Winter Nights Coming Soon!
Winter Nights families will be visiting CUMC for two weeks beginning Monday, March 11, until March 25. Good Shepherd Lutheran and St. Bonaventure’s Churches and Concord High School Key Club will be working with us to make sure our guests feel comfortable, safe, and cared for, but we will still need lots of help from CUMC members and friends.
Ways to help include .
Set up (l0AM) Monday, March 11 and take down (10AM).Monday, March 25
Breakfast setup and cleanup - (6 - 7 AM) weekdays
Help prepare weekend breakfast (8 - 10AM) or lunch (12:30 - 1:30 PM)
Daily coordinator (4:30 - 9 PM)
Homework help and activities (5 - 8 PM) Monday thru Thursday
Sleep over (9 PM - 6AM) nightly
Weekend help during day wherever needed
Laundry - Monday, March 18 and Monday, March 25
Donations of money for food and supplies. Please mark contributions “CUMC’ -- Winter Nights” and place in offering plate on Sundays. Any donation not needed for Winter Nights will be used for monthly homeless shelter meals.
Prayers that the families will soon find homes and get their lives back together.
Groups within our church can participate by preparing a meal or providing an activity (crafts, games, sports) during the evening or on the weekends.
As of February 4th there were eight families, 13 adults and 15 children ages 17 months to sixteen in the shelter. Two babies are expected in February and one in March. The families are housed in tents in Oglesby-Close Hall. They arrive each evening at five and leave each morning at seven during the week. The kids go to school and parents go to wherever they need to be during the day or to the Oasis in Pittsburg where there are computers, counselors, showers, On weekends families may come and go as they please.
There is always a paid Winter Nights supervisor at the site whenever families are here and we must also have a church person around whenever families are here.
Winter Nights fills a great community need and you can participate right here at CUMC, so come take part, make some new friends, and get a wonderful, warm feeling for doing good work. Signups began Sunday February 3 and will continue until all jobs are filled.
If you have questions or would like more information please call Delores Loague at 925-672-6870.
Our next planning meeting will be Saturday, February 23, 9:30 AM in Susannah Wesley Room. All are welcome.