Outreach and Service Commission
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Present: Bill Dornbush, Jennifer Dornbush, Lindsey Kerr, Diane Jackson, Andrea Davis, Carmen Rapp
Opening Devotion: Bill read James 2:14-17 from The Message.
Correspondence: Thank you letters were received from FISH for donations of $107 and $65 and from the General Board of Global Ministries for the $2,525 offering for Paul Jeffery.
Minutes: The minutes were approved as written.
Fair Trade Products – Bill
Due to some problems with check processing, Bill asked that whenever you include a check in the deposit envelope, you also include a Small Deposit Slip completed for the total deposit. There are slips in the red folder in the Fair Trade Box and also in the church office.
July 2: Bill and Jennifer
July 9: Carmen, Andrea
July 16: Marsha and Jack
July 23: Andrea,
July 30: Diane, Bill and Jennifer
August 6: Bill and Jennifer
August 13: Carmen, Linda
August 20: Marsha and Jack
August 27: Diane
Homeless Ministries Taskforce Update- Bill
For now, the Taskforce is not continuing to pursue the homeless encampment at Stony Point. The Safe Parking program has lost its funding. The next Taskforce meeting is June 28.
VIM Trip – Diane
The Sonoma Chanson concert brought in $902 to benefit VIM. Their first 3-1/2 day trip was successful with three groups working at different projects. Diane Jackson reported on Brian Gebhart who was injured at the end of the trip. He is slowly healing. The trip in September has 26 people signed up and the October trip, almost 30 people.
Community Garden – Jennifer
At the June 3rd workshop, ten Master Gardeners were present and fifteen people came to learn about planting beds for summer, transitioning from spring to summer garden and hand watering. All beds have been rented.
There was no New Business.
Bill and Jennifer will not be able to attend the Church Council meeting on July 8. Diane and Lindsey will represent Outreach and Service.
July – Back-to-School Supplies collection for The Living Room backpacks – Andrea
Diane will write an article for the Roseleaf.
August – Native American Ministries – Andrea
September – Peace with Justice Special Offering – Diane
Roseleaf article – Carmen
Jennifer closed the meeting by reading Leviticus 19:33,34. She then read offering hospitality for strangers in our midst.
The next meeting will be Tuesday, August 29 at 4:00 p.m., in the Carriage House. No meeting in July.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:05 p.m.