Come Serve With Us 2017

The Third Annual

ComeServe stacked

 July 5 - 31, 2017

EVERYONE - families with children, couples, individuals, and groups of friends - is invited to get to know our participating ministries throughout Knoxville and beyond and volunteer.

Maybe you've always wondered what goes on at the ministries supported by CSPC and felt called to serve, but didn't quite know how to get started. Well, NOW is your chance! In addition to providing opportunities for hands-on volunteering, we will be providing ministry tours, a 'meet the church staff' day, an overnight trip to work at a supported ministry, and other helpful events that will enable you to learn how you can be involved and how you can make a difference in Knoxville and the surrounding areas.

Look over the following ways to volunteer, choose what you would like to do,
and CLICK HERE to sign up,
or stop by the table in Reception Hall or outside under the Sanctuary drop off
on Sunday mornings in June.

 *Starred events are suitable for families with small children.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 5

*Mobile Meals ... 9:45-11:45 am
Meet at the Mobile Meals Kitchen (1737 Reynolds St)  before going to Northgate Manor to deliver meals to the elderly. All ages welcome. This organization provides meals to those who cannot cook for themselves.

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  THURSDAY, JULY 6

Joni & Friends … 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Joni & Friends is a ministry to those with disabilities and their families. Join us at  their offices  (410 Northshore Dr) and help make decorations and goodie bags for their summer camp. Lunch included. Age 14 and up.

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  FRIDAY, JULY 7

*Serve Lunch at Thrive … noon-2:00 pm 
Thrive Youth Ministry ministers to at-risk youth in the Lonsdale community. We will serve lunch for their summer program at their building (1317 Connecticut Ave). Come meet the kids, serve and eat with them and hear about Thrive and how you can get involved.

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MONDAY, JULY 10

Meet the Staff … 8:30-11:00 am 
Ever wonder where CSPC staff members work, what they do and how the staff operates?  Ever have a question you were dying to ask?  Come join in on the monthly staff meeting and have breakfast with the staff, then tour the office areas to see where each staff member works and what they do.  

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TUESDAY, JULY 11

Stock the FISH Food Pantry … 11:45 am-1:00 pm
Unload boxes from the Second Harvest food truck into the FISH Food Pantry (934 N. Weisgarber Rd in the basement of Church of the Savior). Middle school age and up.

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 *Cagle Terrace Ice Cream Party ... 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cagle Terrace (515 Renford Rd) is a high rise apartment building for low income residents.  Come join in the fun serving ice cream to the residents and visiting with them.

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FISH Food Pantry … 5:30-7:00 pm 
Come to the FISH Pantry (934 N. Weisgarber Rd in the basement of Church of the Savior) to bag groceries and get them ready for the delivery team. 

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 WEDNESDAY, JULY 12

*Mobile Meals ... 9:45-11:45 am 
Meet at the Mobile Meals Kitchen (1737 Reynolds St) before going to Broadway Towers to deliver meals to the elderly. All ages welcome. This organization provides meals to those who cannot cook for themselves.

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 *Shannondale … 3:00-4:30 pm 
Meet at Shannondale Nursing Home (7424 Middlebrook Pike) at 3:00 pm to assemble a craft. We will then deliver these and meet the residents. All ages welcome!

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“Under the Bridge” … 5:00-7:30 pm
(Please note! This event had to be re-scheduled from July 19 to July 12.)
Help CSPC member, Joe Bryant, prepare barbecue to be served to the homeless who gather every Wednesday night under the interstate bridge in the downtown area to eat, hear a gospel message and apply for services they need. Middle school age and up. Directions available upon request.
 

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THURSDAY, JULY 13

Mission of Hope … 10:00 am-noon 
Spend the morning at Mission of Hope (6030 Industrial Heights Dr NW) packing hygiene bags for children in the Appalachian Mountain area. Wear cool clothes, the warehouse is not air-conditioned. Drinks & snacks provided. Age 12 & older.

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FRIDAY, JULY 14

*Serve Lunch for Thrive Outing at the Cove ... 11:15 am-1:30 pm 
Thrive Youth Ministry ministers to at-risk youth in the Lonsdale community.  We will serve lunch for them at their outing at the Cove. All ages welcome.

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FISH Food Pantry Call Center … 9:00-11:00 am 
Learn how FISH calls for assistance are processed by observing trained volunteers. Meet in the CSPC Family Life Center. Adults.

