Community Partners

Compassion Weekend: Pray, Learn and Serve with Our Community Partners

Join us for Compassion Weekend on Friday, October 15- Sunday, October 17! Please see below for a variety of opportunities to pray, learn about and serve with our Community Partners. There will also be a prayer meeting for some of our other Ministry Partners, and ways to help with an upcoming outreach event: Halloween & Harvest Fun.


Bayshore Christian Ministries

  • Prayer and Facilities Projects at BCM- Come hear from BCM staff and pray for back-to-school in East Palo Alto! Folks who are able will also spend some time helping with facilities projects around BCM. Details for the projects are TBD, but probably best to wear clothes you can move in if you’d like to participate. People of all ages welcome!

CIC Ministries

  • Prayer Walk at Elmwood Jail- Come learn about Elmwood Jail, how CIC serves the inmates there, and walk around the perimeter of the Jail and pray. Ages 10 and up (you have to be able to walk a couple of miles).
  • Card Making for Inmates- pick up card supplies from the church office during the week prior to Compassion Weekend (Monday, October 11- Friday, October 15, 9am-3pm) and make at home or join us at the church office to make cards together.  Card stock provided but please bring your own drawing supplies. 

Reach Potential Movement

  • Produce and Grocery Packing- pack produce and grocery bags at Gateway Neighborhood Center. Ages 12 and up.
  • Drivers- drive grocery bags from Gateway Neighborhood Center to Caltega Apartments in Mountain View
  • Food Distribution at Caltega Apartments- help distribute food boxes to the residents at Caltega Apartments as well as get to know the people in the complex. We need people to help with the food boxes, kids crafts, and take time to talk and connect with the people in the complex (it is a big plus if you can speak Spanish for the "connecting" role). Ages 12 and up.
  • Pancake Breakfast and Kids Activities at Caltega Apartments- provide food for a breakfast at Caltega Apartments or help serve the food and provide support for the children's activities. Families are welcome!

Blessing Bags for 30+ Staff Members of BCM, CIC, and REACH 

  • Donate supplies for "blessing bags" for all the staff members of our Community Partners and/or help put the bags together.  We will also write cards for each staff member and pray over them.

Other Ministry Partners

  • Zoom Prayer Meeting for all of our other Ministry Partners (click here and scroll down to the bottom for the full list)

Halloween & Harvest Fun

  • Donate pumpkins (all sizes and varieties needed) for a pumpkin patch at our Halloween & Harvest Event. Please bring pumpkins to the Sunday Service on 10/10, 10/17, or 10/24 (drop off at the Children's Ministry Check-in Table) or bring to the church office by Monday, October 25.
  • Put together treat bags at the church office for this event


Questions? Please contact Julie Young at [email protected]

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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (PDT) Available Slot
10/15/2021 (Fri.) Palo Alto Vineyard Church Office 9:00am - 3:00pm  

Card Making For Inmates- Pick up and Make at Home (20)

Please pick up card stock at church office between Monday, October 11 and Friday, October 15. Contact Lorrie Gemmell at [email protected] to drop off completed cards.

15 of 20 slots filled
Heather Mcintire (3)
June John (5)
My young sons would love to make lots of cards. Feel free to give a bunch to make.
Darcy Ogle (2)
Michelle Barragan
We will take a bunch! Kids will love this!
Justus Kromer
Clarisse Chung (3)

Provide $10 Starbucks Gift Cards for the Blessing Bags (35)

Drop off at the Church Office between Monday, October 11 and Friday, October 15, between 9am and 3pm.

All slots filled
Stacey Charonnat (5)
Joel Schneider (3)
Out of town later in the week, so dropped the gift cards off in the mail slot on Monday during the hours specified here.
Sarah Umstattd (4)
We will be away over the weekend but will mail these to the office.
Alex Joseph (23)
5:30pm - 7:00pm  

Blessing Bags- Put Together & Pray (8)

7 of 8 slots filled
Julie & Matthew Young
Jon & Kay Reid
C + C Gonzalez Ho (2)
Jennifer Nguyen (2)
Paul Castiglione
10/16/2021 (Sat.)   9:00am - 10:00am  

Zoom Prayer Meeting for Other Ministry Partners (50)

Zoom Link will be sent out closer to the time of the event

8 of 50 slots filled
Darcy Ogle
Addison & Amy Bliss (2)
Esmond Lee
Paul Castiglione
Michael Kuehn
Daniela Kuehn
Harold Ogle
Elmwood Correctional Facility 10:00am - 11:30am  

