Project - Blessing Bags / Sunday, July 16 - 1:30-3:30pm
Blessings bags contain essential items, like toothpaste and deodorant, for those in Columbia who are homeless. We will be collecting items in the GraceLife lobby for these bags from June 18 through July 16. On Sunday July 16, we will meet in gKids World after the 12pm service to put together bags to take to Finlay park that day. The Blessings Bags serve project is for all ages and is perfect for families to serve together.
Project - Transitions Homeless Shelter / Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, July 17, 19, 22 - 11:30am-1:30pm
Transitions Homeless Shelter provides various services and a place to stay for approximately 260 residents transitioning from the streets to permanent housing. During Serve Week, we will assist Transitions kitchen services with serving prepared hot meals during the lunch hour. We will set up, serve, and clean up these meals. Join the team to serve Monday, Wednesday, or Saturday from 11:30am to 1:30pm. (8-10 people needed each day, 10 years and older to serve)
Project - Summer Feeding Program / Monday-Thursday, July 17-20 - 10:30am-1pm
GraceLife Church is partnering with Richland Two School District's Summer Feeding Program. This program provides meals to children in various neighborhoods throughout the summer months, when they are not in school. Our GraceLife team will help pass out food and provide entertainment for children in their communities. We will meet at the GraceLife Building at 10:30am and drive together to this neighborhood Monday-Thursday of Serve Week, to serve until 1pm.
Project - Big Red Barn / Saturday, July 22 - 8am-3pm
We are so excited to be serving the Big Red Barn Retreat in Blythewood, SC for the 2nd year in a row! This non-profit center provides creative, therapeutic services to military and veteran families, with many nature-based services. A GraceLife serve team will help them maintain their spacious property with cleaning up the grounds and working on an outdoor project. Be ready with your work gloves to serve on Saturday, July 22 from 8am until 3pm.
Project - St. Bernard Project / Saturday, July 22 - 8am-5pm
We're excited to partner with the St. Bernard Project to rebuild homes that were impacted with by the 2015 flood. We'll meet at the GraceLife Building at 8am on Saturday, July 22nd. Bring lunch and work gloves.
Project - Family Shelter / Saturday, July 22 - 12-4pm
GraceLife is continuing to partner with the Family Shelter to provide a day of fun for the residents! This shelter allows families to stay together while they are temporarily displaced. We will provide lunch and a day of fun activities. Meet on location at 12pm on Saturday, July 22nd.
Project - DayBreak Ministries / Collection Day: July 23
GraceLife Church is partnering with DayBreak Ministries to support this crisis pregnancy center. You can take a baby bottle from the GraceLife lobby during July. Fill it with change, bills, or write a check. We will collect these on July 23rd.
Project - Photography Team
The photography team at GraceLife exists to make Jesus famous through capturing photo, video, and sharing stories about what God is doing! If you're interested in more information about being involved with this team, select this team in addition to a project you'd like to be a part of during Serve Week. (You will need to bring your own DSLR.)
Project - Stuff-a-Truck, Richland Two / Saturday, August 5 - 9am-5pm
GraceLife is continuing to partner with Richland Two for their annual Stuff-a-Truck initiative. This event engages with the community to provide school supplies for students in need. Meet on location at the Killian Road Walmart on Saturday, August 5th. Help greet Wal-Mart customers and talk about the ability to donate school supplies. Join the team and take a shift during the 9am-5pm time frame!