CityServe

In the book of Jeremiah, God tells us that our welfare is tied to the welfare of our city. Through CityServe, we can each use our gifts and abilities to be a light in our community. Providence holds two CityServe events each year, one in the spring and one in the fall, with the first one being held in the spring of 2014.


Schedule

October 14, 2017 // 9 AM – 12:30 PM

The day will start at 9 AM with a rally at Providence with free doughnuts provided. You will also be able to pick up the new CityServe shirt. 


Why Get Involved With CityServe?

 

Projects

Orphans

Foster Care Family Skate Party - KID FRIENDLY 

The local church plays a key role in solving our country’s foster care crisis. Providence partners with the Bair Foundation Child and Family Ministries to place children in loving, Christ-centered homes. Help us care for foster children and their families. We are hosting a free skating party for all Bair Foster Children who are between 4 and 12 years old. Providence children (ages 8-15) will serve as a skating buddy to a foster child. Adults are also needed to supervise and help out with various activities.

  • Age Restrictions: Youth 8-15 years & adults to supervise
  • Supplies: TBA
  • Contact: Ashley Brown
  • Group Size: 9 adults, 18 youth

Register (Adult) Register (Youth)

disaster relief

Pack Meals

Providence is partnering with Feed the Hunger to supply 45,000 dehydrated meal packets that can be handed out or prepared at mobile kitchens at various disaster relief locations. While we intend for these meals to go to Texas or Florida, it will be dependent on the needs of those communities come mid-October. If the packets are not needed there, they will be used to replenish Feed the Hunger’s depleted supply and be used for the next local or global disaster. Distribution partners are CitiIMPACT, and Compassion Katy, a network of churches in Katy (a suburb of Houston). Providence will be sponsoring 22,500 meals. Your donation will help provide over 45,000 meals.

  • Age Restrictions: 5 years old and up
  • Supplies: Minimum of a $50 donation per person. Payment will be required at the time of registration.
  • Contact: Paul Averette
  • Group Size: 125

Register
 

Formerly Incarcerated

Transitional House Ministry Yard Clean Up

Providence seeks to support those whose lives have been impacted by incarceration. Help us provide a safe and healthy environment at the Men’s Pardoned by Christ Transitional Home. Work with residents to landscape their overgrown yards. Be prepared to spread pine straw or mulch, till the soil, plant shrubs and ground cover, and blow leaves.

  • Age Restrictions: 15 years and older
  • Supplies: Yard tools, gloves, work clothes
  • Contact: TBA
  • Group Size: 25
  • Other Restrictions: Men only

Register

The Homeless

Oak City Park Outreach Center - YOUNG ADULTS

As Christians, let’s have a relentless passion for the homeless. For this project, we will collect items and create blessing bags (hygiene products or snack items), then take them to the Oak City Park Outreach Center to distribute to guests. We will also help them during their lunch service by carrying food trays and picking up trash.

See blessing bag items here.

  • Age Restrictions: 9 years and up
  • Supplies: Trash bags, gloves
  • Contact: Rachel Lambert
  • Group Size: 25

Register

The Community (Evangelism)

Shelley Lake Litter & Playground Wipe Down - KID FRIENDLY

Serve the city of Raleigh by sprucing up Shelley Lake Park! Walk and talk to the many joggers and dog walkers while picking up litter and cleaning the playground equipment. Also, send people to our water station to grab a cup of water and engage in more conversation about Christ and Providence. This is a great opportunity to interact with the community as a family or individual. 

Fill out and print release form here.

  • Age Restrictions: None
  • Supplies: Trash bags, gloves
  • Contact: Bryan Mull
  • Group Size: 35

Register

College Outreach

Serve the city of Raleigh by sprucing up a local park! Walk and talk to the many joggers and dog walkers while picking up litter. Also, send people to our water station to grab a cup of water and engage in more conversation about Christ and Providence. This is a great opportunity to interact with the college community.

  • Age Restrictions: None
  • Supplies: Trash bags, gloves
  • Contact: Daniel Moore & Danny Myers
  • Group Size: 50

Register

Children & Youth

Leesville Elementary School - KID FRIENDLY

Help us continue to build a relationship with our local schools by assisting with teacher requests and cleaning up the grounds at Leesville Elementary School.

