Compassion Week

October 15-23, 2022

We invite you to register for Compassion Week 2022! We will be working with several faith groups to encourage a big volunteer turnout, to help build a more compassionate and caring community. If you are interested in leading a project or supporting the Compassion Week planning effort, in any capacity large or small, please contact Yvonne Murray by email for more information or follow us on the Compassion Week website, Facebook (@CompassionWeekLosAltos), and Instagram (@CompassionWeekLA) for updates.

If you have any questions about Compassion Week, contact


Why does Los Altos UMC have a yearly Compassion Week? What is the goal of Compassion Week?
LAUMC is dedicated to helping people understand the value of becoming a deeply committed follower of Christ. LAUMC offers opportunities to realize this goal through head, heart, and hands. Once a year, we offer this different way to worship, through hands-on service. Compassion Week offers an opportunity for the LAUMC community to experience fellowship and God’s calling through service.
Does it cost money to participate in Compassion Week service projects?
Compassion Week is free for volunteer participants. Expenses are funded from the generous donations of LAUMC congregants during the previous December’s alternate giving campaign. There could be opportunities to donate additional money or resources to the organization hosting your project, but this is NOT mandatory for your participation.
Are there opportunities for all age groups?
LAUMC organizes opportunities for ages 4 up to adults. Some are geared toward kids, youth, families, or seniors.
Do I have to be a member or attender of LAUMC to participate? Can I invite friends and neighbors to sign up as well?
Compassion Week is open to the community and is an excellent time to invite friends, neighbors, and family members to do church differently. Feel free to invite anyone you think would enjoy serving with us.
Who leads Compassion Week and how can I contact them?
Compassion Week is sponsored by Los Altos UMC and is led by a team of volunteers. You can contact the Compassion Week team ( directly with any questions or suggestions.