November 2019

The JW House, located next to Kaiser Hospital in Santa Clara, is a place where families can stay when seeing a family member or friend in any hospital in the Santa Clara Valley. This house was the dream of a boy named Jan-Willem Knapen. During his battle with brain cancer, he began fundraising, and during the next few years he raised several hundreds of thousands of dollars to make his dream a reality. During this time, he also made many new friends and got to know many families who shared his vision.

Before Jan-Willem lost his battle with cancer in 2005, he knew that his supporters shared his passion and would see the house completed. With continued fundraising and building efforts, the JW House opened its doors to serve families of the Santa Clara Valley in 2008. This beautiful home is both a day-use facility, and also provides overnight accommodations, showers, a laundry room, play room, and meditation room for families and friends of loved ones who are hospitalized.

In addition to these services, JW House provides a full dinner for guests every evening. Volunteer groups, like SCFBC, restaurants, and individuals provide dinners for approximately 30 people every day. Meals can be from restaurants, purchased, or be prepared either at home or in the full kitchen at the JW House. Dinners include bread, salad, entrée, side dish, and dessert.

To volunteer for the "Dinner is Served Ministry," please contact Rosa Flores at, or call the church office at (408) 241-7635. We serve dinner on the 4th Tuesday of each month, from 5:30 p.m. until about 7:00 p.m.

SCFBC's "Dinner is Served" Schedule:

Tuesday, November 26th

Tuesday, December 24th

Tuesday, December 31st

Tuesday, January 28th