SERVE Weekend 2018
SERVE weekend

SERVE Weekend Volunteers - April 26-29

God's work. Our hands.
There are many ways to serve at your church, in the greater community, and in the world. SERVE weekend is a great way to choose one, two, or a few different ways to serve with others in a concentrated few days in April. 
Choose your favorite options: click the "sign up" box, tell us how many people will be serving, and be sure to list who's helping in the comments box if you're serving as a group/family.
Flex Date tasks: Outdoor project dates may vary depending on weather. You'll be contacted with specific info later in April.

Truckload of Life Food Packing Project: signup on a separate tab at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a49aead23a5fd0-truckload 
Free t-shirts: They're available on another tab; child and adult sizes are available!

Created by:   SERVE Weekend Team
 
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SERVE tasks - choose your favorites Location Date (mm/dd/yyyy CDT)

1) Days for Girls Sewing

Location: Buffalo Covenant Church - Adult - experienced sewers needed. Create lasting feminine hygiene solution kits for women and girls internationally. A sewing machine or serger is helpful, but not necessary.

 

04/21/2018
(Sat, 9:00am - 11:30am)
(10)

 
9 of 10 slots filled
Judy/Kevin Bergquist
Minda Squadroni
Cheryl Neal
Judy Jacobson
Audrey Onstad
Sarah Krolak
Gina Wintermantel
Hazel Wintermantel
Lori Anderson
daughter Lucy too

2) Zambia to Zion Art Project

Location: Zion - Child/Youth/Adult - Create colorful art squares that will be made into a wall hanging similar to the one created for Village of Hope in Zambia

 

04/26/2018
(Thu, 4:00pm - 5:30pm)
(35)

 
15 of 35 slots filled
Judy/Kevin Bergquist (2)
Anne Karson (4)
Heather/David Jenks (3)
1 adult 2 kids
Heidi King (3)
Heidi emi Elsie king
Minda Squadroni
Laurie Mackereth
Marsha Watkins

3) Flowers/Garden Care

Location Zion: Youth / Adult - Grab a rake or trimmers for early spring yard work and prepping gardens for May planting. Sign up and we’ll contact you to set up the actual date as a group or individual project.

Flex Date 

04/27/2018
(Fri, 9:00am - 9:00am)
(12)

 
3 of 12 slots filled
Diane Huston
Sharon Opheim
Mary Mattson

4) The Nest Maternity Home - Friday Spring Cleaning

Location: The Nest in St. Michael - Adults - Help with spring yard clean up and indoor cleaning

 

04/27/2018
(Fri, 10:00am - 12:00pm)
(6)

 

5) Tie Fleece Blankets for families in need

Location: St. Francis Xavier in the Parish Hall (church basement) - Child / Youth / Adult- Make tied fleece blankets to be given to families in need.

 

04/27/2018
(Fri, 4:00pm - 6:00pm)
(30)

 
26 of 30 slots filled
Kristin Glur (3)
Kristin, Landon, and Addison
Jessica Rud (3)
Avery & Olivia
Heather/David Jenks (5)
2 adults 3 kids
Troy Wille (4)
(4) Char, Sienna, Sawyer, Mary Wille
Sharon & Jerry Kelly (2)
Paige Jernberg
Jan Skallerud (2)
Jan & granddaughter Lauren
Andrea Krinke (2)
Pacey Zandstra (2)
Dianne Pettit
Zion Lutheran Church
James beyer

6) Crossroads Animal Shelter - Friday crew

Child / Youth / Adult - Begin at St. Francis Xavier in the Parish Hall (church basement) by making fleece cat mats, then travel to Crossroads to deliver the mats and tour the facility.

 

04/27/2018
(Fri, 4:00pm - 6:00pm)
(15)

 
All slots filled
Janice Bourgoine (3)
Ben & Jen DesMarais (5)
Amanda Ryan (5)
Rob Nosbush (2)

7) Sweets for Caregivers

Location: Buffalo Community Center - Youth / Adult- Whip up "Special Kindness" treats to provide a surprise for caregivers in the community. Note: enter from alley door at the Buffalo Community Center.

 

04/27/2018
(Fri, 4:00pm - 6:00pm)
(15)

 
8 of 15 slots filled
Valerie Watrud (3)
Crystal Gerardy (3)
Colleen & Nik Manninen (2)

8) Buffalo Covenant Banquet Servers

Location: Buffalo Covenant Church - Youth / Adult - Help with serving the meal and bussing tables at the banquet.

