JPOW: Justice Poverty Oppression Women
Beginning in 2013, we began to focus our mission efforts on justice, poverty, oppression, and women: JPOW. Through events like the Girl Rising film screening, Summer Institute, Summer Reading Groups, and, most recently, the 2014 Global Church Conference, we've had the opportunity to learn about the oppression of women both locally and globally, and to examine how God might be calling us to act as people of faith. Join us as we move from education to engagement through service.
For more information, contact Bridget Satchwell at (510) 848-6252 ext. 298 or email@example.com.
There are always opportunities to serve with some of our JPOW Mission Partners! Click here for a full list of opportunities to serve right in our local community. If you would like to know more about how to get involved in the local community, feel free to contact Bridget Satchwell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Days of Service | Project Peace East Bay
Upcoming Dates: February 25 and June 3, 2017
Days of Service are opportunities to gather family, friends, and neighbors to serve in our local community. Project Peace, our partner for Do Justice, connects local churches and social service providers that work together for just and sustainable communities in Berkeley, Oakland, and surrounding areas. Join friends from First Pres Berkeley and other East Bay churches to worship God together through acts of service.
Oakland International High School
Our JPOW Partner Oakland International High School (OIHS) has a student population that is primarily comprised of refugees and immigrant newcomers who are adjusting to life here in the US. The school has an ongoing need for classroom aids, after school tutors, social service navigators, and mentors. To learn more watch this short video and/or contact Bridget Satchwell at (510) 848-6252 ext. 298 or email@example.com.
Harbor House has a long history of extending love, compassion, and welcome to immigrant and refugee families in Oakland. Below are some ways that you can join them in this urgent work:
For more information on any of these opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (510) 534-0165.
2017/2018 Thailand Mission Trip Informational Meeting
Upcoming Date: Sunday, February 26
First Pres Berkeley will send a team to Northern Thailand, December 29, 2017–January 15, 2018, to build houses with Fuller Center for Housing. We will also visit our Mission partners, Free Burma Rangers, New Life Center, and IJM. If you would like to learn more about this trip, please attend an Informational meeting on Sunday, February 26 in room G213, 9:00-10:00 am. If you are unable to attend this meeting, but are interested in this trip, contact Tim Buscheck at email@example.com or (925) 323-2040.