City Serve

REACH The City

CityServe is an opportunity for Providence members to go beyond the walls of our building structure and take the hope of the Gospel and transformational power of Christ into the brokenness of our communities. We organize projects to practically address physical needs with the hopes of enacting both physical and spiritual change. Through CityServe, we introduce awareness of the needs while allowing members to connect their uniquely given gifts, talents and passions to be the hands and feet of Christ to our community. 

Most projects are designed to focus on relationships already built with families of local Public Schools and Ministry Partners. Projects are offered allowing all to serve, either as an individual or with your Life Group. Everyone is invited to the City Serve Rally, a time of encouragement and celebration prior to going out to your project. There will be coffee and donuts! 

City Serve: Baptist On Mission Disaster Relief

NCBM ReBuild Center 141 Avent Road, Lumberton, United States

Baptists on Mission is actively serving all across North Carolina in Disaster Relief. Volunteers are still working to continue the "rebuild phase" from Hurricane Florence. Lodging and Food (Breakfast & Dinner) are included (a $20 contribution per person helps cover some of this cost). Volunteer teams will work under the direction of a Providence City Serve Project Leader, Jeremy Chavis, and Baptist on Mission (BOM).  *This is an overnight event, Friday,  -  Returning Saturday,  (an option to independently return home Sunday afternoon, if you could commit another day of service). This is not a kid friendly project. Details: Friday: Leave Raleigh at 3pm. Caravan to the site hub to arrive and get checked in for the night. Saturday: After breakfast, you will receive your assignments for the day. Return Saturday afternoon, typically home by early afternoon/Dinner. REGISTER

CityServe: Respite Night — Parent’s Night Out

Providence Church 6339 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC, United States

We are so excited for you to join us for this fun-filled evening for your family. This event is for foster families and families with children with special needs (plus siblings) and YOU as parents to get a night out to yourselves. Participants will have a pizza dinner then engage with trained volunteers for crafts, games, and sensory fun! Children will be in groups divided by age. There will be multiple volunteers per group who are there to assist getting all kids from station to station and engage with kids during activities. There will be a required training on Sunday, April 14th at 12:15pm in Prisms for all volunteers. This Project is Full for Volunteers. 

City Serve: Transitions LifeCare Blessing Bags (FULL)

Providence Church 6339 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC, United States

We have a new ministry outreach to introduce to you!  Transition LifeCare is a ministry that cares for individuals and families with compassion, support, and expertise as they navigate the end of life or life-changing illness, including palliative and hospice care. Help bring encouragement to the staff that work at Transitions LifeCare Hospice home by packing blessing bags. Our goal is to provide 40 bags for the staff that work at the home and those that serve in the community. Those that have been touched by hospice care with a loved one know what a difference good care makes! We will meet on April 20 to hear about Transitions LifeCare Home, the only non-profit Hospice home and care in Wake County.  We will pack blessing bags for the staff, write encouraging notes, and pray for this hospice organization and the families they minister to.   Even if you cannot attend on April 20, we still need your help to donate items toward the blessing bags or toward their snack supply for patients families. Use the registration form to let us know what you plan to donate. This Project Is Full. 

City Serve: Custody Officer Blessing Bags

Off-Campus Off-Campus

We have an amazing opportunity to reach local Custody Officers, this includes the correctional officers, captains, lieutenants, sergeants, and case managers. Join us on City Serve as we gather to pack blessing bags for 700 custody officers. We will write handwritten notes as well as pray for the officers and their families. REGISTER

City Serve: OneHope Refuge Yard Work

Off-Campus Off-Campus

OneHope Refuge is a ministry started up dedicated to serving women, children and  families rescued from sex trafficking.  The property contains two homes and a barn loft offering up to three families the opportunity to recover and build a plan of hope and restoration for their future. The property is in need of some outside TLC.  OneHope does not have any landscaping/maintenance tools so bring your own (gloves, tools, shovels, loppers, blowers, edgers, etc).  Come prepared for a morning of “yard-work” (garden gloves, hat, and boots/shoes.  No open-toed shoes.) Volunteers will meet at Crossroads Wake Forest and shuttle to this secure location. This event will take place at a secure location and volunteers will be asked to not disclose the location and to sign a waiver. OneHope also needs donations.  Please sign up below if you'd like to donate any of these bundles.  Bring any donations with you on April 20 to OneHope. 16 years old and up only REGISTER

City Serve: Senior Living Facilities

Off-Campus Off-Campus

Celebrate the arrival of Spring with the residents of a Senior Care Facility.  Share the love of Christ by spending quality time with a new friend. You can use your artistic talents to assist residents in decorating a craft, participating in activities and games, or you can join a sweet and encouraging time of singing. Capitol Oaks (1PM) REGISTER   TREEO REGISTER   Whispering Pines REGISTER   Sunrise (FULL)   Litchford Falls  REGISTER Because it is an actual nursing facility, masks might be required and we are asking no children under the age of 15 to attend. Cards and non-food gifts can be prepared and given out to the residents as you visit.

