Church Volunteer Network

Winter Newsletter 2018

Happy New Year from Church Volunteer Network! As we begin the new year, we are excited to share with you what God has been doing through gospel sharing events all across the Greater Sacramento Region and the role that CVN has played in providing support, encouragement and training to make sure God is proclaimed to people who need to hear it most. Enjoy the following stories of people in our region sharing the very best news with others.

Gospel Project Support Fund Reports

In the Fall of 2017, Church Volunteer Network was able to give $4,000 to five different gospel sharing outreaches for the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. Below are stories about two of these outreaches and the impact they had on their communities

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Powerhouse Ministries Thanksgiving Meal

Last November, 121 volunteers from many local churches and other entities partnered with Powerhouse Ministries to share a Thanksgiving meal with over 300 Folsom neighbors. This annual community meal is an event for people in the Folsom Community who may not have the familial connections or financial means to have a Thanksgiving meal at home. [read more]
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UGM Sacramento Thanksgiving Food Box Giveaway

CVN was also able to help provide support funding for Union Gospel Mission’s Food Box giveaway. This annual event helps 100 seniors and families have all the fixings they need to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving meal. The guests who came to this event sang Christmas songs and were introduced to the gospel message in the chapel service led my UGM’s senior chaplain, Pastor Tom Mooney. This year 15-20 people stood to receive Jesus after the sharing of the gospel! [read more]

Gospel Project Support Fund Cycle Open

We are now accepting applications for the first quarter of Gospel Project Support Funding. The grant cycle will be open from January 1st through February 28th for events occurring after March 15th. Click HERE for more information about Gospel Project Support Fund requirements and HERE if you are ready to apply!

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Christmas Gifts for CVN Outreaches

In December of each year, CVN blesses each of its ongoing outreaches with gifts for the people who attend these events. This year we were able to give 155 fuzzy socks to the residents of 5 care home facilities, 140 socks and 50 rain ponchos to people experiencing homelessness, and 50 Christmas presents to children at an apartment complex outreach. Each gift was tied with a candy cane and a bible verse as a reminder of God’s love. Please pray that these verses bring comfort and joy to the people receiving them as many struggle during the holiday season. Are you interested in getting involved in one of Church Volunteer Network’s ongoing community outreaches? Check out our website HERE for details on how to get involved!

CVN is Seeking Board Members

Are you passionate about having the good news of Jesus proclaimed in our region to people who need it most? Church Volunteer Network is seeing additional board members who can provide expertise, passion and support for the work of CVN in our region. For additional information about this opportunity, please email Megan at megan@churchvolunteernetwork.org

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