Christ for People (off-site)
This is an incredibly special opportunity. If you've ever been around Wayzata Free on a
Tuesday evening, you may have heard the voices of some of Christ's most
beloved children lifting up His name in song. Christ for People is a home for individuals with developmental
disabilities. We'll visit their facility
in Victoria, meet the residents there and spend some time together in
worship. We suspect that many of us will learn something from them about what it means to worship Christ in
spirit and in truth. If you'd simply
like to grow in your capacity to look on the heart, and not merely on the
outward appearance, this is rare opportunity.
City of Plymouth - Park/Train Clean-up (off-site)
is a great opportunity to serve our city. If you enjoy the Plymouth City
Parks now, take that appreciation to the next level by investing some time and
effort into making them even more beautiful. Wayzata Free Church will work on the west side of Vicksburg Lane. One team will clean up the trails along Peony Lane by Wayzata High School and circle the large wetland there. Another team will start at Peony Lane and follow the NWG (Northwest Greenway) east to Vicksburg Lane. This is a great family project as little ones can pick up trash, run ahead and still be safe. Plus there are playground areas along the trail.
City of Plymouth
This is an opportunity
to work with folks who deeply cherish the freedom they experience by
living at home, but need some assistance to maintain their interdependent
lifestyle. We'll be working with a representative from the City of
Plymouth to help out with yard clean up and house repair. This is such a
great opportunity to be the body of Christ, loving people with our hands and
Community Emergency Service
CES is a non-profit crisis relief and empowerment community outreach that extends God's love to those in the inner city of South and North Minneapolis. We will be helping in their food shelf getting food to families in need.
Freedom Works (off-site)
Freedom Works is a
Christian community that provides housing for former prisoners and a pathway
to meaningful employment by trusting God to transform lives through Bible
study, personal accountability, service and fellowship. On Serve Day, we'll have a chance to
serve their residents through outdoor cleanup at their property. Depending on schedules and number of volunteers, we may do some indoor cleaning and light carpentry. Adult and
teen volunteers only.
Gardening Help (off-site)
If you love gardening
and being outside, then these two serve projects are for you! One group will help Gloria, an
81-year-old lady, weed, trim and plant in her yard. The second group will help Joe Singleton with weeding, buckthorn removal, and mulching.
Hammers of Hope - Clean-Up & Repair (off-site)
Help us bless long-time members of Wayzata Free, Jack and Carol Amis, by doing clean-up and minor repairs at their home.
Hammers of Hope - Painting (off-site)
Help us bless a local family as we paint a deck at a home near church.
Hospitality House for
The Hospitality House is
a community center that provides caring, Christ-centered support for at-risk
youth in north Minneapolis. On Serve Day, staff and youth from the
Hospitality House will lead us on a prayer walk through their
neighborhood. This is an opportunity to learn about the unique challenges
that face young people in urban neighborhoods, to pray in a focused way for
Christ's healing touch upon our city and to form relationships with young
people in desperate need of Jesus' love. We will also being doing some interior painting.
Interfaith Outreach (on-site)
Interfaith Outreach &
Community Partners is a human service nonprofit serving struggling families
living in eight west Hennepin County communities since 1979. Our group will package laundry soap for families in need.
Kids Ministry Service Projects (on-site)
Help us clean and
organize classrooms, cabinets and closets throughout our kids ministry
spaces. Great opportunity for families to serve together!
Meals on Wheels - Birthday Cards (on-site)
Did you know that Meals
on Wheels had its origin in Great Britain during World War II when the German
bombing campaign known as the Blitz displaced many people from their
homes? Volunteers cooked meals for people who no longer had stoves. In some cases, the “wheels” upon which the
meals were delivered were “prams,” or baby strollers. Later, these
volunteers cooked for service men, and still later for the elderly and
shut-ins. We will
be making decorative cards with a message of love as a way to bless these folks
along with the delivery of their groceries.
Minnesota Teen Challenge (off-site)
Minnesota Teen Challenge helps clients gain hope, healing
and freedom in their lives. There are
multiple opportunities to serve: Volunteers can make cards for clients (or staff) to share written
prayers or words of encouragement. If
you're creative, you can build a blessing box at their arts and crafts station. There is a prayer station where you can
lift up clients and staff – Teen Challenge is a ministry that depends heavily
on answered prayer. Finally, there will
be opportunities to help in the kitchen, serving a meal to Teen Challenge
residents. If you've ever considered
volunteering to mentor Teen Challenge clients, this is a chance to learn more
about the ministry and ongoing opportunities to serve. Recommended for adults and teens only.
Mobile Hope - Assisting Seniors (off-site)
We will have two homes of seniors who can use some assistance with home projects such as raking, cleaning, planting, or hauling things to the garbage. These folks will work alongside the home-owner and provide whatever assistance is needed for the morning.
Mobile Hope - Hope Center/Park Clean-Up (off-site)
The Hope Center building and the playground areas need some minor repairs and spring cleaning! If you are interested in helping tackle a few repair projects, clean up trash, or freshen up some rooms, join us for a few hours of fun. Repair experience or handy skills preferred for Hope Center.
New Life Family Life Ministries (off-site)
New Life’s vision is to one
day reach all abortion-minded and abortion-vulnerable individuals throughout
Minnesota with comprehensive pregnancy-related services and the message of the
Gospel of Jesus Christ. Join us on a fun scavenger hunt as we go to local
businesses and gather supplies for infants in need.
Nursery Childcare Worker (on-site)
Help us take care of our
littlest ones while their parents serve that morning. Kids 4th grade and
under must serve with a parent.
Prayer Walk (off-site)
Prayer walk through our surrounding neighborhoods and community. The group will start at Wayzata Free and disburse to different sites in the local area.
Preschool Childcare Worker (on-site)
Help us take care of our
2-3 year-olds while their parents serve that morning. Kids 4th grade and under
must serve with a parent.
Quilters and Crafters (on-site)
If you enjoy getting to show your love through crafts and handiwork, this is for you. You'll work on various sewing projects that will be sent overseas to
underprivileged people groups. This is tangible love – soft, warm and
colorful – carrying a little bit of your heart in each stitch.
Son-Shine Corner (on-site)
Son-Shine Corner is a
Christ-centered preschool that meets in the lower level of the Wayzata Free
Church building and strives to nurture each child's friendship with God and
others. We have an opportunity to serve these children by cleaning and
doing some painting in the preschool rooms. Please sign up to touch the
hearts and minds of children in a simple but meaningful way.
Washing Windows (off-site)
Help bless Lee and Nancy Danielson by washing windows at their home.
Wayzata Free Chinese Ministry (off-site)
This is an opportunity to join the Chinese student community for games and a picnic as a way to form new relationships, learn more about each others' culture and faith, and sample delicious smells and tastes from around the world. Volunteers will help with picnic prep, game setup and direction, forming new relationships, and be open to follow-up at a later date in the form of participation in Bible studies, helping international students adjust to life in the U.S., friendship dinners, holiday meals, and ongoing relationships.
YMCA - Camp Christmas Tree (off-site)
Camp Christmas Tree has received a grant from Tree Trust to
beautify their camp. We will assist Tree Trust in planting, back-filling
and mulching in new trees on camp as well as other land beautification projects
we can tackle in our time there (raking, trimming branches, trail clearing,
etc). This project is open to students (6th grade+), adults or families with elementary or older aged kids.