Summer of Service

Are you feeling the divine nudge to be of service?
Listed here are some options for service in the church and community.

The Welcome Blanket Project
The Mission Knitters group is working on a project that you can join!
The Welcome Blanket Project aims to connect people already living in the United States with new immigrants through stories and handmade blankets, providing both symbolic and literal comfort and warmth. At the same time, the project offers a positive, hands-on way to understand the scope of a border wall and to shift from the idea of exclusion to one of inclusion. The proposed border wall between the US and Mexico is 1,090 miles long. Imagine that distance re-conceptualized and re-contextualized: Instead of a concrete line to keep people out, what if lines of yarn became 3,500,640 yards of individual blankets to welcome people in? Join us and make a welcome blanket for a new immigrant to the United States. Let’s build a project of including together!

For details, contact Elisa Stone Minister of Congregational Care
elisa@dccpres.org or 753-2894 ext. 106.

Empower Yolo
It’s summer. School is out and the kids are home! We continue to receive donation of summer snacks, juices, coffee and tea for the local domestic violence shelter. Look for a donation station at the back of the Sanctuary or bring your donations to the church office.
 STEAC Food Project
 Sunday August 12
 Hey, DCCers!  Are you looking for a concrete and easy way to “tend the well-   being” of those around you? Have you noticed the bright green bags coming   into church lately? Inspired by recent conversations about food and food   insecurity, DCC is becoming a “neighborhood” in the STEAC Food Project,   which helps supply our local food closet year-round. It’s easy to help in this   well-organized program, and you can join at any time! Food donors commit to   filling a green bag with non-perishables once every two months. Bags can be   dropped off right at church on designated Sundays (or alternatively, in the   church office during the preceding week). If you are not already participating   in a neighborhood group, we invite you to join us! Find out more   at steacfoodproject.org, or by contacting our neighborhood coordinator, Les   Skog.
                                                                            – Leslyn Skog: lesjskog@gmail.com

2018 Salvation Army Child Shopping Spree
The Davis Unit of the Salvation Army is preparing for the annual Child Shopping Spree JC Penny’s in Woodland. The Child Spree provides back to school clothes to Davis K-12 students in need. The students are referred by counselors in the DJUSD and Davis Community Meals. The funds for the Child Spree are provided by the annual holiday red kettle bell ringing. We are in need of volunteers to shop with 90 students. Volunteers must be 21 years old to participate.
When: Saturday, August 25th
Two Shifts:

  • 7:15 am – 9:30 am (or whenever your assigned child finishes shopping) or
  • 7:45 am – 10:00 am (or whenever your assigned child finishes shopping)
How to sign up: Contact Lindsay Smith at lsmith@westyost.com
Where: JC Penny’s at Woodland County Fair Mall,
At DCC, Julie Herdt and many others participate.
feel free to ask Julie if you have any questions: Julie@dccpres.org
Playschool Experience Volunteer
Do you love little ones and encouraging parents? Do you enjoy being with people from around the world?  We have a wonderful collaboration between Empower Yolo, housed at our own D Street house, DCCNS and DCC.  The Play School Experience is a play group for toddlers and their parents/grandparents and they need our help. This group needs an extra helper willing to play on Mondays and/or Wednesday from 9:45-11:45. Have you been wondering what to do with your extra time?  Might this be a way to live your faith?
If you are interested please call Elisa Stone, Minister of Congregational Care
elisa@dccpres.org or 530-753-2894 ext.106
 
Interfaith Rotating Winter Shelter (IRWS) Service Opportunity
The Host Site Team is looking for an additional person to help ensure that the needs of each host site are met. The team is responsible for training and supporting hosts and congregations. This includes meeting with hosts before and after the season to train. The Host Site Team ensures that fire inspections are done at all sites and that at least one member of each congregation is present at the safety training. The team is directly responsible for setting up and maintaining the volunteer signups (iVolunteer). They make sure that chore lists for each site are accurate and that hospitality supplies (tea, coffee, creamer, etc.) are provided. The team also oversees the transfer of materials from site to site. In addition, the Host Site Team reaches out to congregational leaders and committees to maintain relationships between congregations and IRWS and to encourage and increase awareness of volunteer opportunities within IRWS. And much more!
If you are interested in this volunteer position, please contact Patti Hobbs,
Co-Chair, IRWS Board of Directors: pabhobbs@comcast.net

 

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