We have a number of ways to participate in this year’s Day of Service on Saturday, Sept. 18 and on Sunday, Sept. 19. Pick the one that’s right for you.
Do you love being in the kitchen? We could use your help getting food ready for The Dwelling, working in our own church kitchen, both the Saturday before and the morning of the lunch.
Or, are you more the outdoorsy type? Then you may want to dig in and do some gardening at the pollinator garden at the Gateway Nature Preserve on Saturday morning.
The Dwelling – Contact: Sarah Jennings
The Dwelling (530 N Spring St, about a block from the Central Library) is the Moravian/Lutheran church that ministers primarily to those who are experiencing homelessness. What better way to get to know your neighbor?
Sunday, Sept. 12
Drop off underwear donations at HOMEcoming in Salem Square. You may also bring them to The Dwelling on Sept. 19.
Saturday morning, Sept. 18
10 am to noon - Prepare food in the HMC kitchen for lunch the following day at The Dwelling. Masks required.
Sunday morning, Sept. 19
10-11 am – Final food prep in the church kitchen and packing it up. Masks required.
11:30 am – 2:30 pm – Come to The Dwelling at whatever time works for you. You will be blessed by sharing the day with our Moravian/Lutheran neighbors.
Salem Strollway Pickup – Contact: Nat Watson at 336-761-8228
Saturday morning, Sept. 18
9:00 am - We will meet in the parking lot at the corner of Academy Street and Salem Avenue. Graspers to pick up the litter as well as gloves and garbage bags will be provided. Join us for a chance to stroll along the nicely reworked strollway and join other Home church members in A Day of Service.
Church Building Maintenance – Contact: Dustin Hackler
Team up with our church staff in a variety of small projects including the organization of storage, fence painting, and minor cleanup. Email Dustin Hackler to learn more.
Gateway Nature Preserve's Pollinator Garden – Contact: Barbara Strauss
Saturday, Sept. 18
This will be a gardener’s Moravian Day of Service. I'm challenging you, if you are a person interested in gardening, to do your service at the neighborhood Gateway Nature Preserve's Pollinator Garden on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 8 to 10am. On this Day of Service in 2021, I'm looking for 21 willing souls to spend 2 hours in service to the neighborhood. Will you volunteer?
The Preserve's pollinator garden is a neighborhood treasure, located just past Salem Creek (1490 S Broad St.). This year the tasks include planting perennials, watering plants, spreading mulch and weeding. All you need is work gloves and your water bottle. Tools are provided (unless you want to bring your own). Thank you for accepting this challenge.
Other ideas for service –
- Collect items for Sunnyside. There are many friends and families in our community receiving additional food assistance at this time.
- Give blood. According to the American Red Cross, there is an urgent need for blood due to the coronavirus pandemic.
- Reach out to someone who may feel isolated. Share a front porch visit, write a letter, send a note, or draw a picture for a relative, friend, or neighbor. Let them know that you care and pray for them.
- Prepare a Meal. Spend time in the kitchen together and find ways to include everyone in the preparation. Share a meal with your family or deliver a meal to your neighbor.
- Run Errands. Offer to run an errand for someone who is uncomfortable or unable being in public places.
Join us as we connect with our neighbors and with each other.