Compassion in Action is part of our core vision: We are an inclusive community for spiritual education and compassionate action. We can be put our kindness and love into acts of service in our community.

We Participate in river clean-up days, Habitat for Humanity builds, civil rights history walks, the Women's March, Black History events, Latinx history events, GLBTQ Pride events and the annual MLK Day of Service. We have had monetary, food and clothing drives for low income families, the homeless, the food bank and global disaster relief.

We Support local non-profits who benefit underserved individuals and families through financial gifts and volunteering at their benefits.

YOU Can help If you are interested in participating in these events or you have ideas for community service, please contact Mary Ward at


The Napa Valley annual MLK Celebration of Action and Compassion will be different this year in light of the pandemic. We can still continue to support the development of a ‘beloved community’ in Napa Valley with social distance. Rev. Jay and the steering team are proposing the following ideas. You can sign up for these projects on this form:

1. Essay Contest in Napa Schools as we have had in the past. However, this year’s deadline will not be due until MLK day. The winners will read their essays at a meeting at the Napa County Board of Supervisors and possibly at virtual commemoration (#4). Brad Wagenknecht is connecting with the Napa Schools to promote the contest.

2. Napa Valley Civil and Human Rights History. Help research information and landmarks to create video and possible art mural.

3. Video interviewing of Napa Valley residents about experiences of racism and how to create a beloved community with equality and compassion.

4. Virtual commemoration on MLK Day on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. Help plan and create format.

5. Resources for families to learn more about DR. King, the ‘beloved community’, and activities for kindness and the promotion of equality.

6. Directory of Minority-owned businesses.

This year we have given over $2000 to the Napa Food Bank thanks to our communities' generosity. We thought this is best way to support individuals and families who have to make choices between shelter, clothing and food. The Napa Food Bank has 7 distribution centers spread from the North to the South in Napa County. We are happy to support their compassionate work.