Serving, Missions

Saturday, March 19, 2016, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

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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 Groups 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 March 19 and then let us know so we can be praying for you and supporting you. 

On March 19 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.

After your CityServe project, that afternoon or the next week, let us know how God worked during your project. Share stories of you being able to share the gospel or even just a specific experience you had at your project. We want to know about it and celebrate it!

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Raleigh Gardens Basketball Tournament (1-4 PM*)

Help run a tournament for Raleigh Gardens teens! We will be organizing teams and playing a real tournament. Come out and play with us or help run it!

  • Age restrictions: 12 and up
  • Supplies: basketballs, water coolers
  • Providence Contact: Jarrick Oxendine
  • Group size: 10


Easter Egg Neighborhood Outreach

Spring is the perfect time to get acquainted with neighbors! You can use Easter as your source of conversation. Host a Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt! This will give you opportunity to reach out to your neighbors with the gospel message, and have fun while doing it. Put your eggs in the right basket and share with your neighborhood how they can too!

  • Age Restrictions: none
  • Supplies: Easter Egg Hunt Box located in Children’s Atrium
  • Providence Contact: Laurie Gravely
  • Group Size: unlimited


Mayview Nursing Home (10-11:45 AM*) – PROJECT FULL

Come sing hymns 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: none
  • Supplies: Guitar, songbooks or hymnals
  • Providence Contact: Becky Bascom
  • Group Size: 35

South Wilmington Street Men’s Shelter – PROJECT FULL

We will serve 125+ homeless men lunch! We will be cooking, serving and talking with the participants. 

  • Age Restrictions: 5 years old and up (accompanied by an adult)
  • Supplies: None
  • Providence Contact: Kim Tant
  • Group Size: 25


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

  • Age Restrictions: none
  • Supplies: closed toe shoes or boots, work gloves
  • Providence Contact: Taylar Thomas
  • Group Size: 15

Hilburn Academy – PROJECT FULL

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

North Raleigh Ministries – PROJECT FULL

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

  • Age restrictions: 11 and up
  • Supplies: none
  • Providence Contact: Diane Kincaid
  • Group size: 25

Leesville Elementary School – PROJECT FULL

Help us continue to build a relationship with our local schools! Serve Leesville by helping with teacher requests and helping clean up the grounds at Elementary School.

  • Age Restrictions: 5 years old and up (accompanied by an adult)
  • Supplies: Yard tools, work clothes, gloves, painting materials
  • Providence Contact: Meg Dalton
  • Group Size: 35

Casa Del Sol & Raleigh Gardens Fun Day (1-4 PM*) – PROJECT FULL

We are hosting a community reading day for the kids of Casa del Sol and Raleigh Gardens. There will be food, games and reading time. Strong readers, teens and adults are welcome. Volunteers are needed to read, facilitate games and to just hang out with the kids.

  • Age Restrictions: Anyone who can read or lead!
  • Supplies: Bring books to share and one to gift to our participants, pillows, pop up tents, reading accessories that make reading fun!
  • Providence Contact: Jenny Harris & Mike Hall
  • Group Size: 25


NC Baptists on Mission - Disaster Relief Training

This is a two day orientation training (March 18-19) that will give first time participants the history, policies, procedures, and technical training in the field of your choice (Chaplaincy, Communications, Temporary Child Care, Mass Feeding, Medical Reserve Corp, Recovery, and Shower/laundry) to prepare you to serve in Disaster Relief. Participants will sleep in a dormitory style situation to simulate disaster relief conditions. There is a cost of $45.

*2 day/overnight event: Friday, 6:30 PM – Saturday, 3 PM.
*Participants will need to register through the Baptists On Mission site here

  • Age restrictions: 18 and up, or 15+ with an adult
  • Supplies: Sleeping bag or linens, cot or air mattress, and toiletries (showers provided)
  • Providence Contact: Chip McGuirt & Bryan Nelson
  • Group size: unlimited


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.  You can also sign up for a slot and pray at home. Be sure to e-mail Judy directly for a time slot after you register.

*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


Habitat - Baptist Build – PROJECT FULL

Providence is pleased to partner with Habitat to build two homes in the Neuse Ridge Neighborhood. Come help make home ownership a reality for two families.

*This is an all day event, 8:00-3:30. T-shirts and doughnuts will provided to to the team lead.
*More information is here

  • Age restrictions: 16 and up
  • Supplies: TBA
  • Providence Contact: Scott Ryals
  • Group size: 25


Take the shoppers at Food Lion 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
  • Contact: Daniel Moore
  • Group Size: 7

Leesville Road High School – PROJECT FULL

Beautify the courtyard at Leesville Road High school! We will be doing various outdoor projects.

  • Age Restrictions: 12 and up
  • Supplies: Yard tools, gloves, work clothes
  • Providence Contact: Trey Kitchings
  • Group Size: 50 

New Life Camp – PROJECT FULL

We are returning to help make improvements to serve this Christian camp. We will be clearing paths and mulching; cleaning up the grounds and painting cabin floors.

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


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