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

 

 

11th Annual Walk for Water

1th Annual Walk4Water
Join us for the 11th Annual Walk4Water on March 9, 2019 in Bidwell Park at 8:30am. Proceeds go towards providing clean drinking water around the world. Register online starting February 5 at http://www.btg4water.org.

2nd Volunteer Meeting for the 11th Annual Walk4Water will be held on February 12, 2019 at 7pm, 45 Parkside Ct., Chico. For more information contact Sky Adams, 530-342-5746.

 

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 – Information meeting on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 12pm, at Mike and Karla Albert’s house: 1240 Laburnum Ave.  530-591-9339 for more info.

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