Missions & Outreach
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We hope you will come join us at the 2019 Warming Shelter, which is open at FCC during the month of February on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. We need many volunteers, so hopefully you will join right in! We will be here to greet you when you arrive upstairs in Pilgrim Hall and we will have you working in the kitchen or circulating among our guests with activities for you to do. *PARKING*: Please park on the street or in the parking structure. We know this isn't the most convenient, but with so many people coming and going throughout the day, there just isn't room. Please understand that the church staff are still working and often they need to leave for visitations and when they return parking must be available. In addition, we have people working in the building on repairs, installations etc. and they too must park. We do hope you will be able to abide by this request. When you arrive in Pilgrim Hall, you must "sign-in" at the table inside the room just like all the guests coming to the shelter. They just want to know how many people coming to work or being "warmed" on any given day.
Morning Shift: 8:45 a.m.- 11:45 p.m.
This shift starts before opening time at 9 a.m. because coffee needs to be made and breakfast items set out. After this is done, you will be helping to make lunch, which is served around 11:45 a.m. You are welcome to have a lunch too! This has become a popular shift so we want to make sure everyone who wants to help has the opportunity to sign-up. Therefore, please SIGN UP FOR NO MORE THAN 2 OR 3 MORNING SLOTS. On January 31st if all the slots aren't taken...then anyone can go back and sign up for more times. Thank you for being understanding of this request...
Afternoon Shift: 11:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
During this shift, you will help with serving lunch at 11:45 and work on clean up after lunch is over. You too are welcome to have lunch with us. Clean-up isn't overly difficult because we use mostly paper products and disposable items. During the afternoon, you might join in on an art session or start playing a game where others can join you. If you are a knitter or do crochet it sometimes becomes a "draw" for people to come chat with you as you work...or on another note, if you have some extra yarn or needles, bring them along to show someone in the room how to do it... At the end of the day, everyone including our guests help clean the tables and straighten things up in readiness for the next day we are open.
Thank you so much for your willingness to help us...it truly is fun to work together in an effort to help others!!!
call 734-657-8544 if you have questions or email: [email protected]
FCC Pilgrim Hall