Roosters Food Drive at Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
On Saturday, December 16, the youth sorted and packed hundreds of pounds of food to go to local families. Our kids really love to serve.
Costa Rica Mission Trip
The youth mission team headed out to Costa Rica on Friday, December 29, and are due to return on Saturday, January 6. Keep the team in your prayers as they travel and work. The team consists of Evan Benjamin, Kailynn Dunn, Sheryl Ocampo, Nick Salgado-Stanley and Jolie Webb. We will welcome back our mission partners and hear a report of their work and experience on Sunday, January 14, during worship.
TPC Youth Deliver Comfort to Cancer Patients
On August 13, eight TPC youth and friends assembled 24 Chemo Comfort Kits for Breastlink of Orange. Each kit included items to help breast cancer patients cope with the challenges of chemotherapy, such as water bottles and skin lotion for dehydration, antibacterial gel to support a weakened immune system, lemon drops for metallic taste in the mouth, cozy socks for sore foot syndrome, peppermint tea for a sour stomach, etc. Each kit was personalized with a handmade card offering a message of hope, a decorated journal, and a cheerful bag to hold all the contents. Breastlink Volunteer Services Coordinator, Jill Canales reports that TPC's kits are given to patients at their chemotherapy orientation appointment, so that they have a tangible expression of comfort immediately after hearing about the possible side effects of their care. The TPC Youth wish to thank the Deacons for underwriting the costs of this project.
Connections is a program at TPC that is designed to develop relationships between the youth and adults of Tustin Presbyterian Church. Through periodic events, the youth and adults get to know each other on a personal basis, and opportunities are presented for one-on-one relationships between the participants.
The video below shows some scenes from a Crazy Hat Contest that was an event in the Connections program.
Get ready for the Super Bowl by tackling hunger in our area. Before church on Sunday, January 28, the youth will be in the courtyard taking canned food and monetary donations. (NOTE: The collection is taking place the week before the actual Super Bowl because the youth will be at their Winter Retreat on the real Super Bowl Sunday.) There will be two collection areas, one for each team participating. Let's see who TPC is rooting for in the Super Bowl, but more importantly, letís see how much we can help members of our communities to make ends meet. Donations will benefit the food pantries of Family Promise, Families Forward and the Santa Ana First Presbyterian Church.
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