 

04/27/2018
(Fri, 4:00pm - 8:00pm)
(8)

 
3 of 8 slots filled
Jill Hanson
darian freitag
Marlys Wilson

9) Blessing Closet Set Up

Location: Zion - Youth / Adult- Help sort and fold clothing donated to Zion’s Blessing Closet that will be given to families. Men & women are all welcomed to serve & sort; fashion sense not required!

 

04/27/2018
(Fri, 6:00pm - 8:00pm)
(20)

 
13 of 20 slots filled
Kate Bottiger
Lora Nichols
Amanda Reineck
Kim & Kass Fynboh (2)
Kendra Pilcher (3)
Larry Kelly
Jodi and Doug Block (2)
Jameson Wakefield (2)
Jameson and Brock Wakefield

10) Food for Friends Cooking - Friday crew

Location: Zion - Adult/Youth w/Parents - Help mix, prep, & package meals in the Zion kitchen to be delivered to friends on Saturday.

 

04/27/2018
(Fri, 6:00pm - 8:30pm)
(12)

 
All slots filled
Jennifer Sabetti (5)
Sabetti Family
Heidi Kkng (3)
Heidi elsie emilee
Jeannette Mollenhoff
It will be me and my son.
Crystal Gerardy (3)

11) Spring Caroling at Parkview

Child / Youth / Adult- Meet at Zion, then carpool to Parkview at 6:30 to go 'caroling' in the spring, using voices and handbells to enjoy old favorite songs. No experience necessary!

 

04/27/2018
(Fri, 6:30pm - 8:00pm)
(25)

 
17 of 25 slots filled
Sarah Nelson (4)
Sarah, Brice, Bergen and Brynn Nelson
Anne Karson (4)
Linda Engwall (2)
Frank Anderson (3)
Frank, Jade, Charlotte
Laurie Mackereth
Joan Ilstrup
Gary Leff
Marylyn Leff

12) Indoor Cleaning at Zion

Adult-Help with the ‘extras’ that are over and above the normal weekly cleaning at Zion, especially ground level windows inside and outside. Flex date: contact [email protected] for details.

Flex Date 

04/28/2018
(Sat, 12:00am - 12:00am)
(10)

 

13) Food for Friends Cooking - Saturday crew

Location: Zion - Adult/Youth w/Parents - Help mix, prep, & package meals in the Zion kitchen to be delivered to Zion friends at 11am by delivery teams.

 

04/28/2018
(Sat, 8:00am - 11:00am)
(20)

 
7 of 20 slots filled
Linda Engwall
Rita Kelly
Larry Kelly
Peggy Olson
Kim Mero
Brian Yost (2)
Brian and Sam

14) Bike & Helmet Giveaway helpers

Location: Zion - Adult- Allina Health is partnering with Free Bikes 4 Kidz, to offer bikes to those in need. Assist with this awesome giveaway by unloading and setting up bikes. Held at Zion, south parking lot.

 

04/28/2018
(Sat, 8:30am - 10:00am)
(6)

 
All slots filled
Judy/Kevin Bergquist
Roger Johnson
Daryl Engwall
Randy/Julie Latzig (2)
Randy and Julie Latzig
Lew & Marian Hille
Lew Hille

15) Blessing Closet Distribution 1st shift

Location: Zion - Adult- Distribute new and slightly used clothing to kids and their parents who are in need. Held in Zion Trinity Hall.

 

04/28/2018
(Sat, 9:00am - 11:00am)
(12)

 
All slots filled
Nancy Johnson
Vicky Kath
Kim & Kass Fynboh (2)
Connie Jatko
Lew & Marian Hille
Marian Hille
Cleo Friederichsen
Rick Johnson (2)
Dianna Skeen
Jean Brager
Sharon Johnson

16) The Nest Maternity Home - Saturday Spring Cleaning

Flex date! Location: The Nest in St. Michael - Adults - Help with spring yard clean up and indoor cleaning

 

04/28/2018
(Sat, 9:00am - 11:00am)
(6)

 
2 of 6 slots filled
Krista Anderson (2)

17) Hygiene Kit Assembly

Location: Spirit of Joy - Youth / Adult (25 youth and 5 adults). Assemble hygiene kits for Buffalo Schools.

 

04/28/2018
(Sat, 9:00am - 11:00am)
(30)

 
11 of 30 slots filled
Kendra Pilcher (3)
Shelby Benker
erica kyllonen
Kristin Rakke
Michelle Studnicka (4)
Zion Lutheran Church
Carol Johnson

18) Greeting Cards for care center friends

Location: Spirit of Joy - Children/Youth / Adult (25 youth and 5 adults). Use your creativity to make greeting cards that will be given to community friends living at local care centers.

 

04/28/2018
(Sat, 9:00am - 11:00am)
(30)

 
10 of 30 slots filled
megan benker
jessica benker
andrea kyllonen
vanessa kyllonen
Zion Lutheran Church (2)
Zion Lutheran Church (2)
Becky Waddell
Zion Lutheran Church
Linda Anderla
Sarah Krolak

19) Tie Fleece Blankets for families in need

Location: Spirit of Joy - Child / Youth / Adults - Make tied fleece blankets to be given to families in need.

 

04/28/2018
(Sat, 9:00am - 11:00am)
(30)

 
13 of 30 slots filled
Barb Hinz
Dan West
Abby & Cassie Seestrom (2)
Jackie Prigge
Katie Domka
Molly Marston
Abigail Strong
Lisa Berg (2)
Lisa and Lauren
Diane Ellis
Vicky Pietig
Pat Meier

20) Love INC Moving Help

FILLED WITH LOVE INC VOLUNTEERS!

 

04/28/2018
(Sat, 9:00am - 12:00pm)
(6)

 

21) MN Adult and Teen Challenge Retreat Spring Cleaning

Flex date! Location: Lakeside Academy - Youth / Adult - Help with outdoor spring clean up, raking.

 

04/28/2018
(Sat, 9:00am - 12:00pm)
(10)

 
5 of 10 slots filled
Julie Hicks (3)
Bob Quady
Steve Wintermantel

22) MN Adult and Teen Challenge Retreat Painting

Flex date! Location: Lakeside Academy - Youth / Adult - Help with an outdoor painting project.

 

04/28/2018
(Sat, 9:00am - 12:00pm)
(12)

 
3 of 12 slots filled
Stacy Anderson (3)
Scott, Stacy, Jace

23) BINGO & Ice Cream Social Parkview Care Center

Location: Parkview Care Center - Child / Youth / Adult- Enjoy bingo and an old-fashioned ice cream social with care center residents. Ice cream from What's the Scoop!

 

04/28/2018
(Sat, 10:00am - 12:00pm)
(20)

 
All slots filled
Heidi King (3)
Heidi emilee elsie
Trudy Hunter (2)
Hunter Family
Troy Wille (4)
(4) Char, Sienna, Sawyer, Mary Wille
Shannon Grossman (6)
Dorothy Valentine
Jill Bjornson (3)
Angela Newman
Angela and Abbie

24) Crossroads Animal Shelter - Saturday crew

Location: Spirit of Joy - Child / Youth / Adult- Make small fleece tied "cat mats,” then travel to Crossroads Animal Shelter to deliver the mats & take a tour at 11:40.

 

04/28/2018
(Sat, 10:00am - 12:00pm)
(15)

 
All slots filled
Heather Grover
Ashley Creek
Susan Creek
Shyanne Thorndike
Jennifer Sabetti (2)
Jennifer and Carmen
Anne Karson (4)
2 adults and 2 children
Sarah Nelson (2)
Jessica Schmidt (2)
Jessica Schmidt and Ella Reding
Paige Jernberg

25) Food for Friends meals & Sweets for Caregivers delivery

Location: Zion - Child / Youth / Adult- Meet at Zion and deliver 4-5 meals to meal recipients on a pre-organized route, with time available if recipients are interested a visit. When signing up, choose "1" spot and list family members in the comments box.

 

04/28/2018
(Sat, 11:00am - 1:00pm)
(20)

 
6 of 20 slots filled
Kelly Bimson
Bob, Kelly, Jay & Mallory
Kathy Swanson
Joe
lisa klatt (3)
Lisa, Ty and Britni Klatt
Chuck/Liz Klaassen
Chuck, Liz

26) Blessing Closet Distribution 2nd Shift

Location: Zion - Adult- Distribute new and slightly used clothing to kids and their parents who are in need. Held in Zion Trinity Hall.

