Skyline Community Church takes its sense of mission seriously, both globally and locally, seeing as our mission, not just charity, but bringing about systemic changes in the systems that perpetuate injustice, here in Oakland, and as far away as Makomray, Sierra Leone.
Here are some specific examples of our mission projects, locally and globally.
- Twice each year, the Church Family prepares and serves meals to homeless elderly people at St. Mary’s Center, in downtown Oakland. Our congregation was recently selected as Congregation of the Year for its service to St. Mary’s Center.
- For years, our members have joined in the marches for peace in San Francisco, and held Prayer Vigils for Peace for the greater community.
- Following the devastating civil war in Sierra Leone, our congregation decided to help one of our members build a school in her home town village in Makomray, Sierra Leone. We invited the wider Oakland community to learn more about this village and help to contribute to making this dream become a reality.
The Annual Blessing of the Animals is especially designed for members of the wider community, not just the members of our church; and it attracts dozens of participants and their human companions.
The gift of Thanksgiving dinners to the families of Lockwood Elementary School, Oakland
- Caroling for the elders at local assisted living facilities
- Monthly Youth Group meetings and activities, at which youth of the wider community are welcome
- We’ve taken part in Habitat for Humanity activities in Oakland and Martinez.
Our mission and outreach is fueled by the passions of our members to make a difference in the world.