COMING LIFE GROUP "SERVE" PROJECTS

On December 15th, this page will reveal all of our pre-selected, dated, and organized "plug-and-play" serve projects that Life Groups participants can choose from. 


SERVE PROJECT FAQ'S


WHY SERVE?

God's Word tells us that we are to, "Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon." Isaiah 58:10

A vital component of our Life Group ministry is that groups "serve" with one another. 


WHY ABBOTSFORD SERVE PROJECTS?

This might sound obvious, but we believe God has placed us right here! Not somewhere else. Therefore, we have decided we will prioritize mission's endeavors and the establishment of Kingdom partnerships in Abbotsford and the Fraser Valley. We want to be a church that is for our city! 


WHEN DO SERVE PROJECT SIGN-UPS OPEN?

January 11 at Noon. Life Group Leader Training is on this date and all Facilitators and Hosts who are at the training will get "first dibs" on selecting a serve project on behalf of their group. Online sign-ups will remain open after that. 


WHEN ARE THESE HAPPENING?

All serve projects happen during the Life Group semester, between January 30 and March 15.


WHEN DO THEY CLOSE?

All sign-ups should be in at least two weeks before the event and no later than February 1st.


WHAT IF I WANT TO SUGGEST A LOCAL SERVE PROJECT?

We would love to hear them! We have a thorough and specific vetting process that all projects need to meet, so if you want to suggest a serve project for your group (or others) to participate in, or a particular organization we can partner with, please contact Pastor Marcel


WHAT IS THE SERVE PROJECT SUGGESTION DEADLINE?

All submissions must be given no later than November 15th. 

Life group SErve PROJECTS


  • Teen Challenge

    March 14, 2020

    Do you like gardening? 


    Your LIFE Group will clean up and fix up the existing garden boxes and add additional soil that may needed, weeding in and around the boxes, fixing any holes in fences, and laying down bark mulch around the boxes.


    In addition your Life Group will be building new boxes and fencing to make another plot. We will have the guys who did this one probably involved and we would need help with it as well.


    Your project will end with dinner of hot/cold appetizers and fellowship with the women of Teen Challenge


  • Local Park BEAUTIFICATION

    Want to help beautify your neighbourhood, local park or trail? Not everyone has the time available to make an ongoing commitment and a one-time clean up event is still a huge benefit to our community.

     

    Description of Responsibilities:

    • Collect litter.

    • Assist with invasive planting, or brush removal

    • Report vandalism/maintenance concerns.

    • Assist with tree plantings


    Requirements:

    • Attend an Orientation Meeting. Only the group leader is required to attend this meeting.  Training Date/Time: Tuesday. Jan 21 from 3-4 pm

    • Minimum age: 14, unless with a family unit, group, club.


  • Storm drain Troopers

    Did you know that any water that flows down streets and into a storm drain directly empties into our local waterways, without treatment ? Most resident aren’t aware of this and so we want to get the word out! This program will provide kits to volunteers who can now with the stroke of a paint brush help protect City of Abbotsford rivers and streams by reminding folks with a bright yellow fish at each drain that what goes in to their storm drain matters. These kits will consist of a bucket, fish template stencil, paint brushes, street paint, and a small broom. 

    Description of Responsibilities:

    • Prep paint site.

    • Paint Fish Logo with kit supplies.

    • Liaise with staff to coordinate locations.


    Requirements:

    • Leaders to attend Safety orientation. Training Date/Time: Thursday, Jan 23 from 3-4 pm

    • Collect and return supply kits. 

    • Minimum age: 14, unless with a family unit, group, club.

  • The Stream

    January 25 or February 15

    This project is a restroom beautification project. The restrooms for the Stream Ministry are in desperate need of a face lift.  A paint job, new counter, floors are just some of the work that could be done. 




  • Archway Food bank

    Join a team of people who love to ensure healthy food options are available to everyone. The new Fresh Food Recovery program is our newest initiative to provide fresh food to those in need by recovering food from local grocery stores.

    We need small teams of volunteers to sort and process perishable food that is being received each morning at the Food Bank. Daily shifts will be 2-3 hrs long and potential candidates will need to lift and move 35-50lb containers.


  • Marker Maintenance Team

    Did you know that historically our earliest park lands were actually cemeteries? Our four local cemeteries at Aberdeen, Hazelwood, Mt. Lehman, and Musselwhite are beautifully kept park spaces that honor former residents and loved ones. The City of Abbotsford Parks team diligently works to maintain these areas but would also welcome volunteer support to assist in the maintenance of these sacred spaces. Volunteers may assist with cleaning headstones, debris removal, edging as well as minor horticultural maintenance if applicable at your chosen location. All equipment and direction will be provided onsite and volunteers are encouraged to dress for current weather conditions as this volunteer role take place outdoors.


    Requirements:

    • Be adequately dressed for the work and weather

    • Minimum age: 14, unless you're a family unit volunteering as a group.

  • Life second chance thrift store

    LIFE's Second Chance Thrift Store relies on volunteers to maintain a vibrant thrift store. It offers great deals to the community, provides volunteers with a purpose that makes a difference and gives the women in our program an opportunity to give back. The main purpose is to financially support the programs at LIFE Recovery Association. There is always a need for cleaning, organizing and checking equipment. After store hours provide a great opportunity for care groups to get some of the needs met while the store is closed. 

  • ARchway Food BAnk

    Volunteer groups at the Food Bank Warehouse are asked to assist with sorting food donations from boxes and bins into our 17 different categories. These categories of food are based on food type, nutrition, and quantity, for our emergency hamper components. Think of it as reverse shopping; matching food items to signs on a shelf and stocking that shelf. But in this case the Shelf is a pallet being made on the ground.

     February 28 from 3 pm-5 pm or 5 pm-7 pm

     

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