Ministries & Programs

From outreach ministries in our neighborhood and around the world, to fellowship groups and youth and family ministries, to music and worship ministries, there are opportunities for everyone to be a part of the mission and ministry that take place in our congregation all week long.

Our spiritual growth programs include Christian education programs for all ages, and small groups which bring us together in small groups for Bible study and faith sharing as we build our community.

Outreach Ministries

Our congregation is committed to reaching out into our community and world to share the love and gifts God has shared with us.  We share generously through our budgeted financial gifts, supporting local and global justice and mission ministries, and through many hands-on projects all year long.

Join Us in Our Ministry:

  • Preparing Meals for Those in Need – Once a month, join members of our congregation in our church assemble and deliver meal bags for people living with HIV/AIDS and the homeless.
  • Homework Center Volunteer – Monday through Thursdays from 3-6 p.m. volunteer your skills and talents as a tutor at our after school homework center. New tutors are always welcome, see the director to sign up!
  • Food for Friends – The First Sunday of every month is when we collect Food for Friends – non perishable food items that are shared with Central City Lutheran Mission (CCLM), the Cal State Food Pantry, and other local groups that minister to those in need.
  • Zipbag Sunday – SBUCC also provides other special offerings and programs throughout the year, such as our Zipbag Sunday, when we collect toiletries and personal care products for our local battered women’s shelter, or our One Great Hour of Sharing for global development and disaster relief. Toiletry items are also collected throughout the year.

Visit our church, or contact our office for further details about our outreach ministries and programs, and to find out how you can share your faith and talents.

And, check out the links to our partners in ministry locally and around the world.

Youth & Family Ministries

Join us in some our AMAZING programs for families and youth of all ages, including:

  • Church School
  • Junior & Senior High Youth Groups
  • Rock Concerts
  • Intergenerational events and trips for families
  • Summer Camp & Winter Camp, Fall and Spring Retreats, at Pilgrim Pines Camp in Yucaipa, CA.
  • National Youth Event & General Synod
  • Nursery care and preschool programs
  • Adult Bible Study and fellowship groups
  • And, so much more!

Contact our our amazing staff, volunteer leaders, and Youth and Family Ministries Director by visiting our church office or by email at: youth (at) sbucc (dot) org  for further details.

Music & Worship Ministry


  • An active drama/readers’ theatre troupe
  • Our Chancel Choir and Quartet
  • Our Handbell Choir – the Celebration Bells
  • Our “special music” includes guest soloists from within the congregation and the community.
  • And, our famed Y’all Come Choir – accepting and welcoming all singers for our occasional Y’all Come Sundays- just come at 9 a.m., learn the anthem, and sing in worship!

ALL are ALWAYS welcome to join any of these groups

Prayer Ministry

Our Joyful Spirits Prayer Ministry

Meeting Thursday morning at 9 a.m.
Join us any time!

We lift up our congregation’s prayer list, and welcome your prayer requests to share with the group.  Join our Prayer Ministries, visit our church office, or send your prayer request over the web to:  office (at) sbucc (dot) org.

We also have a Prayer Shawl Ministry that knits prayer shawls as gifts for those who are in need of knowing God’s loving embrace.  You are welcome to join the knitters, who meet together every two weeks in our Fireside Room and also knit on their own.

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