January 21, 2018

Please join us for Sunday Worship Services

 

10:00 a.m. Worship

with Holy Communion

 

9:00 a.m. Learning Hour

for Adults & Confirmation Class

 

 

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Featured Reflection

A highlight from our monthly newsletter

 

BLC Hosts Hypothermia Center


Once again, BLC—partnering with the Jewish Community Center in Northern Virginia—will host a Hypothermia Center in our facility, this year running from Sunday evening 25 February 2018 through the morning of Sunday 4 March. YOUR help is needed!


The Hypothermia Prevention Program is one of Fairfax County’s most successful public-private partnerships, relying on nonprofit and faith-based partners to help carry out the life-saving mission to give our most vulnerable homeless neighbors a safe place to stay from the cold. Probably 35-40 homeless persons will “live” (eat, sleep, be involved) at BLC each evening during our Hypothermia Center week. Volunteers from BLC and/or from JCC will be at the Center each night too—a major but gratifying enterprise!


How can YOU help?   Talk to Marie Reed, Kristin Haynes, or Dave Hartmann—who are again sharing the BLC leadership for the Center.


Some ways to help:

  • Volunteer to provide all or part of one of the dinners for 50.   Help serve meals. (See Marie Reed)
  • Be a chaperon. We need at least one male and one female chaperon all night and every night to support FACETS staff.   Some of us serve from early evening and through the entire night. (Guests arrive a 5 PM and leave the next morning before 8 AM). Others serve some hours of that overnight time. (See Kristin, Marie, or Dave.)  
  • Provide other volunteer time—at meal times or in the early evening.   Keep attendance records. Play games with guests. (See Marie,)
  • Give clean, useable, second hand clothing that the homeless guests can choose to take with them. We sort and give away everything from underware to coats. We also give away toiletries. (See Dave or Donna Hartmann.)
  • Invest some money. We need to buy supplies, snacks, breakfast foods, etc.   We provide transportation cards and the like to guests. We distribute fast food gift cards for lunch the last Sunday of our Center.   (See any of the leaders.)

Thank you!

 

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