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

Spring 2019 // March 30, 2019

Projects

reach your neighbors

Random Acts Of Neighboring
Let’s be intentional this City Serve by serving our neighbors! Serving your neighbors provides an opportunity to get to know the people in your community, increase a sense of belonging, and connect your neighbors to the local church.

Here are some ideas on how to reach your neighbors:

  • Pick a gathering (see event list here)
  • Recruit helpers
  • Contact Beth at  for a registration link


vulnerable families & Refugees


Cedar Point Spring Fling – KID FRIENDLY
Come spend the morning investing in the lives of refugees. We will invite residents to join us for donuts and tea. Games will also be scattered around to engage with families and kids. Two groups are needed: Game hosts who will run backyard games and engage with children and families, as well as food servers who will help provide hot beverages and pastries.

  • Age Restrictions: None
  • Providence Contact: Carly Conley
  • Group Size: 35

REGISTER 

 

Foster Parents Morning Out – KID FRIENDLY
Help support Bair Foster families by providing kiddie camp for their children. Volunteers are needed to run indoor/outdoor games and a craft. We will love on the kids and serve them pizza for lunch.

  • Age Restrictions: None
  • Providence Contact: TBD
  • Group Size: 15

REGISTER


Adopt-A-Block Raleigh Gardens & Casa Del Sol – KID FRIENDLY
We will partner with Raleigh Dream Center and build transformational relationships by being present in local neighborhoods. Help by going door-to-door and inviting the families to enjoy food and fellowship! We will give out groceries for households, pick up trash, play with children, and have intentional gospel conversations.

  • Age Restrictions: None
  • Providence Contact: TBD
  • Group Size: 25

REGISTER

the formerly incarcerated


Men's Transitional House 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 power wash, do a deep kitchen clean and tidy up the landscape.

  • Age Restrictions: 16 years and up
  • Supplies: Yard tools, gloves, work clothes
  • Providence Contact: Paul Hoffman
  • Group Size: 15

REGISTER 


the community (cleaning & 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 fresh 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 here.

  • Age Restrictions: None
  • Supplies: work gloves, trash bags are provided
  • Providence Contact: TBD
  • Group Size: 25

REGISTER


Delta Lake Drive Clean Up – KID FRIENDLY
Help us improve Delta Lake Drive across from the bowling alley. We will be picking up trash and improving the grounds.

  • Age Restrictions: None
  • Supplies: trash bags, gloves
  • Providence Contact: Jim & Shirley Doherty
  • Group Size: 10

REGISTER

 

mercy ministries


Gateway Mom & Baby Shower Party
Help Gateway offer compassionate care and support by attending a Mom & Baby Shower at Gateway on Hillsborough Street. Gain a better understanding of how the ministry serves women and saves babies via a short informational presentation. Collect items and pack gift bags and stuffed diaper bags for their clients. *Due to privacy concerns, we will not be interacting with the moms and babies.

  • Age Restrictions: 12 years and up
  • Supplies: Unwrapped baby and mom items
  • Providence Contacts: TBD
  • Group Size: 25

REGISTER


Hope Reins – KID FRIENDLY
Help beautify the grounds of Hope Reins. Participants will be spreading mulch and doing farm chores and other projects. Farm chores are available for younger kids accompanied by an adult.

*Arrival time at the farm is 8:30 AM, so you will miss the rally. Please plan to get your T-shirt early.

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

REGISTER


New Life Camp – KID FRIENDLY
Help us improve the grounds at New Life Camp. We will be painting and landscaping.

  • Age Restrictions: 8 years old and up
  • Supplies: Work gloves
  • Providence Contact: Paul Averette
  • Group Size: 40

REGISTER 


Salvation Army Shelter Meals
Lovingly prepare a nutritious meal for the Salvation Army shelter residents. Bring the meal and serve it to 100-150 women and children. Participants will cook on site here at church, transport the meal, then serve and chat with residents. Listen to their stories and share yours!

  • Age Restrictions: 18 years and older
  • Supplies: TBD
  • Providence Contact: Julie Bauckham
  • Group Size: 10

REGISTER

 

Raleigh Rescue Mission Thrift Store – KID FRIENDLY
Perfect for groups and individuals! Tasks include sorting and putting donations out on the floor for sale. All money goes back into running the Raleigh Rescue Mission Homeless Shelter.

