CityServe: Fall 2022

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.

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/Small Group, Social Group, Club, etc.

Mercy Ministries

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. (Penpal volunteers need to complete a volunteer form prior to Friday, March 17)

Date: March 25

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Gateway Women's Care* (Raleigh)

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.

Date: March 25

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LoveLife Prayer Rally

Providence partners with Love Life Ministries to pray and share God’s compassion and grace for the unborn.  Gather with others to support Love Life Ministry and pray at the abortion clinic in Raleigh (Drake Circle Clinic).  

Dates: February 11, March 4, March 25

Time 9 AM – 11:30 AM

Note:  Love Life participants do not interact with the Clinic Staff, Volunteers, Moms or Families. We will be there to pray for the moms, babies, clinic workers and families affected by abortion.

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Men's Prison Visits

Join men walking out their faith by participating in a Men’s Prison Visit Ministry.  See firsthand how God is moving.  Consistently allowing the Lord to use their faithful ministry outreach, 37 men confessed belief in Jesus since last May.

See if this ministry outreach is for you, meet on Monday Night then carpool to the Men’s Prison.  After the visit, if you feel this ministry is for you, you can complete the Prison’s Training Session to obtain a Blue Card.

Dates: February 6, March 6, April 3

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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, however, the location may change. Lodging and Food (Breakfast & Dinner) are included. Volunteer teams will work under the direction of a Providence CityServe Project Leader, John Day and Baptist on Mission (BOM).

*This is an overnight event, Friday – Saturday (an option to independently return home Sunday afternoon, if you could commit another day of service).

Details: Leave Raleigh at 2pm Friday. Caravan to the site hub to arrive and get checked in for the night. Saturday morning, 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 home by Dinner.

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First Responder — Blessing Bag (Police, Fire Department, EMS)

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 providing a blessing bag.

Reach out to your local precinct, regional offer, or division and find out how many blessing bags you would need to cover their office.  Join with others from your families, Life/small groups, social clubs, etc to provide a blessing bag.

Providence will provide bags, water bottle/or campfire mug, pen and an invite card.  You (or your Group) add a handwritten note of encouragement, snacks, treats, candy, a gift card for breakfast, lunch, coffee, etc.

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Adopt-A-Park Litter Clean Up

A great way to get family, neighbors and small groups together for an impactful morning of cleaning up a local park. You can choose your own park.

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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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West Neighborhood Outreach

Join the West Family as they reach out to their neighborhood for Christ.   This is an opportunity to exhibit the love and care of the local church and expand the reach and impact of grace that the Wests have already begun.  

Light Debris Clean Up (Fallen Small Limbs & Leaf Debris in Tricia/Dwight West’s Front Yard.)  The Neighborhood is only 7 houses (including the West Family).  The project will focus some degree on each yard.   The goal would be to cheerfully bless each yard.

After the CityServe Rally, grab your own tools, blowers, etc. and head over to the West Residence.

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International/Vulnerable People Groups

Refugee Hope Partners — Cedar Point Spring Block Party

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.

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Refugee Hope Partners — Afghan Refugee Ladies' Tea

We will host a “Ladies’ Tea Social” at RHPs. Volunteer to come and fellowship, decorate the food table, share a skill, help entertain the children or assist with pick up/dropoff transportation.

Dates:   February 10, March 3, April 4

Time: 10 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: Refugee Hope Partners Welcome Center

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Monday Night Fellowship

Support our Local Outreach Team as we continue to build and strengthen relationships with our Afghan Refugee Friends.  You can engage our friends with conversations and assist with the children.   

Dates: February 13, February 27, March 13, March 27, April 10, April 24

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Adopt-A-Block Raleigh Dream Center

We will partner with Raleigh Dream Center and build transformational relationships by being present in a local apartment 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.

Date: March 25

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Raleigh Dream Center — Recovery — Freedom Thru Surrender

Partner with Raleigh Dream Center and join God’s movement to break the chains of addiction.  This Tuesday Nite 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!

Dates: February 7, February 21, March 14, March 28

Time: 5 PM

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Hike/Picnic or Day in the Park with International Students

Organize your Life or Small Group to host a day at the park with International Students.  Spend the morning hiking, play sports, etc with students from another country.  Some things to consider:

  • Reserve a shelter in a local park.

  • Creating a Signup Genius Form for food, sports items, etc sign up.

  • Select a “Rain Date”

 

Respite Parents' Night Out

We are providing parents of foster kids & kids with special needs a night out! We will offer encouragement to parents by giving them a night out while we love on the children.  The night will be full of games, sensory activities, crafts, food and FUN! 

We would love for your kids to join us too! Please note who all is coming & what ages below so we can add them to a group.

Date: March 24

Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

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Oak City Cares — Mobile Dental Unit

We are partnering with Oak City Cares, Baptist on Mission (BOM) and local Dentist professionals to run a mobile dental unit for residents. Sign up to help as a dentist, dental assistant or greeter.

Details: Baptists On Mission (BOM) 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 farm workers, fair workers, the homeless, and more.

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Triangle Walk for Dementia

If you are looking for a way to serve your community and have fun at the same time consider joining us for our Triangle Walk to De-Feet Dementia.  

Date: April 16

Time: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Location: Fred Fletcher Park

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Sleep In Heavenly Peace

SHP organizes volunteers to build up to 30 beds on “Build Day “.  The following week, the beds are delivered to needy families and assembled onsite.

There are 2 Build Days: March 18, April 16

Norm Strole will be the Providence Project Leader.

You can choose one or both dates to volunteer.  Providence members will join other community volunteers to participate.

