We are continuing to provide volunteers for the after school reading program at Grant Elementary School. There are no “job” skills needed for this after school reading program—just a willingness and desire to begin a relationship with these children and help them with their reading. Your time commitment is as little or as much as you wish to undertake. You simply need to sign up for any available time slots when you’re free and spend some time with the kids by reading books with them. How simple is that? You can volunteer from 2:30pm to 3:30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Sign-ups are available in the Fellowship Hall.
If you are willing to commit to volunteering weekly, you will be assigned one student throughout the fall semester. During each session, you will read books with each student for 30 minutes once a week and help out homework for remaining time. In this way, you can build relationship with students and also track their progress throughout the semester. This time together can be both rewarding and enriching. If you would like to be a regular volunteer, please email Rev. David Ko at <email@example.com>.
St. James Park Ministry - Jesus said, "The Kingdom of God is among you."
Luke 17:21 There were 4,063 homeless persons in San Jose in 2014, and St. James Park in downtown San Jose is a gathering place for many. On the last Sunday of each month, a Com(e)Passion Ministry team led by Michiko Collins and Yoko Motojima meets in the Chapel or Fellowship Hall at 11:30am to prepare sandwich lunches and then gathers with homeless friends at St. James Park for a picnic and a devotion time with worship songs and sharing of Holy Communion. You are invited to join us in preparing and sharing food and the Good News, making a difference by striving to build relationships and to create a community together at St. James Park. For more information, please contact Rev. Hajime <firstname.lastname@example.org> or Rev. David.
The Winter Faith Collaborative (WFC) begins opening overnight shelters, daytime warming centers, and safe parking lots for the homeless. Starting January 11, Wesley will provide hot meals for three months. Your help is needed to prepare meals in our church kitchen on the following Wednesdays:
January 11 (9:30am-noon): 6-7 volunteers to prepare 25 lunches, 40 dinners in our church kitchen.
January 18, 25 (5pm-7pm): 4-5 volunteers, 40 dinners
February 1, 8 (9:30am-noon): 6-7 vols, 25 lunches, 40 dinners
February 15, 22 (5pm-7pm): 4-5 vols, 40 dinners
March 1, 8 (9:30am-noon): 6-7 vols, 25 lunches, 40 dinners
March 15, 22, 29 (5pm-7pm): 4-5 vols, 40 dinners
To sign up, please see Roy Takeuchi on Sundays or email him at <email@example.com> or John Tanaka<firstname.lastname@example.org>. All expenses are reimbursed from the Missions Committee Share Our Substance (S.O.S) Fund.
Wednesdays are Wesley's. Thank you for your sharing this holiday season.
Julian Street Inn
Julian Street Inn is a project operated by LifeMoves where you can lend a helping hand. Spend a morning making sack lunches - requires no cooking and,as stated above, all cost of supplies are reimbursed by our Share Our Substance (S.O.S.) funds.
If you have any questions, please contact the church office.