Homeless Ministries Task Force

Homeless Ministries Task Force, November 16, 2016

Wed, 11/16/2016 - 13:30

Wednesday 16th 2016

 Homeless Ministry Task Force


Present: Doug, Mike, Paul, Richard, Bob, Shirley, Jennifer, Peg, John, Jennifer. Bill. Mary. Pastor Blake


November 9th Stony Point Neighbors

  • 40 present - need to keep connecting with neighbors. Reach out more.
  • Note: When Safe Parking started, we had less problems on property


November 12th Church Council

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Homeless Ministries Task Force, November 9, 2016

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 13:30

Wednesday November 9th

Bob, Shirley, John, Jenny, Mike, Norm, Peg, Richard. Doug, Blake, Mary, Bill and Jennifer


Pastor Blake

  • Hope for a way to move forward  but also continue to have input from others.
  • Issues still need to be worked out.
  • As Methodists, we make missional decisions through Church Council.
  • Let's keep people engaged, and not overlook any concerns.
  • We have mitigated most concerns.


Discussion followed on how to present to Church Council- Mike to present

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Homeless Ministries Task Force, November 2, 2016

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 13:30

Wednesday November  2nd. Homeless Ministries Task Force.

Present: Bob, Shirley, Doug, Paul, Jennifer, Norm, Mike, John. Jennifer, Richard, Mary

Presentation for neighborhood meeting November 9th meeting 6:30

  • Refreshments Shirley, Bob and Paul
  • Coffee Doug.              
  • Longer slide show


Church Council:

Focus on mission – how are decisions made about mission?

All have had multiple opportunities for having a 'voice'. 

Final draft stages with MOU


FUMC  Foundation grant due 15th November 

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Homeless Ministries Task Force, October 26, 2016

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 13:30

Wednesday HMTF Meeting October 26th


 John, Shirley, Mike, Jennie



Oct. 2Oth Wright School District

  • Very positive response.
  • Call from wife Sue Jackson of school board member wanting to help.


Oct. 20th So. Co. Continuum of Care-John

  • Funding from county goes through continuum of care.  Recommendation to have representative from HMTF.

 Visit to Eugene Oregon – Mike and Peg visited (report Mike)

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Homeless Ministries Task Force, October 19, 2016

Wed, 10/19/2016 - 13:30

Wednesday October 19th

Present:   Mary, Doug, Richard, Bob, Shirley, Norm, John, Paul, Bill


Meeting Reports

Oct. 17th City Council Homeless Subcommittee

  •  City to look into funding possibility for CHAP
  • Find possible city property for CHAP communities



  • Revised booklet for Wright School Board  meeting  October 20th  Blake, Doug, Shirley and Bob to attend
  • Need to include contact information in booklet


October 30th Trunk or Treat Harvest Festival

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Homeless Ministries Task Force, October 12, 2016

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 13:30

Wednesday October12th Homeless Ministries Task Force

Present: Bob, Shirley, Mike, Peg, Richard, Doug, Jennifer


Name of our proposal

  • Transitional Community  at Stony Point - Decided to use word COMMUNITY not encampment or tent city.


 Also talk about 'those experiencing homelessness’, rather than homeless people.


Town Hall Meeting October 9th

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Homeless Ministries Task Force, October 5, 2016

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 13:30

Wednesday October 5th

Peg, Mike, Doug, Bob, Shirley, Richard, Mary, Jennifer.




  • Ameri-Corps pre-build approved, need to be off site by Thanksgiving, with possible extension.
  • Another mission project, FISH, presented to Trustees. If at Stony Point may be higher impact than transitional housing. Requested a trustees rep to be part of  future conversation.


Homeless Talk:

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Homeless Ministries Task Force, September 28, 2016

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 13:30

Wednesday Sept. 28th      Present: Bob, Shirley, Richard, John  Meeting  ended at 2:30





  • Meeting postponed- Mary


Sonoma County Interfaith Alliance,

  • Jennielynn Holmes speaker – Safe parking and CHAP. She will be attending CHAP TAC meeting on the  29th and took our list of 4 points to be included on CHAP.


2.Cooking/ heating-propane  approved stoves and patio heaters

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