If you would like to participate in, or understand more about, any of the projects listed below, Contact Jo Ressler at email@example.com
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.
Interfaith Backpack Project 2017
We are fast approaching this year's 25th year for FPCL to be involved in 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Heart Kitchen: Lunch Crew for Open Heart Kitchen
Open Heart Kitchen provide lunches to school children who qualify for the program in the tri-valley. Food is provided by other organizations to the Open Heart Kitchen.
A community of dedicated FPCL volunteers packs this food in lunch sacks on the 3rd Thursday of each month
These lunches are then delivered by Open Heart Kitchen personnel to the schools in the tri-valley on the following day, Friday.
These lunch sacks are to 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 about 5:30 or whenever the lunches are packed and the area is cleaned up. 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 email@example.com for current location and any questions.
Service through Presbyterian Women
Together in Service
Presbyterian Women fills requests for a variety of projects such as: stuffed camels for Toys without Borders ministry in Africa; hats for homeless; little girl dresses for Africa; and fleece blankets for Blankets for Kids, etc. No sewing skills required! "Alone, we work. Together" we work miracles! Be Together in Service.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Care and love of knitting have been combined into a powerful and prayerful ministry. Given to those who are struggling with loss, illness, or other difficulties;prayer shawls are a tangible reminder that they are thought of and prayed for by many. A shawl is also given for the celebration and prayers surrounding new births.
Prayer Shawl Ministry and Together in Service will be combined starting in September 2017, meeting in the Upper Room (201), Second Saturdays from 9 am -noon
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 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 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.
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 email@example.com
Red Barrel Brigade! Help set up and deliver food collection from FPCL
On the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Livermore Homeless Refuge is open at FPCL: November - April each year
HELP by providing meals for our guests at the refuge on campus.
HELP by volunteering to staff the Livermore Homeless Refuge
The refuge at FPCL will reopen November 5th. Volunteers, including families with young children, drop off hot dinner meals, as well as cold breakfast items for our guests. In addition to meals, we need overnight chaperones to work 3 1/2 hour shifts for the safety of the sleeping guests. Throughout the year our mission for the LHR extends to meeting the needs of our local homeless community by collecting clothing, hygiene products, meal cards and other resources. For more information, contact Kate Mullen at 980-9841 or email@example.com
The Impact of Action: Livermore Homeless Refuge at FPCL: By Jacob Baer