Our service to the community and the world.


Helping to serve our community and world

Each month the CLC Mission Basket is designated for a specific purpose. The offerings are designated for a specific local or world-wide charity. We are most grateful to “Thrivent Financial” which usually provides matching funds and thus increases our support for each of these worthwhile services to those in need in our communities.

January - Goleta Boys & Girls Club
February - Grace Food Pantry 
March - Grace Food Pantry
April - Domestic Violence Solutions
May - Casa Esperanza
June - Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care
July - Santa Barbara Rescue Mission
August - Transition House
September - Grace Food Pantry
October - ELCA Safe Water
November - New Beginings Safe Parking
December - CLC Scholarship Fund

Showers of Blessing

A mobile hygiene ministry

...Showers of Blessings is a Isla Vista, California based mobile hygiene ministry which offers showers to those of a critically low income. We help people with fresh clothing and getting themselves clean.

Why is this ministry needed?
At Showers of Blessing our goal is to provide both the clean clothing and the chance to keep up with and maintain personal hygiene. In doing this we are hopeful of helping them gain the stability to get employment and housing.

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Monday - Isla Vista
St. Michael's University Church
6586 Picasso Road
Showers: 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Snacks provided

Tuesdays - Santa Barbara
Commuter Parking Lot
400 West Carillo Street
Showers: 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Snacks proveded

Thursday - Goleta & Santa Barbara
St. Athanasius Orthodox Church
300 Sumida Gardens Lane, Goleta
Showers: 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Snacks provided
Unity Church
227 East Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara
Showers: 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Meals Served

Sponsored by Natalie Orfalea Foundation/Lou Buglioli

Friday - Isla Vista
St. Michael's University Church
6586 Picasso Road, Isla Vista
Showers: 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Snacks provided

Prayer Tree

Support and love always

"In everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God"    

                                            -Phillipians 4:6

When we pray we open a connection with God. Jesus promised his disciples (that’s us!) "Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you."

"I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time, waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God; it changes me."

                                            -C. S. Lewis
Prayer requests to be shared within the prayer tree may be sent to Karen Tapphorn at or the office at

 May the peace of God be with you.


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