At RDF Church we want to be known as much for what is going on in our community as what happens on our campus. We want to intentionally help you go into your neighborhood and make an impact where you live, work, and play.
Reach Local Winter 2018 Calendar
Celebration of World Cultures
Saturday, February 3 | 6:00 pm | Junior High Room
Our Friends with Global Students Ministry will be hosting our international students as they present food, performances and more from their home cultures. Join us for an exciting night of music, art, dancing, delicious homemade food from around the world, and more! Volunteers are needed to help with this incredible event. Contact Linda LeFeuvre at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved!
Foster Care Panel Discussion
Thursday, February 15 | 6:30 pm | Bangarang Room | Childcare provided through 5th grade.
Are you interested in learning more about the foster care system in our area? Come hear from foster and adopt parents, ask questions about the process, find out how you can support foster families and even how you can become a foster or adoption family yourself!
Empowered to Connect Simulcast
April 13 and 14 | 8:45am-5:00pm both days | Center Bldg. | Cost: $29 (includes workbook and lunch both days) | No childcare provided.
The Empowered to Connect Conference features practical teaching in a safe and supportive community as we work to equip families, churches, and professionals to better serve children impacted by adoption and foster care. This simulcast, live from Texas, is ideal for adoptive and foster parents, those considering adoption or foster care, and those who are serving and supporting others, including social workers, agency professionals, church staff and ministry leaders, counselors, and therapists. For more information and to register click HERE.
April 28 | 8:00am-2:00 pm | El Dorado High School
Looking for a way to serve your neighborhood? Look no further! Join other churches and organizations in our city as we love our neighborhood in tangible ways in schools, parks, and non-profits through painting, landscaping, making blankets, encouraging senior citizens and more! Go to www.loveplacentia.com to sign up! All ages welcome!
Food Pantry – Wednesday from 4-5pm and Saturdays from 9-10am
Our Food Pantry feeds hundreds of people every month and has become a distribution center for other food pantries throughout north Orange County! Get involved by volunteering during their regular hours, by sorting food in the warehouse, donating canned goods, or through being a driver for our grocery rescue program. Contact Tony Terling at email@example.com to get involved.
The Foster Closet
The Foster Closet seeks to help foster families with basic necessities and more. Foster children often are placed in new homes with very few clothes and toys to call their own. The Foster Closet will be a place where foster parents can receive appropriate clothes, toys, diapers, bedding, and more! Visit http://www.rdf.org/reachlocal-fostercare to see how you can donate or volunteer today!
Here’s what we did last fall!
Halloween in your ‘Hood: Oct 31
At RDFchurch, we want to help you intentionally engage your neighbors. We believe that Halloween is a perfect time to build relationships and show love to those around you. Not sure how to engage your neighbors on Halloween? Click HERE to check out our Halloween in your ‘Hood Idea Guide!
Neighborhood Block Parties: Oct 31
Some families in our church are throwing Block Parties to get to know their neighbors and you can too! Click HERE if you are interested in being a part of our neighborhood block parties! Click HERE for our idea guide on how to throw your own block party!
Boxes of Love:
Bless a local family in need by donating a Thanksgiving meal! You can even engage your friends and neighbors by giving them a box or a bag to fill with food that you can collect and bring back to RDF for Canning Hunger, a non-profit, to distribute the week of Thanksgiving.
Box Distribution: Oct 29 & Nov 5 | Collection: Nov 12
Grab some neighbors, friends, co-workers, and more and invite them to a potluck thanksgiving dinner at your house, front lawn, or wherever, and get to know them a little better!
Solidarity Toy Drive and Christmas Store:
Donate toys or volunteer to help at the Christmas Celebration and Store!
Lists Available: Nov 19 & 26 | Collection: Nov 26 & Dec 3
Volunteer at the Christmas Celebration and Store: Dec 16 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm or 1:00-3:30 pm
Solidarity (a non-profit impacting local low-income neighborhoods) creates a neighborhood Christmas store where parents can purchase low cost gifts for their kids in a dignifying way. You can help by donating a toy! We will be collecting toys on the patio on Sunday mornings. There is also an opportunity to volunteer to help at the Christmas Celebration and Store! Help with a craft, games, and more as families shop, and be part of a fun Christmas celebration in the Garnet neighborhood.
Friends with Global Students Christmas Party:
Saturday, Dec 2 | 7:00 pm
Each year we throw an American Christmas Party with Christmas cookies, decorations, carols, and the Christmas story. You can join us by volunteering to help host the party or donate presents for our international friends. For more information, please contact Linda LeFeuvre at firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas in the Cul-de-Sac:
Whether you live on a cul-de-sac, street, or lane, opportunities abound at Christmas time to be a part of a neighborhood celebration! Coming up short on ideas? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered with 31 ways to have Christmas in the Cul-de-Sac. Click HERE to download a copy!
Click HERE to download a pdf of the Reach Local Fall 2017 calendar!