City Serve: Prison Alliance Work Day Lesson Review & Letter Response

Prison Alliance 3001 Spring Forest Rd, #101, Raleigh, NC, United States

Prison Alliance has located their national base in Raleigh, NC. While Providence is determined to make disciples here and globally, they are committed to making disciples in Prison.  Last year, 19,009 decisions were made to accept Christ and 23,000 bible Study Lessons were completed that led to those decisions.  Praise!  You can join the Kingdom work.  Offering your time to Prison Alliance is an excellent way to reach (and support) the large incarcerated population for Christ.  The ministry depends on volunteers like you to help with the hands-on tasks of prison ministry. When you use your time to serve at Prison Alliance, you can see the impact you are making right in front of you. Part of the day will include a training to support their Bible Study Lesson Review and Letter Response Ministry.  Inmates from all over the world write to Prison Alliance looking for Christian resources and encouragement.  Volunteers review submitted Bible Study lesson plans and/or respond to a variety of letters received. Each lesson reviewer/letter writer will receive templates to help them construct a response.   Most letters will fall into three categories: requesting to be enrolled in our Bible studies,  requesting a certain book or Bible, and/or  […]

City Serve: (Plan Your Own Outreach) First Responder Blessing Bags

Providence Church 6339 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC, United States

During our many conversations with First Responders and their families, we have heard that they are all in desperate need of support from the community.  You could join others in offering much needed encouragement by offering to pray with them and provide them with blessing bags.  This is a perfect project to engage as a team.  You could engage life/small groups, social clubs, playgroups, etc  to combine efforts. Providence will provide PBC pens, notecards, and invite cards. You (or your Group) add a handwritten note of encouragement, snacks, treats, candy, a gift card for breakfast, lunch, coffee, etc. Your group will assemble the bags, pray over them, then deliver them to your first responder of choice. Make sure you call ahead and get the total number of bags needed for the officers/fire fighters/workers represented at that location. REGISTER

City Serve: Prayer Team

Prayer Room @ Providence Church 6339 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC, United States

We want all of our events to be covered in prayer.  It is crucial to our ability to truly impact Raleigh.  After the City Serve Rally, you can join others in the Providence Prayer Room, Suite B, from 9:30-12:30 to pray for our teams serving our city. You can stay as long as you would like. You can also sign up to pray from home. * This is a great option for those of us who are unable to do physical labor REGISTER

City Serve: Raleigh Rescue Mission Cleaning Team

Raleigh Rescue Mission & Child Development Center 314 E. Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC, United States

Raleigh and Wake County have reported over 6,000 homeless individuals seeking services and over 5,100 homeless children attending a Wake County School.  There are another 95,200 + individuals at risk of being homeless.  Raleigh Rescue Mission is on  mission to transform homelessness in Raleigh.  Join this project and  learn about their plan and how to support their ministry.  During your time onsite you will also  bless and encourage them by cleaning the Mission & Child Development Center. Jobs could include: Disinfect and sanitize public and staff bathrooms, including walls and baseboards. Sweep and mop floors in bathrooms and area outside the elevator. Disinfect and sanitize doorknobs. Vacuum carpets. Sweep and mop stairwell. Disinfect and sanitize dining area, including client tables, floors, and baseboards. Sweep and mop the floor in the dining room. Sweep and mop storage areas for all closets and hallways. Disinfect and sanitize all toys in the CDC. Disinfect and sanitize CDC bathrooms, kitchen area, play areas, etc. Sweep and mop floors in the CDC.   The team will coordinate brining and supplying cleaning supplies for this project. Please complete one registration per person. The RRM has a very limited number of volunteer parking spaces.  The team should […]

City Serve: (Plan Your Own Outreach) Local Schools

Off-Campus Off-Campus

Come together to plan your own event with a local school. Bless your teachers with an encouraging blessing bag,  brunch or lunch!  Love on the community by engaging families, staff and administration to come out for a day of service and provide some landscaping, TLC, etc. Gather a group to tackle a Teacher/Staff Task that needs to be completed, etc. Details: Reach out to your school for permission, define a project,  a date and time. Schools must be within a 6 mile radius of Providence. Ask your Life Group or friends to join in and serve with you! REGISTER

City Serve: Pleasant Grove Elementary School Grounds Work (FULL)

Pleasant Grove Elementary School 3605 Pleasant Grove Elementary School, Morrisville, United States

Encourage and support relationship building with our local school staff!   Let's partner together to bless the staff and students at PGES by sprucing up their grounds and spreading mulch.  We will need to bring our own yard tools.   This Project Is Full.

