Compassion and Outreach ministries at the Desert Vineyard consistent of a multitude of opportunities to help meet the needs of those in dire or hurting situations. Whether you are in need of help or what to be a part of helping those in need, please contact us.


 

FOOD OUTREACHES

MONDAY NIGHT MANNA

MONDAY | 5PM | YOUTH SANCTUARY

Every Monday night we serve a multi-course hot meal to anyone who finds them self in a time of need. Our hope is that our guests will find friendship, encouragement and spiritual direction in a safe and friendly environment. Monday Night Manna is not only food for the body, but food for the soul.

SACK LUNCHES

1ST, 2ND and 5TH SATURDAY | 10:30AM | YOUTH SANCTUARY

Where we truly meet the need on the streets. Sack Lunches are about getting in the trenches and reaching out to those who are on the fringe. We do this by providing a sack lunch and other basic resources to anyone who finds him or herself homeless in the deserts, under overpasses, in drainage ditches and anywhere else on the streets. 

SHARE-A-MEAL

SUNDAY| 3PM | COURSON PARK – PALMDALE

Also known, as “Manna Express,” is our weekly Sunday meal in Courson Park. Every Sunday we serve up a multi course hot meal to those who are needing a meal, friendship, fellowship, and prayer all underscored with live worship. We meet every Sunday at 3pm at Courson Park (Q-12 and 10th East). We serve it up come rain or come shine.

There is always a need for support and volunteers in our food outreaches. Orientation and Starting Point are required to serve at Monday Night Manna only.


 

HELPING HANDS

TIMES AND LOCATIONS VARY

What better way to serve our neighbors than to assist the elderly and disabled with some small home repairs. Repairs that could prevent eviction or provide accessibility for wheelchair ramps or other necessary home improvements. To learn more visit the Helping Hands ministry website at: www.dvhelpinghands.org


 

CONVALESCENT MINISTRY

SATURDAY | 3PM | MAYFLOWER GARDENS

Our Convalescent Ministry meets every Saturday at 3:00pm in the hospital lobby of Mayflower Gardens Hospital at 6705 Columbia Way (Ave M) in Quartz Hill. We begin with pray and preparation for our time with the residents.  We finish about 5pm with prayer and share time.  Many residents rarely receive visitors and we become their extended family and friends. The residents love children so this is a great ministry for families. It’s our way of sharing our family with those who miss or may not have their own.


 

PRISON MINISTRY

TIMES AND LOCATION VARY

The prison ministry is fulfilling the commission “I was in prison and you came to me”.  We are doing this through ministry to the incarcerated and their families with respect and compassion.  We offer in-prison bible studies, and structured curriculum for inmates.  We also provide support groups for those with friends and family members who are incarcerated.

“Then the King will say to those on his right hand “Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundations of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.” Matthew 25:34-36


 

UNBOUND (Anti-Human Trafficking Group)

TIMES AND LOCATIONS VARY

Unbound is a ministry of the Desert Vineyard whose purpose is to combat modern-day slavery in all its forms. We intend to do this through the sharing of Jesus’ redemptive compassion, hope and love to survivors of exploitation. We counter trafficking through prayer, education, prevention, restoration and community building. For more information contact JoAnna Morse at joannamorse@sbcglobal.net, or David Swift at swift@desertvineyard.org.


 

ACTON REHAB

TUESDAY, FRIDAY, SUNDAY | TIMES VARY BY DAY | ACTON REHAB

Three times a week we send a team out to the Acton Rehab facility to have a church service on Tuesday and Friday evenings and Sunday mornings with the residents there on both the men’s and women’s sides. These services consistent of a time of worship and teaching and a time of connecting with each other. If you would like to be a part of one of the teams that is ministering in Acton Rehab, contact Rick Squires at rsquires@desertvineyard.org.