2017 Fundraising Drive For Blankets And Socks For This Year's Winter Season For The Homeless

The Union Rescue Mission Blankets And Socks Drive has begun.  Throughout the month of September & October, your donation of any amount can be given during our Sunday morning service (please indicate on your offering envelope where it says 'Special' and write in the letters "U.R.M."), through this church website where it says 'Donate' on the home page, or you can donate to this cause by texting (424) 306-0009 and selecting Union Rescue Mission Fundraiser.

Please know that 100% of the proceeds donated will be given to the Union Rescue Mission to purchase and distribute these much-needed items.  

Please invite your family, friends, co-workers, and classmates to get involved in supporting the residents of the Union Rescue Mission's Recovery Program.  More information will follow regarding the giving out of the blankets and socks in December 2017.

Thank you in advance for your prayers and support in this important ministry outreach.

Text To Give

We can now offer you another way to make your donations and gifts to Cornerstone Community Church of Los Angeles.  This text giving option may not be for everyone, but for others, it could be the perfect fit.

TEXT 'GIVE' TO 424-306-0009

Giving by text is hands-down the easiest way to give.  If it's your first time, you'll be prompted to register with a credit card/debit card before completing your gift.  After you setup your account, simply text your gift amount.  Don't forget to save the number in your phone.

If you've given before, you can give immediately without having to re-enter any of your information.  Feel free to try it and see if it fits your lifestyle.

  • Straightforward instructions and helpful visual aids on your device.
  • To edit your giving account and view giving history, text EDIT to 424-306-0009.   Text EDIT to update your information, set up a recurring gift and check the status of a gift.
  • Request a Refund - If you make a mistake, text REFUND to 424-306-0009 to cancel your last gift amount.  You must text REFUND within 15 minutes to refund a gift.
  • The Text to Give link will only work on a mobile device.  REMINDER: Don't forget to save the number in your phone.
  • You can also give online to Cornerstone's  https://give.church/hm4c49z 
    When you give online, it will ask for your phone number.  That is necessary to receive a verification code that will be sent to you each time you log in.  Your giving will then be linked to your phone number ( which becomes your username).  Once logged in, you will be able to select the frequency of gift and amount.   At this time, you don't need a smart phone to give online, but you do need an SMS-enabled phone that can receive the verification PIN through text.  

Still available

8x20 storage container, metal tool shed on wheels, metal framing - needs cover.

May Update: The container has been taken.  The framing and the shed remain.

Please contact the church at 310-532-2342 and leave a message if you are interested in any of these three items.  Thank you.

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Let Us Thank God For Another Church Anniversary

As you know, September 4, 1988, our church ministry began.  To God be the Glory, 29 years later we are still able to serve God together.  In spite of some bad times, the ups and downs, the ins and outs, those who come and those who have moved on, we are learning to put our trust in God and lean not unto our own understanding.

I personally want to thank our Elders, Ministers, Church Officers, and current members for your commitment, service, and your love for our church and towards me and my family.  For the work of God is not about just one person, but it's about being a family or a team that is willing to work together and serve together for a greater purpose.  And because God is working through all of us, this goal is being accomplished.  Therefore, may the Lord continue to do a special work in our hearts that we might know Him better, and renew our minds, so that we might follow Him unconditionally, and strengthen our bodies so that we serve Him always.

I love you and I thank you! 

Pastor John,

Vacation Bible School & Picnic with EKKLESIA July 31 - August 3, 2017, August 5, 2017

Ekklesia will partner with us for a fun, shared Vacation Bible School experience.   Please come out and join us. Free dinner every evening from 6 pm to 7 pm.  Worship & Praise at 7:15 pm, Adult classes and youth classes for preschoolers and up at 7:30 pm.   Everyone is welcome.   Please invite your family, friends, and neighbors.  If you would like to help in any way, please call 310-532-2341.  Thank you!

Ekklesia will partner with us for a fun, shared Vacation Bible School experience.   Please come out and join us.

Free dinner every evening from 6 pm to 7 pm.  Worship & Praise at 7:15 pm, Adult classes and youth classes for preschoolers and up at 7:30 pm.   Everyone is welcome.   Please invite your family, friends, and neighbors.  If you would like to help in any way, please call 310-532-2341.  Thank you!

Ekklesia will join with us this year, for a day that will be a lot of fun, with lots of food, and for those who just want to 'chill', you can do that too, either outdoors or in a air-conditioned room with a private kitchen and restrooms that we don't have to share with others in the park.  We always have a great time fellowshipping with each other.  Join us?

Ekklesia will join with us this year, for a day that will be a lot of fun, with lots of food, and for those who just want to 'chill', you can do that too, either outdoors or in a air-conditioned room with a private kitchen and restrooms that we don't have to share with others in the park. 

We always have a great time fellowshipping with each other.  Join us?

