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

 

 

Young Life Spaghetti Feed

Young Life’s 10th Annual “Spaghettin’ Ready for Camp” Feed on April 7th, from 5-7:30pm in the Fellowship Hall at BPC. Come eat a delicious meal and learn about the life changing week of camp that our students will be going to this summer! 100% of the proceeds from this event go directly to the students who need assistance in paying for camp. This year YoungLife will be taking students from junior high, high school, college, as well as our YoungLives, teen moms to Woodleaf Camp. To buy tickets, go to: TBD Cost: $30/family and $10/single, https://www.raceplanner.com/register/index/YUSC61LYPQZR2B2
For questions contact Joe Grap at: 530-864-9387 or email joegrap120@yahoo.com

Easter Baskets for Esplanade House

Volunteer Opportunity! Our family can be a blessing to the children of the Esplanade House. Bags of individually wrapped Easter candy are needed to fill the Children’s Easter Baskets. Donations can be left at the Welcome Center on Sunday Mornings or dropped off at the church office during business hours until April 12. Come and help assemble Easter baskets on April 13, 1:00 p.m,. room 012. For more information, please contact Doris Dunham at 343-8396

OMPT Volunteer Opportunies

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…

InterVarsity Spring Workday

InterVarsity Spring Work Day: Saturday, April 13th from 9am-1pm
Students love meeting local families, and we love ensuring them money will never be a reason they can’t come to conferences or missions trips! InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at CSU Chico & Butte College will be having a Spring Work Day to serve the community and to raise money for our student scholarship fund, sending college students to conferences held throughout the year and on summer mission projects. Hire a student to help with your spring cleaning, household jobs, or yard work! Costs are on a donation basis. Please call/text Liz Thrasher Wheatley (530-521-7242) by April 8 to specify the number of students desired.

 

Serve Globally

 

 

HAITI MISSION TRIP 2019

This summer the Haiti Team traveled to Haiti to put on our annual summer camp and birthday party for children in Haiti. The trip is from June 27, 2019 – July 8, 2019.    BPC has been partnering with the United States Foundation for the Children of Haiti (USFCH) for over 25 years. Director Gladys Thomas has overseen the growth of services offered, which now includes three schools, two homes, including one for children with severe disabilities, and a full service hospital. BPC will once again be sending a team of students and adults who will primarily focus on serving and loving the children of the orphanage. Learn more about our mission partner USFCH .

Mission Trip 2019 – 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