Join us in bringing God’s mercy to our neighbors near and far.
“For it is in giving that we receive” -St. Francis
At Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church, we believe that God’s love is abundant. Because he has been so generous with us we are excited to share that love with the rest of the world. This love is shared both through spreading the Gospel message of hope and mercy in places where it has not been shared, and through offering tangible help to those who are suffering poverty, loss, or other forms of injustice.
WCPC is blessed to promote social justice in an effort to engender the global Christian community Jesus describes in Matthew 5:16 “… let your light shine before [people], that they may see your good deeds and praise your father in heaven.” Through our own missions and outreach, as well as through partnerships with nonprofits, we respond in gratitude to the love we receive from Christ Jesus by turning around and giving that love away. We commit to supporting our mission partners financially, as well as by coming alongside them as a congregation as they do the work of the Kingdom.
Serve the Community
CARE-a-Van and Deacons’ Care Cottage
Our primary mission is our Deacons’ Care Cottage and Mobile CARE-a-Van where we provide food, clothing, and small household items donated by our congregation and friends to people in our local community who are in need. There are many ways to volunteer for the Care Cottage such as donating your high-quality clothing and household goods to the Cottage, serving as a food packer or clothing rack organizer, or participating in one of our periodic CARE-a-Van events where we mobilize the Cottage for a Pop-up Shop in the community with our Mission partners. If you can only volunteer once per year, our annual holiday store is a great way to serve during the Advent season, either by participating in our annual toy drive, or as a volunteer clerk as we open our Cottage up for low-income families to shop for their families free of charge.
Contact the Cottage
Sunday – 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Monday-Thursday – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fridays – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturdays – Closed
Closed on Major Holidays
Serve the World
WCPC is partnered with about a dozen foreign missionaries working in the field across the globe. Serving internationally is a call for a few, but WCPC offers opportunities to join the mission without leaving the county. Members can volunteer to meet with the Global Mission team to pray and support foriegn missionaries. We also host dinners with international students from the DVC campus. Once a year there we celebrate the Global Church by throwing a World Outreach Weekend where families can come and learn all about how God is moving in every region on this beautiful planet.
Our Global Mission team prayerfully supports our mission partners who serve as full-time missionaries through the following organizations:
Serve the Church
4s-5s/K or 1st-5th grade. Partner with the holy spirit and families to help children discover their place in God’s big story and respond to Jesus’ invitation to follow him. Model discipleship and help lead large group teaching, games/activities and discussion.
Check in with regular attendees who have stopped attending. Know how to escalate issues to appropriate deacon for additional care as needed.
One of the first faces people see on sunday mornings. Offer warm greetings to regular attendees, and be on the lookout to help visitors check in their kids, find coffee, and introduce them to someone they can sit with in the sanctuary.
Keep pedestrians safe, help people find parking, and direct self-identifying visitors to guest parking for sunday services and other on-campus events. Assist those with mobility issues with a ride to the sanctuary doors.
Choose a shift (weekdays, 9AM – noon or 1PM – 4PM) to greet visitors at the front desk, answer the phone, and perform other administrative tasks.
Facilitate small group discussions, mentor students, and help provide a safe and fun place for students to grow in their faith and bring their friends.
Help produce the livestream broadcast of out worship service. Positions include camera operation and sound mixing.
Set up, serve, and clean up drinks and snacks before and/or after the sunday service.
Serve as the eyes and ears of the sanctuary while handing out bulletins, helping people find seats and meet others around them, and providing direction in case of emergency.
All instruments and vocalists are welcome. Must be available for Wednesday evening rehearsals and Sunday services. New team members must audition.
Ministry Associate for Outreach
“Working in the community with our congregation is my favorite part of my job. When we serve our neighbors together we build new connections between us that highlight how we are all God’s children.”
[email protected] | (925) 935-1574, x104
Director of Connection
“I love how God shows us different angles of his character through community. I believe that deep, long-lasting healing and growth happens through Christ in community. At the same time, I know what it means to feel like I don’t belong. These experiences have ignited my heart for the outsider, the newcomer, the stranger. Let me save a seat for you? ”