CityServe: Spring 2021

March 1 – April 11

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 over the next several weeks.

Health Care Gift Bag

Let’s bless Rex and WakeMed’s ER and COVID-19 units during difficult times. Join in with your Life Group or participate individually to prepare gift bags for health care staff members. This event will provide an opportunity for us to thank health care workers and support staff for their hard work.

  • Our goal is to send 1,000 gift bags to local hospitals
  • Providence will supply: gift bag, foot massage roller, an Easter invite, small Sharpies, and a $5 gift card
  • Life Group/Individuals will supply: mini coffee-flavored creamers or water flavor packets, Tic Tacs, travel size lotion, ear adjusters for face masks, power bar/snack, a personalized thank-you note, and socks. Here is a printable supply list.
  • Life Groups, please supply 35 bags
  • Individuals, select how many bags you wish to provide based on your family size
  • Bags are due by March 20


Feed The Hunger Packathon (FULL)

Feed the Hunger is a Christian ministry that gets nutritious food to children desperate for food. We will be packing 30,000 bags of food to be distributed to hungry children locally and around the world. We believe that the cause of feeding hungry children and those in need unites us all.

College Coffee Hour Outreach

Do you have a heart to reach international college students? Come to a free coffee hour with the intention of helping international students practice their English and meet more people. It has been challenging to adjust to life in a new cultural environment and the isolation COVID-19 has caused. Let’s love on some college students and share God’s love with them.

  • Location: Jubala Coffee (2100 Hillsborough Street)
  • Friday, March 12 at 4 PM
  • Saturday, March 13 at 2 PM
  • Saturday, March 20 at 2 PM


Teacher Appreciation Brunch

Let’s bless our teachers with a brunch when they get back to school in March. You provide the hospitality and we will provide the goodies from a local business. We will follow all guidelines provided by the school staff.

  • 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!


Neighborhood Outreach

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 Easter invites to share


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. This is also a great opportunity to invite participants to our Easter services.

  • We will send you a suggested location to set up your Prayer Drive-Thru or you can decide (can be done in Providence’s 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