The Presbytery of San Francisco gave each congregation $5000 to share with people and organizations in need. Throughout September, we invited you all to share your ideas of where in the community you felt this money could make a positive input. Most of the input fell into two categories: families who are homeless and undocumented
On October 14 at 10am, come and help prepare 10,000 meals with other volunteers. These meals go to parts of the world that are in need of food. This event is in partnership with five other congregations.
Wednesday, June 21 6:30 – 8:30 pm St Mark’s Lutheran Church Heritage Hall 1111 O’Farrell Street Helping Refugees Today What we need to Know What we need to Do Join us for a briefing from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services and leading refugee resettlement agencies in the Bay Area Sponsored by Interfaith Welcome: Bay
Some of St. John’s participated in the Women’s Day march in San Francisco.
Lisa Moy, Doreen Ewert, and I are members of the Interfaith Welcome – Bay Area Refugee Support Group.(Facebook: InterfaithWelcome.org). We have been meeting for about a year and we have 10 active members representing organizations in the greater Bay Area. Over this year, we have: Packed Welcome kits for the IRC to present to new
Thank you all! Your generosity raised over $3000 to buy teddy bears for the Teddy Bear Lift Project. Research has shown that cuddly stuffed animals provide solace to children coping with loss. The Tzedek Council of Temple Emanuel in partnership with Interfaith Welcome: Bay Area Refugee Support has been receiving donations to buy teddy bears
If you are interested in finding ways that St. John’s can be involved in the Syrian Refugee crisis, contact elder Doreen Ewert at email@example.com. To read a response from the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. regarding this matter, you can read statements on this link.