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October 5th, 2019

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Each year during our For the City Serve Day, we go out as a church family to serve at projects to benefit all 6 of our local partners. 
We have projects for all ages & skill levels available. Join us on Saturday October 5th as we go out and SERVE our city!

Serve day Project Descriptions

 

Hope Pregnancy Center

Construction

We will be installing hardwood flooring in Hope’s thrift store and installing shelving in their ultrasound room.

(Ages 16 & up)

Approx. project time:  9:30-1:00pm

Skills preferred: Flooring Installation & Construction

The Food Initiative

Construction

Help construct a a shed on their farm & help build a children’s garden. TFI farm facilitates a summer program for teens that focuses on leadership, hard work and serving our local hunger relief organizations.

(Ages 8 & up)

Approx. project time: 9:30-1:00pm.

Skills preferred: Construction, Gardening

Manna Café

Breakfast

Help serve breakfast at Manna’s mobile café locations at Liberty Church and Christ the Healer Church.

(Ages 5 & up)

Approx. project time: 8:30-10:00am

Hope Pregnancy Center

Organization

Help organize clothing and baby items for Hope’s Thrift Store and help with table decor for their upcoming events.

(Ages 8 & up)

Approx. project time: 9:30-Noon

Manna Village

Cleaning/painting

Manna Cafe’ is a local hunger relief organization. They have recently purchased new property & have exciting plans to expand into Manna Village, a one stop destination for those in need. They need help cleaning, organizing & renovating their new buildings.

(Ages 13 & up)

Approx. project time: 9:30-Noon

Skills preferred: Painting, Construction, Cleaning 

Salvation Army

Cleaning

Help make the Salvation Army family & individual shelter rooms feel more like home by cleaning their common spaces. They also need some help with light landscaping/tree trimming outside.

(Ages 10 & up)

Approx. project time: 9:30am-Noon

Skills preferred: Cleaning & light landscaping

Kenwood High School

Painting

We will be painting classrooms in our partner school Kenwood High School.

(Ages 15 & up) 

Approx. project time: 9:30-1:00pm

Manna Café

Food Boxes

Help put together Food Boxes for Manna’s weekly food box distribution.

(Ages 13 & up)

Approx. project time: 11:00-1:00pm 

Salvation Army

Construction

Help make the Salvation Army launch their new day shelter by installing a new coffee bar area for guests.

(Ages 15 & up)

Approx. project time: 9:30-1:00pm

Skills preferred: Construction, Cabinetry & Painting

Family Friendly Projects

These projects will take place at the Grace church building

**These are specifically geared toward families with young children, please keep these projects open for those who can’t serve on other projects.

FUEL FOOD BAGS

KENWOOD HIGH

Help us stuff food bags for our partner school Kenwood High. These will be extra bags given out before Fall Break & Thanksgiving break to kids in need through their FUEL program.

(All Ages)

Approx. project time: 2:00-4:00pm

HOMELESS BLESSING BAGS

URBAN MINISTRIES

Help us stuff Blessing bags for our local partner Urban Ministries to hand out to the homeless that they minister to each day. These bags will non-perishable food items.

(All Ages)

Approx. project time: 2:00-4:00pm

Empty Bowls

Art for hunger relief

Help us hand paint 350 pottery bowls to be sold at the annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser whose proceeds benefit our partners Urban Ministries & The Food Initiative.

(Ages 5 & up)

Approx. project time: 1:00-4:00pm

For the City 2018 REcap

Local Partners

Manna Café Ministries - Local Outreach Partner - Grace Community Church
Hope Pregnancy Center - Local Outreach Partner - Grace Community Church
The Food Initiative - Local Outreach Partner - Grace Community Church
Urban Ministries - Local Outreach Partner - Grace Community Church
Salvation Army - Local Outreach Partner - Grace Community Church
Kenwood High School - Local Partner - Grace Community Church
Manna Café Ministries serves people in need in Clarksville/Montgomery County through serving hot meals, providing food box distribution, and other vital resources. Propelled chiefly by volunteers, Manna Café strives to restore hope, dignity, self-reliance, community, and the love of God through Jesus Christ.

Hope Pregnancy Center is a Christ-centered medical pregnancy help center committed to providing accurate information and quality services to women and couples facing an unexpected pregnancy. They provide help through education & assistance as well as other services and programs for crisis pregnancy situations, post-abortion trauma, and more.

The Food Initiative is a farm that brings the community together to learn and experience the food system first hand. One of TFI’s unique programs is their summer youth program where they teach personal development skills, leadership training and meaningful work ethic to the students. The food harvested at The Food Initiative is dispersed throughout the community through their CSA Program, local hunger relief organizations, and at the Downtown Market.

Salvation Army of Clarksville provides an emergency shelter to help people in times of crisis stabilize their lives and move toward restoration. Salvation Army also provides hot meals, a family store and also opportunities for families to get assistance during the holidays through their Red Kettle and Angel Tree programs.

Urban Ministries is an organization here in Clarksville that provides assistance with food, shelter and monthly living expenses as well as transportation, medical needs, and clothing. They also have a Safehouse for women & children experiencing domestic violence, as well as a transitional house for homeless families to assist them in getting off the streets.

Kenwood High School is our partner in education and we believe in supporting our local school system. Through our partnership, we provide food for their after school FUEL program, volunteer to help in the school, provide gifts at Christmas to students in need, as well as other needs that arise during the school year.

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