MISSION OPPORTUNITIES CALENDAR 2018


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habitat for humanity

Current 2018 House Build is in Culver City beginning Saturday, August 25 and will continue the last Saturday of each month, for approximately five months. Registration must be done prior to arrival on the site. Remaining 2018 dates for St. Peter’s are: 11/17, & 12/22 Habitat will provide: Hard hats ,tools, water, gloves, and sun screen. NO construction experience needed only the willingness to help. What to wear: You must wear closed toe shoes and long pants (Sun glasses are highly recommended) or you cannot go into the site. Time: Meet at church at 8am..back no later than 4:30pm. You must be at least 18 years old to participate. For questions and more information contact: Bill Weisinger at weising3@aol.com

prayer shawl ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry creates beautifully crocheted or knitted handwork (shawl, lap robe, cap, or start) to people in need of a tangible demonstration of God's love. 

Meetings: First Thursdays of each month at 9:30AM in the Fireside Room at St. Peter's. 

Contact:  Rev. Barbara Buck at barbara@spbts.org

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Neighbor to Neighbor 

Help provide dinner service to the hungry, needy & homeless of the Southbay on the 5th Thursday of a month, whenever they occur.  Meal prep and service for about 75 at Journey South Bay Church in Redondo Beach. 5:00PM-8:00PM (Dinner served at 6:30PM Sharp). For the next dinner dates please contact Marie below OR ACCESS THE MISSION OPPORTUNITIES CALENDAR 2018 AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE. 

Contact: Marie Chura for additional information at mchura5678@aol.com

Support the students at 15th Street School

Help tutor and read to children.  For over 15 years volunteers at St. Peter's have donated their time working in classrooms at this school located at 15th and Mesa Street in San Pedro.  We also provide each child at the school a book at Christmastime. Each spring we read books by Dr. Seuss in each class for National Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day). Contact Delia Gasco (former Principal there!) at 310.541.4685 or ddgasco@yahoo.com  or access the Mission Opportunities Calendar 2018 at the top of this page. 

Contact: Jan Philbin at janphilbin@live.com or Mary Austin at pvaustins@verizon.net

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COMMUNITY'S CHILD

Healthy Bag Volunteer opportunities: Donation pick-up on Wednesday nights in Gardena at 6pm (please call for more information). Weekly organizing Wednesday morning from 9am-12pm: You will be sorting and organizing the pantry for the volunteers on Thursday. Bagging every Thursday from 10am-12pm: you will package hundreds of bags for the volunteers to pick up on Friday. Delivery every Friday (time varies): You will be delivering the bags that we packaged to each school in your vehicle. Please contact Amy @ (310) 534-4040 ext. 301 if you are interested in helping out or for more information.

Community's Child is a nondenominational Christian program committed to providing homeless women with infants healthy alternatives to abuse, poverty, addictions, and hopelessness.
The program offers homeless women and their infants a safe, compassionate, yet structured living environments. At Community's Child, women acquire the education, skills training, employment opportunities and support services, necessary to break the patterns associated with homelessness.

 

Crop Hunger Walk

Ending hunger one step at a time at home and abroad! This 3-mile walk-a-thon raises funds for Church World Service (CWS), with 25% staying in the South Bay to help alleviate hunger.  Click Here for CROP Walk Website to find out more!  Please contact Nancy Wilcox below or access the Mission Opportunities Calendar 2018 at the top of this page. 

Contact Nancy Wilcox at nancywilcox777@gmail.com       

Angel's Gate high school

St. Peter’s Church outreach and mission extends beyond the church itself. One example is Angel’s Gate High School, the continuation school of San Pedro High School. There are approximately 100 students ranging in age from 16-18 years and are trying to finish their high school diplomas. Volunteers from St. Peter’s offer their time in the classrooms or in other projects.

Contact Mona Gifford at 310-377-7711

 

Martha Mary Circle

Women’s group meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at 10:30AM.  All ladies are welcome to join us. The group discusses different ways to reach out to the community and address current needs.

