Service Worship Sunday Projects
WRITING LETTERS for a CAUSE (8-12 PEOPLE or more, ALL AGES) FARMHOUSE
Leader – Jean Lin (linkingwords@gmai l.com)
Join fellow parishioners to write letters to public officials about a variety of causes. We will provide sample letters that you can copy and/or amend, or, you can compose your own. Stationery, stamps and contact info will be provided. Stop by anytime during the morning and give voice to your ideas.
PREPARE SUPPER or CLEAN-UP KITCHEN FOR SERVICE WORSHIP (8-10 PEOPLE, ALL AGES) Leader – Karen Carlson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Mark LeBlanc
Contact Karen or Mark if you want to help setup for, prepare or clean up after the evening meal for Service Worship Sunday. We will make a plan depending on who signs up and what we want to do. Children younger than 8 should bring an adult.
PROJECT LINUS “NO-SEW” BLANKETS (8-14 PEOPLE, ALL AGES) ROOM 2
Leader – Sharon Lee (email@example.com) and Marcia Landis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We will make 30 blankets of soft fleece for children. The blankets do not require sewing. Fringes will be cut and tied. Blankets will be distributed by Project Linus to children who are seriously ill or otherwise in need. Children younger than 8 should bring an adult to partner with.
BAGS for SUNNYVALE COMMUNITY SERVICES (2-6 PEOPLE, ALL AGES) PARISH HALL
Leader – Gordon Mullin (email@example.com)
Prepare grocery bags for use at Sunnyvale Community Services Food Pantry. We will put together “doubled” grocery bags and assemble stacks of 10. Children younger than 8 should bring an adult. SCS provides many services including food assistance to residents in Sunnyvale. Second Harvest Food Bank identified two of Sunnyvale’s zip codes as among the ten “neediest” in Santa Clara County in terms of hunger and food insecurity.
MAGAZINE and BIBLE PREP FOR MEN’S JAIL (2-6 PEOPLE, ALL AGES) PARISH HALL
Leader – Carolyn Bowker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We will remove address labels and staples from magazines, and process books and Bibles for use by men at the Main Jail in San Jose. Donations of magazines and paperback books are needed! Place in the SWS bucket in the Narthex. Children younger than 8 should bring an adult.
PAINTING ROOM 6 for LIVE OAK (4-6 PEOPLE, AGE14+) ROOM 6
Leader – Andy DeBaets (email@example.com)
We will paint walls in Room 6 matching the existing light blue color. We will remove and replace the old white board in room 6. Need help prepping the room on Saturday afternoon, January 14th. Potential small project for someone with woodworking skills. Responsible Youth are welcome. This project is still going through the approval process.
COOKING AT THE SAN JOSE FAMILY SHELTER (2-6 PEOPLE, age 12+)
MONDAY, JANUARY 16. STARTS @ 4:00 PM. ENDS AT 6:30 PM.
Leader – Becky Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Help prepare and serve dinner for Family Supportive Housing. St. Jude’s has provided meals at the Family Shelter for 25 years. This is a great opportunity to see what this ministry is all about.
PRAISE SONG SING-A-LONG at OUR LADY OF FATIMA (10-20 PEOPLE, ALL AGES)
Leader – Laura Green (email@example.com)
Serve God with your musical gifts as we present a “Praise Song Sing-along” at Our Lady of Fatima Villa, an assisted living center in downtown Saratoga. We will practice in the Sanctuary from 10:00 - 11:30. The concert starts at 2:30 (plan to arrive somewhat earlier). All singers encouraged to join! If you’d like to play an instrument, see Laura. The concert will last 60+ minutes.
WOMEN’S WARMING SHELTER at EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN ALMADEN (6+ PEOPLE, AGE 18+)
Leader - Jennifer Stern (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Be a welcoming presence for homeless women at the daytime warming shelter at the Episcopal Church in Almaden. ECA is hosting up to 15 women in a daytime shelter during the month of January as part of the Village House rotating shelter program. Village House grew out of last year’s Winter Faith Collaborative program providing safe shelter for homeless individuals during the winter months. ECA is open 7 days a week from 7am-7pm and needs 2 volunteers present at all times. Sign up for a 2-hour shift on January 15th (SWS), or on any day they have openings and you are available. Encourage a friend to volunteer with you. You can sign up online at ECA’s homepage http://www.eca-sj.org/welcome/
SORT FOOD FOR THE PANTRY AT SANTA MARIA (5-7 PEOPLE, ALL AGES)
Leader – Jeff Hultquist (email@example.com)
We will help Alfonso Mendez sort food for the Pantry at Santa Maria Urban Ministries. Santa Maria Urban Ministries is the largest recipient of St. Jude’s Outreach funds and was founded years ago by a member of our congregation. Many of our members volunteer there. Take this opportunity to visit this community center in downtown San Jose! Children younger than 8 should bring an adult.
GLEANING FROM THE FARMER’S MARKET (4-6 PEOPLE, able to lift 40 lbs) STARTS @ 1 PM
Leader – Hannah DeBaets (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Join the HeartFirst team and pick up unsold produce from farmers at the Oaks Shopping Center Farmer’s Market. Produce will be delivered to the West Valley Community Services Pantry. Volunteers should be able to lift and carry 40 lbs. Hard work, but, it only takes an hour and the amount of produce we gather is amazing!
Whoever you are, wherever you are on your journey of faith, you are welcome here.