OUTREACH LEADERS NEEDED!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Livermore Homeless Refuge IS OPEN NOVEMBER - APRIL
- HELP by donating gently used clothing, blankets, sleeping bags, hygiene products. EMAIL OFFICE
VOLUNTEER FOR A SHIFT AND GENERAL QUESTIONS please EMAIL OUTREACH
For information the refuge program, please visit www.livermorehomelessrefuge.org
The Impact of Action: Livermore Homeless Refuge at FPCL: By Jacob Baer
Reading and Math Tutors are Needed at Jackson Ave. School Fall 2019
How About YOU?
Are you interested in helping children and reaching out to our community?
After three successful years, the Tutoring Program at Jackson Ave. School will start again in Sept. 2019.
This year the program will include Reading Tutors as well as Math. The Principal, Shari Johnston, is looking for volunteers to work a few hours a week under the direction of the teachers.
Volunteer tutors will commit to a specific day and time. Volunteers need to have a current TB test and complete a background check form.
In late September, school will have an instructional session and tour for prospective tutors. Tutoring in the classroom will begin in October.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, Joy Fischer email@example.com, Christy Lamb firstname.lastname@example.org, Karen Vied email@example.com
ANNUAL BACKPACK PROJECT
This is the 26th year for FPCL to be involved in the Interfaith Backpack Project which gives backpacks filled with supplies to the less fortunate children in Livermore. In 1993, three congregations decided there was a need for backpacks for these children and in 2018 there are eleven congregations providing for the children of Livermore. FPCL has committed to 175 backpacks this year. A contribution of $50 will cover the cost of one backpack, supplies, a calculator and a shoe gift card, but any amount will be greatly appreciated.
If you are interested in helping, contact Linda Alexander, ph. 925.449.9304 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 t 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.
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.