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Raleigh Rescue Mission

Volunteer your time to support RRM, one of our Ministry Partners. Their New Life Plan is transforming lives through loving care, job training & placement, transportation, financial coaching and permanent housing.  Serve as an individual or with your LifeGroup, family or friends:

  • Host a Meal or Supply Drive 
  • Jobs for Life Mentors (especially need men) 4 week commitment, 1 x week
  • Men’s or Women’s Floor Support Ministry (1 volunteer per day for men and 1 for women) 5 pm – 7:30 weekdays
  • Virtual Prayer Group:  Friday 9:30 am – 10:30 am
  • Valentine’s Celebration Feb 11: 1-2 p.m. for men /  2:30-3:30 p.m. for women & children ages 6+
  • Hike @ Umstead (Men) and Picnic @ Pullen Park (Women & Children)

Volunteer Training Session: February 15, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

RRM Prayer Team:

3rd Friday each month at 9 AM -10 AM (February 17, March 17, April 21)

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Senior Adults

Senior Caregiver Respite Morning

We have heard the call to support many of our families struggling to care for aging parents or loved ones. Dementia Alliance, Sunrise Senior Living and Providence will host a Respite Morning Out.  Caregivers can drop off their loved one and enjoy some much-needed time off.  We will provide a morning of fun activities and lunch for our senior guests.

Date: March 25

Volunteer:

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Senior Family Member or Friend:

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Senior Living Facility Visits

Celebrate the arrival of Spring with the residents at Sunrise-Raleigh, TREEO, Capital Oaks or Litchford Falls.  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, participating in activities and games, or you can join a sweet and encouraging time of singing.

Treeo — March 25:

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Capitol Oaks — March 11 or 18:

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Litchford Falls — March 25:

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Sunrise — March 25:

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Elder Care Visit

Reach out to our senior members and remind them that they are not forgotten. Spend your time in service and fellowship addressing some cleaning, maintenance, etc. projects.

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Schools

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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SChool Counselor Appreciation Bags

Let’s bless our Wake County School Counselors ! As they strive to meet the increasing challenge of mental illness, depression, and family trauma among students, they often place themselves at risk for burnout, crises and fatigue.  Consider ways to reach out and bless your schools’ Counselor.   water bottle/campfire mug, you add the rest! Drop your bags off at schools or hand them out at morning pick up.

School Grounds Clean Up with Teachers and Families

Bless your local school by joining teachers, staff, and families in a day of outdoor service. Coordinate with the PTA , Staff and School Families to define the task needed (Clean up the school yard, plant flowers, mulch, powerwash, etc). Check with your PTA Landscape chair or Principal to define their budget and desired projects.

Details:

●  Reach out to your school and PTA Landscape committee for permission and their budget. Coordinate a date and time.

●  Schools must be within a 6 miles radius of Providence.

●  Ask your Life Group or friends and family to join and serve with you!

●  Don’t forget to include Staff, Teachers, and other School Families in the project.

 

Organize a Donation Drive for a Classroom, School Pantry, Backpack Buddies, etc.

Serve your local school by organizing a donation drive to meet some of the physical needs of teachers, staff, and families.  Coordinate with other school families to collect school supplies, pantry items, “gift cards”, etc.

Details:

●   Make sure you check with Administration to obtain permission. Coordinate a date and time.

●  Ask your sports teams, friends and others can join in the collection and serve with you!

●  Don’t forget to include Staff, Teachers, and other School Families in the project.

Brier Creek Elementary School Book Drive/Spring Block Party

Join our Library Team and Brier Creek Elementary School in hosting a Book Drive to bless the Raleigh Gardens and Casa Del Sol Community.  We will bless our neighbors, located behind Providence, with new children’s books!  Gather on April 1 to help host a “Spring Block Party” with games, snacks and reading time.  

This is a great opportunity to invite our neighbors to an Easter service and share the gospel! 

Date: April 1st

Time: 10:00 AM – 12 PM

We are asking for new books to be donated.  You can drop off books at Providence during March.  Then, volunteer Saturday morning, Apr 1st to help distribute books, play games, share in reading time, and or Story Time.

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Leesville Middle School Grounds Beautification

Join Meg Dalton and her team as they work to encourage and strengthen their relationship with Leesville Middle School!   Partner with the community of LMS to bless the staff and students by helping beautify the grounds and media center.  The morning will include spreading mulch, weeding, picking up trash, and minimal painting for the media center.

Families are welcome and encouraged especially for the grounds work. 

Date: March 18

Time: 9 AM – 12 PM

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Prayer

Prayer & Shredding Event

We are hosting a Shredding Event for our community.  This will allow volunteers the opportunity to fellowship and pray for those who visit.  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! This year, we will launch a 30 day prayer guide. After the 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 sign up for 30 minute slots or stay as long as you would like. You can also sign up for a slot and pray from home.

*This is a great option for those of us who are unable to do physical labor.

“CityServe Rally” Prayer Team — Pray in person or as a team:

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30 Day Prayer team — Pray individually leading up to CityServe

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Plan Your Own Outreach

Plan Your Own Outreach

If you plan to do your own outreach, please email Karen Fiorini at [email protected] to obtain a registration link. This helps us track important data and plan for future CityServe events.

Join the Local Outreach Team

Local Outreach is on mission to extend the reach of the Gospel by engaging service and support opportunities with our local ministry partners and YOU. Through Local Outreach projects we seek to be the hands and feet of Jesus.  Our efforts are a visual expression to Raleigh (and surrounding communities) of the love of God and our love for people. Our goal is to lead others in practically walking out our faith and being God’s transformational ambassador of love and faithfulness to our community.

Join the Local Outreach Team:  Join with us as we strategize to go into our neighborhoods and community to engage people and be the physical presence of God’s unconditional love.

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