Sunday October 27, 2019

In place of our regular worship services on October 27 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 Gymnasium 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, 5 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 Rogers and help weigh, sort, shelve and store donated food. 9:30 -12:00, 20 volunteers, 7 years and older.

Help with the Food Drive
CROSS: Christmas Ornament

Create Christmas ornaments for CROSS to use on giving trees at area churches and organizations. Materials provided but it would be helpful if you bring your own scissors to the Maple Grove Community Center. 9:30 -12:00, 20 volunteers, all ages.

Help with Ornaments
Maple Grove Community Center

Help with cleaning chairs, tables and other spaces in the building we call “home.” 9:30 -12:00, 15 volunteers, 8 years and older.

Help at MGCC
Maple Grove Prayer Walk

Pray privately and with others as you walk around the Community Center Lake. 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, 25 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, Unlimited volunteers, all ages.

Help with Adopt a Street
CROSS: Kid Packs

Create “Kid Packs” of food for children in area schools who live with food insecurity. Packing will be done at the Maple Grove Community Center. 9:30 -12:00, 25 volunteers, 5yrs and older.

Help making Kid Packs
Senior Community Service

Rake leaves and clean yards for seniors in Maple Grove and our surrounding communities who need help. 9:30 -12:00, Unlimited volunteers, 7 years and older.

Help with Yard Clean Up
Sonlight Community Church

Worship with Sonlight Community Church in the Senior Center at the Community Center. Bible Study Hour begins at 9:30 a.m. and Worship Service begins at 10:30 a.m., Unlimited volunteers, all ages.

Worship with Sonlight
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
Jonathan House: Frogtown

Provide transportation to and attend an ethnic church service in St Paul with a resident and baby-proof the house, please bring basic tools. 9:30-12:00,2 volunteers, at least one female for Ethiopian service, all ages.2 volunteers, at least one female for Cameroonian service, all ages.

Help at Jonathan House Frogtown
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