Weekend of Service Signups begin Sunday, July 24 for projects that will be held on Saturday, August 13. Signup sheets are located in the narthex along with donation boxes to provide the teams with the supplies they will need, if any.
Weekend of Service Projects
|(1) School Kits – 8/13 – 9:00 am till done – Ruth & Auburn Boyers||Assemble 100 school kits in church Fellowship Hall for delivery to the Shenandoah District Office||School Kits
1 pair rounded tip blunt metal scissors
3 70-count spiral notebooks or notebooks totaling 200-210 pages
1 30-centimeter ruler (12 ʺ)
1 hand-held pencil sharpener
1 box 24 (only) crayons
1 large eraser
6 new pencils with erasers
1 12ʺ x14ʺ to 14ʺ x17ʺ cotton or lightweight canvas bag with cloth handles
NO LOOSE-LEAF OR FILLER PAPER
|(2) New Community Project (NCP) Garden on Church Grounds – 8/13 – 9:00 am through lunch – Julie Foster and NCP Representative||The group will be working to create a weed-free barrier or edge approximately 3-feet wide around the entire garden with wood chips. If the group completes the barrier, they will put in fall flowers on the edge facing the road. The group will work until10:45 am. Then, the group will go to Vine and Fig to get a tour and informational session regarding projects located at the NCP white house on North Main/Liberty Street. After that, the group will go to The Little Grill Co-op for lunch. Individuals will then have the opportunity to join other Weekend of Service projects after lunch.||Flat cardboard – large pieces (broken down boxes, etc.)|
|(3) Grocery Bag Distribution & Collection for Blue Ridge Area Food Bank – 8/13 – All day – Derek Young & Micah Morris||Youth and advisors, and interested adults, will distribute bags in the community on both 8/3 and 8/10. They will collect the bags and deliver the food to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank on 8/13.||Cereal
Peanut or Almond Butter
Canned Tuna and Chicken
Canned Soups, Stews and Chili
Beans, Canned or Dried
Boxed Mac & Cheese
Pasta and Rice
Baby Food, Formula, and Diapers
Soap, Toothbrushes, and Feminine Products
|(4a) Park Trash Pick-up and Bottled Water Distribution – 8/13 – All Day – Heather Smith & Sandy Kinsey
(4b) 2:00 p.m. – Bingo with Bridgewater Assisted Living Residents (2nd Floor Activities Room)
|Children and interested adults will clean up Westover Park behind the church. Afterwards they will distribute bottled water to individuals in this and possibly another park. They will conclude the day with a visit to Bridgewater Retirement Community to play a game of Bingo with the residents. Bring a hat & wear sunscreen||Large Trash Bags
Small Surgical Type Plastic Gloves
|(5) Hospital & Firehouse Visits – 8/13 – All Day – Carol Stickley & Cathy Grogg||Visit the local hospital, fire stations, and emergency squads, and distribute candy with notes attached thanking the staff for their service to the community||Lollipops
|(6) Camp Brethren Woods – 8/13 – All Day – Camp Representative||Work at Camp Brethren Woods staining wood railings and decks if time permits. The camp was so happy with the work that we did to last year that they would like us to help them again with staining||Supplies to be provided by the Camp|
|(7) Salvation Army – 8/13 – All Day – Emily Morris||Dust and steam clean/ vacuum the men’s area of the Shelter. Also clean windows.||The Shelter provides cleaning supplies, but appreciates donations. Items that you might want to bring are cleaning supplies, plastic work gloves, and cleaning rags|
We will use the same T-Shirts as last year. If you want to order one, there is a signup sheet for this as well. Payment for these is on a donations basis (write a check to the church with WoS T-Shirts in the memo line).
We are collecting Food for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, and New or Gently Used Paperbacks for the Middle River Regional Jail’s Library.
The Weekend will start off with entertainment on Friday evening (planning still in the works). There will be a simple breakfast available on Saturday morning (bagels and coffee) prior to our prayer/commissioning service which will begin at 8:30 a.m. Then we will break into teams and head out at for the service projects. Upon returning to the church, a cook-out will be served followed by free swimming from 7:00-8:00 p.m. at the Cecil F. Gilkerson Community Center pool just behind the church.
Camping. Interested individuals and families can pitch their tents or bring their campers and park them on church grounds both Friday and Saturday nights. All are welcome to the camp fires and S’mores where sharing of the days’ events and fellowship will be enjoyed. Please just indicate on the project signup sheets whether you plan to camp either or both nights.
On Sunday, August 14 during the church service, the project teams will share their experiences and reflections on our 2016 Weekend of Service. So come to our Weekend with your smart phones, cameras, enthusiasm, families and friends. And follow us at #loveserverepeat, Harrisonburgfirstcob.org, and https://www.facebook.com/fcobharrisonburg/.