BPC ALTERNATIVE GIFT FAIR - 2019

CELEBRATING OVER 30 YEARS OF AGF

We invite you to join us for the Alternative Gift Fair (AGF) on December 8 from 9 am to 1 pm in the Fellowship Hall – Come spread the joy of Christmas through giving meaningful gifts to those you love while also helping children and families in Chico and around the world. This Christmas we are celebrating over 30 years of AGF making a tangible impact in the lives of those in need through our Mission Partners. Join us in celebration through giving gifts that give hope!

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AGF CARD

You can print out this card for each symbolic gift you are purchasing and giving.  The card is designed to print on one sheet of paper landscape.  Please fold your card in half that shows the Alternative Gift fair description on top of the area you will complete.  Then fold in half again.  When all folded, your card should have a top fold with “Merry Christmas” on the cover.  When you open the card up, you will see the description on the top flap and the area you complete on the bottom part.  The back side of the card has the Alternative Gift Fair logo.

GLOBAL MISSION PARTNERS

GLOBAL

MISSION

PARTNERS

African Hospitality Institute - Guesthouse & Vocational School

AHI prepares vulnerable, unemployed young adults in Uganda to lead significant and productive lives that bless others. They do this through a 2-year journey of mentoring, character development, and vocational training.

 

Bridging the Gap Foundation

Bridging the Gap by Giving is a Donor-Advised Foundation Fund under North Valley Community Foundation that raises awareness and funds for safe water projects in Africa. Our partners in the country are Lifewater International, TivaWater, and World Vision.  We have provided 25,000 Africans with clean water, sanitation, and training in hygiene.

 

U.S. Foundation for the Children of Haiti

This Haitian run organization was founded over 36 years ago to serve the needy children of Haiti. BPC has supported its work for 18 years. Today it runs two homes, including one for severely disabled children, 2 elementary schools, one college, and a hospital.

 

One Mobile Project Per Trainer

One Mobile Projector per Trainer’s mission is to help educate the world’s poorest billion people with low-cost video technology. We envision a world where lack of infrastructure and illiteracy are no longer barriers to positive change, and where locally created video instruction and improvements in knowledge sharing fuel progress in impoverished communities. By equipping people with alternatively powered equipment and providing tailored, hands-on training we empower people to make the positive changes they need to improve their quality of life.

 

Agros International - Land, Hope, Life

Agros International – Agros works with rural families in Central America and Mexico, breaking the cycle of poverty through a holistic development model of community organization, land ownership, housing and infrastructure, sustainable economic growth and community education.

 

Cristosal

An invisible crisis of violence is unfolding in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras – causing families to flee for their lives. Cristosal protects individual families, and also works to hold governments accountable – transforming their countries into places where the vulnerable are taken into account and cared for.

 

New Life Homes - Swaziland

New Life Homes began in response to the HIV/AIDS crisis and provide loving homes for 40 orphans, a preschool-7th-grade school and a 195-acre vegetable/animal farm for their food security and income generation.

 

Siloé Ministries

Siloé Ministries is a Christian medical ministry serving in La Mision, Baja California and other poor communities in Mexico. They provide families in need with free health education, medical care, and Christ-centered counseling. They run a family medicine and dental clinic in La Mision, and host medical missions teams. A gift to Siloé will support our community clinic as well as health education outreach and events in nearby rural villages.

 

African Hospitality Institute - Guesthouse & Vocational School

AHI prepares vulnerable, unemployed young adults in Uganda to lead significant and productive lives that bless others. They do this through a 2-year journey of mentoring, character development, and vocational training.

 

Bridging the Gap Foundation

Bridging the Gap by Giving is a Donor-Advised Foundation Fund under North Valley Community Foundation that raises awareness and funds for safe water projects in Africa. Our partners in the country are Lifewater International, TivaWater, and World Vision.  We have provided 25,000 Africans with clean water, sanitation, and training in hygiene.

 

U.S. Foundation for the Children of Haiti

This Haitian run organization was founded over 36 years ago to serve the needy children of Haiti. BPC has supported its work for 18 years. Today it runs two homes, including one for severely disabled children, 2 elementary schools, one college, and a hospital.

