For the next two Sundays, we will be hosting a food drive to help a Redondo Union High School senior, 'Sara Holland, with her Senior Project to collect food for the Project NEEDS food pantry in Redondo Beach. Below is a list of needed food items. Please bring to the Community Service table at church at Mira Costa High School on Sunday, May 28, and Sunday, June 4. This Sunday we will have brown paper bags for you to take if needed. Thank you so much for your help!

Peanut butter            Energy bars                    Canned fruits

Veggies                    Soups                              Canned tuna

All canned items are great                               Granola bars

Shampoos               Razors                             Soaps

Lotions                    Toothbrushes/toothpaste

In Partnership with Blankets of Love South Bay, a Manhattan Beach organization that makes baby blankets for such groups as MLK Hospital and Baby2Baby, we will be starting up our group of knitters and crocheters to make blankets for babies in the hospital or NICU units.  There is a great need to comfort these babies and we can help!  All blankets are to be 36 x 36 inches and out of SOFT yarn.  Blankets are very quick and simple to do, so even if you don't know how to knit or can learn!  Please contact Patricia Merrill at 310-927-5042 (mobile) for more information or to sign-up, or sign up at the Community Service table on Sunday, April 30 after church.  Thank you!

We will be participating in a Community Service project with Sharefest to help beautify Magruder Middle School in Torrance on Saturday, May 6.  Time is approximately 9am to 3pm.  We will be doing mostly painting, some cleaning, etc.   This is a great project for pre-teens and up.  Older children may attend if under the direct supervision of their parent.  Please sign up at church on Sunday, April 30 at the Community Service table.  We will have specific information flyers for you and need to get your t-shirt sizes (you get a free t-shirt!).  Please ask friends or neighbors to join us in serving the community and our schools in this important way.  Everyone is welcome!

Magruder Middle School

4100 West 185th St.

Torrance, CA  90504

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Hi volunteers!

DCFS has asked the South Bay Church to help them with an event they are having on Saturday, April 22. They are looking for volunteers to assist girls in picking out prom dresses; shoes, accessories, and or help with make-up and or hair. The event is from 10am to 3pm at the DCFS office at 2325 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, CA 90057.

This would also be a great event to bring women who would like to help out with this very worthwhile event! Thank you!

DOWNLOAD FLYER: DCFS Glam Shop: April 22

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South Bay Church
Blood Drive

Sunday, April 2, 2017
8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Mira Costa High School Cafeteria
1401 Artesia Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

To sign up please go to and enter sponsor code SouthBayChurch.

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Streamline your donation experience and save up to 15 minutes by visiting to complete your pre-donation reading and health history questions on the day of your appointment.


HI volunteers! We have been asked to participate in an initiative with the Metro Region on a Community Baby Shower to benefit Newborns and Toddlers awaiting Foster/Adoption. Dr Heger, Founder and CEO of the VIOLENCE INTERVENTION PROGRAM created the VIP Baby and Toddler Resource Shelter to care for newborns and toddlers as they await placement with a foster family.

The ask is for ladies to stop by the event, which is Saturday, May 6 from 2pm to 4pm at the Metro Building on Crenshaw. Please send this flyer to friends and neighbors and bring a gift. Desserts are also needed for the shower. Please contact Mary Atkins 775-544-5832 if you can attend or have any questions. PLEASE support this very worthwhile event and let's make it a great success! Again, a GREAT event to invite women you know and who would be interested in helping out!!!

Thank you!

“Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.”



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A group of servants volunteered to help organize the many, many dresses donated for these events at the DCFS office in Torrance. Due to a recent large donation of dresses, some organization was definitely needed! And thanks again to Bob Gibson for making the racks! These women helped to sort, organize and prepare the dresses for these upcoming events for teens in our community. Thanks to all!

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serve mlk day logoOur list of MLK Projects for 2017 shows the compassionate hearts of our church family! Thank you to all the organizers and leaders, as well as every volunteer who participated!

1. Feed the Homeless - Casillas Community Group

2. Donate blood at the Torrance Red Cross Center

3. Prepare toiletry kits for the homeless

4. Serve at Beacon Light Mission

5. Beach Clean Up

6. Food Drive for Torrance Food for Kids Program

We had over XXX volunteers turn out the weekend of MLK Day in January to serve our communities. Thank you so much to all those who volunteered, those who lead these projects and did all of the organizing, and those who prayed for our service projects.