Join the Pancake Crew
Join us on March 15 to serve the hungry homeless at Grace Lutheran Church (1124 N. 3rd St) It starts early be there by 6:30 am - Sign up on the patio TODAY!!
Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper is Tuesday, February 25, from 5:00-7:00 pm in Page Hall. This is the Youth’s largest fundraiser of the year. We will send Youth of OPC to Ghost Ranch and Triennium with the money that is raised. You can help by attending, donating bacon, sausage, eggs, or syrup, and inviting your friends and neighbors.
Our All-Church Picnic will be on March 8 right after second service, at 11:45 am. The hospitality committee will furnish the hot dogs, bun and chips. Please bring a salad or dessert to share. There will be fun activities for the kids and great fellowship for all.
Plastic grocery bags
Thank you for all the paper bags, we no longer need any. You are very generous. We do still need plastic grocery bags. This is an ongoing need. They use them at Desert Mission for people who are gathering food.
You may leave them on the patio on the weekend or bring them to the church office. Thanks so much for your help.
We are looking for an additional set-up person. Work would be mostly on the weekend but there are occasional set-ups during the week. This is a shared responsibility with another person. You must be able to get here on your own, and be able to move tables and stacks of chairs around. For more information or to apply talk to Pam in the church office.
Habitat for Humanity
OPC will be working on a Habitat home in downtown Phoenix. The work dates are March 21, April 18, May 16 and June 6. No experience is needed to help with the house. There are Team Leaders, like Dirk Oosterwyk and Spencer Case from OPC, who will be able to find a project for you to learn and work on. If you haven't filed your 2019 tax return yet, you might be able to help fund this house by allocating part of your state income tax payment to Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona, with a memo line of Orangewood Presbyterian. There is no additional cost to you for this allocation. The designation just needs to be done with your tax return to be filed before April 15, 2020. There is a pamphlet available at the Mission table with more information.
Desert Mission Food Bank
Wow! The February work group of 25 people sorted and packed over 5,000 pounds of food for the food bank in our two hours of work. Thanks to all! We were able to stock the previously-empty shelves of their market for their Monday clients. Check out the pictures from the work day on the Mission table. You'll also find more information and a sign-up sheet for the next work morning on Saturday, March 7.
Wednesday, February 26, and Friday, February 28, are our next opportunities to host a homeless family along with Palo Cristi church. You'll prepare and serve dinner or you can chaperone throughout one or both nights. If you're interested in helping a family as they work to get back on their feet, you can sign up on the patio or contact Mitra Khazai firstname.lastname@example.org or Carol Hunter email@example.com