 

One Mobile Project Per Trainer

One Mobile Projector per Trainer’s mission is to help educate the world’s poorest billion people with low-cost video technology. We envision a world where lack of infrastructure and illiteracy are no longer barriers to positive change, and where locally created video instruction and improvements in knowledge sharing fuel progress in impoverished communities. By equipping people with alternatively powered equipment and providing tailored, hands-on training we empower people to make the positive changes they need to improve their quality of life.

 

Agros International - Land, Hope, Life

Agros International – Agros works with rural families in Central America and Mexico, breaking the cycle of poverty through a holistic development model of community organization, land ownership, housing and infrastructure, sustainable economic growth and community education.

 

Cristosal

An invisible crisis of violence is unfolding in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras – causing families to flee for their lives. Cristosal protects individual families, and also works to hold governments accountable – transforming their countries into places where the vulnerable are taken into account and cared for.

 

New Life Homes - Swaziland

New Life Homes began in response to the HIV/AIDS crisis and provide loving homes for 40 orphans, a preschool-7th-grade school and a 195-acre vegetable/animal farm for their food security and income generation.

 

Siloé Ministries

Siloé Ministries is a Christian medical ministry serving in La Mision, Baja California and other poor communities in Mexico. They provide families in need with free health education, medical care, and Christ-centered counseling. They run a family medicine and dental clinic in La Mision, and host medical missions teams. A gift to Siloé will support our community clinic as well as health education outreach and events in nearby rural villages.

 

LOCAL MISSION PARTNERS

LOCAL

MISSION

PARTNERS

Cast Hope

Cast Hope is an outdoor youth outreach program that builds relationships between underprivileged/at-risk kids and mentors through guided fly fishing, camping, hiking, and educational field trips.

 

Citrus Elementary School - Adopt a School Ministry

We partner with the teachers and students of Citrus School. The ministry is centered on giving hope to children by showing them God’s unconditional love and guiding them into becoming whole persons socially, intellectually and spiritually.  Matthew 19:14 – Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Donations of your time, your talents, your prayers, and gifts are always appreciated.  Read with a child, do science experiments with several children, play on the playground with children. The Bobcat Den is stocked by our church and the children spend Power Paws (vouchers) they earn for being responsible, respectful and safe. School supplies, bikes, holiday items, books, knickknacks, gently used clothing, jewelry, etc. are always welcome.  Contact: Pam Wear –  pamwear3@att.net

 

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

This is a campus ministry whose goal is to see students and faculty transformed, campuses renewed and world changers developed. Kimberley Wun works alongside staff in Chico, Reno, Merced, and the Sacramento area.

 

Orchard Church

Over the past several years BPC has developed a relationship with Orchard Church.  This church has a heart for Jesus and a dream to build a church that serves the community in practical and tangible ways.  Each Christmas Orchard Church reaches out to over 100 families in need by providing Christmas gifts and dinners.

Senior Home Maintenance

This ministry cares for people who need assistance due to aging, widowhood, disability, or illness. Their mission is to demonstrate God’s love by being in relationship with others and by doing the work to repair and revive their homes and yards. Contact Ty Thresher – tythresher@comcast.net

 

Young Life - Young Lives

Young Life is an outreach ministry of building relationships with adolescents who are unfamiliar with who Jesus is and the Christian life. “Young Lives” is a ministry that provides relational support to teen moms.

 

Chico Food Project

The Chico Food Project is a fun and simple way to share food with the hungry in our community. A team member comes to your doorstep 6 times per year to pick up your blue bag filled with non-perishables and leave you an empty bag for the next pickup.

 

Habitat for Humanity - Butte County

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. With a little help, Habitat owners achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.

 

Jesus Center

For nearly 40 years the Jesus Center has been serving those experiencing homelessness in Chico.  We offer safe, sober shelter at Sabbath House (an emergency shelter for women & children), a transitional housing program of six houses serving more than 50 people a night, a robust daily meal program that serves over 80,000 meals per year and a Resource Center where participants can receive supportive services to end their homelessness.  jesuscenter.org

 

Salvation Army Center

The Salvation Army provides a variety of programs to the needy here in Chico and around the world.  BPC has partnered with the local Salvation Army for over twelve years to prepare and serve Sunday dinners to those in need.

 

Torres Community Shelter

The Torres Shelter is a 140-bed shelter that also helps people improve their circumstances to get back on their feet. Members of Bidwell Presbyterian congregation have sponsored and served dinner to the homeless since 1998.  The group has continued to serve at the Torres Shelter once a month since it was built in 2003. Currently,  there are a number of Life Groups that share in this ministry.

