SERVE Day is our annual outreach event that closes out our Summer Small Group Semester. It is an amazing opportunity to bless and be blessed. Thousands go out into our communities and show the love of Christ in real and tangible ways. We encourage every Small Group to choose a serve project of their own and be the hands and feet of Jesus on SERVE Day.
SERVE Day 2017 takes place on July 14, 2018.
Most groups are open to new members throughout the semester. Our Small Groups Directory can help you find a group that fits your interest, location and time preference. Learn more about Small Groups at www.churchofthehighlands.com/groups.
You can also check out the SERVE Projects page where you will find a list of Small Groups that have serve projects with room for others to help. Simply find one you like and contact the leader listed.
Hopefully, you have selected something to do together, but if you are in need of an idea, you can check out our list of ideas for ways to get involved. We will also have a list of adoptable opportunities to serve with some of our Ministry Partners. Stop by the Serve table at your campus for assistance with questions or ideas.
Get creative! Assess people and their needs in your neighborhood and around your community. Perhaps there is a widow, single mother, or elderly person that could be assisted by painting their house, cutting grass, or cleaning up the yard. Firefighters, police officers, school resource officers, nursing home residents, assisted living homes, and local business owners are all great people to reach out to and find a way to SERVE! Check out our list of ideas and other options from local service organizations for ways to get involved.
Yes, we definitely would like know about what your group is participating in. You can register your group’s SERVE project online.
Each Small Group is responsible for all of the supplies and costs associated with their serve project. Spend time determining the scope, and plan work based on your group size and commitment level.
Plan on bringing any personal items you may need, like your SERVE Day T-shirt, sunscreen, drinking water, tennis shoes, a hat, etc., along with any items pertaining to your serve project such as rakes, gloves, lawnmowers, tarps, work tools, etc. For serve opportunities requiring physical labor, work clothes are a good idea. We recommend not wearing jewelry. Also check with your leader for what you may need.
Weekly emails will be sent to all Small Group leaders and co-leaders, and general information will be communicated here on this site. More info may be presented during Sunday services prior to SERVE Day.
If you have an outside serve project, make plans to have an inclement weather option in mind. Some suggestions are to visit a nursing home, serve at a local service organization, or clean classrooms at a local school.
Yes, there will be numerous opportunities listed on the Serve Projects page that have room for others to help out on Serve Day. Many of the Small Groups are open for you to join them on their serve project. These opportunities will be posted on the Serve Projects page. Find one that interests you and contact the leader for questions and details.