Serve Others with Love

Habitat for Humanity Update

The 20 home Muir Ridge development in Martinez is complete. The photo shows some of the completed homes, one built by the Women’s Crew. Our monthly Saturday workdays are now at the 30 home Central Commons project in Fremont. We will be working alongside homeowner families who put in 500 hours of sweat equity in place of a down payment on their future homes. The work by the future homeowners and volunteers allows Habitat to reduce construction cost and keep the mortgages for low income Habitat families affordable. This is not a men only volunteer opportunity. About half the Habitat construction staff and volunteers are women. Anyone at least 16 years old can volunteer. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn new skills or use existing skills. Our next workday is August 25. Work is from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. To sign up, visit the Serve Others with Love table, or contact Bob Hoffman.

2018 School Backpack Project

Asbury’s generosity funded backpacks for 120 needy Livermore students. At the August 2 Dine N Dawdle, the backpacks were filled with supplies, and they will be distributed the morning of Saturday, August 11. Members of the congregation over 18 years of age are invited to help with the distribution. A sign-up sheet with details will be at the Serve Others with Love table in the fellowship hall.

Disaster Recovery Mission Trips This Fall

Help Repair Homes Damaged by Hurricane Harvey

A Methodist VIM team will travel to Sinton, Texas to assist rebuilding homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey in the Corpus Christi Area. We will fly on Saturday, October 13 and return on Saturday, October 20 staying at the First United Methodist Church in Sinton. The cost of the trip will be $200, plus airfare of about $400. Scholarships are available. For more information or to sign up for the trip, contact Steve Elliott or stop by the Serve Others with Love Table.

Help with Wildfire Recovery in Lake County, California

During the Fall of 2015 the Valley Fire devastated Lake County destroying 1300 homes in the Middletown area. Methodist VIM volunteers will be going to assist with rebuilding homes for families that are challenged to do so on their own. We will carpool on Sunday, November 11 and return on Saturday, November 17. We will be staying at the Hope City team housing in Middletown – single beds and showers with meals provided by the Hope City Staff with our help. The cost of the trip is $175. Registrations is now available and due by October 13. For more information or to receive a registration packet, stop by the Serving Others with Love table after church or contact Steve Elliott.

Other Planned Mission Trips

  • Mid-January, 2019 – Guatemala Wheelchair Mission Trip
  • Mid-February, 2019 – Puerto Rico Hurricane Recovery Mission

For more information about these upcoming mission trips, contact Steve Elliott. Registration will open about three months in advance of each trip.

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