Change The World Patio Barbecue

On Saturday, October 1, we will welcome our houseless friends and neighbors here in San Jose to join us for a barbecue on the Woodhaven patio.

On Saturday, October 1, we will welcome our houseless friends and neighbors here in San Jose to join us for a barbecue on the Woodhaven patio.  In addition to wonderful food and gracious hospitality, we will also provide a free necessities store filled with donated toiletries and clothing, and have the Dignity on Wheels truck on site with shower and laundry facilities.  There will be plenty of time to gather around the table and hear one another's stories, enjoy some creative activities and make community connections.  This is a welcoming event for our entire congregation.

Please sign-up to attend and help as you are able with food, set-up, clean-up and hospitality.  Sign-ups sheets will be available after worship.  Financial donations are also welcome - simply mark checks with memo "Building Hope."

Please join your Building Hope team as we open our hearts and our home, offering respite and relationship to our houseless brothers and sisters.

Donations needed for our Free Necessities Store
Please bring the following items to stock our free store for October 1:

  • Gently used clothing (fall to winter season), especially men's
  • New socks and underwear
  • Bars of soap
  • Shaving cream and razors
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Washcloths and hand towels
  • Raingear and ponchos
  • Blankets, sleeping bags, tarps


Donations can be delivered to the boxes in Wesley Room by September 25.  Thank you!

Click here to download a copy of the BBQ invitation you can print at home.  There are four invitations per 8.5 x 11 sheet, just divide them up into fours and hand them out!