As a way to bring families and generations together we are offering different opportunities to serve in meaningful ways throughout Cincinnati. There is something for each age and ability – no superpowers necessary– just a willing, humble, and flexible spirit and a heart for all! Also, there’s no need to sign up, just show up on one of the Super Serve Saturdays!
Hoping to restart in the fall
3rd Saturdays of the month, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Each month will look a little different as we begin this ministry but the start and set up is the same. People will gather at 9:00a in the Welcome Center at Hyde Park Community UMC where donuts, fruit, coffee, and juice will be available as we share the different opportunities to serve in Cincinnati. People will choose what project they want to be part of and teams will leave the church by 9:15a to carpool to various partner locations in the city. There is nothing special required to bring to for any of the projects, although a water bottle is suggested. Clothing and closed-toe shoes can be casual and comfortable.
Past Super Serve Saturday projects included:
- A team prepared a taco and salad bar to serve and share with 22 patients and staff at the Center for Respite Care
- Another team helped to make new houses homes for 20 families by sorting and packing linens and dishes with New Life Furniture Bank
- 2 more people learned how to Shop for Jesus by working with Barb Fillion for February’s pantry shopping for The Center for Respite Care
- A team packed over 200 snacks and shelf stable meals for seniors in Cincinnati for Meals on Wheels of Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky
- Our youngest team decorated place mats that will be used by patients at The Center for Respite Care for meals
- Over 450 bags were prepared for the Project 5000 food drive during Lent supporting Madisonville Education and Assistance Center’s choice food pantry.
- Close to 2,000 eggs were assembled, sorted by color, and counted to use at the church’s Community Easter Egg Hunt (will be used for 2021).
- A team served at the Habitat for Humanity’s Restore in Bond hill clearing out an area of pallets taking up space in the parking lot. This team organized 30 salvageable pallets and tossed another 30 into the dumpster, nearly filling it.
- Another team served at Wesley Chapel Mission Center helping with a mailer to individuals and organizations as well as preparing folders for new volunteers for the summer.