Pasadena Methodist Foundation: Good Deeds, Good People

Published : Thursday, September 6, 2018 | 3:06 PM

Good deeds done by good people are what foundations are all about, and one local foundation has been doing good for the Pasadena community since 1939.

The Pasadena Methodist Foundation was started by a group of people belonging to the First United Methodist Church of Pasadena. Guided by a volunteer board, the foundation has helped people from all walks of life ever since.

A lot of the money goes toward the church’s programs, as well as helping the lives of its members both young and old, explains the church’s current pastor, Sandra Olewine.

Young people in particular receive a lot of assistance from the Pasadena Methodist Foundation. Some have been awarded college or seminary scholarships while others have benefitted from foundation funds that make possible camping, drama and music programs.

The local Pasadena community is also high up on the list, says Pastor Olewine. The foundation earmarks a select amount of money each year to help those who are homeless or at risk in other ways. Friends in Deed and Habitat for Humanity of San Gabriel Valley are two recipient organizations.

Helping others produces a feeling that can never be replaced. And a church that donates a lot of its money to worthwhile causes is a rare thing. Put the two together and you’ve got something to really get on board with.

First United Methodist Church of Pasadena is located at 500 East Colorado Boulevard, in Pasadena. For more information, call (626) 796-0157 or visit The Pasadena Methodist Foundation website is







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