Good Neighbor

Good Neighbor

We focus our efforts to build relationships with individuals at Springwood Apartments and Beardsley avenue area through Weekly Bible Studies, outreach events, Sunday morning worship, Adopt-a-Block, and more. In addition, the church members and attenders donate non-perishable food items to help provide for the needs of families who live in the Springwood Court apartments and in the Beardsley Avenue area. Once a month, Olive Knolls partners with Morning Star Fresh Food Ministry to distribute fresh food to families. Specifically, these ministries include: 

 

  • CityServe: A city-wide partnership with other churches to help meet the physical needs of our neighbors (diapers, tables, beds, refrigerators, lighting, etc.). Click here for more information or to complete a needs request form.
  • Food Pantry: Olive Knolls Church helps stock the Food Pantry located in a nearby apartment complex. We ask the congregation to bring non-perishable food items to help keep the pantry stocked.
  • Morning Star Fresh Food Ministry: Bakersfield is ranked #1 in the nation for food hardship. Once a month, we need delivery drivers to transport the food boxes of nutritious food to families who are struggling to put food on the table. 
  • Beardsley Outreach: Multiple opportunities are available to minister in one of the most blighted areas in the community. Men and women are needed to help on the Adopt-a-Block ministry to minister to the individuals who live there and to help facilitate Bible Studies in the area. In addition from time to time, we have neighborhood clean-up days to help clean trash and debris that has accumulated and neighborhood prayer walks.
    Currently we are collecting the following items (new and/or gently used and clean) to help our friends make it through the winter: gloves, hats & beanies, jackets, blankets, sleeping bags, tarps, dark colored socks, and underwear (new please).
  • Back to School Bash: Olive Knolls, along with the management at Springwood Court Apartments and the local Kiwanis Club, host a Back-to-School party at the apartment complex. In addition to food, games, and inflatable fun, children are able to go into the school supply shop and choose  new backpack and school supplies.
  • Feed the Homeless: Members of the church help provide food for lunchbags to be delivered to the homeless.
  • Serve Day: Once a year we set aside a day in which we have church in the community by serving at various locations such as: Beardsley, feeding the homeless, working on projects on campus, visiting shut-ins, encouraging the public servants, etc. This year's Serve Day was October 8th.
  • Christmas Tree Delivery: With gratitude to a local oil company, Olive Knolls has the privilege to deliver Christmas Trees to individuals and families who are struggling.
  • Olive Tree: This ministry helps provide families with gifts for their children at Christmas time.