I want to participate in SERVE Day but I am not in a connect group. How do I find a connect group?
Most groups are open to new members throughout the semester. Our Connect Groups Directory can help you find a group that fits your interest, location and time preference. Learn more about connect groups by clicking here. You can learn more about our groups by calling the church office or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if I don’t have a project selected and my connect group wants to SERVE?
Hopefully, you have selected something to do together, but if you are in need of an idea, you can check out our list of ideas for ways to get involved. We will also have a list of adoptable projects to serve with some of our Ministry Partners.
How do I plan a SERVE project?
Get creative! Assess people and their needs in your neighborhood and around your community. Perhaps there is a widow, single mother, or elderly person that could be assisted by painting their house, cutting grass or cleaning up the yard. Firefighters, police officers, school resource officers, nursing home residents, assisted living homes and local business owners are all great people to reach out to and find a way to SERVE! Check out our list of ideas and other options from local service organizations for ways to get involved.
Should I communicate to the Church which SERVE day project our group is planning?
Yes, we definitely would like to know about what project your group is participating in. Beginning April 3, you can register your group’s project online. We will send a reminder to all Connect Group leaders to register their projects throughout the summer semester.
Who pays the costs associated with our connect group/ministry team’s SERVE project (supplies, travel expenses, etc.)?
Each Connect Group is responsible for all of the supplies and costs associated with their SERVE project. Spend time determining the scope of your project and plan work based on your group size and commitment level.
What should I bring on SERVE day?
Plan on bringing any personal items you may need, like your SERVE Day T-shirt, sunscreen, drinking water, tennis shoes, a hat, etc., along with any items pertaining to your service project such as rakes, gloves, lawnmowers, tarps, work tools, etc. For projects requiring physical labor, work clothes are a good idea. We recommend not wearing jewelry.
What if I don’t have a SERVE day T-shirt?
We will have T-shirts available for sale in the church lobby at the SERVE table beginning Sunday, June 26th.
Will the church be communicating additional details about SERVE Day?
Weekly emails will be sent to all Connect Group leaders. General information will be communicated here on this site. More info may be presented during Sunday services prior to SERVE Day.
What if it rains?
If you have an outside project, make plans to have an inclement weather option in mind. Some suggestions are to visit a nursing home, serve at a local service organization or clean classrooms at a local school.
Will there be SERVE projects available for those NOT in a connect group?
Yes, we will have one or more large SERVE projects for you to participate in on SERVE day. These opportunities will be available at the SERVE Day table in the lobby beginning June 16th. Feel free to bring your family and participate.
Who do I contact about the campus projects?
The campus projects will be listed online by June 16, along with the contact information of the project coordinator.
Who can I contact with questions or concerns?
Email us at email@example.com.