an inclusive community, sharing the love of God in Christ
© Holy Family Episcopal Church

Helping others

One of our core values is

helping our community

We are led by our faith to help our community through many outreach programs; feeding the poor, leading the Coastside Community Backpack drive, operating one of the best regarded preschools on the coast and more.   We are inspired by the many passages in the Bible that charge all us with this responsbility.  For example in the Gospel of Matthew 25:34-40 Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?’ And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family,[a] you did it to me. or from Isaiah 58:10 if you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday. or Deuteronomy 10:17-19 For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who is not partial and takes no bribe, who executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and who loves the strangers, providing them food and clothing. You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.

Community Service

Holy Family Children’s Center

holy Family Children’s Center (HFCC) is a mission of Holy Family Episcopal church. HFCC was established in 1989 by the Bishops committee in cooperation with the Diocese as part of the churches vision and mission to provide a quality program to preschoolers on the Coastside. The HFCC Director serves under the supervision of the Vicar and the teachers are employees of the Diocese. For details on it’s innovative approach to childhood education click here to go to their web site.

Coastside Community Backpack Drive

Every year Holy family leads the Coastside Community Backpack Drive working with other faith groups and civic organizations to provide backpacks filled with school supplies to around 400 children on the Coastside.  We want to make sure that all the children in our community are ready for school and have what they need to learn, we partner with Abundant Grace Coastside Worker, Coastside HOPE, Community Methodist Church, Coastside Lutheran Church, Coastisde Jewish Community, the Migrant Student Program, the Rotary club, the Coastside Mothers club, the libary and other community groups to collect school supplies and fill backpacks for local children who cannot afford them.  Click here for more details on this important ministry and how you can help.

Monthly Produce Distribution

For the last 17 years we've had a monthly food distribution of produce and dry goods on the 4th Saturday of every month at 10:15AM.  On any given month we typically serve between 35 and 40 families. If consider an average family size of at least 4 people, that means we are helping around 160 people each month! If you would like to help with this important ministry, we can always use more volunteers, just send an email to outreach@holyfamilyhmb.org.  We Also can use donations of dry goods to supplement the fresh produce.  So when you are shopping pick up some extra pantry items such as: Canned tuna Canned chicken (Costco sells them in 6 packs) Canned fruit, vegetables Tomato Sauce Rice (get big bags, we can break them down) Dried pinto beans (get big bags we can break them down) Boxed dinners like Mac and Cheese Other shelf stable food items.. Large Ziploc bags (for breaking down large bags of beans,  rice or other dry goods) Costco is a great place to get these items in bulk (25 or 50 pound bags of beans or rice,  multi-packs of canned tuna or chicken, etc.) If you don’t have time to shop you can can put a special donation in the offering plate on Sunday (be sure to mark the memo area of your check “produce”).  We’ll make a Costco run for you and your donation will be included in your giving statement.  You can also donate right now via paypal with this donate button:
Holy Family Episcopal Church

Half Moon Bay, California

1590 South Cabrillo Hwy Half Moon Bay, CA (650) 726-0506
1590 South Cabrillo Hwy Half Moon Bay, CA (650) 726-0506
an inclusive community, sharing the love of God in Christ
© Holy Family Episcopal Church, 1590 South Cabrillo Highway Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 (650) 726-0506

Helping others

One of our core values is helping our

community

We are led by our faith to help our community through many outreach programs; feeding the poor, leading the Coastside Community Backpack drive, operating one of the best regarded preschools on the coast and more.   We are inspired by the many passages in the Bible that charge all us with this responsbility.  For example in the Gospel of Matthew 25:34-40 Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?’ And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family,[a] you did it to me. or from Isaiah 58:10 if you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness and your gloom be like the noonday. or Deuteronomy 10:17-19 For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who is not partial and takes no bribe, who executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and who loves the strangers, providing them food and clothing. You shall also love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.

Community Service

Holy Family Children’s Center

holy Family Children’s Center (HFCC) is a mission of Holy Family Episcopal church. HFCC was established in 1989 by the Bishops committee in cooperation with the Diocese as part of the churches vision and mission to provide a quality program to preschoolers on the Coastside. The HFCC Director serves under the supervision of the Vicar and the teachers are employees of the Diocese. For details on it’s innovative approach to childhood education click here to go to their web site.

Coastside Community Backpack Drive

Every year Holy family leads the Coastside Community Backpack Drive working with other faith groups and civic organizations to provide backpacks filled with school supplies to around 400 children on the Coastside.  We want to make sure that all the children in our community are ready for school and have what they need to learn, we partner with Abundant Grace Coastside Worker, Coastside HOPE, Community Methodist Church, Coastside Lutheran Church, Coastisde Jewish Community, the Migrant Student Program, the Rotary club, the Coastside Mothers club, the libary and other community groups to collect school supplies and fill backpacks for local children who cannot afford them.  Click here for more details on this important ministry and how you can help.

Monthly Produce Distribution

For the last 17 years we've had a monthly food distribution of produce and dry goods on the 4th Saturday of every month at 10:15AM.  On any given month we typically serve between 35 and 40 families. If consider an average family size of at least 4 people, that means we are helping around 160 people each month! If you would like to help with this important ministry, we can always use more volunteers, just send an email to outreach@holyfamilyhmb.org.  We Also can use donations of dry goods to supplement the fresh produce.  So when you are shopping pick up some extra pantry items such as: Canned tuna Canned chicken (Costco sells them in 6 packs) Canned fruit, vegetables Tomato Sauce Rice (get big bags, we can break them down) Dried pinto beans (get big bags we can break them down) Boxed dinners like Mac and Cheese Other shelf stable food items.. Large Ziploc bags (for breaking down large bags of beans,  rice or other dry goods) Costco is a great place to get these items in bulk (25 or 50 pound bags of beans or rice,  multi-packs of canned tuna or chicken, etc.) If you don’t have time to shop you can can put a special donation in the offering plate on Sunday (be sure to mark the memo area of your check “produce”).  We’ll make a Costco run for you and your donation will be included in your giving statement.  You can also donate right now via paypal with this donate button:
Holy Family Episcopal Church