Holiday Compassion Projects

All Ages

Together we're reaching our region by changing the community one life at a time! The Holidays are right around the corner and we are gearing up to make an impact in our community and help those less fortunate this season. Regardless of your interests, gifts, talents or time, there is a place for YOU to make a difference for the lost and hurting this year!

We are doing a Thanksgiving food drive for Twin Lakes Food Bank! Let’s fill their pantry going into this Thanksgiving and Holiday season enabling the food bank to bless the under-resourced in our community. We will be collecting food at Bayside Folsom on 11/13 and 11/20.

Here are the items we are collecting:

  • Turkey / Ham
  • Stuffing Mix
  • Chicken Broth
  • Gravy Mix
  • Green Beans
  • Marshmallows / Brown Sugar
  • Yams
  • Fruit Cocktail
  • Jell-o
  • Dessert Mix

The Bayside Military Connection Team is committed to supporting and encouraging our deployed military troops. Please join us in showing our love and appreciation by sending care packages filled with a taste of home.
Get Involved
Click here for a list of suggested items to fill a box to create your special care package.  Please consider contributing $13 per package for shipping. Make it personal and include a note or card of appreciation!
Gift Deadline
Care Packages must be returned NOVEMBER 27 to the Holiday Compassion table in the lobby during Sunday services. Why is this date important? We want to make sure packages arrive before Christmas!
Package Preparation & Shipment: Mark your calendar for the Care Package Assembly party. We’ll be prepping the boxes for shipment on December 6! Get all the details HERE.
Have a loved one or friend serving in harm’s way?
Sign up HERE for them to receive a care package this Christmas.
Got Questions?
Karen Schmidt |

November 14-21 is National Collection Week! Bayside Granite Bay and Midtown Campuses are collection centers for our area and all campuses will be receiving shoe boxes during weekend services.
Get Involved
Operation Christmas Child boxes will be available November 6 and 13 at the Holiday Compassion table in the Bayside Folsom lobby or use your own shoe box and fill it with toys, hygiene items and more for a child ages 2-14 years old. has box labels and all the info you need or visit us on the weekend in the lobby. We are also looking for volunteers to assist in the collection of boxes, please email Heather at the address below to help out! Please bring filled boxes to Bayside Folsom on November 13 and 20.
Heather Forde |

We have partnered with Powerhouse Ministries for the last few years to help with their Christmas Around Towne event, and this year is no different. Christmas Around Towne served over 400 individuals last year, and they are opening registration for 800 individuals this year who will enjoy a beautiful holiday brunch, complete with local entertainment, “shop” for gifts in a variety of themed stores and take home a holiday meal basket.

We need your help! Bayside Folsom is collecting items for the Women’s Store. All items MUST be NEW. Items should be $20 or less. Please bring gifts to the Holiday Compassion table in the Bayside Folsom lobby November 6, 13, 20, or 27.

Women’s Store Items Needed

  • Perfume/Lotion
  • Bath Sets
  • Cosmetic Sets
  • Purses
  • Shoes/Slippers
  • Outerwear Jackets/Coats/Hoodies/Sweatshirts
  • Wallets
  • Scarves/Belts/Gloves
  • Pajamas/Robes
  • Sweaters/Fleece Tops
  • Leggings/Knits/SweatPants/Socks/Underwear
  • Dresses/Skirts
  • Throws
  • Blow Dryer/Curling Irons
  • Coffee/Thermal Mugs
  • Candles
  • Water Bottles

Upcoming Events

Cycles 4 Hope Homeless Outreach | April

Apr 8, 2017 8:00am - 1:00pm Sacramento Free

Cycles 4 Hope packs up their trailer with bikes and supplies and heads to downtown Sacramento once a month for Homeless Outreach. During the outreach, they raffle off 10-20 bicycles to... Read More

Helping Hands for the Homeless | April

Apr 8, 2017 8:30am - 12:00pm Bayside Granite Bay Campus Suite 140 Free

Helping Hands for the Homeless ventures Sacramento to help the homeless and poor with basic necessities and to share the love of Jesus. We meet at the Bayside Conference Center... Read More

Kidz Klothes Outreach

Apr 8, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm Shoulder to Shoulder | Freedom Hall Free

The Kidz Klothes Line provides “like new” children’s clothing and encouragement to financially burdened families through local community outreach events. We’re teaming up with Shoulder to Shoulder for an extraordinary outreach at their Freedom... Read More

St. John’s Shelter Wednesday Outreach | April

Apr 12, 2017 4:00 - 6:30pm St. John's Women's Shelter Free

St. John’s Shelter Program for Women and Children assists families in transitioning from crisis to self-sustainability. Families begin their journey in the structured environment at the shelter, developing the vision,... Read More

Union Gospel Mission Outreach | April

Apr 28, 2017 7:15 - 9:00pm Union Gospel Mission Free

Union Gospel Mission helps transform the lives of the poor and homeless of Sacramento by providing physical and spiritual comfort. Bayside supports the Union Gospel Mission by providing worship music... Read More