Making spirits bright and remembering those in need at the Holidays.

The Holidays are right around the corner and we’re gearing up to serve our city 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 in our region this Christmas!

For more information on our Holiday Compassion projects, please visit our Folsom Campus.

Bayside Folsom's Holiday Compassion Projects

To support any of these Holiday Compassion projects, text COMPASSION to 56316


Help spread the Good News of God’s love to children in need! By packing a shoebox full of simple gifts and sending it off with prayer, you can be part of transforming entire families and communities around the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


Stop by our booth to pick up your OCC box and instructions. Then fill the box with toys, hygiene items, and more for a child ages 2-14 years old. All boxes must be returned by Sunday, November 15.

Or Text OCC to 56316 and build a box online

Email Maryann Goette at for more information.


Cancer. Premature newborns. Stroke. Traumatic injuries. For families whose loved ones are undergoing treatment for these situations and more, managing travel and accommodations adds another layer of stress. As families yearn to spend every possible moment providing emotional support, they must also eat, sleep, bathe, and see to urgent work, family, and financial issues. While some communities have institutions that provide temporary houses, the Greater Folsom/Roseville area – home to several major acute care hospitals has no such resource. Zafia’s house provides housing to a family in need by partnering with local hotels so they can spend time with their loved one.


Fulfill a family’s need for housing and ease their burden by sponsoring a night in a local hotel. The cost per night is $90.00. Can’t sponsor a full night? You can purchase 1/3 of a night for $30.00 or 2/3’s for $60.00.

To help, Text ZAFIA to 56316

Email Darlene Long at for more information.


We are partnering with HART of Folsom and The Gathering Place to help the Homeless in our area. HART helps those experiencing homelessness in Folsom move toward self-sufficiency and greater independence through their Winter Shelter and mentorship program. Let’s help with their Winter Shelter which provides an evening meal, a safe overnight stay and breakfast for both men and women.



Sign up to help at our week of Winter Shelter for the homeless in our community. We will need help each night with various tasks. You do not have to work-daily; one shift is all we ask. Shifts range from a 2-hour breakfast or dinner shift to an all-night shift. This will be socially distanced, safe, and secure.

Dates: January 10, 2021 to January 16, 2021 Winter Shelter Volunteers needed. A one-hour training will be required. The training date is TBD.

Visit to sign up and be sure to choose Bayside’s week!

Email Dawna Hawkyard at for more information.


At Bayside we’re 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.


Stop by our booth to pick up a box and list of suggested items to create your special care package. Make the box personal and include a note or card of appreciation! Please include $13 per box for shipping. You can pay by Cash or Checks can made payable to Bayside Church.

Package Deadline: Packages must be returned by NOVEMBER 22nd. Why is this date important? We want to make sure packages arrive before Christmas!

Email Monica Driscoll at for more information.


We’re spreading holiday cheer by offering free gift wrapping at the Galleria Mall this season!


Stop by our booth and sign-up to be an official Bayside Wrapper! Or sign-up to volunteer online by Texting WRAP to 56316

Can’t wrap?

Bring your Christmas gifts to the Galleria Mall and your friendly volunteers will wrap them for you!


Help an under resourced family in Folsom celebrate Thanksgiving with a thanksgiving meal. The cost of a meal is $30 per family.


Purchase a meal directly by going to and donate a meal today! If you wish to pay by check, simply make the check payable to Twin Lakes Food Bank for the amount you wish to donate and write “THANKSGIVING” in the memo section and bring it to the Welcome Center. We will deliver it to the food bank for you.

Email Darlene Long at for more information.


We’re partnering with Chuck Colson’s famous Prison Fellowship Ministries to share Christian love with the children of an incarcerated parent. When a parent is in prison, it is the children who suffer and often feel forgotten. You can help bring a smile to a child’s face through the provision of a Christmas gift.


Stop by our booth and choose the child you’d like to bless this Christmas.

Text ANGELTREE to 56316 and adopt a kid online.

Email Sue Azevedo at for more information.


Christmas Around Towne is a community partnership supported by Powerhouse Ministries, Twin Lakes Food Bank, and over 65 churches, businesses, and civic organizations. In 2019, CAT was able to serve over 1500 people experiencing financial hardship in the holiday season. Families in need and who prove financial hardship are invited to “shop” for Christmas gifts in any of six themed stores. Bayside Folsom is sponsoring the men’s store this year. Here’s how it works...


Purchase a gift and bring it to our collection box in the lobby by Sunday, December 6. Gifts must be NEW and unopened.

Gift Ideas

Men’s tool kits (wrenches, screwdrivers, hammers, work gloves, levels, and measuring tapes), Cologne, Gift Sets, Shaving kits, Flashlights, Watches, Work Gloves, Headphones/Earbuds, Clothes, Coffee/Thermal Mugs, Water Bottles, Dress Socks, Hats/Beanies.

For easy shopping, please use our Amazon Wish List.

To refer a Folsom Family in need, or make a financial donation, email

Email Darlene Long at for more information.


Bayside Folsom is the Presenting Sponsor of the Historic District’s ice rink this year. We want to use this opportunity to reach out into the community and introduce them to Bayside Folsom! This will be a service opportunity to meet people, bring them some joy, and give them a flier about our Christmas Service while also helping to drive people into the businesses of Sutter Street.


We need 3 people on December 1st, December 8th, December 9th, and December 15th to represent Bayside Folsom at the Historic Ice Rink. While there you will be spreading good tidings of great joy and introducing the community to Bayside!

Email Shellie Swain at for more information.