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Go the 2nd Mile for Local
and Global Mission Partners

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How are we going
the 2nd Mile for
Habitat for Humanity?

In 1999, Remzije Cerkini fled Kosovo with her two brothers. She worked diligently to learn English, get a job, and begin building a sustainable life in her new homeland. With RPC’s support, Remzije and her husband, Sadri, added their share of “sweat equity” and are now settling with their two children in a new house.

Local Opportunities

Church-wide Day of Service

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We will be volunteering with five mission partners out in the community.
We will start our day of service at RPC with a light breakfast and then we will break into teams and go off to the work sites. The mission partners we will be volunteering with that day will be Drake House, HomeStretch, North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC), and Children’s Development Academy (CDA). We will reconvene back at RPC for pizza lunch at noon.

Sign-up is closed

Saturday, May 18
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Start at RPC, break into groups
Deadline for sign up is May 13, Monday.

Family Promise

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RPC will be hosting
Family Promise

Sunday, May 12 through May 19

New volunteer opportunities are available to consider! Without volunteers, there would be no Family Promise ministry.

Save the date!
If you are not able to help out with hosting Family Promise this time, please consider one of our future dates:
May 12-May19
September 29-October 6
December 8-December 15

Do you have questions about Family Promise?
Contact Theresa Merritt tmerritt@cmccpas.com

Visit the Family Promise website


Why volunteer for Family Promise?

On Wednesday, May 8 our WEF speaker will be Executive Director of North Fulton’s Family Promise, Andrea Brantley, and Family Promise alumni will share stories of moving from an experience of homelessness to a life of flourishing sustainability. Come for dinner in Alderman Hall at 5:45 p.m. and stay for the program that begins at 6:30 p.m.

Dinner Menu for Wednesday, May 8: Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Veggie Burger, Veggie Dog, Slaw, Deviled Eggs, Chips, and Dessert

Dinner begins at 5:45 p.m. in Alderman Hall. All reservations must be made no later than noon on the Monday before that Wednesday.
Cost:
$7 per adult
$5 per child (ages 4-12th grade)
Children: Free (ages 3 and under)
Family maximum $28

* Salad Bar will be available.

Or, call the Church Office, 770-993-6316, or note your reservation on the Friendship Register during Sunday worship.

The Drake House

Would you like to walk alongside a Drake House mom, or one of her children, while they reside at The Drake House?

This personal relationship provides support and encouragement during the family’s stay. Male and female advocates are needed for children ages 5-18, as well as female mom advocates.

If interested please complete the volunteer application at www.thedrakehouse.org and RSVP for Advocate training on either April 9 at 10:00 am or May 14 at 4:00pm, to dberry@thedrakehouse.org.


The items that are in strong need currently at the Drake House are the following:
hand sanitizer, umbrellas, salt and pepper picnic shakers( found at the Dollar Tree), ziplock freezer quart bags, paper towels, coffee filters, size 5 and 6 disposable diapers, children's toothpaste, and tall kitchen bags.
If you would like to donate items please label them Drake House and put them in the bins outside the church office.


The Drake House After School Program is in need of Volunteers
The Drake House after school program is in need of male tutors, from 2:30-4:30 or 4:30-6:30 Monday-Friday.

If you are interested fill out the volunteer application or contact Nooshin Nadle


The Drake House provides short-term crisis housing, education and empowerment programs for homeless single mothers and their children in North Fulton. Immediate  housing combined with an empowerment program are designed to provide stability for the children and assist the family in working toward housing self sufficiency.

Location: 10500 Clara Drive, Roswell GA 30075

HomeStretch

1. Program Material Preparation
Spend some time in the HomeStretch office assisting the Program Director by updating and assembling New Family Welcome Books and Mentor Training Manuals. Schedule is flexible. 

2. Office Assistance
Volunteers are needed to staff the reception area, organize supplies and archive files. This is generally an on-going commitment a few hours each week but one-time help is also needed. 

3. Data Entry Assistance
Help the HomeStretch staff enter data into their internal systems. Training provided and the work is simple for anyone comfortable using a computer. Schedule is flexible.

4. Event Committee Member
Join the group of staff and volunteers who plan the Road Race held in March. Many roles are available to suit any time and talent you have.

To volunteer for one of the opportunities listed contact: Susan Busch, or Donna Brodsky


HomeStretch is looking for a weekly volunteer to help the Facilities Staff with furniture donation pick-ups. This individual needs to be able to lift heavy and awkwardly shaped items.

Please contact Laura Zimmerman at HomeStretch for more details.
Call 770-642-9185 ext. 120 or email lzimmerman@homestretch.org .


HomeStretch guides homeless families toward permanent housing and lasting stability. We help families achieve: Stable Finances, Stable Employment, Stable Families, Stable Housing.
Location: 89 Grove Way Roswell, GA 30075

North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC)

Food Pantry Needs of NFCC

These items are needed most:canned tuna chicken and meat, cereal and oatmeal, dried beans 1 lb bag, all types of pasta, pasta sauce, tomato sauce, tomato paste, meals in can, jelly/peanut butter, mac n cheese, flavored rice/pasta, ramen noodle packs, canned beans, black beans, refried beans, garbanzo. All toiletries; toothpaste, shampoo, soap, etc. families can not use food stamps for these so the need is high. 

Not needed: Green beans, corn, peas, soups, pumpkin, gravy, white beans and kidney beans

Please place these items in the bins outside the church office or you may drop them directly at NFCC at 11270 Elkins Road, Roswell


North Fulton Community Charities (NFCC) is the primary human services agency for residents in North Fulton County. NFCC has a client choice panty; their clients go to the computers in their lobby and choose the food their family needs so this is a list of the current NFCC needs. 

Location: 11270 Elkins RD, Roswell, GA 30076


Dr. Clara Herrera,
Director of Neighborhood Action
770-649-4535

Donna Brodsky,
Ministry Assistant for Mission Outreach
770-649-4524

Groveway Community

The Learning Center
Time: 3:00 to 4:00 p.m
When: Tuesdays
What: Homework helpers for elementary students

Senior Citizens Day
Time:
10:30 to 1:00 p.m.
When:

Location: 199 Groveway Roswell
(Community Room)


To volunteer at any of these locations please contact:

Dr. Clara Herrera,
Director of Neighborhood Action
770-649-4535

Donna Brodsky,
Ministry Assistant for Mission Outreach
770-649-4524

River Crossing

English Classes
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m
When: Wednesdays
What: Teach English to residents.

Location: 1450 Raintree Way Roswell
(Leasing Office)


To volunteer at this location please contact:

Dr. Clara Herrera,
Director of Neighborhood Action
770-649-4535

Donna Brodsky,
Ministry Assistant for Mission Outreach
770-649-4524

Aspen Pointe Community

Chess Club
Time: 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
When: Thursdays
What: Leaders to teach the game of critical thinking

SSOC (Students Serving Our Community)
Time: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

When: Thursdays
What: Middle School and High School mentors

Location: 1300 Gran Crique Drive Roswell
(Located in leasing office)


To volunteer at any of these events please contact:

Donna Brodsky,
Ministry Assistant for Mission Outreach
770-649-4524

Dr. Clara Herrera,
Director of Neighborhood Action
770-649-4535

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