Mission and Service

The Book of Acts records the event of Jesus’ ascension into heaven. As the disciples looked up into the heavens, angels appeared and asked, “why are you looking up?”  This passage reminds us that, although we may “look up” to heaven to find God and Christ, God and Christ are also here, in the present. We are also called to be God’s heart and Christ’s hands on earth. A life of faith is not about individual salvation and waiting for some reward in heaven. It’s about a life of devoted and committed service to God and others. Santee United Methodist Church seeks to care for the least, the lost, and the lonely in a variety of ways.


These are just some of the ongoing service and mission opportunities at Santee UMC:

Community Pancake Breakfast     

The first Saturday of every month, 8 AM in Fellowship Hall. FREE to the public. *During the pandemic, the church is providing TAKE OUT pancake breakfasts!

Naomi’s Closet    

Women’s outreach ministry open Wednesdays 10 AM – 12 PM and every 1st & 3rd Saturday, 9 AM – 12 PM.

Santee Food Bank     

Feeding those in need in the Santee community. Located at 9715 Halberns Blvd., Santee. Open every Wednesday and Friday, and every 1st & 3rd Saturday, 9 – 11 AM. *Santee UMC collects food for the Food Bank during worship the first Sunday of every month.

Worship at Edgemoor Nursing Care      

Worship for the homebound, 1st Sunday of the month at 10 AM.

Interfaith Shelter     

Seasonal rotational shelter for the homeless throughout the winter months.

Store Front     

Monthly food delivery and visitation to homeless youth in San Diego.

Community Clean-up Days     

Connecting with existing community creation-care events. *Check our EVENTS PAGE.

New Entra Casa     

Support for women ex-offenders to assimilate back into society.


Daily food delivery to the elderly and sick in Santee.

For more information, or to volunteer your time with any of these mission opportunities, CLICK HERE