  • Age Restrictions: 12 years old and up (In the case of a youth group, one adult for every 4-5 youth under the age of 18 is requested)
  • Supplies: closed toed shoes
  • Providence Contacts: TBD
  • Group Size: 30

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 is 9:00 AM, so you will miss the rally. Please plan to get your T-shirt early.

  • Age Restrictions: None
  • Supplies: closed toed shoes
  • Providence Contacts: TBD
  • Group Size: 15

REGISTER

 

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 donations on the sales floor.

  • Age Restrictions: 13 years and older
  • Supplies: closed toed shoes
  • Providence Contacts: Vicki Highlander
  • Group Size: 25

REGISTER

 

Blood Connection Drive
Blood donations are at an all time low. One donation equals three pints which, saves three lives. With the constant decline in donations, the Red Cross is calling on the community for help!

  • Age Restrictions: 16 (with parent) or 17 years and up
  • Supplies: None
  • Providence Contacts: None
  • Group Size: 100

REGISTER

the elderly


The Oaks at Mayview Nursing Home – KID FRIENDLY (10:15 – 11: 45 AM)
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 resident’s schedule, we will stay at the church for a short orientation and card making then will arrive at The Oaks at 10:15.

  • Age Restrictions: None
  • Supplies: Guitar, songbooks or hymnals
  • Providence Contact: TBD
  • Group Size: 35

REGISTER

 

schools


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 and older (accompanied by an adult)
  • Supplies: Yard tools, work clothes, gloves, painting materials
  • Providence Contact: Meg Dalton
  • Group Size: 35

REGISTER


Lead Mine Elementary – 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 and older (accompanied by an adult)
  • Supplies: Yard tools, work clothes, gloves, painting materials
  • Providence Contact: Ryan & Casey Little
  • Group Size: 35

REGISTER 


Hilburn Academy
Help serve the busy teachers at Hilburn Academy with organizing, sorting, and cleaning. We will also be putting out mulch, trimming shrubs, and power washing ramps.

  • Age Restrictions: 13 years and older
  • Supplies: TBD
  • Providence Contacts: Jessica Theiss
  • Group Size: 35

REGISTER 

If you want to run an outreach at your school, contact Beth at  for a registration link.

  

prayer


Capitol Grounds Prayer Rally
If there's ever been a time to drop to our knees and pray for our nation, this is it! Jim Young from Capitol Commission will lead us in a prayer rally at the Capitol. We will pray for our elected officials and our nation who need wisdom and strength in the challenges they face.

  • Age Restrictions: None
  • Providence Contact: Jim Young
  • Group Size: Unlimited

REGISTER 

 

College Prayer Walk (Intervarsity – NC State)
Walking on campus has a way of stirring up ideas, insights, and faith in those who are gathered, in a way that sitting in a room may not. Fred Williams of InterVarsity will lead us on a prayer walk at NC State. Prayer stops will focus on Academics, Athletics, Student Life, Minority Students,  International Students & Marginalized Students (those who feel that don’t fit). We will offer bottled water to students and invite them to share prayer requests. We will pray with students as they are open.

  • Age Restrictions: 18 years and up
  • Providence Contact: Fred Williams & Louis Griffin
  • Group Size: 25

REGISTER 

 

Love Life Prayer Walk
Join us and others in our community by participating in the 40 Weeks for Life Campaign… a groundbreaking, coordinated international mobilization that, with God’s help, this will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our city — and beyond. This walk includes a time of worship, Scripture, and testimony.

*Meet at Summit Church parking lot (3249 Blue Ridge Rd. Raleigh, NC  27612) at 8:45 AM.

*Arrival time is 8:45 AM, so you will miss the rally. Please plan to get your T-shirt early.

  • Age Restrictions: None
  • Providence Contact: Becky Estes
  • Group Size: 25

REGISTER 


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.

  • Age Restrictions: 10 years and older (accompanied by an adult)
  • Supplies: None
  • Providence Contact: TBD
  • Group Size: Unlimited

REGISTER 

 

plan your own outreach


If you plan to do your own outreach, contact Beth at  for a registration link.  

 

Spring 2018 Highlights