CityServe

Serving, Churchwide

Saturday, October 03, 2015, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location: Providence Baptist Church, 6339 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC US 27612

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In the book of Jeremiah, God tells us that our welfare is tied to the welfare of our city. We have an incredible opportunity to reach out and serve our city in Jesus' name without asking for anything in return. We will join together for CityServe: a time where our congregation will serve alongside one another as we go outside of our walls and into our community. We know that many LIFE Classes at Providence have ideas on places to serve or places where they may already be serving regularly. We'd encourage you to continue serving there and building relationships. Set something up with your contacts for October 3 and then let us know so we can be praying for you and supporting you. 

On October 3 we'll start the morning at Providence with coffee and doughnuts to fuel us up. We'll gather as teams and pray for the welfare of our city before we go out and serve together.

Registration will open soon.

Watch highlights from CityServe last spring:

 

ADULTS & TEENS

Hilburn Academy

Help serve the busy teachers at Hilburn Academy with organizing, sorting and cleaning. We may also do some outdoor clean up as well.  

  • Age restrictions: 13 and up
  • Supplies: Yard tools, gloves, work clothes (outdoor)
  • Providence Contact: Jessica Theiss
  • Group size: 60

Leesville Road High School

Beautify the courtyard at Leesville Road High school! We will be doing a major renovation of the courtyard.

  • Age Restrictions: 12 and up
  • Supplies: Yard tools, gloves, work clothes
  • Providence Contact: Trey Kitchings
  • Group Size: 35

Casa del Sol Soccer Tournament (1–4 PM) 

Help run a tournament for the Casa del Sol kids! We will be organizing kids into teams and playing a real tournament. Come out and play with the kids as well as fellowship with their parents.

*STUDENTS/COLLEGE NEEDED!

  • Age Restrictions: 12 and up
  • Supplies: soccer balls, water coolers
  • Providence Contact: Bradley McClure
  • Group Size: 10

New Life Camp

We are returning to help make improvements to serve this Christian camp.  We will be spreading gravel, mulching, repairing picnic tables and cleaning golf carts. Some general yard work will be done as well.

  • Age restrictions: 10 and up
  • Supplies: work clothes, yard tools
  • Providence Contact: TBD
  • Group size: 40

North Raleigh Ministries

North Raleigh Ministries provides neighbors in crisis with crucial assistance in a Christian environment. Help is needed to sort, price and put clothes on the sales floor. We will also help beautify their grounds.

  • Age restrictions: 16 and up
  • Supplies: none
  • Providence Contact: TBD
  • Group size: 25

Raleigh Rescue Mission Thrift Store

The Raleigh Rescue Mission has opened a new thrift store to support their ministry with the homeless through Christian principles. Help is needed to sort, price and put clothes on the sales floor. We will also help with other small projects.

  • Age restrictions: 18 and up
  • Supplies: none
  • Providence Contact: TBD
  • Group size: 25

Cart Valet

Take the shoppers at Food Lion and Walmart back to the old days when they still helped you to the car with your groceries.  We’ll offer this service to shoppers as they leave, taking the cart to their car, helping them unload it, and returning it to the store.

  • Age Restrictions: 13 and up
  • Supplies: none
  • Group Size: 20 at each location
  • Food Lion contact: Thomas West & Daniel Moore

CityServe Prayer Team

All events should be covered in prayer or we will be guilty of serving in our own strength!   Join us in the Providence Prayer Room, Suite B, from 9:30-12:30 to pray for our teams serving our city. You can sign up for 30 minute slots or stay as long as you would like. This is a great option for those of us who are unable to do physical labor.

  • Age Restrictions: 10 years old and up (accompanied by an adult)
  • Supplies: none
  • Providence Contact: Judy Herriott
  • Group Size: unlimited

KID-FRIENDLY OPTIONS

Leesville Elementary School

Serve our schools by painting the media center and helping clean up the grounds at Leesville Road Elementary School.

  • Age Restrictions: 6 years old and up (accompanied by an adult)
  • Supplies: Yard tools, work clothes, gloves
  • Providence Contact: Meg Dalton
  • Group Size: 35

Hope Reins

Help beautify the NEW grounds of Hope Reins. Participants will do farm chores and other projects.  

  • Age Restrictions: none
  • Supplies: work clothes, gloves
  • Providence Contact: TBD
  • Group Size: 30

Mayview Nursing Home

Come sing praise and worship songs with the residents of Mayview Nursing Home.  Share the love of Christ by spending quality time with a new friend.

  • Age Restrictions: 4 and up
  • Supplies: Guitar, songbooks or hymnals
  • Providence Contact: Crystal Waters
  • Group Size: 35

Casa del Sol & Raleigh Gardens Fall Festival/VBS (1–4 PM)

Come share some food and fun with the kids of Raleigh Gardens and Casa del Sol! We will have blow ups, crafts and Bible Stories! We will need volunteers to staff each center and to just hang out with families.

  • Age Restrictions: None
  • Supplies: TBD
  • Providence Contact: Jenny Harris
  • Group Size: 20

Multi-Housing Ministry Outreach

Serve a free breakfast to the residents of an apartment complex close to Providence as they drive in and out in the morning.  There are three locations to choose from.

For each location:

  • Age Restrictions: 4 and up (accompanied by an adult)
  • Supplies: pastries, drinks, table, chairs, signs
  • Group Size: 12 at each location

Create your own Neighborhood Outreach

What better way to serve the city than to serve your own neighbors? This outreach can lead to relationships you can continue to invest in with the hope of sharing the gospel. We’ve already gotten started with some ideas for you that you can find here (link). Once you decide what you are going to do, please register it on the website so we can pray and support you as you take this step of faith.

 

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