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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.

Ongoing Local Opportunities
Other Opportunities

For more information, contact Bridget Satchwell at (510) 848-6252 ext. 298 or bridgets@fpcberkeley.org.

Read about all of our Local Mission Partners and Global Mission Partners.

 

Ongoing Local Opportunities

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 bridgets@fpcberkeley.org


Days of Service | Project Peace East Bay

Upcoming Dates: February 25 and June 3, 2017
Location: Various sites around the East Bay area
More Information: For more information, please visit www.projectpeaceeastbay.org.

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 bridgets@fpcberkeley.org.


Harbor House

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:

1. Tutor/mentor kids in Harbor House's after-school program, particularly with English language learners.

2. Write encouraging notes of welcome to the adults in the ESL program.

3. Provide snacks/baked goods for adults in the ESL program or kids in the after-school program.

4. Help provide childcare for preschoolers/toddlers while their mothers attend the ESL class.

5. Volunteer for a Free Immigration Legal Clinic on Saturday, March 25 from 9:00 am–1:00 pm.

For more information on any of these opportunities, please email admin@hhministries.org or call (510) 534-0165.


Other Opportunities  


2017/2018 Thailand Mission Trip Informational Meeting

Upcoming Date: Sunday, February 26
Time:9–10 am
Location: Room G213, Geneva Hall

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 jkpbus@comcast.net or (925) 323-2040.