University Christian’s Outreach ministry exists to encourage and engage our church community in demonstrating the love of God in Jesus Christ by our actions in ways that offer help, hope and reconciliation to individuals and families within and beyond our community.

We commit ourselves to building caring partnerships and fostering mutual ministries with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), other faith-based communities, and human services organizations serving those in need.


Serve Share Programs Partners


Volunteer Interest Form Outreach Grant Application

Stay up to date on opportunities to serve, read updates from community partners, and learn how our gifts are changing lives by subscribing to our our monthly Outreach Ministry e-mail, “Commit to Love.”

Gifts of Hope

Alternative Gift Market

University Christian Church will once again help you celebrate the holiday season by offering truly unique gifts through our alternative giving market, Gifts of Hope. Honor your loved ones by giving the gift that transforms lives! From school uniforms to groceries, we have 15 ministries and 35 gift options for you to choose from.  Our online store opens Wednesday, November 24 and the in-person market is on Sunday, December 5.

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Christmas Angels

Wrap Night 2021
Sunday, December 5, 5:00pm

All ages are welcome and encouraged to help assemble gift bags at our Christmas Angels Wrap Night! Christmas Angels is a long-standing UCC outreach ministry made possible by faithful giving year after year. Through donations provided by our UCC family, we are able to provide hundreds of children a gift that builds confidence and encourages education and play. A $100 donation provides a gift bag that gives each child a new coat, sweatshirt, jeans, shoes, underwear, outdoor toy, a book and Bible.

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Academy 4 Friday

Alice Contreras Elementary School

This fall, we will begin a new partnership with Alice Contreras Elementary School and Academy 4- and we need your help! Academy 4 takes place one Friday afternoon a month during the school year. All fourth-grade students, mentors, and volunteers gather on the school campus during, on the same afternoon,  for a fun-filled time of leadership training and relationship building.

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Upcoming Outreach Events

Outreach Grant Application

The Outreach Funding Program of University Christian Church (UCC) provides financial support to non-profit organizations that promote Christian beliefs and principles through services or programs. It is the commitment of UCC to reach out to the world with God’s spirit of love, help and hope, sharing ministry with all, near and far. The following guidelines have been established to assist your organization in presenting a grant request in a manner consistent with our review and decision-making process.

Following these specific guidelines in preparing your proposal and in submitting the requested attachments will enable the Outreach Committee to make a prompt and well-informed decision on your request. The 2021 deadlines for consideration of Grant support are March 1st and September 5th.

Should you have any questions concerning whether or not your proposal fits within the scope of the giving guidelines or priorities, we suggest you send a brief letter of introduction to Rev. Jessica Vacketta, [email protected] explaining your organization and the specific project.

Download The Grant Application

Meet the Outreach Ministry Staff