SERVE DAY ’18

 

Saturday | June 16th

 

SERVE DAY is an amazing opportunity to bless others and be blessed. This is a time to go out into our community and show the love of Christ in real and tangible ways. First Baptist Small Groups will choose a serve project of their own that everyone can do together as a group on SERVE DAY, so there will be many ways to get involved.

 

SERVE DAY “Project Ideas”

 

Begin by asking your Small Group members the following questions. Hopefully, the answers will help you develop a SERVE DAY PROJECT that is a perfect fit for your group.

 

  • Who in your neighborhood has a need?
  • What business or organization within your sphere of influence could use a blessing?
  • What serve opportunities best suit your group’s ages and abilities? (prayer, worship, teaching, physical labor, etc.)

 

GENERAL IDEAS

  • Host a free garage sale
  • Bring free lunches to construction workers and servicemen in the area
  • Clean up a widow’s or single mom’s yard
  • Give out free sunscreen at a city park
  • Give out free bottled water
  • Give out free donuts and coffee at a shopping center
  • Host a free car wash
  • Minor car repairs for elderly, widows and/or single mom’s
  • Kids host a free kids toys and games garage sale
  • Kids host a free lemonade stand

 

NURSING HOMES

  • Deliver fresh flowers to the residents
  • Host a Tea Party
  • Host a worship service at a nursing home (offer worship, devotions, prayer, and fellowship)
  • Landscape a flower garden and sitting area for resident
  • Have kids make crafts (necklaces, wooden crosses) that can be given to residents
  • Distribute chips and sodas to residents & employees (check with staff on food restrictions)

 

SPECIAL NEEDS

  • Identify a family with a special needs child and give the family a Mom & Dad’s day out
  • Adopt a group home for the day and throw a party for the residents
  • Build a wheelchair ramp for handicapped
  • Organize a field day for a group youth home

 

STREET OUTREACH

  • Serve hot breakfast for the homeless in your community
  • Do a community trash clean up
  • Host a “Block Party” with free food, games, music, etc. for families
  • Renovate a run-down playground or park in the area
  • Do a door-to-door grocery giveaway
  • Have a “Free Grass Cutting” day

 

HOSPITALS

  • Serve free coffee, soft drinks, and snacks to staff and those waiting in the emergency room
  • Give out healthy snacks to patients of chemotherapy
  • Deliver small gifts to patients and families in the children’s ward (toys, care packages, etc)
  • Prayer visits with patients and those in emergency room
  • Take care-packages with snacks, sweets and small gift items (lotions, magazines, puzzles etc.) to families of hospitalized children.

 

BUSINESSES / SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS

  • Wash windows
  • Trash pick-up in parking lot
  • Coral shopping carts to designated spaces
  • Cook Lunch for your local police or fire station

 

 

THE IDEAS ARE ENDLESS!

 

These are just a few suggestions

to get your mind thinking about ways to serve.

Use your imagination.

 

JUST GET OUT AND SERVE!