  • Age Restrictions: 8 years old and up (accompanied by an adult)
  • Supplies: Yard tools, work clothes, gloves, painting materials
  • Contact: Meg Dalton
  • Group Size: 35

Register

Hilburn Academy

Help serve the busy teachers at Hilburn Academy by organizing, sorting, and cleaning. We may spruce up outdoor areas as well. 

  • Age Restrictions: 13 years old and up 
  • Supplies: TBA
  • Contact: Jessica Theiss & Shirley Doherty
  • Group Size: 35

Register 

Lead Mine Elementary School - KID FRIENDLY

Help us continue to build a relationship with our local schools by cleaning up the grounds at Lead Mine Elementary School.

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

Register

 

*If you would like to add your school to the list, contact Beth for a registration link.*

vulnerable women & families

Salvation Army Shelter Meals

Lovingly prepare a nutritious meal for the Salvation Army shelter residents. Bring the meal and serve it to over 30 women and children. Participants will cook on site here at church then serve and chat with residents. Listen to their stories and share yours!

  • Age Restrictions: 18 years old and up
  • Supplies: TBA
  • Contact: Mallory Shaffer
  • Group Size: 10

Register

Raleigh Gardens & Casa del Sol - Feed and Read Outreach - KID FRIENDLY

Come spend the morning investing in the lives of our neighbors in need. We’ll be partnering with the Food Bank to feed the kids healthy snacks then give their parents fresh produce and lean meats to take home. We will share the Gospel with the families who attend. Volunteers are needed to lead groups of children, talk with parents, and do some simple setup and cleanup. An excellent opportunity to build relational bridges with our neighbors!

  • Age Restrictions: None
  • Abilities: Spanish speakers are a great need!
  • Contact: Catherine Barker
  • Group Size: 25

Register

Raleigh Gardens Basketball Tournament (1PM - 4 PM)*

Help run a tournament for Raleigh Garden’s teens! We will be organizing teams and playing a real tournament. Come out and play or help with the logistics of the tournament.

  • Age Restrictions: 16 years old and up
  • Supplies: Basketballs, water coolers
  • Contact: Jarrick Oxedine
  • Group Size: 10

Register

Helping Ministries

Hope Reins - KID FRIENDLY (FULL)

Help beautify the grounds of Hope Reins. Participants will be painting fencing, doing farm chores and other projects.

  • Age Restrictions: 5 years old and up (accompanied by an adult)
  • Supplies: Closed toe shoes or boots, work gloves
  • Contact: Kelli Dancey
  • Group Size: 25

 

North Raleigh Ministries - KID FRIENDLY

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: 10 years old and up
  • Supplies: Closed toe shoes
  • Contact: Diane Kincaid
  • Group Size: 25

Register

Food Bank Gardening - KID FRIENDLY

The Food Bank of NC has an amazing garden where they grow food and distribute it to families in need. Helpers will weed the garden, plant, and pick food. 

*Arrival time for this project is 9AM, so you will not be able to attend the rally. Please plan to pick up your t-shirt early.*

  • Age Restrictions: None
  • Supplies: Closed toe shoes
  • Contact: TBA
  • Group Size: 25

Register

Salvation Army Warehouse - KID FRIENDLY

Help turn donations into program funding. Sort and organize items in their store. This is a great group activity!

*Arrival time for this project is 9AM, so you will not be able to attend the rally. Please plan to pick up your t-shirt early.*

  • Age Restrictions: 10 years old and up
  • Supplies: Closed toe shoes
  • Contact: TBA
  • Group Size: 50

Register 

The Elderly

The Oaks at Mayview Nursing Home – (10:15 AM - 11:45 AM)*

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. Due to the residents' schedules, we will stay at the church for a short orientation and make cards to take to the residents, then will arrive at The Oaks at 10:15 AM.

  • Age Restrictions: None
  • Supplies: Guitar, songbooks, or hymnals
  • Contact: Becky Bascom
  • Group Size: 35

Register

Senior Lifestyle (Falls River Court)

Share the love of Christ by spending quality time with a new friend. Play Bingo and do crafts with the residents at Senior Lifestyle. Share your testimony and ask them about theirs!

  • Age Restrictions: None
  • Supplies: None
  • Contact: Georgia Lackey
  • Group Size: 25

Register

Prayer

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 AM -12:30 PM 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. 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
  • Contact: Larry & Judith Gilson
  • Group Size: Unlimited

Register 

Do you have a great project idea to serve your community? Contact Beth at about possibly starting up your own project.

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