Beyond Compassion Weekend

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The 9th annual Beyond Compassion Weekend at our Redwood City Free Clinic was a huge success! Volunteers from the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church (MPPC) join our team at the clinic to help provide medical & dental services to members of the community in need.

MPPC’s goal for compassion weekend is to extend the good feelings from serving others throughout the year. Here are a few suggestions from MPPC to help you move towards a lifetime of giving:

  1. Be a Regular
    Eat and have coffee at the same places each week. Get to know the staff by name. Ask questions and listen to their stories. Tip generously. Hold meetings and celebrations in those places.
  2. Be a Neighbor
    Take a walk around your neighborhood at the same time each day and get to know your neighbors. Welcome the newcomers. Hang out often in your front yard or front porch. Organize neighborhood get-togethers.
  3. Be a Servant
    Find a place to volunteer regularly in the community at mppc.org/ServeBayArea. Keep a supply of food gift cards or bus tokens for the homeless folks you encounter. Help elderly and disabled neighbors.
  4. Be an Inviter
    Be on the lookout for people who are a good fit for where you volunteer, and invite them to join you. Get neighbors and co-workers involved in the ministries you serve by organizing food, clothing, or book drives.

Thank you to everyone who took part in serving at Compassion Weekend 2015! Your gift of time and energy was a tremendous blessing to others that will carry on throughout the year.