Office Volunteers Needed
When the Lord called Samuel, the Lord did not get an answer right away. Samuel was busy serving Eli. So too, when people call the church office, the phone may not be answered because the Office Manager may be occupied with other tasks in different parts of our large campus. She may be explaining our needs to the gardeners or various repair folk. The church staff has the goal of always having the office open and phones answered, but there is a need for office volunteers. The support from volunteers helps in many areas. Having the phone answered and church office covered allows the office manage mobility to move about the campus for projects, repairs, etc.
Another area of support is financially. It saves the church money by not having to hire additional help to cover the front desk. There are many projects the volunteers help to complete. Without that help the church would have to pay an hourly employee to complete them. Volunteers perform such tasks as making copies, answering phones, greeting visitors and helping with mailers.
We need office coverage for:
Monday mornings 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday afternoons 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday afternoons 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday afternoons 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
In conclusion, the Lord had to call Samuel four times before there was an answer. In order to prevent this from happening at CPC, we invite you to become an office volunteer. If you have some time and are interested, please call the office at (909) 624-9693 and speak to Joan Leibeck. Thank you!
Claremont After-School Programs, Inc. (CLASP) has now been in existence two years, having merged the previously successful Claremont Tutorial Centers and the Youth Wellness Center, both of which were begun in 1995 to help at-risk Claremont students with their academic needs. Last year over 150 students attended CLASP, with the help of more than 100 volunteers. Over 95% of the students qualify as low-income, and only 35% come from homes where English is the primary language.
CLASP is unique in that the after-school programs are located in neighborhoods throughout the community, bringing the program closer to the families served. The three current sites are: Claremont Village Apartments on Arrow Highway, Vista Valle Town homes on San Jose Avenue, and Foothill Mobile Park on Foothill Blvd. A fourth program site is in Fellowship Hall at Claremont Presbyterian Church, where children from throughout the school district are bused to the site and then to their homes. At CPC, students receive one-on-one tutoring and organized outdoor physical activities. There is a Claremont Unified School District certificated staff member at each site, along with a professional Site Supervisor and volunteer tutors from the community, the Claremont Colleges, and the Webb Schools. The teacher serves as a liaison with the children’s classroom teachers, acts as a mentor to the volunteer. Volunteer as a tutor one to three afternoons a week, or serve as a substitute doing the following:
• Provide supplies, educational materials, books as needed
• Organize an enrichment activity
• Join a CLASP Committee – Fund Raising, Program, Public Relations
All children who are in grades 4-8 are invited to serve as acolytes in worship. Acolytes assist the pastors in important ways, by lighting the chancel candles, leading calls to worship, and collecting the offering. If you are interested in having your child serve as an acolyte please contact the church office at (909) 624-9693.
We hope that you have enjoyed the CPC Performing Arts Series which has brought music, drama and dance performances to CPC and the community. The committee (PPAC) that organizes these performances is looking for new members from CPC and the community who will share their ideas and help continue to bring exciting entertainers to the Performing Arts Series.
PPAC is under the auspices of the CPC Evangelism and Nurture Commission. The committee meets quarterly beginning in September and ending in May. It is led by a moderator who also publishes the meeting minutes. Other positions include treasurer, booking coordinator, performance coordinator and reception coordinator. The committee’s responsibilities include: seeking, observing and evaluating entertainers, selecting each season’s performers and recommending them for approval, booking the performers, marketing and coordinating the performances and arranging receptions.
If you would like to be part of the committee that makes the Performing Arts Series a reality, please contact Karen Sapio at KarenSapio@claremontpres.org. We hope to hear from you soon!