Go! Sunday – set for Sunday, April 28 (the Sunday after Easter) – is our opportunity as a congregation to go out and serve in our surrounding communities! This year, we have four great service projects lined up, plus two support opportunities … with a little something for everyone. Please sign up for a project on the sign-up sheets in the Gathering Space.
Worship on Go! Sunday will be at 10 a.m. and is a brief commissioning service before going out to serve; coffee and doughnuts will be available at 9:45 am.
Blanket Making (FDP Gathering Space) – Mary Dingus will lead this project to make 9 – 10 fleece tie-blankets for patients at Children’s Hospital. No sewing skills needed! If you have good cloth-cutting scissors or shears, please bring them. We need 10 – 12 volunteers for this project.
Doorways (DeBaliviere Place Neighborhood location) – Jim Gerst will lead this project to replace the raised garden bed at this Doorways location with a larger one. This team will also plant flowers and vegetables in the new bed. Please bring shovels, other gardening tools and gloves if you have them. We need 4 – 5 volunteers for this project. (Doorways is an interfaith non-profit organization that provides housing and supportive services for people affected by HIV/AIDS.)
Lydia’s House (Location will be provided to team) – We need a leader for this project. The leader will be responsible for purchasing mulch and purple and gold flowers for planting. The team will trim and mulch bushes, plant flowers in potters and cleaning patio furniture. We will meet at the Lydia’s House corporate offices and then travel to our work location. Please bring yard work/gardening tools and gloves. We need 8 – 10 volunteers for this project. (Lydia’s House provides safe, affordable, confidential transition housing and supportive services for abused women and their children.)
USO (Lambert Airport USO office) – Dave Lewis will lead this project, which will include greeting military service men and women as they arrive home from or head out for training. Due to limited parking, the team will carpool to the airport and enter through a special access point for the USO. We need 2 – 4 volunteers for this project.
Volunteer Support Projects:
Lunch Makers – We need four people to make lunches for our Go! Sunday volunteers. Each lunch maker will be assigned to a Go! Sunday project and will pack lunches for the number of people signed up for that project. Lunches can be lunch meat and/or PB&J sandwiches and should include a small piece of fruit. Numbers will be communicated to lunch makers by Thursday, April 25.
Bottled Water and Individual Snack Bags of Chips – We are also looking for people to donate three cases bottles of water for our Go! Sunday volunteers. In addition, we are looking for volunteers to bring individual serving size bags of chips for project volunteers to add to their lunches.