SERVE Day is our annual outreach event that closes out our Summer Small Group Semester. It is an amazing opportunity to bless and be blessed. Hundreds go out into our communities and show the love of Christ in real and tangible ways. We encourage every Small Group to choose a Serve project of their own. In order to give these groups an opportunity to serve, we are hosting 4 Anchor Projects organized through the church, that you too can be a part of. And be the hands and feet of Jesus on SERVE Day. There are so many ways to get involved, so find a small group or register for an Anchor Project today.
SERVE Day 2018 takes place on July 21, 2018.
If people have a project idea they would like to submit, they can do so at firstname.lastname@example.org
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 4:10-11
SERVE DAY 2017
Serve day was a huge success, with hundreds of volunteers serving and many projects completed across Collin County. Thank you to everyone who came out to love our neighborhoods together and showing people who Jesus is!
NEXT YEAR PROJECT IDEAS
Begin by asking your small group members the following questions. Hopefully, the answers will help you develop a project that is a perfect fit for your group.
Who in your neighborhood has a need?
What business or organization within your sphere of influence could use a blessing?
What project types best suit your group’s ages and abilities? (prayer, worship, teaching, physical labor, etc.)
Host a free garage sale
Bring free lunches to construction workers and servicemen in your area
Clean up a widow’s or single mom’s yard
Give out free sunscreen and bottled water at a city park
Plan a “Back to School Bash” for foster care children. Have free food, games, and a backpack/school supply giveaway
Give out free donuts and coffee at bus stop or shopping center
Host a free car wash for the faculty
Minor car repairs for elderly, widows and/or single mom’s
Kids host a free kids toys and games garage sale
Kids host a free lemonade stand
Deliver fresh flowers to the residents
Host a worship service at a nursing home (offer worship, devotions, prayer, and fellowship)
Throw a “Senior Prom” complete with live music, food, and decorations
Landscape a flower garden and sitting area for resident
Have kids make crafts (necklaces, wooden crosses) that can be given to residents
Distribute chips and sodas to residents & employees (check with staff on food restrictions)
Band: Serve free drinks or snacks at their practices
Sports teams: Serve free bottled water at their practices
Give away free mechanical pencils or energy drinks to college students
Host a free picnic in the quad
Give out free donuts and coffee on the quad
Special Needs/Youth Home
Identify a family with a special needs child and give the family a Mom & Dad’s day out
Adopt a group home for the day and throw a party for the residents
Build a wheelchair ramp for handicapped
Organize a field day for a group youth home
Serve hot breakfast for the homeless in our community
Do a community trash clean up
Host a “Block Party” with free food, games, music, etc. for families
Renovate a run-down playground or park in the area
Do a door-to-door grocery giveaway
Have a “Free Grass Cutting” day
Serve free coffee, energy drinks, and snacks to staff and those waiting in the emergency room
Give out healthy snacks to patients of chemotherapy
Deliver small gifts to patients and families in the children’s ward (toys, care packages, etc)
Prayer visits with patients and those in emergency room
Take care-packages with snacks, sweets and small gift items (lotions, magazines, puzzles etc.) to families of hospitalized children.
Business/Service Organizations/Public Servicemen
Trash pick-up in parking lot
Cook Lunch for your local police or fire station
For further inspiration, or to get more ideas, please check out these great books:
Servolution by Dino Rizzo
Conspiracy of Kindness by Steve Sjogren
The Cause Within You by Matthew Barnett
When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert