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Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church

Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.

-Matthew 25:40, NIV

Welcome to Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church

Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.

-Matthew 25:40, NIV

One of the most important things that we can do as Christians is to demonstrate God’s love for the world, and our community.  love does is LOPC’s aptly named program that provides opportunities to serve locally and globally and show our love to those that are in need. Serving others is demonstrable way to say we care for them and love them as Christ encourages us to do.  

LOPC encourages individuals of all ages and capabilities to find ways to serve intergenerationally together. Throughout the year our love does program offers monthly opportunities to serve both on-campus and locally off-site throughout Contra Costa and the neighboring counties of Solano and Alameda counties.

Upcoming Events

Monument Crisis Center Holiday Food Box Drive

Help those who are food insecure this Christmas by filling up a box with nutritious holiday food for the Monument Crisis Center. Start by picking-up a shopping list (see below) and a box on the plaza before or after worship on Sundays or in the Ministry Center starting on November 19 through December 10. No glass allowed. All boxes should be returned on December 10th only to the U-Haul truck parked in front of the Oak room.

Contact Robin Freeberg at with questions.

Shopping List:

Please note: No glass allowed.

☐ [1] cereal (12–16 oz. box)

☐ [3] pasta items (one pound each)

☐ [1] peanut butter (12–16 oz. plastic jar)

☐ [2] baking items (cake mix, corn bread mix, muffin mix, etc.)

☐ [2] mac and cheese (7–10 oz.)

☐ [2] beef ravioli or chili (14–16 oz. cans)

☐ [3] vegetables (14–16 oz. cans)

☐ [2] pounds of ground coffee

☐ [2] tuna (5 oz. cans)

☐ [2] soups (8–16 oz. cans)

☐ [2] applesauce (14–16 oz. plastic jars or cans)

☐ [1] instant mashed potatoes

☐ [1] stuffing mix

☐ [1] cranberry sauce (10–16 oz. can)

☐ [1] gravy mix packet

☐ [1] vegetable oil (12–16 oz.) plastic

White Pony Express Giving Tree Opportunity

The mission of White Pony Express is to help eliminate hunger and poverty by delivering food to all those in need – with love. This Christmas they are also helping to fulfill holiday wishes. Look for the Giving Trees located in front of Seedlings during pick-up and drop-off beginning November 13. You can also access an ornament from the display before and after service on Sunday or at the Ministry Center Office throughout the week. Pull an ornament of your choice, purchase the item listed, and return the unwrapped gift to the collection barrels located in front of the CLC or the Ministry Office by December 8. Questions? Contact Robin Freeberg at

Ongoing Opportunities

MCC Food Barrels

Monument Crisis Center continues to be an important source of food for low income and at-risk individuals and families in Contra Costa County. Food distribution is at the heart of their program. The Center supplies food to approximately 2,200 different households, serving over 8,000 individuals, while taking in over 25,000 lbs. of food in donations – every month. In order to keep up with demand, MCC is continuing to ask for donations of non-perishable food items, and especially in demand are cereal, peanut butter, beans, rice and pasta. As you are doing your weekly shopping, please be mindful of the need that exists for food and buy an extra item(s) for MCC and place it in one of the LOPC barrels. It can be one item, but collectively it can make a difference in the lives of those that need it. Food can be placed in barrels located outside the Oak Room any time of day, 7 days a week.