The 2016 Underwear Fundraising Drive - Update!

We could not possibly thank you enough for helping to make this Underwear Drive Fundraising event successful.  This past drive began in September and ran through October, 2016.  Thanks to your generous giving, $1927.77 had been raised.  Without your help, this total would not have been realized.

On Tuesday, December 20, 2016, Cornerstone Community Church attended an evening chapel service at the Union Rescue Mission (URM) in Downtown Los Angeles.  As some of you are aware of, Cornerstone has been a donor of socks and underwear to the Mission by way of an annual fundraising drive.  Cornerstone began fundraising at the end of 2000 and attended their first distribution to their residents in February, 2001.  This began Cornerstone’s 25-year partnership opportunity to administer and fellowship as a congregation with URM’s residents.

For many years, the purpose of our fundraiser was to purchase and distribute socks and underwear for the men at Los Angeles’ Union Rescue Mission.  Sadly, the number of homeless has dramatically increased, including a tremendous rise in the number of women, children, and seniors.

The Union Rescue Mission, founded in 1891, provides Emergency Services and Shelter as well as, Clinics, Clothing, a Day Center, a Family Community Center, a Hospitality Center, Individual Assessment and Counseling, Life Management Classes, Personal Hygiene Services and Spiritual Encouragement, which includes Daily Chapel Services.  URM is currently in need of volunteers and donations, both monetary and clothing.

Because of your generosity, socks and blankets were purchased.  This was the suggestion of URM to better benefit all current occupants.  Unfortunately, we were about twenty blankets short, an incentive for next year’s drive.

Once again, thank you and God bless you for your willingness to be a blessing to others by giving and sharing with those less fortunate than yourselves.

He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord.  And He will pay back what he has given.  Proverbs 19:17.

He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord.  And He will pay back what he has given.  Proverbs 19:17.

But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices, God is well pleased.  Hebrews 13:16.   For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them,  Matthew 18: 20.   Is anyone among you suffering?  Let him pray.  Is anyone cheerful?  Let him sing psalms.  James 5: 13.

But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices, God is well pleased.  Hebrews 13:16.  

For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them,  Matthew 18: 20.  

Is anyone among you suffering?  Let him pray.  Is anyone cheerful?  Let him sing psalms.  James 5: 13.

 

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.         Matthew 11: 28-30. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not evil, to give you a future and a hope.   Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and i will listen to you.  And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me and find Me with all your heart.  Jeremiah 29: 11.

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.         Matthew 11: 28-30.

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not evil, to give you a future and a hope.   Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and i will listen to you.  And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me and find Me with all your heart.  Jeremiah 29: 11.

You shall surely give to him, and your heart should not be grieved when you give to him, because for this thing the Lord your God will bless you in all your works and in all to which you put your hand.  For the poor will never cease from the land; therefore I command you, saying, 'You shall open your hand wide to your  brother, to your poor and your needy, in your land'.  Deuteronomy 15: 10-11.

You shall surely give to him, and your heart should not be grieved when you give to him, because for this thing the Lord your God will bless you in all your works and in all to which you put your hand.  For the poor will never cease from the land; therefore I command you, saying, 'You shall open your hand wide to your  brother, to your poor and your needy, in your land'.  Deuteronomy 15: 10-11.

Members of this band were guests who came to the Mission just to perform songs of praise to the Lord, and inspire everyone not to give up hope.         In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5: 16.       The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself,  Proverbs 11:25.

Members of this band were guests who came to the Mission just to perform songs of praise to the Lord, and inspire everyone not to give up hope.        

In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5: 16.      

The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself,  Proverbs 11:25.

"For I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was was thirsty and you gave Me drink I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.  Then the righteous will answer Him saying, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink?  When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You?  Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?  And the King will answer and say to them, Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it too one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me."  Matthew 25: 35-40.

"For I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was was thirsty and you gave Me drink I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.  Then the righteous will answer Him saying, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink?  When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You?  Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?  And the King will answer and say to them, Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it too one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me."  Matthew 25: 35-40.

Pastor Dan Anderson elaborates that our Lord Jesus, Himself experienced 'homeless' and that they should not be ashamed of their current homelessness position, but to feel encouraged because, despite what may appear to be hopeless, they are not alone, God is always there for them, if they let Him.   And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.  Romans 8:28.

Pastor Dan Anderson elaborates that our Lord Jesus, Himself experienced 'homeless' and that they should not be ashamed of their current homelessness position, but to feel encouraged because, despite what may appear to be hopeless, they are not alone, God is always there for them, if they let Him.  

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.  Romans 8:28.

Cornerstone's Volunteers - 2016.   Acts 20:35,  I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak.  And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive."

Cornerstone's Volunteers - 2016.   Acts 20:35,  I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak.  And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive."