Super Serve Saturday

Super Serve Saturday

3rd Saturdays of the month September – May 

Upcoming dates: January 21, February 18, and March 18

As a way to bring families, multiple generations, and people of all backgrounds 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 heart for all!

See below to get a description of each of the projects, what to expect, and to sign up to serve: 

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Serving at New Life Furniture Bank

Super Serve Saturday Projects for December 17

Serve at State Ave. United Methodist Church completing various projects:

  • 8:30a-12:00p and 11:30a-3:00p shifts at State Ave. UMC (690 State Ave.). If you would like to serve for both shifts, please sign up below. 
  • Volunteers need to be 10 and up (teens to serve with an adult). Free childcare at the church is provided – please sign up below for which shift you are serving. Sign up for project/childcare by Thursday, January 19th at 5:00p. 
  • No experience necessary – there will be team leaders there to help and train you to complete the tasks. 
  • Projects to be completed:
    • AM shift repair work – removing wall carpet, installing new wall panelling, install door trim
    • PM shift repair work – install changing table, panelling trim, door repair
    • PM painting – trim and roller work
    • AM/PM – clean up and organize 
  • Don’t feel handy? You can provide lunch to the volunteers instead! 

Serve with Wesley Chapel Mission Center in Over the Rhine for mentoring/learning with the STAR Club kids: 

  • 10:15a -12:45p meet at Wesley Chapel Mission Center (70 E McMicken Ave)
  • Volunteers need to be age 14 and up (anyone younger, ages 5-13, would need to come with a parent and participate in the program like the other children attending)
  • A tutoring opportunity (STAR stands for Science, Technology, Arithmetic, and Reading) working with children pre-K to 6th grade.
  • Upon arrival at Wesley Chapel Mission Center you will play games with children before the program starts. PreK-6th grade children work one-on-one with volunteers on homework or materials provided by WCMC. Through this program, we are able to support and encourage the work that goes on in school. Students are invited based on the number of volunteers we have, so we are always looking for help in this area.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes, clothes, and bring a water bottle.
  • Click here to fill out their volunteer form online before you serve
  • Childcare is available at the church if needed for those 4 and younger. Sign up for project/childcare by Thursday, January 19th at 5:00p. 

Help organize the Mission and Outreach storage: 

  • A team of up to 5 will help to take all things out of the Mission and Outreach storage in order to reset and organize the storage area in the Refectory. 
  • If you love decluttering, organizing, and labeling – this project is for you! Help to transform the storage area to help with Found House hosting and other mission projects. 
  • Childcare is available at the church if needed. Sign up for project/childcare by Thursday, January 19th at 5:00p. 

Celebrate a senior’s birthday by delivering a Birthday Box Bonanza partnering with Meals on Wheels: 

  • A great project for friends and families (child friendly) to serve together! Sign up to serve with 1-2 other friend(s) or family member(s).
  • You will pick up to 4 Birthday Boxes on Saturday morning at the church (Welcome Center counter) along with directions to the seniors’ home. Meals on Wheels does a great job creating routes so the houses will be on the way to each other and in nearby neighborhoods.
  • Deliver the Birthday Box Bonanza with a smile and visit with the senior a little bit helping to make their day brighter. Be sure to follow the instructions in your packet that you pick up at the church!
  • Please sign up for this project no later than Wednesday, January 18th. 

Prepare part of a meal for residents and staff at The Center for Respite Care: 

  • Want an option where you can serve at home?
  • Sign up to prepare part of a meal (choose from entree – recipe provided, side, salad, drinks, dessert, pantry items, etc.) for 20 residents and staff at The Center for Respite Care.
  • Drop off takes place at the church parking lot at 4:00p on Saturday OR Welcome Center kitchen anytime throughout the week before 4:00p and the Sheldons will take the meal to Respite. 
  • Items that need to be hot/warm for the meal need to be dropped off at the church on Saturday afternoon at 4:00p. 
  • For a totally no contact option, choose a cold/room temperature meal item and drop off your item in the Welcome Center kitchen before 4:00p on Super Serve Saturday.

Super Saturday partners and projects:

  • Each month, you can prepare part of a meal (choose from entree, side, salad, drinks, dessert, pantry items, etc.) for residents and staff at The Center for Respite Care.
  • This is a great option to serve at home and items can be dropped off early if needed! A great option for families to serve together and open to all ages.
  • A team of up to 10 people partner with wood workers to learn how to build and assemble furniture (kitchen tables, coffee tables, and side tables) to be given to families in their new apartment/home helping to alleviate the cycle of homelessness. This project is for ages 12 and up. No experience necessary! 
  • Another team of 10 works upstairs to hep sort and organize dishwater and linens to help make a house a home. This project is for ages 10 and up. 
  • Each November, help with Meals on Wheel’s Bust a Crust event helping to pack and distribute Thanksgiving pies with sales benefiting seniors
  • Help pack snacks and shelf stable meals for seniors in our community.
  • Deliver a birthday box bonanza to celebrate a senior’s birthday!
  • Wash the vehicles used to deliver meals to seniors.
  • Portion out dog food for senior’s dogs to be delivered along with their meal for their furry friend.
  • Anyone Pre-K and older can help with most of these projects.  
  • Serve at the Habitat for Humanity’s Restore (ages 12 and up)
  • Work on site at a Habitat build (ages 16 and up) or help prepare and deliver lunch to the works (Pre-K and up)
  • Mentor children attending STAR Club with Wesley Chapel Mission.
  • Volunteers need to be age 14 and up (anyone younger, ages 4-13, would need to come with a parent and participate in the program like the other children attending)
  • STAR stands for Science, Technology, Arithmetic, and Reading). This program supports and encourages the work that goes on in school. 

Rev. Kate Smith

Pastor of Mission & Outreach

If you are interested in participating in Super Serve Saturday, please contact Rev. Kate Smith, our pastor of mission and outreach.

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