Project Serve

We are all called to serve. "Now you belong to order that you might be useful in the service of God." -Romans 7:4

Serving is a way for us to give back, to bless and encourage others, and to open hearts to Christ. When we serve others, people notice and are able to see God's nature. We invite you to be a part of Project Serve this fall. You can participate in a self-led project.

  November Service Project: Meeting the needs of those that served us!


 We are in desperate need of 2-4 men tents for the homeless veterans struggling on the streets with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrom




Self-Led Projects

1. Children’s Medical Center Activity Kits

Make an Activity Kit for a child at the local hospital. Please note that they only accept new items in original packaging due to infection control.
Some items that you may include in an activity kit are as follows:
  • Play-Doh/Model Magic
  • Coloring books/Word Search/Sudoku
  • Crafts to paint
  • Journals
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Paint
  • puzzles, small stuffed animals
  • Trinkets (slinky, squishy ball, mini games)

2. Project Night Night - For Homeless children

Make a Night Night bag for a homeless child with a few childhood essentials to help them feel secure, cozy, and significant. Each Night Night Package contains a new security blanket, an age-appropriate children's book, and a stuffed animal.

  • Blanket dimensions should be no larger than 50x60 in. (Only new blankets for sanitary reasons.) They can be purchased at a store or handmade using new material (such as crocheted, quilted, knitted, no-sew fleece, etc.)
  • Books and stuffed animals should be in new condition. Please remember, these children rarely, if ever, receive new items.
  • Stuffed animals should be no larger than 18 inches. The ideal stuffed animals would be “snuggle size”. Please do not use tiny stuffed animals.
  • small flashlights

3. Fast Pacs - For Schools

Make Fast Pacs to help ensure that no child in our community has to endure hunger when school is not in session.
Some suggest ideas for you quart baggies include:
  • Dry snacks (pretzels, crackers, Cheez-its, Goldfish, etc.)
  • Large pop-top canned fruit
  • Granola bars
  • Pop-Tarts
  • Individual desserts (Rice Krispy treats, cookies, gummies, etc.)
  • No nuts, please!

4. Hygiene Packs-For Homeless

Make Hygiene Packs for the homeless who often go without the basic necessities most of us take for granted. By giving these basic supplies to the homeless, you can help them retain their dignity during a trying time in their lives.
Place the following items in a Ziploc gallon  baggie -- Please only use travel sized items.
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Washcloth, hand towel or disposable wipes
  • Shampoo
  • Comb
  • Deodorant
  • Tissues
  • Hand sanitizers

6. “On your own” options - Just Serve!

  • Operation Clean Out - find items in your pantry, toys, or clothes to donate to a local shelter.
  • Make cookies for local firemen/police.
  • Buy a single parent groceries for the week.
  • Bake your neighbor a special treat such as a cake, cupcakes or a tray of cookies.
  • Offer your gifts to a local nursing home, you can read, sing, play the piano or keep them company.
  • Write a thank you letter to someone who has impacted you.
  • Get your friends together and pick a ministry team to support and serve together in.
  • Be a secret Santa for someone you know.
  • Leave anonymous encouraging gifts for the week and/or month.

Sleep Mats for the homeless

 The Street Team is always in need of bagged lunches (approximately 10-12) every Friday by 11am. Need approximately 10-12.  Great project for a women's group!  
Call Donna @ 842-2711 for information.

The Street Team led by Garry Phelps goes out to where the homeless are living under bridges, in the woods, in cars on the street offering food, comfort, and warmth, wherever the homeless are located. Volunteers distribute sack lunches, socks, gloves, pants, underwear, sleeping bags, personal hygiene items, flashlights, and other needed items.
This gives the street team the opportunity to share the love of Jesus in word and deed.