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Service

And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him
-- Colossians 3:17



We believe that service is an integral part of what we do here in Veritas. And although we're all busy with other things such as research, coursework, and church activities, we strongly believe that service plays a critical role in our development as Christian graduate students and as individuals seeking to learn more about the Christian faith. (Not to mention that service can also provide a welcome break from the usual graduate school stuff!) Hence, our service events!

Our service opportunities can be roughly divided into three types: weekly Homeless Ministry, semesterly service nights, and other volunteer-led activites.

Homeless Ministry (Weekly)
Our Homeless Ministry meets weekly on Saturday mornings to distribute socks (and sometimes food) to the homeless in Berkeley. We are always for volunteers to help with distribution. This is a great way of showing love and mercy to our less fortunate neighbors. It can also be a life-changing experience for those who serve. Please contact Sarah Seko (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for details on how to get plugged in! You may also find more information at this link.

Everybody Veritas Service Night (Semesterly)
Service night is a fun time where we come together as a community to perform simple acts of service. Some examples of what you may find yourself helping with: sandwich-making and baking on a large scale for the homeless ministry; sorting socks and toiletries for distribution; and/or creating activity packets for children staying at the Oakland Children's Hospital. We also generally spend plenty of time just hanging out and getting to know one another over games and snacks.

We are always looking for ideas for activities that can be carried out during service night. Please contact Sarah (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to share ideas, or if you'd like more information about Service Night!

Other Volunteer-led Events (Help us plan some!)
Some goals of other service events are to 1) bring together like-minded Veritasians in acts of practical service, 2) to provide a chance to fellowship both with one another and members of the broader East Bay community while 3) helping to meet a practical need of some members of our broader community. We're always looking for volunteers to help lead our community in other service opportunities. If you're planning to serve your community in some way, shoot an email to to the Veritas community (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and invite people along! If you'd like to help us make it a more official Veritas event---or even a regular one!---contact Veritas leadership (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). In the past we've had monthly service events, and we'd love to have people volunteer to lead those again.

You can check out the calendar to the right to see our upcoming service opportunities so far.

Where we've served:


Interested in serving? Or have an idea for a service project? Contact Veritas leadership (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information.

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Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. 
-- St. Francis of Assisi