December – Bell Ringing & Local Homeless Shelter
For the month of December, we will be focusing on two local efforts.
Salvation Army Kettle Bell Ringing
This Christmas, BCC is focusing our efforts on helping the Salvation Army with ringing the red kettle bell. The bell ringing season starts mid November and runs through Christmas Eve. Volunteers are the difference between an empty kettle and one that raises about $30/hour – enough to provide a family with two bags of groceries, or shelter an individual for a night. There is an IMMEDIATE and GREAT need for bell ringers so click HERE to sign up and help serve. If you have specific questions around bell ringing, please email Paul Tokar.
Local Homeless Shelter – Sunnyvale, CA
On December 20, BCC will come along side MUCH Hope to host a wonderful Christmas banquet and evening for a local Sunnyvale shelter that MUCH Hope regularly serves. We need help with preparing the meal, serving during the banquet, gift and food donations. Let’s show our community God’s love by signing up to serve! Click HERE to sign up.
NOTE: There are multiple tabs in the sign up sheet for purchasing gifts for the kids, purchasing food, purchasing supplies and for preparing or serving food. Please click on the tabs at the bottom of the worksheet to view the different options. Our greatest need are in the areas of purchasing food, supplies and preparing the food at BCC before driving it over to the shelter.
If you signed up to purchase perishable food items, you can drop off the food items on December 19 or 20 in the main BCC kitchen. Please look for the signs that indicate you can leave the food for Much Hope and make sure to label your items as well so we know who it is from. If you signed up to purchase gifts and other supplies, you can drop off the items between now and December 20 to the church office.
February 16 – 21, 2019: Mexico Missions Trip
BCC is planning to take a short-term missions trip to Baja, Mexico mid February. We will be working closely with a local ministry there, building a house, and doing neighborhood outreach events. This trip is open to adults and youth at least 11 years of age. For more information, email Steve Durand.
For any questions about these above service opportunities, please contact Vivian Yasutake.