Our Partnership with Chacraseca, Nicaragua through JustHope
Our music director Lynne Bradley, Dennis Wolfe, Minister Emeritus Randy Leisey, Austin & Kathy Linsley, and Terin & Glaser Harris made their 8th partnership mission trip to Chacraseca in June. We are grateful to all who have contributed monetary gifts for constructining a house, and supporting our music camp there. You may make contributions online via GoFundMe to continue the support of a music teacher there year-round .
Read more about our partnership through JustHope.
Good News from Nicaragua
The Cultural Center in Chacraseca that our team helped “decompose” this summer has been open since the end of September! So far, the dance group and music program are up and running with the hopes of additional cultural arts to develop as funds and leadership is developed. The reports about the music program are really encouraging. Abimael, the local music teacher whose salary UCV (and friends!) support, is very enthusiastic about how things are going. He’s offering classes at the center 3 days a week as well as continuing to teach at the high school.
As mentioned above, the music program is largely supported by donations from members of our congregation. We have recently depleted the funds from these donations. If you are able to help contribute to sustaining music for the youth in Chacraseca, there is a definite need. If you make a contribution by check, be sure to write “Nicaragua music” in the memo line.
Volunteer With Us
United Church of the Valley works diligently to meet the ever changing needs of the communities in which we live. We have been involved in many projects over the years and invite you to learn by example how you can help your community together with UCV.
Murrieta Food Pantry
United Church of the Valley supports the Food Pantry at Murrieta United Methodist Church. The food is purchased with funds from church members, donated by local merchants, or contributed by
other churches, schools and service organizations. We are proud of the fact that the pantry hands out free food to all those who say they need it (average of 150 families per week)...no names or
questions asked. The food is distributed every Friday morning at 7:00 AM. Your help will touch lives in profound ways, and if you join us on Friday, you will meet some wonderful people
who need love as much as they need food. Contact us for details or a list of needed items!