Dear Saratoga Federated Church Family and Friends,
As you know, our state and local area has been challenged by fires devastated several nearby mountain communities. Some of you may have heard that my brother’s church, Boulder Creek Community, was saved in the nick of time by determined firefighters. I’ve been inspired by the brave and selfless work of so many who have come from near and far to save our beautiful state.
Local churches are responding to this crisis; Prince of Peace, Westgate, Twin Lakes, Venture Christian, Santa Cruz Bible, and so many others have stepped up to fill the need. Together we are being the essential church for such a time as this.
Are you wondering, how you can help? We thank you for your continuing prayers for those affected, the firefighters, those evacuated, and those suffering from the stress of these devastating fires. In addition, here are ways that you can get help or offer it to those in need during this time:
1. Let us know if you have needs as a result of the fires by sending an email to Care@saratogafederated.org or filling out the Care Request form or call the Care Team at 408-867-1000 Ext. 239. We want to come alongside you during this time.
2. Help us provide assistance to those in need as a result of the fires. SFC is partnering with other churches and organizations in the area to consolidate our support. Here’s what you can do:
3. Look here for updates in the future with information on long term needs for those impacted by the fires and suggestions for how you can help as new solutions are found.
Saratoga Federated Church has a long history of providing support to the community, especially in times like this. We thank you in advance for your help. Because we’ve been walking through Philippians in our series Joy Ride, I’ve been thinking about this passage today: Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7).
May you know his peace today,