Greater Things 2017

Greater Things 2017
Sunday, August 27th

Join us for our 8th Annual Greater Things! On Sunday, August 27th, we will gather at 8am for a brief worship service, and then we will go out into the community and spend the morning serving people in the area surrounding our campus. We will regroup to share a quick indoor lunch together and reflect on the morning’s activities. Our online signup allows friends, families and small groups to sign up together. Invite your friends and neighbors to join you! Make sure you sign them up.

Sign up HERE!

Below is a list of activities that we will have this year:

OIL CHANGE MINISTRY
Adults, 3 people needed
While single moms and other low income individuals arrive at Valvoline (State Line & 134th) for their appointment to receive a free oil change, we need 3 peole who will be the voice of Jesus to them.

HOME SERVICES
Adults. 4 or 5 people needed per home (20 total).
We will have an assortment of home repair tasks to do in homes near Lord of Life. Basic yard work, construction, painting, plumbing, and home repair skills desired. 

NURSING HOME MINISTRY
Children & Adults. 15 people needed at each facilities.
Senior adults living in nursing homes are one of the most neglected segments of our society. We want to bless them with a morning of activities, listening to their stories and sharing Jesus with them. This is a perfect project for families with young children.

MARILLAC GARDEN AND YARD WORK
Must be 18 or older. 15 people needed.
Volunteers will pick vegetables, weed the vegetable garden, and do yard work, including pulling weeds and trimming bushes. Volunteeers should bring their own yard and garden tools. Marillac House is a safe haven for young people with special emotional and behavioral needs.

MARILLAC YOUTH ACTIVITIES
Must be 21 or older. 15 people needed.
This group will lead a morning of activities for children and teens at Marillac House, a safe haven for young people with special emotional and behavioral needs.

PARK MINISTRY
Any age. 20 people needed.
Families will play together at local parks while looking for opportunities to give gift cards to families they encounter. They will show the love and care of Jesus and listen for spiritual questions or prayer concerns.

OZANAM GIRLS ACTIVITY
Must be 21 or older. 15 people needed.
Engage with girls ages 12-18, who are dealing with emotional, behavioral, and learning challenges by playing games, doing crafts and having a snack.

OZANAM BOYS ACTIVITY
Must be 21 or older. 15 people needed.
Engage with boys ages 12-18, who are dealing with emotional, behavioral, and learning challenges by playing games, doing crafts and having a snack.

OZANAM OUTSIDE LANDSCAPE AND CLEANUP
Teens and adults. Younger children must be accompanied by parents. 35 people needed.
Do general landscaping around the Ozanam campus, including trimming bushes, pulling weeds, trimming trees, and staining picnic tables.

SAFEHOME WOMEN’S SHELTER, INDOOR
13 and older. Teens must be accompained by an adult. 10 people needed.
SafeHome receives many donations throughout the year and could use our help sorting it and getting it all put away. There may be other indoor work as well. Come, ready to serve in whatever way is needed.

SAFEHOME WOMEN’S SHELTER, OUTDOOR
13 and older. Teens must be accompained by an adult. 10 people needed.
Volunteers will be doing outdoor work at the SafeHome facility. Bring your own lawn and garden tools. We will be working in the Overland Park area, but due to the nature of the group, we are not able to share the exact location.

MEALS FOR SAFEHOME RESIDENTS
13 and older. Teens must be accompanied by an adult. 10 people needed.
SafeHome is a residential facility for battered women and their children. On weekends, the cooks at SafeHome have time off. Our team will be stepping in to prepare and serve a hot breakfast for the women and their children who are residents at SafeHome.

GIFT BAG BLESSING
Children and adults. 20 people needed.
We want to recognize those in our immediate community who are working on Sundays. To do this, we will send teams of 2-4 people with gift bags loaded with goodies(bags are assembled by this team before heading out). A great way to surprose and bless those who serve us.

GIFT CARD BLESSING
Children and adults. 20 people needed.
Help the Gift Bag Blessing team assemble gift bags then teams of 2-4 people will travel around the area, giving out small gift cards. Most gifts will be spontaneous, requiring the spiritual gift of discernment.

MLM SACK LUNCHES
Children and adults. 8 people needed.
Prepare 250 sack lunches to be used for MLM jobs program and for those needing food. This team will also deliver the sack lunches after preparing them.

COMMUNITY FOR KIDS (CFK)
Teens and adults. 8 people needed.
CFK serves over 250 students each week by providing them with the needed food for the weekends when a hot meal is not available through the school. This team will deliver donated food items to Community for Kids and stack teh food on the shelves.

RESTOOM CLEANUP
Teens and adults. 2 teams of 5 people needed (10 total).
Cleaning restrooms is a job nobody wants to do, so when we arrive with small crews volunteering to clean employee restrooms at local (within 5 miles) businesses, it makes a statement.

GAS GIVEAWAY
Teens and adults. 10 people needed.
Many people need a little help paying for gas. We get to be there to meet that need! At the Gas Giveaway you can connect with people as you pump gas for them.

WATER BOTTLE HANDOUT
Children and adults. 20 people needed.
As people enjoy a morning walk or jog we get to be there to offer a bottle of cold water and a refreshing popsicle. While on the trails, we will also triage the area for trash pickup.

CARE PACKAGES
Any age. 10 people needed.
This group will stay at Lord of Life and create 250 care packages for people at church to take in order to give them out at a later date to folks they encounter on the street who need basic supplies and an encouraging word.

PRAYER TEAM
Teens and adults. 10 people needed.
During the morning of Greater Things, this group will take phone calls or text messages from participants in the field and support us in prayer.

LORD OF LIFE NURSERY
Teens and adults. 5 or fewer people needed.
Love babies? This is for you! While parents are serving, it is important to know their children (2 and under) will be well cared for.

CLOSING CELEBRATION
Teens and adults. 10 people needed.
Plan and prepare for lunch that will occur after the morning’s activities. This group will be responsible for setup, planning and serving the lunch, and takedown.

Sign up HERE!

If you are interested in Greater Things or have questions, contact Lisa Hellyer by email.

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