Outreach and Service Commission
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Present: Jennifer and Bill Dornbush, Diane Jackson, Andrea Davis, Blake Busick, Carmen Rapp
Opening Devotion: Diane read from “Meeting God in the Ruins”.
Correspondence: No correspondence.
Minutes: The minutes were approved as written.
New Outreach Opportunity
Jennifer reported on the special Church Council meeting Sunday afternoon:
The conversion of Susanna Wesley House back to a parsonage was approved. The cost would be approximately $7,500. A committee has been formed to study possibilities for the use of the Stony Point Campus. One possibility is space for RV parking for temporary housing for people who lost their homes in the wildfire. This would involve installing sewer, water and electrical hookups for up to 5 RV’s and the Hope City Shower trailer.
Many gift cards have been received. Their distribution has not been determined.
The California-Nevada Conference has been very supportive. It is hoped that we will receive some help from UMCOR.
Camp Noah, sponsored by Hope City is a camp for children who have been involved in a catastrophe. Possibly the camp could come here next summer. The Camp was held last year in Lake County after their fires.
An immediate need is for people to move the staff offices out of the Susanna Wesley House so that remodeling for the parsonage can begin.
Fair Trade Products – Bill
November 5: Carmen, Bill and Jennifer
November 12: Andrea
November 19: Marsha and Jack
November 26: Diane, Linda
VIM Trip Update – Diane
The October 8-13th trip had 22 people signed up. Some came home early because of the wildfires.
Much of the work by the remaining 8 people was done at the dorm.
Homeless Ministries Taskforce Update-
Regarding the Safe Parking Program at the Stony Point Campus, staffing of volunteers is needed to monitor the site. The Foundation has given a $4000 grant and $1500 has been received from donations.
PLANNING FOR 2018:
The Commission reviewed the Planning Calendar for 2018, adding Disaster Recovery offering and bulletin board in February.
Andrea will prepare the F.I.S.H. bulletin board for the Thanksgiving offering.
Roseleaf article – Carmen will submit the article on the Christmas offering recipients: The Living Room and The Family Support Center
The next meeting will be Tuesday, November 28, 4:00 p.m., in the Carriage House.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:30 p.m.