Outreach and Service Commission
Tuesday, April 28, 2017
Present: Bill Dornbush, Marsha Vas-Dupre, Andrea Davis, Carmen Rapp
Opening Devotion: Bill read John 13:14, then from the book, “Meeting God in the Ruins”.
Correspondence: There was no correspondence.
Minutes: The minutes were approved as corrected.
Fair Trade Products – Bill
May 7: Andrea, Linda
May 14: Carmen, Linda
May 21: Marsha and Jack
May 28: Bill and Jennifer
Homeless Ministries Taskforce Update- Bill
Bill reported that the short-term focus group is on hold. Catholic Charities is facing the loss of several grants amounting to about one-half million dollars. If they do not receive the grant renewal, they cannot help at Stony Point. There is no longer a safe parking program at Stony Point. The HMTF has received about $6,000 in grants. The long-term focus group is seeing things happening. The Stony Point Campus Study Group is coordinating interest in Stony Point activities. The Church Council Assets Task Force with the church’s deficit of $125,000 is considering ways to cut back expenses or increase revenue. There are selling options and rental or leasing options. Through John Lowry formerly of Burbank Housing, the HMTF has learned of low-income developers and has also learned of nonprofits in other counties in the state who have programs for housing the homeless.
There was no New Business.
May – Community Garden, Jennifer and Sonoma Chanson Concert – Bill
Roseleaf Articles for June: VIM information, Diane, Sonoma Chanson Concert June 4,
Bill, Community Garden Workshop June 3, Jennifer
Our next meeting will be TUESDAY, MAY 30, AT 4:00 p.m. in the Carriage House.
Marsha closed the meeting with prayer.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:50 p.m.