June 2019

JW House's "Dinner is Served" Ministry

Located on the campus of Kaiser Permanente's Santa Clara Medical Center, JW House provides a warm, comfortable “Home Away from Home” for families and individuals facing medical crises. Essentially, those with loved ones receiving care at Bay Area hospitals are welcome at the JW House for rest and self-care during the day or overnight.

Providing a meal for JW House guests

The Dinner is Served ministry is one of the most popular ways to get involved at JW House. Every night, 365 days a year, JW House guests are welcomed into the JW House kitchen for dinnertime. Meals are provided by community volunteer groups, such as SCFBC, as well as by generous local restaurants. These nutritious meals provide caregivers and patients not only sustenance, but a time to rest and gain a sense of community support, as well. Dinner is Served is often just the prescription families and individuals need to continue facing the medical crises that concern them.

SCFBC has been providing and serving dinner one night a month at JW House since 2013.
On the fourth Tuesday of every month, four volunteers in the Dinner is Served ministry prepare meals for, and serve, approximately 30 people. It's an easy, yet very rewarding ministry where volunteers are always needed and very much appreciated.

If you would like to become a part of this ministry, please contact Rosa Flores at or call the church office at (408) 241-7635.