At Mosaic, we intentionally bring beauty to the people around us; each week we seek to beautify both someone in Mosaic as well as a neighbor, co-worker, or friend by sending an encouraging note, fixing a car, dropping a food basket or anything else that would bring beauty to their lives. We also seek to bring beauty to the earth and our environment knowing that the care or defacement of God’s creation is in our hands. We want love accompanied by action to mark our faith community. Mosaic works with a number of local organizations who are serving Bellingham and Whatcom County. It is our privilege to join them in their ongoing efforts and hope that you will jump on some of these opportunities in our wonderful area.
March 10, 2019
10am - 1pm
Join us for an old fashioned Barn Rais....er Demolition and a kitchen demo on the same weekend!
One of our Mosaic families lost their old barn during the snow (see picts to the right). So, we going to help them get the demolition completed and unbury their truck. There are old nails and broken wood around, so families should prepare to help keep the kids safe, but they will also have a blast on this beautiful property.
Meet at the Majestic at 10am. We'll caravan down to Bo, where the house is. You can stay for a couple hours or longer if you want. If you want to drive directly to the Corp house, here are the directions. Families welcome!
We are also going to help the Bardosch family tear out their old kitchen so that they can get ready for the new one. If you would like to help with this project, email Matt.
Here's some of the opportunities that are currently available:
Family Promise Whatcom County:
Family Promise needs volunteers to help with a family from February 10-17.
We are looking for two churches to take a week each in February to help host Family Promise families at The Firs. The weeks start Feb. 10 and Feb. 17. So, each church would start on Sunday of their week and serve through Saturday of that same week. Here are the volunteer needs:
Each night (so that is 7 total nights) we need 2-4 people to make dinner and eat dinner with the families from approx. 5-7 pm (families usually arrive about 5:30, so that time includes dinner prep).
Each night we need 2-4 (again, 7 total nights) people to fellowship with the families from 7-9 pm. This includes playing games, watching a video, helping with homework, doing whatever activity the volunteers might like to share, etc. (I brought nail polish a couple of times and we painted nails with whomever wanted to).
A few nights we will need a couple of people willing to sleepover at The Firs - that would start at 9 pm and last until the families leave around 7 am. I have a volunteer from CTK who is willing to do the bulk of the overnight shifts, but I need to clarify exactly how much she is planning on doing. Sometimes departure is a bit earlier than 7 am and on the weekends it might be a little later, but anything later would be discussed with whomever was volunteering ahead of time.
This would be a good time to "try out" a week of serving with Family Promise to see how it went in your congregation. Families with children are encouraged to serve! It would be a huge help to us as it is getting close and we need to get some commitments made for those weeks. If you decide to try it out, I would come to your congregation and help someone who might be willing to be a point person (we call them the volunteer coordinator). I would help them get the sign up system going, inform your congregations, and then train your volunteers. Whatever assistance you need, I will be willing to offer.
If you would like to sign up to help, CLICK HERE.
CHORE: Volunteer Chore Program provides volunteers to help the elderly (60 and over) and adults with functional disabilities remain independent in their own homes.
Chore has a client that lives off Smith Road and has requested help with several projects, to include yard care, gutter cleaning, and laying a tarp over top of mobile home roof. She needs help with pruning shrubs, wisteria climbing onto roof and dog kennel. Reports it needs an aggressive pruning. Assistance with mowing lawn; septic hill needs weed eating and mowing. Shared pruning will be consuming, as wisteria vines need to be pulled through kennel panels. Also, gutter cleaning and if possible, laying tarp over the roof of her single wide mobile home. She is sweet lady who has managed her property for over 18 years but due to medical condition is no longer able to keep up or complete the tasks safely.
Cleaning Gutters - M.D. lives in Bellingham and needs help with cleaning gutters on single story house, also needs help with raking leaves.
Cleaning Gutters- P.C. lives in Maple Falls. He needs help cleaning gutters on single wide trailer; he does not have a ladder.
Pressure Washing - M.T. needs help with someone to pressure wash the roof, sidewalk, and driveway. Does not have a pressure washer.
Pressure Washing - C.L. needs help with someone to pressure wash mobile home, lives near Lake Padden. She doesn’t have a pressure washer.
Pressure Washing - J.D. needs help with someone to pressure wash the front of her mobile home, she lives in North Bellingham, does not have a pressure washer.
Firewood Prep - Help volunteers G. and T.- NEED TRUCK to load and unload and stack firewood they are donating for a Chore client-J.D. Small group needed as wood would be hauled from lower end of property to truck.
Yardwork - K.H. lives in Blaine and would like help maintaining her beautiful yard. She created a lovely area for birds and has lots of plants to enjoy. Needs help pulling weeds and keeping it up
Repairs - N.R. elderly, wheelchair dependent lives on Pole Rd; needs help replacing insulation under mobile in designated area due to water pipe broke. Volunteer to assess project first.