On Monday morning we were honored to have Congressman Jimmy Panetta, Mayor Joe Gunter, and many representatives from the City of Salinas and Monterey County with us. The congressman was very impressed with our work and genuinely impressed by what we do here. Some of our volunteers were able to share stories of the difference the Neighborhood Services Center has made in their lives. It was an inspiring time. I think Congressman Panetta will prove to be an important supporter of us as we go forward in this work. 
On Tuesday I got a call from a friend who works for the city saying that we should bring supporters to the next City Council meeting as the Salinas City Center Improvement Association is mounting a […]


Reclaiming Jesus: How Confessing Faith Can Respond to a Moral and Constitutional Crisis.

For the past two Sundays we have been reflecting on a document that was written just recently and signed by Bishops, pastors, and scholars from all over the country. The document is called “Reclaiming Jesus: How Confessing Faith Can Respond to a Moral and Constitutional Crisis.” Here is the part of the document that we will focus on this coming Sunday:

“We believe how we treat the hungry, the thirsty, the naked, the stranger, the sick, and the prisoner is how we treat Christ himself. (Matthew 25: 31 – 46) ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’ God calls us to protect and seek justice for those who are poor and vulnerable, and our treatment of people who are ‘ …


Pastor Steve Lundin