Reaching, loving, and serving our community.

In July, as we celebrated 20 years of calling West Covina our home, we were reminded of God's work in bringing our church to this community.

From establishing the West Covina Pumpkin Run to benefit the senior center to building essential items boxes for families in need, our calling, and desire to reach our community is stronger than ever.

Partnering with Cameron Elementary School

WCCC is reaching out to the West Covina community! We are kick starting our vision by partnering with Cameron Elementary School (1st - 5th grade) and the West Covina Unified School District to provide an afterschool homework help program. Homework help session will be in-person and personal protective equipment will be provided. Our initial pilot program will run six weeks, but we highly encourage volunteers to commit beyond the pilot period. We have huge things in store, but we need help from our members!

Volunteer Tasks Needed

  • Tutors (In Person and Virtual): Ideally, tutors should be high school aged and older. Tutors do not need any prior experience. The tutors’ primary task is to provide homework help and encouragement to the students as they complete their school homework. All tutors must be able to commit to a six-week program, with tutoring sessions twice a week (days TBD) at WCCC or virtually. This is a good opportunity for school volunteer hours, resume building, and college letter of recommendations for our young academics and professionals.

  • Mentors to the Tutors: Mentors for tutors are ideally experienced tutors, teachers (church teachers count as well), or have professional experience in education. Mentors do not have to commit to being present at all tutoring sessions, but must provide guidance for and be a point-of-contact for the tutors.

  • Administration/Greeters/Welcome: This is a great position for an older or senior member. The purpose of this job is to greet students, tutors, and parents; provide administrative support where needed; and most importantly, to keep track of attendance and pick- up of students, as this involves legal liability.

  • Security: Volunteers for this position should be aged 18+. Responsibilities involve securing the premises, monitoring the church campus for suspicious activities, directing incoming and outgoing parking lot traffic, and making sure students remain safe while on church premises.

  • Support: This position is the backbone of our program. This person’s responsibility is to pray for the program, the participants, the church, the school, and the city. Additional responsibilities that are not necessarily required are to provide supplies and snacks for the program.

For more information, contact Pastor Kory.

Thanksgiving Blessing Boxes
Turkey Fun Fact: A group of turkeys is a rafter

This year we have expanded the Thanksgiving Blessing Box project with a goal of helping 40 families. Many of these will go to needy families of Cameron Elementary School just down the block from our church. Last year our congregation donated the food staples, and the Mercy & Justice ministry purchased the turkeys. This year, because of your generous contributions to this ministry, we have the needed funds for purchasing a rafter of turkeys and the accompanying staples to fill the boxes. Praise the Lord!

We can still use your help if you want to volunteer. These are the areas where we have the greatest need: to shop for the staples to fill the boxes, to sort and pack the items in each box, and to deliver boxes to those unable to pick them up.  

Help will be needed in early November if you would like to take part. For more information, contact Deacon of Mercy and Justice Anne Smith at (626) 827-0106.

Let’s all join together as we go about the Lord’s work. Thank you again for making this project possible.

More Information

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Anne Smith
  • Mercy & Justice Deacon
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Sy Truong
  • Education Center Director