Overall Mission at PCC

Mission Action Team

Description: Solicit, evaluate and recommend grant recipients for Better World Fund and Mission Accrual AccountsCommunicate mission related “opportunities to serve” to the congregation.
Purpose: To serve our neighbors, where ever they may be, by creating a culture of giving both time and money
Time Required: 2-10 hours per month; monthly meetings on 3rd Monday at 7 pm.
Contact Person: Judy Wright 510–336-1510

Alternative Gift Market
Help to select agencies, create the catalog, plan and facilitate the sale on three Sunday mornings. The Christmas Alternative Gift Market benefits a wide variety of worthy projects around the world and purchasers of donations get a handsome gift card for their loved one, describing the donation within. The AGM is set up in Guild Hall after worship services in late November and early December. A printed and an online catalog is also available around that time.
Purpose: This is a unique chance to get an early start on Christmas shopping and at the same time support various life -giving projects from around the world and near to home. You will be able to purchase food for the hungry, care for the sick, shelter for the homeless, renewal for our planet and much more – truly meaningful alternatives to the usual holiday – in honor of your family, friends, neighbors, colleagues and children’s teachers.
Time Required: 2-20 hours from October through Christmas
Contact Person:
Rev. Don Ashburn 510-547-5700 ext. 105


Local Mission Partners:

Berkeley Men’s Shelter

Description: PCC members prepare and serve dinner to homeless men once a month throughout the year. Volunteers gather to cook the meal and then travel to the Shelter to serve.
Purpose: In addition to providing a nutritious meal for the homeless, this activity offers an opportunity to engage in fellowship with others in the church.
Time Required: 2 – 5 hours monthly (you need not commit for every month)
Contact Person: Barbara Crawford 510-658-5898

Oremi Mentoring Program
A mentoring program that matches adult mentors with children, age 6 to 16, whose parents are in prison.
Purpose: Helping children growing up in an “at risk” situation.
Time Required: 1 hour/week for one year
Contact Person: Dr. William McNabb 510-547-5700 ext 106

Faith Network of the East Bay
Tutoring elementary school children, 2nd and 3rd grades.
Purpose: Matches local churches and corporations with needs of schools.
Time Required: One to two hours per weekEast Oakland PRIDE (formerly Webster Academy)
Lakeshore Elementary
Contact Person: Rebecca Buckley 510-836-5100

George Mark Children’s Home
Church members can get involved in activities such as gardening, helping with special events, adopt a family at the holidays.
Purpose: This is a home in San Leandro which provides complete medical, emotional and spiritual care to children with life limiting illnesses and to their families.
Time Required: Varies. For people who can make a commitment of time on a regular basis, volunteer training as preparation for working directly with our special children and their families, please contact George Mark Volunteer Coordinator, Tami Blaj at 510-346-4624
Contact Person: Kathy Hull 510-816-6414

Imani Community Church
We will seek opportunities to share life and faith together through experiences of joint worship, fellowship and service. We will uphold each other in prayer and seek to mutually encourage and strengthen our congregations.
Time Required: Intermittent
Contact Person: Dr. William McNabb 510-547-5700 ext 106

Habitat for Humanity
Volunteer on the construction site to build houses! No previous construction experience necessary. No tool belt needed.
Purpose: Inspired by God’s love, Habitat’s mission is to create successful homeownership opportunities for families with limited incomes by building sustainable housing and revitalizing neighborhoods. Founded in 1988, Habitat for Humanity East Bay was formed as an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, serving Alameda and Contra Costa Counties
Time Required: Usually in one day increments. Frequency and duration based on volunteer desires and Habitat needs.
Contact Person: Sign up online at www.habitateb.org, or contact Eliza Schissel, Volunteer Coordinator, Habitat for Humanity 510-251-6304 ext 360 or email eschissel@habitateb.org. PCC contact, Jim Obendorf, VP & CFO, Habitat for Humanity 510-251-6304 ext 359, or email jobendorf@habitateb.org.

City Team
Volunteers from the church furnish Christmas boxes and make donations of time and/or goods such as canned goods, turkeys or hams during the holidays. Winter coats are collected in the Guild Hall and taken to city Team for people who are living without the means to buy coats for cold winter weather. Volunteers also serve meals in the shelter.