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If you have a passion for serving and are interested in leading a project, we could use your help. Are you interested in helping with the vision of Outreach?  If so, contact 

 Livermore Homeless Refuge Open November 4th  - Sunday, April 29th feed

If the weather forecast is greater than a 20% chance of rain or the temperature is 45 degrees or less, the Refuge will be open (assuming there are enough volunteers to staff the Refuge). 

In addition to meals, we need overnight chaperones to work 3 1/2 hour shifts for the safety of the sleeping guests. For information on signing up for a shift, please visit  


The Impact of Action: Livermore Homeless Refuge at FPCL: By Jacob Baer





Service through Presbyterian Women

Together in Service: Meet on the second Saturday of each month, in the Upper Room (2D1), 9-11 a.m.  All women are invited to attend meetings to learn about new and ongoing projects.  You can also work on a project and not attend the meetings, or just stop by for a short visit.  Our goal is to have more women involved with a project they feel is good and satisfying to them.  We also encourage you to invite your friends who may have an interest in our outreach to our community.  If you don’t sew, knit, or crochet, there are still many tasks you can help with. Some of the ongoing projects include:  knitting or crocheting: prayer shawls and hats for adults, children and babies.  Sewing projects include making dresses for little girls in Africa and Haiti, and Care Totes. A new “A Quilt of My Own” project is being formed by Christy Lamb and will focus on making quilts of different sizes for the organization, Seek and Save, and for other children and adults in our community. Please consider joining in these fun and worthy endeavors.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of the following: Connie Clark,  Joy Fischer,  Christy Lamb, Karen Vied

Open Heart Kitchen: Lunch Crew  - 3rd THURSDAY EACH MONTH

3:30 - 5:30 pm Stanford Valley Care, 1111 Stanley Blvd., Livermore. Please enter from Murrietta Blvd. and enter the building through the double glass doors. lunch

  • Provides lunches to school children who qualify for the program in the tri-valley. 

  • Packed lunches are delivered by Open Heart Kitchen personnel to the schools in the tri-valley on the following day, Friday.

  • Lunches provide the children with a lunch on Saturday and Sunday when there is no school.

  • Approximately 2,500 lunches are packed.

  • Volunteers pack from 3:30 to 5:30. Typically there are three assembly lines set up to pack the lunch sacks and each assembly line requires six to seven people.

  • Please contact Ann-Sofie Dean at  for current location and any questions. 


Neighbor2Neighbor is a Sunday of connections and service held the last Sunday in September each year. Connections to communities in need, connections to God, and connections to each other make this is a day you just can’t miss. Consider inviting a friend or an entire family, sports team or book club to serve with you this year! Our projects can accommodate large numbers of volunteers of various ages and abilities.

Many thanks to all of the volunteers who helped make N2N 2017 a success! More than two hundred friends and families donated their time and engergy on September 24th, reaching out into the community. We performed random actso of kindness, wrote letters of love, made lunches for the homeless, provided free bike repairs, packed food for the hungry, tied warm blankets, helped clean up a local church, and shared ice cream!

Interfaith Backpack Project - held June/July/August each year 
The Interfaith Backpack Project which gives backpacks filled with supplies, a calculator and shoe gift card to the less fortunate children in Livermore. In 1993, three congregations decided there was a need for backpacks for these children and in 2016 there are thirteen congregations providing for the children of Livermore. Last year a contribution of $50 covered the cost of one backpack, supplies, a calculator and a shoe gift card, but any amount given was greatly appreciated.  If you have questions, on this year's backpack project, please contact Linda Alexander, 925.449.9304 or 

The Farm
Join others on the local “Finn Farm” Wednesday and Saturday mornings at 8:30am to help in the vegetable garden. The Farm’s harvest is for our veggie table at church, and for deliveries to senior citizen housing, needy families and Open Heart Kitchen. Contact Wanda Finn, at

Interfaith Volunteer Opportunities
Join others interested in connecting with various faiths in the name of service together. Local relationships are built with the Catholic, Mormon, Jewish and Islamic faiths to improve our community as well as our understanding of each other. Contact Alan Throop 455-8895 or

Red Barrel Brigade! Help set up and deliver food collection from FPCL
First Sunday of each month, large red barrels in our courtyard are ready to receive your canned food, baby food, and non-perishable items for delivery to the Tri-Valley Haven Food Pantry. 

Contact Ann Meiers at 449-5602 or

Community Outreach Service Mission Statement
Following the example of Christ, our Mission is to support FPCL in the expression of faith through ministry and service to those in need within our community. We do this to live out our church's value that we are "not a place where, but a people who...". We organize direct service projects where those in our congregation can participate in helping others. Our work also supports established groups and organizations focusing on the homeless, working poor, and others needing a hand.