2015 Faith in Action Sunday a Huge Success!

Faith in Action

What a joy it was for our church to gather together on Sunday to be in fellowship, worshipping God, and serving others in the community through Faith in Action.

Congratulations FPCB members on supporting this effort to demonstrate worship of God through service to others! We faithfully demonstrated what it means to be the most loving place in town to each other (through fellowship) and the broader community (in our service).

Well done!

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Volunteers Needed at CALL Primrose

Food Bank

The CALL Primrose Center is a joint venture of FPCB and the United Methodist Church of Burlingame. The purpose of CALL is to provide a mid-Peninsula telephone and walk-in site for people in need of emergency direct aid with food from the CALL Center’s in-house food pantry, and to provide assistance information and referrals. Permanent volunteers are currently needed (especially Office Volunteers). The following volunteer opportunities are available:

Office Volunteers – As an office volunteer you will answer phones, greet visitors, refer clients, accept donations, assist with grocery distribution, and much more! Volunteers work one of two shifts, either from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., one day per week. 

Pantry Volunteer – These volunteers pack and organize the groceries we distribute to clients. Volunteers work one of two shifts, either from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., one day per week.

Food Bank Shopper – These volunteers make monthly shopping trips to the Food Bank. Currently, substitute drivers are needed to fill in from time to time. Shoppers will become familiar with the Food Bank procedures. Volunteers must have their own transportation (truck not necessary) and be able to do a minimal amount of lifting.

Pick Up Partners – These volunteers pick up food donations for CALL from various food sources. Permanent or “on-call” volunteers are needed. The hours are flexible. Volunteers must have their own transportation (truck not necessary) and be able to do a minimal amount of lifting.

If you are interested in becoming a CALL Volunteer, or would like more information, please call Kit Rhoades at (650) 342-2255 or email us at office@callprimrose.org.

On a Pastoral Note: Leading Like Jesus

FriendsToday we ordain and install our newest class of church officers. 

They have completed training in biblical leadership models and found that Christian leadership is servant leadership (just as the “Son of Man came not to be served but to serve”). 

Can you identify two arenas in your life where you are a leader to others (perhaps family, a friendship group, a community organization, work, etc.) and name one way in which you can choose to “lead like Jesus” (as a humble servant rather than from power) in each relationship?

~Pastor Paul Watermulder

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Coffee Fellowship Volunteer Needed!

CoffeeCoffee Fellowship is looking for a volunteer(s) to commit to make coffee on the 5th Sunday of the month. That is only about four times per year!

Coffee is provided after the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. services. For more info or to sign up, please contact Gina Williams at (650) 288-2206.

Thank you!

Home & Hope Volunteers Needed

Welcome HomeWe are hosting our Home & Hope guests from Sunday, October 13, to Saturday, October 26, in Fellowship Hall. Volunteers are needed to set up and take down tents, to prepare meals, and to be evening dinner hosts and overnight hosts.

Please contact Sharon Bartels at bartels@smccd.net or Roger Estassi at estassir@gmail.com or (650) 302-2767 to assist.

Help Needed in the Church Kitchen

Kitchen TimerThe kitchen facelift is almost completed, and help is needed to return all the kitchenware to its proper place.

Please email or call Genie Watermulder (gwater6@aol.com or 650-347-4813) if you are available to help on any or all of the following dates:

• Monday, August 12
• Thursday, August 15
• Saturday, August 17
• Monday, August 19
• Thursday, August 22

We will gather in the kitchen at 10:00 a.m. for each date. Many willing and able hands will get the job done.

Thank you!

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