sale to serve those in the Santa Clara Valley in need of clothing at an affordable price.
Manna Basket Food Pantry
Bring non-perishable food items to the church sanctuary. Dan Michael takes the donated items to families in need and/or to the food share at One Step a la Vez
In coordination with our own Rev. Joel Hortiales and his ministry as a Missionary to the border, we actively seek donations for asylum seekers at the Border. In addition to your offering marked “Border Ministries,” toiletries and items specific to the season are needed on an ongoing basis. Items are collected monthly and delivered to the border for those in need. Current items needed include: diapers, women’s hygiene products, clothing for all age groups, sweaters and jackets.
Local Outreach Programs
A homeless shelter that helps their clients get on their feet through many different programs including Food Share, coordinated work with El Buen Pastor Shower Program, sheltering and other assistance programs including services through the County and State Programs. www.spiritofsantapaula.org
1498 Harvard Blvd. Santa Paula 93060
El Buen Pastor Shower Program
In conjunction with Ventura County Behavioral Health and other local agencies, EBSP provides a weekly Shower and Clinic service from 8am to noon on Fridays. Donations for supplies are appreciated and can be dropped off at El Buen Pastor UMC, 1029 Santa Paula Street, Santa Paula.
Gallon Bag: Washcloth, Lotion (travel size, Shampoo (travel size), 3 Bar Soap (travel/hotel size), Comb 7” size, Toothbrush, Kleenex pack (small), Face masks
Sandwich Bag: Toothpaste (1.5 oz size) Disposable Razor, Band Aids (5)
1029 E Santa Paula St, Santa Paula 93060
After school program serving youth 13-19 years old. On the 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 4pm Food Share distribution is held on site. Promotes programs and opportunities for activism and advocacy in the community. https://www.osalv.org/
421 Sespe Avenue Fillmore 93015
Global Outreach Programs
Any money given goes directly to the people in need, as administrative costs are paid for through offerings received on UMCOR Sunday. “Advance numbers” for specific emergencies can be found on UMCOR Relief Programs linked above or at advance.umcor.org.