OUTREACH LEADERS NEEDED!
If you have a passion for serving and are interested in leading a project, we could use your help. Interested in helping with the vision of Outreach? Our next committee meeting is November 6th. Please email Jo Ressler or Gail Carbonaro for more information. If you would like to participate in, or understand more about, any of the projects listed below, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
SAVE THE DATE! Senior Support Workday!
Our next volunteer day is Saturday, October 28th where we will help prepare for winter with yard work and light outdoor maintenance.
Please contact email@example.com if you could use some help readying your home, or if you have a couple of hours to lend a hand. Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome!
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 4th. Volunteers, including families with young children, drop off hot dinner meals, as well as cold breakfast items for our guests.
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 for our homeless guests to spend the night (assuming there are enough volunteers to staff the Refuge). The decision to open/close is made at 10:00 PM each night in consideration for the following day/evening. www.weatherunderground.com is the website used to make the decision.
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 www.livermorehomelessrefuge.org and you can call the number on the web page.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.
The Impact of Action: Livermore Homeless Refuge at FPCL: By Jacob Baer
TUTORS NEEDED AT JACKSON AVE SCHOOL
You will love this wonderful opportunity to help children and connect with the community.
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
Open Heart Kitchen: Lunch Crew for Open Heart Kitchen: OCTOBER 19th, NOVEMBER 16th
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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
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
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
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.