Community Outreach

Make a local IMPACT!  We believe that the local church can change the world, starting in our own neighborhoods.  Get involved where you are most passionate by connecting with one of our ministry partners below. For more information email outreach@baysidech.com.



Bags of Hope

Spread God’s love, along with our love for the community, by reaching out to those less fortunate through this ongoing opportunity that provides one gallon, zip-lock bags filled with essential living items like a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, bottled water, snacks, socks, and hand wipes.

Opportunities to Serve:

  • Donate funds or items to be put into the individual bags.
  • Donate time to assist the team with sorting and filing the zip-lock bags.
  • Take bags to or care and have them ready if you see someone in need.

Where: Citrus Heights
How to get involved: Contact our team lead, Kathy Baldwin at bagsofhope@baysidech.com

 City Life – Sayonara Center

Join us and help children after school at the Sayonara Community Center located in a low-income neighborhood of Citrus Heights. This City Life afterschool outreach creates a safe, academically enriched environment where children in the neighborhood can come for homework assistance and positive personal attention while building community.

Opportunities to Serve:

  • Mentor the kids.
  • Assist with homework.
  • Play education-building games.
  • Help with the snacks.

When: Monday through Thursday 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Sayonara Community Center. 7836 Sayonara Drive, Citrus Heights, CA 95610
How to get involved:  Email Julie Habeeb, Sayonara Community Center at Julie@sayonaracenter.org or call (916) 390-1117.

Angel Tree

The Angel Tree ministry is focused on children with one or more parents who are incarcerated. The church strives to impact these children through the giving of Christmas gifts and a Christmas Party and also providing a backpack and school supplies prior to each school year.

Opportunities to Serve:

  • Assist in the planning and/or operation of the Christmas Gift Program.
  • Assist in the planning and participation of the annual Christmas Party.
  • Assist in the annual School Backpack Program “Adopt” a child or family and provide Christmas gifts. Provide a backpack and school supplies for one or more children.

Where: Bayside Church of Citrus Heights.
How to get involved: Contact our team lead, Jenny Giltner at jengiltner@live.com.

Sunrise Christian Food Ministry

This ministry is aimed directly at people in our city who do not have the resources to provide adequate food for themselves or their family. The ministry operates out of the Advent Lutheran Church in Citrus Heights. People can get involved in a variety of ways by donating food, working at the warehouse and doing food pick-ups.

Opportunities to Serve:

  • Work in the Food Closet sorting, stocking, cleaning, checking in clients and filling bags for clients.
  • Do food pick-ups at a variety of locations throughout the area.
  • Donate food to be taken to the Food Closet on a quarterly basis.

Where: Advent Lutheran Church, 5901 San Juan Avenue, Citrus Heights.
How to get involved:  Email Judy, Schedule Coordinator at nana.judy@comcast.net or call (916) 204-8610.

Backpack Outreach

Bayside of Citrus Heights provides backpacks and school supplies to students in the local community from kindergarten through high school.  We know students succeed when they are equipped with the right tools to excel in their classes.  Thank you for partnering with us! It’s because of you that we can provide this opportunity.

to Serve:

  • Take a list and buy all the supplies for one or more students.
  • Donate funds for our shoppers to go buy the supplies.
  • Buy individual supplies to be loaded into a backpack.
Where: Bayside Church of Citrus Heights.
How to get involved: Contact our team lead, Jenny Giltner at jennyg@baysidech.com



6540 Sylvan Road
Citrus Heights, CA  95610
916.726.2100 | info@baysidech.com


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