Sunday October 11, 2020

In place of our regular worship services on October 11 we want to bless our community by mobilizing as many people as possible to serve in and around our community. By serving we hope to communicate the love of Jesus Christ in tangible ways to others in our community. You can join us by taking a look at the projects listed below, when you find one that interests you click on the button to register.

Helpful Serve Day Information

We will start Serve Day at the Maple Grove Community Center with a short gathering at 9 am before heading out to our projects.

Childcare (birth- 3 years): Many projects will be suitable for young children and families are encouraged to serve together. For those 3 and under we will have childcare available at the Maple Grove Community Center from 9:30 to 12:00 pm. (If using the provided childcare you must participate in an onsite project at the Community Center.)

Lastly, we are asking all serve day participants to bring items for the CROSS food drive. Our goal this year is 2,000 pounds of food. So, bring as much food as you can to help us reach our goal.

Projects

Childcare

Provide childcare for infants and toddlers at the Maple Grove Community Center so parents can participate and serve others. Session 1 9:30-10:30, Session 2 10:30-12:00, 3 Volunteers/Session, 12 years and older. (Background Check Required to serve in Childcare.)

Help with Childcare
CROSS: Food Drive

Bring October Food Drive donations to CROSS in RogersĀ and help weigh, sort, shelve and store donated food. 9:30 -12:00, 20 volunteers, 7 years and older.

Help with the Food Drive
Cards for Seniors

Create cards of encouragement for seniors living in seniors facilities. There will be a template to use, but these cards can include pictures, coloring, messages (can be biblical) or anything else to bring a smile and encouragement to these seniors. This project can be done from your own home. 9:30-12:00, 15 volunteers, all ages.

Help with Cards for Seniors
Maple Grove Prayer Walk

Pray privately and with others as you walk around the Community Center Lake. This project can also be done from home. A prayer guide will be provided. 9:30 and 10:45, unlimited volunteers, all ages.

Be part of the Prayer Walk
Project 363

Make sandwiches for homeless people and support the amazing ministry of Alan Law. Goal is to make 1000 sandwiches. Maple Grove Community Center. 9:30 -12:00, 20 volunteers, 5 years and older.

Help make Sandwiches
Adopt a Street: 105th

Clean up trash along the road where the Northwood Houses are located. Bring work gloves. Fluorescent safety vests and trash bags will be supplied. 9:30 - 12:00, 10 volunteers, all ages.

Help with Adopt a Street
Rice Lake Trail

Clean up trash along Rice Lake Trail in Maple Grove. Gloves and trash bags will be supplied. 9:30-12:00, 10 volunteers, 5 years and older.

Help Clean Up Rice Lake Trail
New Life Family Services Diaper Packaging

Help to bundle packages of diapers for new mothers in need and include a note of encouragement with each bundle. Also, this project may include other misc. clothing sorting or projects. This will be done at the Maple Grove Community Center (main banquet room so there is room for social distancing). 9:30-12:00, 15 volunteers, 5 years and older.

Help with diaper packing
Wishes & More

Wishes & More is a MN organization that grants wishes to children and kids up to 18 years of age with life-threatening illnesses (Similar to Make-a-Wish). There are several options with this project from writing encouraging notecards for thank yous, birthdays or holidays, to a large mailing project needed for the upcoming holiday season. This project can be done from your own home. 9:30-12:00, 15 volunteers, all ages.

Help with Wishes & More
First Care Pregnancy Center (New Life)

Sorting baby & maternity items, bundling diapers, deep cleaning office space at the Minneapolis location.9:30-12:00, 9 volunteers, ages 12 and older.

Help at First Care Pregnancy Center
Tie Blankets

Create tie blankets for homeless shelter and Wishes and More kids. Instructions and materials will be provided and this is a project that can be done from home. 9:30-12:00, 20 volunteers, any age.

Help with Tie Blankets