Super Serve Saturday

Super Serve Saturday

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!

Super Serve Saturday is BACK and better than EVER!

3rd Saturdays of the month – upcoming dates: October 17, November 21, and December 19th

We have adapted to COVID so that people can still serve in meaningful ways to support local partnerships. There are family friendly options, no contact options, options to serve at home, and limited numbers for each project to keep with COVID guidelines. Instead of meeting at the church and deciding where you will serve that Saturday, check out the descriptions of each partner/project and sign up to serve below.

Partners & Projects

For November 21, 2020

Serve with in Over the Rhine for the STAR Club:

    • 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.
    • Instead of meeting at the church, you will go directly to Wesley Chapel Mission in Over-the-Rhine. After enjoying a nutritious breakfast, 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.

  • Fill out their volunteer form online before you serve here
  • 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.

Help to transform a closed church (Deerfield UMC) into a community center in Maineville:

  • 9:30a -12:00pat Deerfield UMC (2757 W US Hwy 22 and 3)
  • Deerfield UMC has closed this year and this provides an opportunity to transform the space to be a place for the community. There is a lot of work that needs to be done (inside and outdoors) to help transform this space. Instead of going to Hyde Park Community UMC first, you will meet at Deerfield UMC.
  • A team (children welcome – all ages)will spend their time doing landscaping work outside. This team should bring garden/work gloves and a water bottle.
  • There are two inside teams that will be working in different areas:
    • The first team will paint in the HVAC room and basement.
    • The second team is child friendly and will spend their morning cleaning, sorting, organizing, and other misc. tasks.
  • Please wear comfortable work shoes/clothes and bring water bottle and mask. If you are serving outside, please bring work gloves
  • Safety Measures in Place: Please bring a mask to wear while serving inside and social distancing will be maintained.

Make part of lunch for clients and staff AT HOME and bring to church for The Center for Respite Care

The Center for Respite Care: 

  • Want an option that you can do at home? Sign up to make and drop off part of a meal (entree, side, salad, dessert, etc.) for The Center for Respite Care. Drop off takes place at the church parking lot and the Sheldons will take the meal to Respite.
  • For a totally no contact option, you can drop off your item in the Welcome Center kitchen on Friday before Super Serve Saturday.

Buy a coat for a child at Rothenberg School 

    • We are collecting coats in November for students at Rothenberg School in Over-the-Rhine
    • All sizes welcome (children and adult sizes)
    • Drop off can happen anytime in the Social Hall at the church

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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