Community Outreach & Serving Others Through Esperanza’s Ministries

The mission of the Community Outreach Team is to serve and connect with the community by sharing the love of Christ in meaningful supportive, and uplifting ways.

Empowered and inspired by the Holy Spirit, we are committed to serve — one another and our neighbor.  Below are some of the places in our community where we do God’s work with our hands.

Feed My Starving Children, a global meal-packing site

Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization that builds homes for our local neighbors

Watch videos about our Gemma family home build by clicking: 2021/2022 Habitat Build.

Grace Lutheran Church Homeless Outreach Programs, including Sunday morning pancake breakfast and summer heat respite   Click Here for More Information 

Kyrene Resource Center which supplies food, school supplies, and other needs to families in our school district  Click Here for More Information 

I-HELP (Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program), a temporary shelter for homeless adults hosted by Desert Cross Lutheran Church once per month – Our Programs – AZCENDClick Here for More Information

Community Festivals & Parades, such as the Easter Parade & Spring Fling (47th Annual Kiwanis Easter Parade – Upcoming 47th Annual Kiwanis Easter Parade in 2023), an event organized by the local Kiwanis Club, and the Children’s 4th of July Bicycle Parade in 2023, an event coordinated by the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce   Click Here for More Information

Garden of Eatin’, Esperanza’s community garden of raised beds that provides opportunities for members and neighbors to garden. We also encourage members and neighbors to contribute their compost to our blue bins.  Click Here for More Information 

Kyrene de la Esperanza Elementary School, a local elementary school

Children of Hope Child Development Center, our preschool for children ages 2-4  Click Here for More Information 

We have long been active in reaching out to the larger community!

Visit our Hope Grows Here page to see Presentations & Videos of Mission Moments by members of the Esperanza Community from our 2021 Stewardship Program.  Click Here to Access those Presentations & Videos

Watch our video about providing Meals for Healthcare Workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.