CityServe: Spring 2022

Saturday, March 26

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. Projects are listed below with more information on how you can intentionally serve our city.

Mercy Ministries

CLI Prison Alliance

We need warehouse workers and Bible Ministers. Come sort books that will support the work of CLI and Chaplains in prisons all over the country. Also, come see how God is expanding His reach in the prisons through Bible and Letter Ministers (Penpals) to disciple inmates.

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Gateway Women's Care [FULL]

Offer compassionate care and support by collecting and assembling baby bags for expectant mothers. Gain a better understanding of how the ministry serves women and saves babies via a short informational presentation. We will do some campus beautification as well. Gateway does not have yard tools, you must bring your own supplies. *Due to privacy concerns, we will not be interacting with the moms and babies.

LoveLife Prayer Rally

Join us and others in our community by participating in the 40 Weeks for Life Campaign. This is a groundbreaking, coordinated international mobilization that, with God’s help, will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our city — and beyond. This rally includes a time of worship, Scripture reading, and testimony. *Love Life participants do not interact with the moms or families. We will be there to pray for the moms, babies, clinic workers, and families affected by abortion.

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Reach Your Neighbors/Community

Baptists on Mission – Disaster Relief*

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. This trip is expected to be focused in the New Bern area. Lodging and food (breakfast and dinner) are included. Volunteer teams will work under the direction of a Providence CityServe Project Leader and Baptist on Mission (BOM).   *This is an overnight event, April 1-2.

Details: Leave Raleigh at 2 PM on April 1 to arrive and get checked in for the night. Saturday, after breakfast, you will receive your assignments for the day. Those who can remain will be given additional assignments for Sunday. Others will return Saturday afternoon, typically arriving back before dinner.

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Adopt-A-Street Litter Clean Up

A great way to get neighbors together and make some changes is to 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.

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Random Acts of Hospitality

Using the website, Bless Every Home, gather data on your neighborhood. Make personal contact with FOUR new people in your neighborhood. Invite neighbors over for a backyard bonfire and engage in conversation on how to get plugged into your neighborhood and Providence.

  • Complete a registration form including your address and subdivision name.
  • Utilize the B.L.E.S.S. model to engage these new neighbors on an ongoing basis.
  • Providence will provide a small gift and invites to share.

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International/Vulnerable People Groups

Adopt-A-Block Raleigh Dream Center (Millbank) [FULL]

We will partner with Raleigh Dream Center and build transformational relationships by being present in the Millbank complex in Raleigh. 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.

Raleigh Dream Center (Recovery)

Partner with Raleigh Dream Center and join God’s movement to break the chains of addiction. This Tuesday night gathering provides an opportunity to encourage those who are living in bondage to substance abuse, searching for truth, transparency, and integrity. Support RDC’s efforts to provide a safe and loving refuge to those who need to experience the transforming HOPE of the gospel. Help by welcoming individuals, serving food, and participating in the fellowship! 

*This CityServe event will take place on Tuesdays from 5 – 8 PM.

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Oak City Cares Breakfast* [FULL]

Partner with Oak City Cares to build trust and care for our neighbors experiencing homelessness. Volunteers will assist with preparation to serve breakfast, clean up, and prepare for lunch. There will also be time to share and fellowship with guests.

*Volunteers must be onsite at 8:30 AM. You will not participate in the CityServe rally.

Refugee Hope Partners (Cedar Point Block Party) [FULL]

Come spend the morning investing in the lives of refugees. We will invite residents to join us for donuts and drinks. Games will also be scattered around to engage with families and kids.

Refugee Hope Partners (Afghan Refugee Relief) [FULL]

We have recently made contact with a few dozen families rescued from Afghanistan.  These families are in great need of fellowship and encouragement.  We will join Refugee Hope Partners in extending the reach of God and share the HOPE of the gospel with these displaced refugees. 

Safe Families & Foster Hope Duffle Bag Drive

Help bring HOPE to vulnerable children in your local community! We are partnering with Safe Families and WCHS to bless vulnerable children of all ages with a bag containing both necessities, as well as, comforting items to help them start a new chapter in a new home.

Volunteers will organize their donations and pack duffle bags on City Serve morning. A panel of experts will be available to address your questions.

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Respite Parents Night Out* [FULL]

We are partnering with LifeLine Children’s Services to provide foster parents and parents of special needs children a night out! We will be loving on special needs children and their siblings by providing a night full of games, entertainment, and food.

*This City Serve event will take place Friday, March 25 from 5:30-8:30 PM.

Mobile Dental Unit (Oak City Cares) [FULL]

We are partnering with Oak City Cares to run a mobile dental unit for residents. Sign up to help as a dentist, dental assistant, or greeter. 

Details: Baptists On Mission offers the use of the Mobile Dental units to Baptist churches, other Christian denominations, and service organizations within North Carolina who wish to reach out to people in need. Our mission is to provide compassionate care to people without insurance, the impoverished, migratory farmworkers, fair workers, the homeless, and more.

Senior Adults

Sunrise & TREEO Senior Living

Come celebrate the arrival of  Spring with the residents at Sunrise-Raleigh and TREEO. Share the love of Christ by spending quality time with a new friend. You can use your “artistic” talents to assist residents in decorating their spring craft and participating in activities and games. OR, you can join a sweet and encouraging time of singing. Registration for TREEO is full, but there is still room to volunteer at Sunrise.

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Elder Care (Handyman Ministry) [FULL]

Join our Handyman Ministry in reaching out to some of our families in love and help address some outstanding projects. Spend your time in service and fellowship addressing some cleaning, maintenance, light construction projects.

Schools

Backpack Buddy

Backpack Buddies program provides weekend food bags for students whose families are food insecure. You can sign up to be a Backpack Buddy Host for your school, or you can sign up to gather donation items and help fill bags the day of CityServe. We hope to serve 200 children from 10 different Wake County schools. 

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Teacher Appreciation Brunch

Let’s bless our teachers with an encouraging brunch or lunch! You provide the hospitality and Providence will provide the goodies from a local business. We will follow all guidelines provided by the school staff. Sign up your school today!

  • Reach out to your school for permission, a date, and a time.
  • Our team will order and purchase the food and beverages.
  • Schools must be within a 6-mile radius of Providence.
  • Ask your Life group or friends to join in and serve with you!

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Bus Driver Appreciation Bags

Let’s bless our Wake County Bus drivers! Due to staff shortages, they are understaffed and working multiple shifts. Providence will provide the bags, invite cards, and a few goodies, you add the rest! Drop your bags off at schools or hand them out at morning pick up.

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Prayer

Drive-Thru Prayer

Since ministry and gathering together look a bit different during this challenging season, we are hosting Drive-Thru Prayer locations to connect with our city. This unique event allows us to pray for individuals while also abiding by appropriate protocols and precautions. Let’s remind our city we’re here to support and serve them.

  • Prayer Drive-Thru can be done in our upper parking lot
  • We will provide signs to your location and any supplies you might need
  • You get to pray with individuals who need some hope and encouragement!

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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.

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