Saturday, March 8, 2014
Put your faith into action! Our all-church Day of Service will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Come to the Fellowship Hall at 8:15 a.m. for breakfast and a short devotion, then join your project team at 9 a.m. to go out and “Change the World” into a better place. (In the process, you’ll be changing yourself as well, as your heart is warmed by the experience of serving your neighbor.)
Projects will available for all ages, interests and abilities. Registration forms will also be available in the office. Choose among the following (but it’s first come, first serve, so sign up early!):
Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano – Sort and box donated food at Food Bank warehouse in Concord. The Food Bank provides food to more than 149,000 hungry people in need each month.
Monument Crisis Center – Pack rice & beans into ziplock bags. (On LUMC campus) Monument Crisis Center helps those in need through a variety of programs, including the distribution of food to Contra Costa residents five times a week.
Bay Area Rescue Mission: Warehouse – Work in the warehouse at BARM’s Richmond facility. Bay Area Rescue Mission helps the homeless and needy through a variety of programs, including meals and food distribution, emergency shelter, job skills training, and residential recovery programs.
Bay Area Rescue Mission: Kitchen – Prepare and serve lunch at BARM’s Richmond facility. Bay Area Rescue Mission helps the homeless and needy through a variety of programs, including meals and food distribution, emergency shelter, job skills training, and residential recovery programs.
Shelter, Inc. – Prepare brunch for homeless families and help kids with craft projects. Give these families living in Shelter, Inc’s garden apartment complex in Antioch a brighter day.
Trust in Education – Knit hats for kids in Afghanistan. (On LUMC Campus) We’ll supply circular knitting looms and instructions; you bring 2 skeins of yarn. Trust in Education is a local nonprofit organization providing educational, economic and healthcare assistance to villages in Afghanistan.
Registration forms and flyers are available by clicking the link below. Everyone in the community is welcome to join us, so feel free to invite your friends & neighbors. Deadline for registration is March 2. Questions? Call Pat Hershey at (925) 988-0876.
2013 Day of Service
On Saturday, January 26, 2013 65 members of our church family and the larger community gathered for breakfast and worship and then scattered to serve six agencies in Contra Costa County.
Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Counties – Eighteen people sorted and boxed 2,300 pounds of donated food at the Food Bank warehouse in Concord. This was the equivalent of 1,840 meals.
Monument Crisis Center on LUMC Campus – Twelve people bagged 500 lbs. of rice & beans to serve 170 families. Upon the delivery of the food, members toured the facility and learned about the food distribution program, the twice-monthly “Senior Moment” (food distribution plus themed party-like gatherings for seniors with bingo games), homework tutoring, summer camp for children age 6-12, teen program, English-language instruction, employment assistance, and much more.
Juvenile Hall Auxiliary of Contra Costa County – Eight people cleaned up weeds and overgrowth in an outdoor area which is part of the Juvenile Hall Auxiliary in Martinez. They learned about the needs of the youth residing in Juvenile Hall, and how the Juvenile Hall Auxiliary is working to provide assistance to at-risk, foster care and abused or abandoned kids.
Bay Area Rescue Mission – Nine people did some deep cleaning in the kitchen and dining area at Bay Area Rescue Mission’s Richmond facility. They learned about programs for the homeless, addicted, unemployed, hungry, undereducated, and children.
Shelter, Inc. – Six people hosted a kids theme party with snacks and games for homeless families living in Shelter, Inc.’s garden apartment complex in Antioch.
Toys for Tots – Thirteen people made 27 cuddly flannel teddy bears as Christmas toys for needy children in East Contra Costa County.