Streams of Water is Alameda's community outreach ministry and is led by John Helton. This ministry provides a weekly food pantry & clothing closet, financial assistance for utility bills, holiday meal baskets, an Angel Tree Christmas program, and an annual Back to School Roundup. We hope that the Streams of Water ministry is a blessing to all the people that it serves.


For more information about any of the programs offered by the Streams of Water ministry, please visit www.alameda-streams.org or call our church office (321-0788). 

Back to School Roundup

The 15th annual Back to School Roundup is Saturday, August 3rd (9am to noon)!


Registration begins at 9 am.

While supplies last, kids will receive backpacks full of school supplies.*  FREE haircuts by licensed cosmetologists will be available as time permits.  There will be moon bounces, carnival games, and face painting for the kids, as well as a magic show by J.P. Wilson!


Parents can attend the Information Fair where local nonprofit agencies will be available to answer questions and provide free information. 

Click here to see a list of the organizations that will be at the fair this year.


Lunch is provided. 


*The first 600 students will be given a ticket for a backpack/supplies during registration. Students must be present to receive backpacks. Backpacks/supplies are disbursed around 11 am. Parents or legal guardians must be present to register the family. No groups (i.e. daycare centers, youth groups or school programs).

Food Pantry

The Food Pantry is open to anyone who lives in Cleveland or McClain counties. No appointment necessary; just come by when the pantry is open. Families are limited to visiting the food pantry once per month, up to 6 times per year.


Food Pantry Hours:

Wednesday (10 am–Noon)

2nd Saturday of each month (9am–Noon)

4th Thursday of each month (5:30–7:30 pm)


Required Documents:

Photo ID

Birth Certificates for children in your household


Clothing Closet

The Clothing Closet is open to anyone who lives in Cleveland or McClain counties. No appointment necessary; just come by when the closet is open. Families are limited to visiting the clothing closet once per month.


Clothing Closet Hours:

Wednesday (10 am–Noon)


Clothing Donations:

We can only accept clothing that has been washed (no spots, soil, tears).

We will not accept clothing that smells of cigarette smoke.

We only accept clothing, foot wear, and outer wear. (No household items please.)