Mission Partner Conversations and Week of Prayer January 2022

2022-01-24T08:29:02-08:00January 24th, 2022|All Church, Mission and Outreach|

We invite you to witness the powerful testimony of leaders from our mission partners, CityTeam Oakland, Congo Initiative, and 1951 Coffee Company during worship (January 16, 23, and 30). For more info and a downloadable flyer to share click here or on image. Mission Partner Week of Prayer, January 23 to January 31 Join us in supporting our partners and the amazing work they do in communities here and beyond by lifting them up in prayer this coming week. For the daily prayer schedule, click here. Interested in other opportunities to pray for our community, join a prayer team today!

Our Mission Partners and the Communities They Serve Need Immediate Help

2022-01-07T10:59:07-08:00January 6th, 2022|All Church, Mission and Outreach, News, Serve|

Partner with CityTeam Oakland and FirstPres Hayward Shelter and Resource Center to transform local communities by helping to provide shelter, food, and care. CityTeam Oakland Currently CityTeam Oakland is undertaking a huge earthquake retrofit and renovation of their downtown Oakland men’s program building. Unfortunately, the alternate location currently housing the men’s residents will no longer be available beginning Feb. 1, so they have to move out asap. There are two ways to offer support: Building Construction Service Opportunity Beginning January 8, they are seeking unskilled and skilled people to help with sheet rock, plumbing, and other construction efforts. The sheet [...]

Sacred Rest Project Overview

2021-12-29T02:03:06-08:00December 3rd, 2021|All Church, Mission and Outreach, News, Serve|

With an invitation from the The UC Berkeley Chancellor’s office, First Pres has been called to partner with the University to establish a “Sacred Rest” temporary daytime drop-in service center on our campus. What is the Sacred Rest Drop-in Center? In a recent study on the needs of unhoused communities, interviewees highlighted that access to a safe place to rest is essential to their well-being. Efforts to connect them with support services is also a priority. The Sacred Rest Drop-In Center seeks to provide folks with a safe place during the day to wash up, get a healthy meal, rest, [...]

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