Alternative Gift Market Reports Success

Celebrating our 18th year of the Alternative Gift Market, your generosity raised $30,725 for our local and global communities. Thank you for your meaningful and life-changing support!

Here's how you made a difference:

15 Canine Warrior service dogs will receive vaccinations, leashes and collars

47 Food boxes for families and 103 meals through CityTeam Oakland

12 Weeks of Intern support through Harbor House

7 Therapeutic toys and gloves/masks at George Mark Children's House

22 Foster youth will receive new school supplies or items for their first apartment

Over 200 Students and their families will receive literacy kits and math supplies through Children-Rising

4 Families will receive new kitchen supplies and beds in their new apartment through Grateful Gatherings

10 Tutoring and Therapy sessions through A New Day for Children

6 Teachers will receive professional development training through Destiny Arts

10 Weeks of rice feeding the entire Chilanga Blind School

20 Months of food provided through the Kafita Fund

7 Rescued families will receive supplies and 13 children will be protected from child trafficking through International Justice Mission

12 People will be lifted out of poverty and 9 businesses will receive 1 year of training and mentorship through Village Enterprise

16 Nurses trained in Haiti and 24 medical supplies to Malawi through Medical Benevolence Foundation

38 People will receive glasses, medications or sight saving surgery through SEVA Foundation

15 African villages will have protected water wells installed through Marion Medical Mission

16 Chickens to provide eggs and 12 goats to provide milk for families through World Vision
Christmas Offering brings relief to feeding program
Dear Friends,

I am thrilled (really thrilled) to announce that our Christmas Offering benefiting the feeding program at First Hispanic Presbyterian Church of Oakland brought in $19,553. This figure includes donations given in worship, online and through the Nicholson Family fund.  

In addition, there were donations of $920 made to the feeding program through the Alternative Gift Market (AGM). So, the total amount given from our church to this important ministry during this Advent Season exceeded $20,000.

Upon hearing the news about the offering, Irma Hernandez, Commissioned Lay Pastor and Church Administrator at First Hispanic Church was overjoyed, exclaiming “God is great, and God is good!” 

Irma estimates the gift will fund the feeding program for one year, providing nutritious groceries to families who continue to be hit especially hard by the pandemic.  

Thanks to all of you who participated in this offering!

And thanks to Mission Action Team (MAT) for their work, especially Swee Ling Chen who headed up the project. 

With gratitude in being your pastor,

Dr. Steve Schibsted
Message From Our Church President

If you missed Church President Pat Leicher's January 9 message to the congregation, or if you wish to watch it again, please click below.
ONLINE Worship, January 9
Dr. Steve Schibsted, preaching
Part 1 - Irresistible Influence

Dr. Steve Schibsted begins a new sermon series, 'The Unleashed Church.' Piedmont Church President Pat Leicher presents a Board of Trustees report. Dr. Don Ashburn leads our service and Rev. Scott Kail delivers a pastoral prayer. Dr. Stephen Main and soprano Christa Pfeiffer provide our anthem.

Please Note: Due to increases in COVID-19 cases in the Bay Area, and for the safety of our congregation and community, we have made the decision to hold worship online only January 16. 

January 9 Worship Media
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