Prayer Walk at Elmwood Jail (10)

Ages 10 and up

7 of 10 slots filled
Lorrie Gemmell
just me
Erica Chien
Suzanne Magno (2)
+ Terence
Joanne Irwin (3)
Me, trin(trinity) and trin's friend Zach
Gateway Neighborhood Center 1:30pm - 3:30pm  

Produce and Grocery Packing (4)

All slots filled
Heather Mcintire (2)
Gregg Kitagawa (2)
Gregg and Sandy
3:30pm - 4:15pm  

Drivers (2)

All slots filled
Chi-Ray Chien
Kevin Pontius
Sorry for the late sign-up. Where do we meet? Kevin: 650-279-8935
Caltega Apartments 4:00pm - 5:30pm  

Help With Food Boxes (Caltega) (4)

All slots filled
Ron Giles
Matthew Young
Anil Pannikkat (2)
Anil & Nancy

Help with Kids Crafts (Caltega) (2)

All slots filled
Stephanie And David (2)

Help with Talking to Residents (Caltega) (2)

Spanish speaking is a plus!

All slots filled
Jim Hart
I speak very little Spanish, but I’m willing to interact and I do know some of the adults and children that live at Caltega
Jon Rodriguez
10/17/2021 (Sun.) Palo Alto Vineyard Church Office 8:30am - 9:15am  

Provide 2 Gallons of Orange Juice for Caltega Breakfast (4)

Please drop off at the church office on Friday, October 15, between 5 and 7pm OR Sunday, October 17 between 8:30am and 9:15am.

All slots filled
Elaine Zuber
Jerome Marajoke (2)
Mike Davis

Provide 2 Pounds Cut Up Fruit for Caltega Breakfast (5)

Please wash and cut up in smaller pieces for a fruit salad. Deliver to the Church office on Sunday, October 17 between 8:30am and 9:15am.

All slots filled
Sue Yee (2)
Michelle Chan (2)
Jenn Sampson
Klein Park Across From Caltega 9:30am - 11:30am  

Set Up & Serve Food for Caltega Breakfast (4)

All slots filled
Naomi Wang (2)
Elaine Zuber
I’ll have 3 kids with me
Aubin Family

Set Up & Support Kids Activities for Caltega kids (8)

All slots filled
susan van riesen
Hope Van Riesen
Naomi Wang (2)
Emily Krenz (2)
LaRena Heath (2)
We'll also have our young kids
Bayshore Christian Ministries 10:00am - 11:30am  

Prayer & Facilities Project at BCM (50)

27 of 50 slots filled
Iris Ataee
Steve Fosth
Diane Wood
Susan White (4)
2 adults, 2 kids
David Press
Nicole Fiala (4)
2 adults & 2 working children (1 two-year-old). Also unfortunately, we can only stay until 11.
Laurette Beeson
Jon Rodriguez
Joanne Irwin (4)
Irwin family, 3 adults, 1 teen
Chi-Ray, Erica, Timothy, & Megan Chien (4)
2 adults 2 teens
Oliver Hsu (3)
Mike Davis
Jenn Sampson
Palo Alto Church Office 11:15am - 12:15pm  

Card Making for Inmates At PAVC Church Office (10)

All slots filled
Stacey Charonnat (2)
Ed & Julie H
Katie Carrijo
Mike Davis
Phil Mast
Do we need to bring any supplies?
Lupita Sanchez (4)
is anything needed?

Put Together Treat Bags for Halloween & Harvest Fun (5)

All slots filled
Tracy Lin
Lin Family (2 adults, 3 kids)
Shaina Reji (2)
+ Prescott
Samuel Carrijo
Griffin Glenn
Plus Maike
10/25/2021 (Mon.) Palo Alto Vineyard Church Office 9:00am - 3:00pm  

Donate Pumpkins (100)

Please sign up for how many pumpkins you will donate. Drop off at the church office by 10/25 OR bring to church on 10/10, 10/17, and 10/24 and drop off at the Children's Ministry Check-in table

29 of 100 slots filled
Sue Yee (3)
Tracy Lin (10)
Sugar pumpkins
Addison & Amy Bliss (5)
Michelle Chan (10)
Sugar Pumpkins
Jenn Sampson
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