The CommUNITY service team is a love inspired effort of community service volunteers in Lodi California. As champions of love, inspired by God we gather in UNITY to demonstrate Christ's love in specific ways through generosity and service.
The CommUNITY Service Team instigates, organizes and deploys community service education, funding and projects with easy pathways for people to join in and serve in their local community. To date over 1,000 people have served and received education in the Lodi community as a result of the CommUNITY Service Team.
The CommUNITY Service Team is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that helps the Lodi community by serving those in need, providing education and aligning with the most effective and well managed community service providers. We purpose to not duplicate efforts but to be efficient in coming up along side them to help be even more successful.
It's not just what we do. it's not a once a year thing, it's our lifestyle, it's see the need, meet the need, every day, all the time.
Join the CommUNITY Service Team and be a part of people in the commUNITY serving people in the commUNITY.
Please let us know you are all-in! and/or submit a service project requests via the "Contact Us" form on this site. The CommUNITY Service Team project review committee will contact you soon. Please note that this commUNITY service effort is limited in scope and capability and all projects will be evaluated and chosen based on context, expense and ability to perform.
EIN & DLN available upon request.
Public charity Status: 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Effective Date: August 8, 2018
Serve dinner at the Salvation Army Hope Harbor the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month. Arrive at Hope Harbor 622 N. Sacramento Street @ 4:15pm. Dress casual with closed toed shoes and no phones in the kitchen. Ends at 5:30pm, no clean up, just serve.
Scheduled Night of Worship and Prayer @ Hope Harbor. All welcome, +30ish attend, sign songs and hear testimonies all to the glory of God.
Community garden at the Salvation Army Hope Harbor. All harvest is free to community.
* Men's Life Group / Hope Harbor. Ongoing life-skills education and recovery support. Over 45 hours of education scheduled for 2019.
COMPLETED PROJECTS / DONATIONS
*Sponsor 2 men to Gravity Men’s Retreat, Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army and Grace & Mercy golf fund raisers.
* An average of 10+ Salvation Army men attending Sunday services at Faith Community
* 9 men baptized / 4 standing by for next baptism event
* 2019 Salvation Army Golf Tournament sponsor $1,500
* Adult Teen Challenge, Ceres California. Biblical life-skills training and recovery education.
* Planted community garden at Hope Harbor $100
* 5/2019 / Salvation Army Hope Harbor east wall community graphic by Daniel Bryant
* 2019 Love Lodi / Painted the entire dining hall at Salvation Army, Hope Harbor $450
* Teen Challenge of San Joaquin donation $1,000
* Grace & Mercy storage donation $5,000
* Salvation Army Annual Event sponsor & donation $1,000
* Morengo Homes CD Song Disk set replacement / extension cord
* Grace and Mercy complete north patio rebuild project. $2,500
* Grace and Mercy entry ramp project donation of $10.000
* Fully funded the Salvation Army Hope Harbor Flooring Replacement Project / +2K Sq. ft, waterproof flooring / $14,500
* Salvation Army Men's Christmas Party 2018 $500
* Salvation Army Kettle Ringing $850
* Salvation Army Kettle Kick-off fundraiser $1,500
* Salvation Army Annual Lobster Feed service team
* Salvation Army Golf Tournament sponsor $1,500
* 9/2018 North Carolina post hurricane relief funding $5,000
* 9/8/2018, Faith Community Church. 13 local projects needing over 80 people
* Love Lodi projects
* Habitat For Humanity Golf Tournament Silver Sponsor $1,000
* Salvation Army Men's Christmas Party 2017 $450
* Salvation Army Women's Cubby build project for the women's entry $350
* 2 CommUNITY Service Saturdays in 2017 serving PRC of Lodi, Lodi House, Salvation Army and other Lodi needs
9 guys baptized! 7/2019
Salvation Army Hope Harbor dining room wall painting project
Grace & Mercy Patio Project
Salvation Army Lobster Feed 2018
Alejandro Villa testimony 12/2018
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Grace & Mercy insures that no one goes hungry and as a community we pull together to make this a safe, healthy environment to live in and raise our families.
The Lodi House is a private non-profit organization that creats a secure, structured environment for homeless women and children. They provide stability, training, accountability and renewal for our clients.
A confidential medical clinic offering pregnancy testing, ultrasounds and education on the three pregnancy options: parenting, adoption and abortion, we provide parenting education to those who choose to continue their pregnancy through our parenting program and post abortion counseling to those who choose to do so.
Trinity Habitat for Humanity partners with people in our community to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.
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The CommUNITY Service Team was birthed out of the Great Commission to "go and make" in the community He has entrusted unto us. For several decades the founder, Bill Moersch has been active ministry and service leadership in the Lodi community and CST was first an effort to connect guys to guys to serve together in Lodi as "The Church". But the amount of people willing to serve and the needs are so much greater the endeavor quickly gained interest, demand and momentum. It's transformed and grown to be an all inclusive pathway for all those who have a heart to serve others and make a difference in the Lodi community.
God has a wonderful plan for our life and seeing the needs, meeting the needs and serving others is how the wonderful life is lived out. Our greatest success is found in the middle of God's will for our life and giving of our time and talent through generosity is not what we do, it's who we are. God placed people in Lodi as a part of His plan for both them and the Lodi community at large. We embrace that plan for us and engage in the community God has entrusted unto us both spiritually, relationaly and operationally. We see ourselves as servant, stakeholders in our local community and we purpose to not replicate efforts of others but instead come up beside organizations that serve the community well and help them be more successful. It's all about "go and make" through UNITY of the commUNITY.
Bill Moersch, President
Norm Worthen, Secretary
Jean Moersch, Treasurer
Alejandro Villa, Director
Aaron Saulisberry, Director
Dave Tozi, Director
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. Matthew 28:19-20
"Even the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many." Mark 10:45
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35
Generosity is not what we do, it's who we are.
What does love require of me?