Bold Service and Social Justice Opportunities

Ramadan Feast and Fellowship

The Bold Service and Social Justice and Radical Hospitality Committees, along with our friends from the Pacifica Institute, invite you to participate in the Islamic tradition of breaking fast during Ramadan, a holy month of fasting and religious devotion. During Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to dusk but enjoy feasts in the evening. On Thursday, May 17, at 7:30pm, come experience a fast-ending dinner that promises to be a wonderful evening filled with delicious food, new friendships, and the opportunity to discuss the many commonalities in our lives and our faiths. This year’s Ramadan feast will be held at the Pacifica Institute, located at 1257 Tasman Dr. B, Sunnyvale. Seating is limited, so RSVP as soon as possible. Carpooling is encouraged, as parking is also limited. If you have questions, contact Jan McDaniel.

Building Sheds for Sonoma County Fire Survivors

Inspiring Hope is a one-day, family-friendly, volunteer event in Santa Rosa, giving back to families impacted by the devastating Tubbs Fire. On Saturday, June 9, volunteers will assemble and deliver 100 sheds (from pre-cut kits) in just one day. The sheds will store tools and equipment for those who will be rebuilding their homes. The minimum age to participate is 10 years old. Sign up for the LAUMC Inspiring Hope Team by contacting Rick Arnesen.

Women’s Build Mexico Trip

Women and teens from Girl Scout Troop 60321 are heading to Rosarito, Mexico, the week of June 9–16 to build a house with AMOR Ministries. The trip is also open to women and teen girls from LAUMC. If you’re interested, contact Leslie Carmichael by May 19.

Middletown Fire Disaster Relief

A team of nine volunteers went to Middletown in April to rebuild homes destroyed by the Valley Fire in 2015. The team worked on two homes that were in the final stages. Our Advent Generosity funds for disaster relief were tapped to assist with this work. Check out the short video (including drone footage) created by Brandon Yen.