Outreach & Service Commission
(Education, Justice, & Action)
Monday, December 19, 2016 - 3:00 p.m.
Opening Devotion: Lindsey Kerr led us in prayer
Fair Trade Products - Bill
- Dec. 25 - (Christmas Day, one service at 10 AM) no Fair Trade Table
- Jan. 1 - (New Years Day) Jenn and Bill
- Jan. 8 - Marsha and Jack Dupre
- Jan. 15 – Diane and Linda
- Jan. 22 - Carmen
- Jan. 29 – Andrea
Homeless Ministries Taskforce Update – Bill and Jennifer reported on recent meetings including a community meeting on Nov 30 that included some neighbors against the ministry at Stony Point.
Socks, underwear collection – Diane Jackson reported that we have about half as much donated as last year. We had some of the offering disappear presumably taken by homeless that went through the halls. We started keeping the donations in the Brides Closet. She will deliver what we have within the next few days.
Christmas Offering - Jennifer reported that the offering was not included in the Roseleaf or bulletin. Mary Brunet said she will mail envelopes and letters Tuesday to all members. We discussed the need to track what is being done by the office and to remind them when an offering is coming up. We agreed that if you submit an article to the Roseleaf, you should also submit an announcement to the church office.
F.I.S.H. Food Collection - Jennifer
Needed: bag distribution at all services both locations, pictures and delivery to F.I.S.H. Andrea will take pictures and will also deliver, as will Dian. We agreed on the following schedule to distribute bags on Jan 29:
8 – Dian
9:30 – Dian before, Diane after
11:00 – Diane before, Andrea after
Stony Point: Dian will contact Jack Linstat about doing it there.
Bill will contact Carmen about also helping at 9:30
OUTREACH AND SERVICE REPORTING:
Annual Report was included in the packet
Report at All Church Conference - Dec. 12 from the Be Group was a photo show and was well received. Mere Nabou also spoke about her ministry in downtown Santa Rosa to great acclaim.
Interfaith Council of Sonoma County, "It Won't Happen Here" – Jennifer noted that John Davenport asked for our support
Sponsoring refugees for Syria, Afghanistan and Turkey – Jennifer noted that John Davenport asked for our support. Lindsey will talk with John.
January - F.I.S.H. Food Collection – Jenn, with pictures from Diane
HR Day - Andrea will locate posters and Jenn will put them up.
Roseleaf Articles for February, (due January 5)
F.I.S.H. reminder - Dian
Habitat for Humanity Special Offering - Jennifer
Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop at Stony Point - Jennifer
Information about Shomrei Torah Film Series, "Sparks of Hope - Healing thru Innovation and Creativity" - Diane
Next Meeting – January 23, at 3 PM location Carriage House. Andrea will be absent.
We will change the meeting for the next few months as Jennifer and Bill are not available during the day on Mondays and Wednesdays. Bill will contact Carmen about the best time for her.