Contact Barbara Supernaugh 310-377-5883

 Quilter’s Plus

Come sew simple quilts to give to new parents of preemie's in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Harbor UCLA Hospital. The quilts are placed over the top of the newborn’s bed or isolette to block the light from the baby. The quilts also help to brighten the NICU, making it a bit more cheery and more like home.  When the newborn is discharged, the quilt will go home with him or her.  The St. Peter's Quilters meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 10:00AM-3:00PM in Reeves Hall.  Bring a sack lunch, your portable sewing machine and enjoy the fellowship of other quilters/sewers.

 Circle of Life (AIDS Ministry)

Fellowship with AIDS patients and their families in Redondo Beach. Prepare and serve lunch on occasional Saturdays on a rotation. Contact Carla or Doug below for 2018 dates or access the Mission Opportunities Calendar 2018 at the top of this page. 

Contact Carla & Doug Smith 310-541-9369

 

Harbor View House    

Residence and services for chronically mentally ill adults. Landscaping the house is a need in early summer (2 day project, midweek)

Contact Margery Norris 310-514-3980

 

FISH Emergency Center of Harbor Interfaith Services    

Ministry to the hungry and homeless in San Pedro.  Preparation of staple foods for distribution, any weekday 9-11:30AM.  Service at reception desk any weekday 9-11:30AM or 1:30-4:30PM. 

Contact Ralph Porter 310-377-3119

Laundry Love Outreach

St. Peter’s has committed to serving on the third Wednesday of each month. A group of 5-7 volunteers from St. Peter’s usually carpool (due to limited parking) to the Laundromat on the corner of 1st and Bandini Street in San Pedro (when you drive by you will see the Laundry Love banner outside). We normally arrive around 6 PM. Some days there is a line of people waiting for us. We always start with a prayer - standing in a circle hand in hand with the people we are going to serve. Then the work begins

First – Laundry. Our brothers and sisters come from a variety of backgrounds – homeless, poor, in recovery, all ages ..but they all want to have clean clothes, sheets, towels and blankets...just like us. We provide money and soap, they provide dirty clothes. We fill the washers and dryers with coins, they put in their clothes. Second – Love (the best part of the evening). While the clothes are washing or drying...we have an opportunity to talk about...well whatever our brothers or sisters want to talk about. You do not have to go every month ...but we will warn you, after a couple months you will be hooked and want to make time every month. We would love to have you join us ...please contact either McNair Maxwell, home phone, 310-377-1205 or Debbie Veale – Elder, Missions, home phone, 310-544-8831

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

Please join us in helping to share God’s love with children around the world. If you haven’t participated in the past, it’s simple. Fill a shoebox with small items such as hats, gloves, scarves, stuffed animals, hygiene items such as toothbrushes, bar soap with washcloth, combs, toys, small games, clothing items, & school supplies, such as pencils, pens, crayons, notebooks, coloring books, etc. (Items not to pack: chocolate, perishable foods, war related toys/items, used items, liquids like lotions, toothpaste, or breakable items like snow globes or glass containers; also no aerosols)

You may wrap your own shoebox in Christmas wrap, buy a clear plastic shoebox or pick up a box(es) from the church office. Fill a box for a boy or girl in age group: 2-4 years old, 5-9 years old, or 10-14 years old. You then may add a personal note or photo along with a check for $9 per box. If you make the $9 donation per box online – your box can be tracked and you will be notified where your box was shipped. My boxes went to the Philippines last year. One child said “I loved my stuffed dog; I was filled with exuberant joy!” Contact Valerie Ryan or Carla Smith for info or for boxes, valwryan@cox.net. St. Peter’s is a drop off location for 2018 for the South Bay area! Please bring your boxes by Monday 11/19/18. Thank-you for giving a child some extra love this Christmas! Children’s stories and ideas can be found at: www.operationchristmaschild.org “What goes in the box is fun, what comes out is eternal!”