Here are a few of the organizations we support with our finances, prayer and time:
- Bible distribution
- Relay for Life
- Novato Human Needs Center
- Homeward Bound
- San Quentin State Prison* (Letter writing, All Dressed Up)
- Lywood Literacy Program
- REST (December-April)
- Novato Youth Center
- Canal Alliance
- Westminster House- UC Berkley
- Westminster Woods
PCN Fights Local Hunger and Homelessness in a Multitude of Ways...
2 CENTS A MEAL...
The first Sunday of each month, change is collected at the doors of the narthex in a colorful round box. This monthly donation goes to our presbytery’s 2 Cents A Meal program. Relieve yourselves of your pocket change every first Sunday. As you can read below, 2 Cents a Meal continues to do good in our community:
On behalf of the Novato Human Needs Center, I thank you for the $1,000.00 grant to our weekly food pantry. This grant originates from the Redwoods Presbytery 2 Cents-A-Meal program, in which Presbyterian Church of Novato participates. The generous giving of PCN members helps us provide emergency foods to Novato households every week. This critical resource helps those in need to have a more stable source of nutrition as well as the support of a caring community.
With heartfelt appreciation,
Deanna Eurritt, Exec. Director, NHNC
MARIN FOOD BANK....
Our congregation’s generosity has allowed the mission committee to donate $1000.00 directly to the Marin Food Bank hunger programs, sup- plying pantries across Marin County, in both urban and rural areas. This bonus, along with your generosity during the holiday season, makes for a solid effort in our wider community. Not everyone in Marin County leads an affluent life, and your pledges help reach those who are struggling.
2015’s new method of donating new books and gift cards to the Sharing Tree, along with non-perishable foods to the Food Bank barrels seemed to go very smoothly. We hope this change in the method of giving was satisfying for you. If you have any questions or comments, either pro or con, contact Carolyn Gerrans. As always, the Novato Human Needs Center and Marin Food Bank appreciate our help, both at this important holiday time, and all year round.
CHRISTMAS JOY OFFERING....
Our December 20th offering garnered a terrific $4,130.00 These monies will be used by the PCUSA mission headquarters to support the pen- sion fund for pastoral and church retirees, and for the racial/ethnic boarding schools and universities which are affiliated with Presbyterian Church USA. This offering can make a world of difference, both in support of men and women who have given their lives to the body of Christ, and in support of young people who are gaining leadership skills and education for their futures.
Did you know that Homeward Bound offers four separate branches of care, with a total of 22 programs or services altogether?.....
ADULT SERVICES Transition to Wellness Mill Street Center
New Beginnings Center Meadow Park
Next Key Apartments Warner Creek Senior Housing Fourth Street Center
Housing at Last
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES Palm Court
FAMILY SERVICES Family Center
Next Key Apartments Meadow Park
San Clemente Family Homes Oma Village (coming soon) Fireside Apartments
Fresh Starts Culinary Academy Apprenticeships
NO WONDER HOMEWARD BOUND OF MARIN IS A MODEL FOR SUCCESS ACROSS THE COUNTRY!!