DARING TO SERVE

God has given each and every one of us special gifts that are meant to enrich the lives of others in our church, communities and the world.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE

One of the best ways to get connected and one to serve Jesus is to serve through one of our ministries or mission partners! There are several opportunities that we can help you get involved in and make a difference. We want to partner with you to find God’s plan & purpose for your life.

Every week hundreds of volunteers help welcome guests, teach children at Kidwell Park and Underground, keep our guests safe, operate sound, and everything in between. Countless opportunities exist for anyone to become involved and serve God by serving others.

NOTE: All volunteers interacting with kids 0 – 18 years of age must pass a background check before working with minors.

If you are interested in one or more of these opportunities, email:  volunteer@bidwellpres.org

Ushering
Join a consistent team that serves once a month, or volunteer to substitute as the need arises.

Communion Prep
Team up with a family member or friend and spend 2-3 hours once a month preparing communion elements.

Safety Team
Serve one Sunday a month, helping to ensure a great worship experience for everyone who comes to our church.

College Ministry Mentor
Whether you have time for a big commitment or a small one, you can powerfully invest in college students. Assist at a one-time event with setup/cleanup, lead a small group Bible study, mentor a student, or provide a home-away-from-home.

Youth Ministry Mentor
Become a small group facilitator and pour into the lives of our youth. You’ll develop leadership skills, build meaningful
relationships, and have a lot of fun along the way.

Kidwell Park Large Group Storyteller
Use your storytelling gifts to bring the Bible to life for our little ones. Teach a 3-week unit once every two months (total
of 3-4 units a year per storyteller). You will be fully equipped with curriculum and props and supported by Children’s Ministry staff.

Nursery Volunteer
Sometimes the smallest people in our church need a little extra love and attention on Sunday mornings. Holding babies or playing with toddlers is a great way to serve. Serve during one service twice a month so you can still attend your preferred service for worship.

Special Events Committee
Kidwell Park events require only short-term commitments and use a wide range of skills. Join a team of people devoted to helping kids experience love and learn about Jesus in fresh, exciting ways.

 

Serve Locally

 

 

Mission Marketplace

We will be hosting a Missions Marketplace on May 19 from 9:30am -12:00pm on the BPC patio.   All products sold will support Bidwell’s Mission Partners, and are ethically produced, locally sourced, made by the partners themselves, or by artisans they have a relationship with. Come out and support our Mission Partners and find the perfect gift! There will be an eclectic selection of fun and creative items.

OMPT Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities with OMPT

OMPT (One Mobile Projector per Trainer) is looking for a volunteer to assist with several duties critical to their operations.  They are looking for volunteers with experience in video technology/editing, marketing, writing, as well as other skills.  OMPT is a Bidwell Presbyterian Mission partner. Complete description of volunteer opportunities here…

Jesus Center Flower Cart - Mother's Day

It’s almost Mother’s Day…
Join us on the patio today to give the gift of flowers to a loved one, and support our local partner, the Jesus Center, and their employment initiative, Bloomin’ Hope, by purchasing a flower arrangement ($25 for a mixed bouquet or ½ dozen roses). Bloomin’ Hope is a non-profit business venture offering vocational training in the field of floristry. _e project has been established to provide homeless women living in shelters the opportunity to learn all aspects of the _oral industry including wholesale purchasing, retail sales and the business aspects of operating a small business.  Bloomin’ Hope operates a mobile Flower Cart that sells flowers in various locations in Chico. The project provides an opportunity for participants to learn employable skills as well as empowering and inspiring women toward self-efficacy and self-suffciency.

Our Story…We, the women, who are currently experiencing homelessness and living at the Sabbath House or House of Hope, have created these lovely flowers with care, love, and appreciation. Our stories of homelessness range from domestic violence, abandonment, financial struggles, divorce, etc. these are our stories but our stories do not define us. Bloomin’ Hope was designed to allow us to give back and be a part of our community, to be provided with creative therapy, along with allowing us the opportunity to learn a vocation, and to feel a sense of belonging and purpose.

 

 

 

 

Serve Globally

 

 

HAITI MISSION TRIP 2019 – Has Been Cancelled

The State Dept continues to have Haiti on its highest travel Alert so we will not be sending a team from BPC this year.

Learn more about our mission partner USFCH .

For more Information contact Karla Albert at 530-591-9339.

Uganda Mission Trip

The Uganda Mission Trip was from June 12 – 26, 2018. BPC partnered with African Hospitality Institute (AHI) working with the staff and students, and also serving the local villages and schools. For further information please contact Tracy Davis at 530-228-5637, tracydavislaw@yahoo.com or Cyndi Aird at 680-5178, cydniaid@yahoo.com.  You can also learn more about AHI on our website or at http://ahi-ug.org.  Click here to learn more about the 2018 Uganda Mission Trip…Uganda Review 2018

Unfortunately, the July 15 – 22, 2018 trip had to be canceled due to violence and political unrest.  How is this impacting Agros, its staff and 6 active communities?

  • Agros has canceled many staff and service trips to Nicaragua
  • Gas prices have skyrocketed and no credit being given by banks or other institutions
  • There has been no violence in villages, but some minor robbery of staff and roadblocks on the main road have hindered getting products to markets
  • Key contracts with bigger markets have closed, impacting income in the communities
  • Agros is investing in security to protect land and communities as the anarchy has meant that people could come to take harvest or even the land
  • While most nonprofits have left or closed down, Agros is working hard to maintain basic operations. Both in-country Agros staff and the villages fear Agros leaving.
  • Agros is not investing in new projects, just maintaining existing ones, and focusing on local markets and food security with grains and animal husbandry.

Please pray for the people of Nicaragua as they face insecurity and fear. Pray for peace and those working toward peace: safety and comfort for Agros staff and villagers, and all Nicaraguans, especially the most vulnerable. We know from the scriptures that this is God’s heart and mandate, that we care for the least of these.

Agros is very grateful for your support and prayers. If you are interested in more info, please contact Beth Reid bethjreid@yahoo.com. For more information go to https://www.agros.org/Our-Communities/Nicaragua