Santee's newest religious institution, Rise City Church, was honored at the City Council meeting Wednesday evening for their contribution to the Santee Food Bank of all the funds they raised with their ice cream truck sales at events this summer.
Councilmember Rob McNelis read a proclamation recognizing the church's $1,250 support of the Food Bank. This recognition came months before Rise City's first service, coming up in October.
The church bills itself as "community-focused" and "action oriented"
Their website says: "We carry out the mission of Christ by giving ourselves away rather than always wanting more."
Proclamation by Santee City Council:
WHEREAS, Rise City Church will be established on October 06, 2013 by holding Christian services in Santee at Hill Creek Elementary School and will continue to provide a place of worship on Sunday mornings for years to come; and
WHEREAS, Rise City Church seeks to become a church that partners with and champions community endeavors for the benefit of Santee citizens; and
WHEREAS, the Santee Food Bank provides necessary aide to those in need throughout the city of Santee; and
WHEREAS, since May 2013, Rise City Church chose to set aside and now donate 100% of the proceeds from their ice cream sales from the church's ice cream truck to the Santee Food Bank.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Randy Voepel, Mayor of the City of Santee, will present a check from Rise City Church to the Santee Food Bank in the amount of $1,250 to support the Food Bank's continuing effort to help those in need throughout the city of Santee.