City Serve: (Plan Your Own Outreach) Adopt-A-Park or Street

Off-Campus Off-Campus

Park Litter CleanUp  A great way to get family, neighbors and small groups together for an impactful morning of cleaning up a local park. You can choose the park. Street Litter CleanUp  Organize a neighborhood or highway cleanup. Serve your own community by defining a few streets which need some care and attention to clean up litter. We will provide streets in need of cleaning or you can choose your own area.   We will provide trash bags and gloves if needed. REGISTER

City Serve: Leesville Schools Grounds Work (FULL)

Leesville Road Middle School 8406 Pride Way, Raleigh, NC, United States

Encourage and support relationship building with our local school!   Let's partner together with the community of all three Leesville schools to bless the staff and students by helping beautify the grounds. We plan to clean the grounds and courtyard, do some possible painting, plant flowers, and add potting soil.  Families are welcome and encouraged! This Project Is Full. 

City Serve: Gateway Women’s Care Campus Workday

Gateway Women's Care 1306 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC, United States

Gain a better understanding of how the ministry serves women and saves babies via a short informational presentation. *Due to privacy concerns, we will not be interacting with the moms and babies. Help the campus approach their curb appeal as they seek to be a haven to Women in crisis. Note:  Gateway does not have yard tools, you must bring your own supplies.  REGISTER

City Serve: Cedar Point Block Party (FULL)

Cedar Point Apartment Community 6514 Suburban Dr., Raleigh, United States

Spend time supporting Refugee Hope Partners and Providence investment in international families which have been displaced  from their home countries and find themselves dispersed into our Raleigh communities.  We invest time to build relationships and show love for our neighbors who find themselves so far from their native homes and in new communities so foreign to their culture.  Come spend the morning investing in the lives of refugees. We will invite residents to join us for games and activities scattered around the complex to engage families and kids. This Project Is Full. 

City Serve: Alliance Medical Ministry “Gardener for the Day” (FULL)

Alliance Medical Garden 101 Donald Ross Drive, Raleigh, NC, United States

Did you know approximately 131,000 Wake County residents are food insecure.  To address food insecurity issues facing many patients, AMM partnered with the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle to build an on-site Community Garden. Annually, they harvest 2,000 pounds of fresh produce.  On a half of an acre, the garden grows a wide variety of vegetables, herbs, and fruits. They focus on growing food that is culturally relevant and familiar to their patient population. Volunteers will tend the garden and do any necessary work to assist the upkeep of this ministry garden hosted by the Alliance Medical Ministry. With eight rows and 20 garden boxes, there's always work to be done! Typical tasks include planting, weeding, watering, and harvesting.  No gardening experience required.  The AMM Wellness Coordinator will oversee your time and offer instructions, tasks, and tools.  However, we recommend that  you bring your own gloves and hat, and wear garden boots (closed toe shoes due to possible fire ants.) This Project Is Full. 

City Serve: Adopt-A-Street — Delta Lake Drive (FULL)

Off-Campus Off-Campus

Beautify Providence’s neighborhood.  A great way to get family, neighbors and small groups together for an impactful morning of cleaning up the surrounding area and off-streets of Delta Lake Drive, which is the West entrance to Providence Church. We will pick up litter and yard waste. Bring your own gloves, rakes, wagons, leaf blowers, etc.  We will dump trash into the DLC dumpster.  Pick up trucks will be helpful in hauling bags and trash. This project is full. 

Hope Reins Ranch Hands

Hope Reins 8420 Wake Forest Hwy, Raleigh, United States

Our wounded and traumatized children and Hope Reins depend on YOU !  You have the opportunity to spend the morning supporting Hope Reins,  a wonderful Ministry Partner, dedicated to support kids ranging in age from 5-18 who struggle with crisis like severe trauma, physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, cancer, suicide, debilitating anxiety, or living in homelessness, poverty, group home or foster care. Hope Reins has asked for Ranch Help doing one or several of these things: Invasive plant species removal in pastures - helps keep our pastures healthy and nutrition-rich for the horses Fence staining - with miles of four board fence, it's an ongoing process! Trail construction - our kids love to walk the trails with their mentors during sessions Clearing fence lines - from downed limbs, brush and debris Weeding and gardening - to ensure the Ranch is beautiful for our sessions kids   Appropriate Clothing & Footwear: Please encourage your participants to wear closed toed shoes, long pants and a sun hat or sunglasses.  We encourage you to bring a personal water bottle to fill at one of our water dispensers. Age Limit of 18 years of age and up; they only let adults serve in this project. […]