We believe Loving Our Neighbors is not another event to add to our calendars, but a lifestyle of intentionally engaging and loving the people with whom you live, work, play or go to school. Check out our Loving our Neighbors page for additional resources, information, stories and conferences!
2017 Harvest Party!
It was another fantastic year under the Harvest Sky with friends, family and our community! We had over 50 volunteers make this year happen with over 300 in attendance! From hot dogs and caramel apples, to a new Toddler Play-Area and Clovis Rocks, we had a ton of classic favorites and new ideas to add to our fun this year! Thanks for the memories!
2017 Operation Christmas Child
Wow! The most boxes we have ever turned in has been 52 boxes back in 2013. This year, Loma Vista brought in 90 Shoeboxes!!
Our team was speechless! These 90 boxes have been shipped to the San Diego area where the Gospel Message will be put inside each box (in the child's native language) and then shipped overseas to a third-world country where it will be given to a local church. From there, the church will invite families in the area to come receive both a Christmas Shoebox and the Gospel Message.
Current Project (see below for additional information)
“Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” Colossians 4:5,6
why we exist
Community Outreach Mission Statement: The Community Outreach Team exists to strategically place the Light of Christ into our surrounding neighborhoods and communities through acts of service and a display of Christ’s love.
Community Outreach Goal: Our goal is to create good will and favor in our community to soften the soil of the hearts of men and women around us so that the Gospel message can be presented in due time and will fall on fertile ground. Though many of our projects are simply being present and serving in our community, we believe our prayers, works of service and connections with key leaders in our city will lay the groundwork for furthering the Kingdom of God in the community around us.
Check Back In! Opportunities to serve our community and spread of Gospel of Jesus Christ are presented frequently during the year - sometimes spontaneous trips to pass out cold water to construction workers on hot days or push carts in bad weather may be presented. Be sure to check-in with our Community Outreach Page to discover opportunities being made available as our year of ministry progresses! If you have ideas, or want to get involved, contact Pastor Connie
Sunblock Booth @ Big Hat Day ~ April 1st & 2nd
Join us as we cover the Clovis community with sunblock during the annual Big Hat Day event in downtown Clovis. This is an excellent opportunity to be part and serve our community. It is so much fun to pass out free sunblock and a smile to over 1,500 people who walk by our booth! Last year we gave away 360 oz. of free sunblock! We are in need of volunteers to work in our booth during two-hour shifts during the weekend event. Contact Connie Nicholson to join the fun!
Our 2017 Booth is located on 7th Street between Clovis & Pollasky Avenue! Stop by and say hi!
Click here for our Sunblock Booth 2017 Schedule
Click here for our 2017 Sunblock Booth Map
Hot Cocoa Booth @ Children’s Christmas Parade ~ Saturday, Dec. 2nd
Grab your mittens and help us pass out FREE cocoa to our community watching the Children’s Christmas Parade! This is an excellent opportunity to serve the people of Clovis! Contact Connie Nicholson if you would like to be involved!
Our booth will be on the SE corner of Clovis and 3rd! Stop by to help or just to say hello!
2017 Feed-A-Family Drive
Well done, Loma Vista and community! Because of your generosity, we were able to feed 50 families in the Clovis East Area this Thanksgiving- amounting to feeding over 300 people! Over $2,000 was brought in which allowed us to add more staples of rice, beans, and noodles (plus fresh tangerines) to extend the "life" of the turkey to feed the families beyond just the one meal. Thank you again for your kindness and generosity toward people in need in our community! ~ Pastor Connie, Deanna & Mendy
Toy Drive begins Dec. 3rd
Toys due: Dec. 17th
As Clovis East delivers our food for Thanksgiving, they record children's names and ask if there is a Christmas toy they'd especially like this year. This year we have been given 45 names of children hoping for a Christmas Present from us!
Ornaments with details (Child's age, present wish) are available at Vista Café.
Bring your wrapped toy on Sunday, December 17th and attach the tag so the present gets to the right child!
Contact Pastor Connie (below) if you'd like to participate and/or if you'd like to join us in passing out the toys to the children this year or click on the TOY DRIVE link for additional information.