Community Service Ministry

A Time in History
Adventist Community Services evolved from historical efforts by the Seventh-day Adventist Church to develop community initiatives. In 1874, the Church officially recognized the Dorcas Society as its organized community outreach program. In 1956, this organized Church program became the Seventh-day Adventist Welfare Service (SAWS) with the purpose to strengthen Adventist relief efforts. As the Church grew in developing countries, the need for international relief activities increased, causing the Church to focus its community missions to domestic and international fields. As a result, SAWS expanded into a domestic and international Church-organized community program. In 1972, Adventist Community Services was officially titled the domestic humanitarian Church agency and in 1973, the international program was named the Seventh-day Adventist World Service, now known as the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) International.
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About Our Ministry

The SDA Fellowship of Rancho Cucamonga Community Services Ministry assists the community through a Free Health Fair and Community Day held every 1st Sunday of each month throughout the year. The event is held in collaboration with the Health Ministries department and cooperates with other community organizations and churches by receiving and providing referrals to assist in meeting the needs of our community. 


We assist the community by providing them the following items during the Free Health Fair & Community Day:


  • Clothing

  • Bread

  • Food Baskets

  • Emergency Preparedness Information


We also assist the needy within our congregation and visitors by providing them with cash donations subject to Administration approval and subject to funds available.


We gratefully accept the individual donations from our congregation, community organizations and other churches.  Tax receipts for these donations are available upon request.


We are currently accepting donations for the following items:


- Non-Perishable Food Donations

- Clothing


Health Fair & Community Day Schedule

Every First Sunday of each month throughout the year

From 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.



Robert Dowell