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FISH Food Delivery … 12:30-2:00 pm or 5:30-7:00 pm 
Meet at the West Knox FISH Food Pantry (934 N. Weisgarber in the basement of Church of the Savior) and deliver food to those in need.  Middle school age and up.
Mid-day delivery volunteers:

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 Afternoon delivery volunteers:

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SUNDAY, JULY 16

KARM Dinner ... 4:00 - 7:00 pm 
Prepare and serve dinner at KARM (418 N Broadway). This is a homeless shelter in downtown Knoxville.  Adults only.

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MONDAY, JULY 17

*Global Golf - Putt Putt ... 10:00 am - 1:30 pm 
Bring your family to play a free game of putt-putt golf with CSPC-supported missionary Cris Stevens along with some children invited from area ministries we support. Cris will tell about her Global Golf ministry and we will go to McDonalds in Turkey Creek for a free lunch afterwards.

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TUESDAY, JULY 18

*KARM “Every Bed, Every Day” … 10:00-11:30 am 
KARM  (418 N Broadway) is a homeless shelter in downtown Knoxville. Bring your children and pray over each bed that the homeless will sleep in that night. Let the children make a card of encouragement to leave on the beds. All ages welcome. 

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 19

*Mobile Meals ... 9:45-11:45 am 
Meet at the Mobile Meals Kitchen (1737 Reynolds St) before going to Broadway Towers to deliver meals to the elderly. All ages welcome. This organization provides meals to those who cannot cook for themselves.

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THURSDAY, JULY 20
Instead of coming to serve with us today, we encourage you to branch out and create your own service opportunity. Encourage someone, share a meal, write a note, visit a neighbor, or help someone in need. Send a picture of what you did to alison@cspc.net and we will post it online and through our social media.

Look who took the 'Come Serve With Us' Thursday Challenge and showed up at Hope House and cleaned the gutters! Thanks, Todd Harvey and Phil Burnette!

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 FRIDAY, JULY 21

Suds & Bubbles Laundry Ministry … 9 a.m.-noon 
Join us at a laundromat to serve refreshments and visit with homeless residents as they wash their clothes. Age limit 18 and up. Directions available upon request.

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Suzanne’s House … 2:00-3:30 pm 
Grant and Suzanne recently moved to an East Knoxville neighborhood in the inner city. They felt God calling them to be more intentionally involved in working and ministering there. Come hear Suzanne tell about their call, their move and what it has been like to move from a quiet West Knoxville neighborhood to a high crime neighborhood and how they are adjusting. Directions available upon request.

Note - if you are interested in doing both of these outreaches, lunch will be provided between noon and 2:00.

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MONDAY, JULY 24

Watermelon at KARM … 2:00-4:00 pm
KARM (418 N Broadway) is a homeless shelter in downtown Knoxville. Residents gather in the afternoon in the courtyard outside of KARM. Join us as we serve watermelon to these homeless guests and provide music and entertainment for them. Ages 13 and up.

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TUESDAY, JULY 25

*Arbor Terrace … 3:00-4:30 pm 
Arbor Terrace (9051 Cross Park Dr) is an assisted living and memory care residential complex. Come help us serve and eat ice cream with residents in their courtyard. All ages welcome!

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 26

*Volunteer Ministry Center/Minvilla Manor … 10:00 am - 11:30 am 
Volunteer Ministry Center (511 N. Broadway) will host our time to enjoy coffee, refreshments and fellowship with the residents of Minvilla Manor, across the street from their center. Once the 5th Avenue Hotel, Minvilla Manor is now supportive housing for formerly chronic homeless individuals who have been guided and helped through the services of Volunteer Ministry Center.

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THURSDAY, JULY 27

KICKO … 9:00 am - noon 
Come join us at the church for Christmas in July as we wrap presents that will be distributed to inner-city kids as part of “Sidewalk Son-day School” during the Christmas season.

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FISH Food Pantry … 5:30-7:00 pm 
Come to the West Knox FISH Pantry (934 N. Weisgarber Rd in the basement of Church of the Savior) and bag groceries and get them ready for the delivery team.

MONDAY, JULY 31

*Zoo Day … 9:00 am-2:00 pm 
Join us as we take moms who are alumni of a substance abuse program associated with Safe Families for Children, and their kids, to the zoo. Come bring your kids and get to know and fellowship with some of these families as the leaders try to give these women continuing opportunities to build healthy community with us and one another. Tickets will be provided for the first 10 CSPC members who sign up.

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