Summer Staff, The Fountains United Methodist Church, Fountain Hills, AZ After a lengthy drive through the greenest scenery I have ever witnessed, California Highway 197 was nearing its end. A dense trove of Redwoods lined both sides, and where Highway 101 took over, the golden rays of the setting sun blessed everything they touched. With […] Continue Reading
SSP is an ecumenical Christian nonprofit organization, providing life-changing service projects in low-income communities. We invite high school, middle school, and intergenerational volunteers to experience the profound power of serving people with a culture and background different from their own.
All youth are welcome and affirmed at SSP. We create safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth, staff, and adults to explore the connection between faith and service, and strive to exemplify God’s unconditional love. We embrace diversity, which gives our communities strength and vitality, and believe we are more impactful when we collaborate with others.
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Youth Board Member, Loomis First United Methodist Church, Loomis, CA During my first SSP, I was assigned to a deck and ramp project for a man who occasionally used a wheelchair, and couldn’t get out of his house because it wasn’t accommodating for his needs. My group came into the project towards the end and […] Continue Reading
Board Member, Hope United Methodist Church, San Diego, CA I strongly believe in the SSP mission, and that we are called to serve others and support all people, no exceptions. I recently retired from an engineering career, and I want to give back to a society that has been so generous to me. I have […] Continue Reading
Board Member, Point Pleasant United Methodist Church, Elk Grove, CA My oldest son, Connor, went on his first SSP trip in 2010 with our church, Point Pleasant United Methodist Church in Elk Grove, CA. I had no idea what it was about, but I volunteered to put together the slide show of pictures to show during […] Continue Reading