Our church serves the local community through several interfaith alliances, including:

South Hayward Parish (SHP)

South Hayward Parish is a collective of local liberal faith communities whose mission is to help alleviate poverty by building and maintaining a just and nurturing community. The Parish actively advocates for the rights and dignity of all people regardless of sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, or geographic origin.

How to Get Involved

Bring staple food to Starr King for the SHP Food Pantry. Put it in the big basket in the church foyer.

Volunteer directly with SHP. Contact Terri Owen, our member on the SHP Board, or the SHP office at 510-785-3663 if you’re interested in:

  • Food Pantry: working on food distribution days / food pickup and and delivery.
  • Winter Shelter: staffing the shelter / preparing a simple evening meal for clients.
  • Special Need: bilingual office assistance para-legal services clinic

Read the SHP Newsletters


Family Emergency Shelter Coalition (FESCO)

Family Emergency Shelter Coalition (FESCO) is a coalition of over 24 area churches and community members that helps homeless families in mid-Alameda County. It is the only shelter in Southern Alameda County that serves families in all configurations. Services include food, emergency, transitional, and permanent housing, and supportive services to help move these families toward self-sufficiency and permanent housing.

How to Get Involved

Volunteer at a shelter: the FESCO Volunteer page lists opportunities for individuals, families, students, and companies.

Participate in the annual Shelter Shuffle to help raise money for FESCO

Volunteer to be our FESCO liaison volunteer at a shelter.


Eden Area Interfaith Council

Eden Area Interfaith Council (EAIC) – a consortium of religious groups in the SF East Bay’s Eden Area that promotes respect for all faiths and religious human rights for all. It was founded in 2001 and reignited in 2015 after an anti-Muslim attack at a local park. Many members at our church signed a letter of support to the Bay Area Muslim Community. All five mosques in Hayward posted the letter on their bulletin boards, and wrote their own responses.

EAIC sponsors educational and consciousness raising events and encourages the participation of all people of goodwill whether associated with a faith community or not. Watch the video of our July 31, 2016 interfaith service.

How to Get Involved

Come to EAIC events!

Follow the Facebook page to learn about upcoming events.

Subscribe to the discussion  group and join in.


Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy (FAME)

Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy (FAME) is “a network of clergy, spiritual leaders, and people of faith whose mission is to educate and mobilize our communities to stand with low-wage and immigrant workers. We provide a strong moral voice and accompaniment to those struggling for dignity and justice. We help create and protect quality jobs that lift people out of poverty. Through our work, we are building a Beloved Community where caring and compassion reign, and all people have their basic needs met and the fullness of their gifts are honored.”

How to Get Involved

Follow FAME through The East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE) on Facebook and Twitter

Volunteer to work on their campaigns