Super Serve Saturday

Super Serve Saturday

3rd Saturdays of the month September – May 

Upcoming dates:  May 21, September 17, and October 15

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

Partners & Projects

Saturday, May 21st

Partner with the Family Ministry to prepare for this year’s Vacation Bible School, “Knights of North Castle,” where kids will learn about the Armor of God:

  • A great project for children and for friends and families to serve together! 
  • This serve project will occur at church in the Refectory, from 9:00am – 12:00pm.
  • There will be options for any age/skill level. Possible projects include creating decorations and transforming rooms to create: The Great Feasting Hall, The Throne Room, The King’s Kitchen, a Dungeon, and The Royal Stables. 
  • Can’t make it the whole time? Not a problem! When you sign up to serve, let us know what time you plan on being there in the comments. 

Build/assemble furniture to make a house a home with New Life Furniture Bank:

  • 9:00a -12:00p meet at New Life Furniture (11335 Reed Hartman Hwy. Unit 134 in Blue Ash)
  • A team of up to 10 people (ages 12 and up) will help assemble tables (two people can assemble a table in 1 hour).
  • All skill levels (no experience needed) can participate – there will be people there to help and train you on what to do. No tools needed everything will be provided including ear and eye protection. 
  • Imagine a home without a kitchen table to gather around. Imagine eating a meal with your children on the floor. Many families living in extreme poverty, overcoming homelessness and other extreme circumstances are facing this reality. YOU can help change that by building/assembling a kitchen table, coffee table or other useful piece of furniture for families in need in Cincinnati with New Life Furniture Bank.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes, clothes, and bring a water bottle.
  • Click here to download, print, fill out and bring the volunteer form when you serve. 

Sort and organize dishware and linens to help make a house a home with New Life Furniture Bank in Blue Ash: 

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

  • 10:15a -12:45p at Wesley Chapel Mission Center (70 E McMicken Ave)
  • 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)
  • 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 and mask.
  • Click here to fill out their volunteer form online before you serve
  • Safety Measures in Place? All students and volunteers will have a health check prior to entering our buildings. Hands are to be washed as soon as you enter. Masks should be worn by students, staff and volunteers throughout the day. Please bring your own mask and a water bottle.

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, side, salad, drinks, dessert, pantry items, etc.) for around 15-18 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.

Partner with Habitat for Humanity and New Vision UMC at our Shalom build site in Evanston:  

  • A team of up to 10 ages 16 years and older will be working at the Habitat site building interior walls. No experience necessary! Any needed skills will be taught. 
  • Volunteers ages 16-18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and need a waiver signed by a parent/guardian.
  • The project takes place from 8:30a – 4:00p at 1665 Jonathan Ave in Evanston.
  • Please wear old clothing and closed toed shoes  and be prepared to work outside. Please bring a water bottle, face mask is optional.
  • Lunch and all necessary tools will be provided.  
  • Can’t make it the whole time? No problem, let us know in the comments and when signing up with Habitat what hours you will be there.
  • Please click here to also register with Habitat, watch a volunteer video, and fill out the waiver. 

Help Wesley Chapel Mission Center prepare for the summer day camp by donating items: 

  • A limited contact option great for children and people of all ages.
  • Throughout May we are items needed for activities for the Wesley Chapel Mission Center summer camp. 
  • We are collecting: beach towels, children sized flip flops, markers (coloring, permanent, and dry erase), and copy paper (20 weight)
  • Items can be dropped off in the Social Hall of the church. 
  • Click here to donate money to purchase the items.

(Sign up closed for this project) Help celebrate a senior’s birthday by delivering a Birthday Box Bonanza partnering with Meals on Wheels: 

  • A great project for friends and families to serve together! Sign up to serve with 1-2 other friend(s) or family member(s).
  • You will pick up the Birthday Box on Saturday morning along with directions to the senior’s home
  • Deliver the Birthday Box Bonanza with a smile and visit with the senior a little bit helping to make their day brighter 
  • You need to sign up for this project by Sunday, May 15. 

Past Super 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.
  • Our youngest team decorated place mats that will be used by patients.

Another team helped to make new houses homes for 20 families by sorting and packing linens and dishes with New Life Furniture Bank.

A team packed over 200 snacks and shelf stable meals for seniors in Cincinnati for Meals on Wheels of Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky.

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).

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.

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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