 

BPC Youth Missions

BPC high school students travel outside of our own city for some perspective on how to be witnesses for Jesus regardless of location. Your gift helps a teen participate in this life-changing experience.

 

Cast Hope

Cast Hope is an outdoor youth outreach program that builds relationships between underprivileged/at-risk kids and mentors through guided fly fishing, camping, hiking, and educational field trips.

 

Citrus Elementary School - Adopt a School Ministry

We partner with the teachers and students of Citrus School. The ministry is centered on giving hope to children by showing them God’s unconditional love and guiding them into becoming whole persons socially, intellectually and spiritually.  Matthew 19:14 – Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Donations of your time, your talents, your prayers, and gifts are always appreciated.  Read with a child, do science experiments with several children, play on the playground with children. The Bobcat Den is stocked by our church and the children spend Power Paws (vouchers) they earn for being responsible, respectful and safe. School supplies, bikes, holiday items, books, knickknacks, gently used clothing, jewelry, etc. are always welcome.  Contact: Pam Wear –  pamwear3@att.net

 

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

This is a campus ministry whose goal is to see students and faculty transformed, campuses renewed and world changers developed. Kimberley Wun works alongside staff in Chico, Reno, Merced, and the Sacramento area.

 

Orchard Church

Over the past several years BPC has developed a relationship with Orchard Church.  This church has a heart for Jesus and a dream to build a church that serves the community in practical and tangible ways.  Each Christmas Orchard Church reaches out to over 100 families in need by providing Christmas gifts and dinners.

 

Senior Home Maintenance

This ministry cares for people who need assistance due to aging, widowhood, disability, or illness. Their mission is to demonstrate God’s love by being in relationship with others and by doing the work to repair and revive their homes and yards. Contact Ty Thresher – tythresher@comcast.net

Young Life - Young Lives

Young Life is an outreach ministry of building relationships with adolescents who are unfamiliar with who Jesus is and the Christian life. “Young Lives” is a ministry that provides relational support to teen moms.

 

Chico Food Project

The Chico Food Project is a fun and simple way to share food with the hungry in our community. A team member comes to your doorstep 6 times per year to pick up your blue bag filled with non-perishables and leave you an empty bag for the next pickup.

 

Habitat for Humanity - Butte County

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. With a little help, Habitat owners achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.

 

Jesus Center

For nearly 40 years the Jesus Center has been serving those experiencing homelessness in Chico.  We offer safe, sober shelter at Sabbath House (an emergency shelter for women & children), a transitional housing program of six houses serving more than 50 people a night, a robust daily meal program that serves over 80,000 meals per year and a Resource Center where participants can receive supportive services to end their homelessness.  jesuscenter.org

 

Salvation Army Center

The Salvation Army provides a variety of programs to the needy here in Chico and around the world.  BPC has partnered with the local Salvation Army for over twelve years to prepare and serve Sunday dinners to those in need.

 

Torres Community Shelter

The Torres Shelter is a 140-bed shelter that also helps people improve their circumstances to get back on their feet. Members of Bidwell Presbyterian congregation have sponsored and served dinner to the homeless since 1998.  The group has continued to serve at the Torres Shelter once a month since it was built in 2003. Currently,  there are a number of Life Groups that share in this ministry.

 

BPC Youth Missions

BPC high school students travel outside of our own city for some perspective on how to be witnesses for Jesus regardless of location. Your gift helps a teen participate in this life-changing experience.

 

MISSIONARIES

Matt and Emily Woolley - Camp Fire Relief

“Matt and Emily Woolley have been in full-time overseas Mission work since 2014 (Emily) and 2016 (Matt) working with Youth With A Mission. In February 2019 they returned to Chico in the wake of the Camp Fire. They have been involved in many different relief works including leading volunteer teams, starting a fire prevention ministry as well as building shower and laundry facilities for people without clean water!”

Matt and Emily Woolley - Camp Fire Relief

“Matt and Emily Woolley have been in full-time overseas Mission work since 2014 (Emily) and 2016 (Matt) working with Youth With A Mission. In February 2019 they returned to Chico in the wake of the Camp Fire. They have been involved in many different relief works including leading volunteer teams, starting a fire prevention ministry as well as building shower and laundry facilities for people without clean water!”

Get In Touch

BIDWELL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

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PHONE: (530) 343 1484

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MAILING ADDRESS:
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