Crossroads All Church SERVE Day
Saturday, October 14th, 2017
The church is leaving the building again. This time we are going to concentrate our efforts in a single Baltimore community to practice “random acts of kindness”. We have partnered with My Brother’s Keeper in Irvington to show a little of Jesus’ love to folks in the neighborhood. We will have activities for all ages and abilities from greeting people with bottles of water and some cookies, to cleaning up debris on the streets, to hanging door hangers for MOED (Mayor’s office of employment development), assemble blessing bags. See the website for a detailed description of the activities.
We will meet at My Brother’s Keeper (4207 Frederick Avenue Baltimore, Maryland 21229) at 8:00 for a briefing and to form teams. We will eat lunch together around 12:30 and have a debriefing. There will be street parking in the surrounding community.
If you have your shirt from last time and it is usable please wear it.
Fellowship “beverage and a treat to go” Description: Volunteers will greet passers-by with a bottle of water and small treat (bag of homemade cookies or mini pastry) and invite them to "have a blessed day”. We will greet people stopped at traffic lights, walking, getting on or off the bus….
Caring for God’s Creation “fall clean-up” Description: Volunteers will clean curbs, alleys, and storm drains of debris. Supplies needed: Brooms, rakes, grabbers, gloves, shovels
Information Sharing: Canvass the community with MOED Community Job Hub hangers. Description: Volunteers will (in a thoughtful and respectful manner) hang door hangers on “occupied” properties. The Mayor’s Office of Employment Development will supply the hangers.
Assemble Blessing Bags: Sort items and assemble attractive gift bags of travel sized personal hygiene items. Supplies: cellophane gift bags (fall theme preferred), ribbon, scissors.