 

04/28/2018
(Sat, 11:00am - 1:00pm)
(6)

 
All slots filled
Peggy Olson
Shelly McHenry (2)
2 adults. Shelly mchenry and barb Pearce
Karmen Harnois
Cathy Quady
Leann Pommier

27) Cottagewood BINGO

Location: Cottagewood Assisted Living - Child / Youth / Adult - Lead 1pm BINGO games with residents of Cottagewood Assisted Living.

 

04/28/2018
(Sat, 1:00pm - 2:00pm)
(8)

 
All slots filled
Heidi King (3)
Troy Wille (4)
(4) Char, Sienna, Sawyer, Mary Wille
Peggy Olson

28) Spirit of Joy Road Cleaning

Location: Spirit of Joy/Cty Rd. 34. Youth / Adult (15 youth and 15 adults) - Pitch in and be a part of spring ditch cleaning near Spirit of Joy.

Flex Date 

04/28/2018
(Sat, 1:00pm - 3:00pm)
(30)

 
6 of 30 slots filled
Chad Hastings
Jessica Hastings
Josh Hastings
Ethan Hastings
Isabella Hastings
Becky Waddell

29) Zion Cemetery clean up

Location: Zion Cemetery, South Hwy. 25 - Youth / Adult- Did you know that Zion’s cemetery is located on South Hwy. 25? Each spring there’s raking and tree trimming to be done before Memorial Day.

Flex Date 

04/28/2018
(Sat, 1:00pm - 3:00pm)
(7)

 
All slots filled
Ashley Creek
Heather Grover
Mary Abramowski
Dan Abramowski
Barb Vieau
Anita Bazan Bazan
Will wait to hear about which flex date is decided; not avail 4/28 but would love to help!
Jim Bischoff

30) Blessing Closet Distribution 3rd shift

Location: Zion - Adult- Distribute new and slightly used clothing to kids and their parents who are in need. Held in Zion Trinity Hall.

 

04/28/2018
(Sat, 1:00pm - 3:00pm)
(6)

 
All slots filled
Susan Creek (4)
Shyanne Thorndike
darian freitag

31) Buffalo Covenant Banquet Clean Up

Location: Buffalo Covenant Church - Youth / Adult - Assist with taking down and loading tables.

 

04/28/2018
(Sat, 1:00pm - 3:00pm)
(8)

 

32) Love INC transitional house - Howard Lake

POSTPONED TO A SUMMER PROJECT! Sign up if you'd like to be contacted at a later date. Youth / Adults - Bring your fix-it skills and rakes for a little yard work/ outdoor home repair

Flex Date 

04/28/2018
(Sat, 1:00pm - 4:00pm)
(8)

 
1 of 8 slots filled
Heather/David Jenks
1 adult

33) Lake Ridge Manicures

Location: Lake Ridge in the Pinewood Room - Youth / Adult - Bring some color and TLC to seniors at Lake Ridge Care Center or Assisted Living with fingernail polishing and a visit. Note: held in the Lake Ridge Pinewood room.

 

04/28/2018
(Sat, 2:00pm - 3:30pm)
(4)

 
All slots filled
Colleen & Kate Manninen (2)
Kelsey Rhodes
Michal Stoesz

34) Lake Ridge Carnival

Location: Lake Ridge in the Vineyard room - Child / Youth / Adult - Help with set up and clean up of carnival activities.

 

04/28/2018
(Sat, 2:00pm - 4:00pm)
(15)

 
11 of 15 slots filled
Steve Wintermantel
Abe Wintermantel
Josiah Wintermantel
Cy Wintermantel
Kyler Hettwer
Lynn Pfeifer (4)
Sydney Rhodes
Marsha Rhodes

35) Blessing Closet Clean Up

Location: Zion - Youth /Adult- Sort & store the Blessing Closet clothing from the earlier distribution times.

 

04/28/2018
(Sat, 3:00pm - 5:00pm)
(20)

 
8 of 20 slots filled
Lora Nichols
Larry Kelly
darian freitag
Sharon Opheim
Mary Mattson
Ron Ellis
Peggy Olson (2)
Peggy and Byron

36) Truckload of Life set up

Location: Zion - Youth / Adults - Help set up tables, packing stations for meal packing: 100,000 meals!

 

04/28/2018
(Sat, 5:00pm - 6:30pm)
(15)

 
8 of 15 slots filled
Jessica Schmidt (3)
Jessica, Kate, Will
Linda Nerothin (3)
Dave, Dan and Linda
Sheila Crawford
Judson Goerss

Truckload of Life Packing - USE THE FOOD PACKING TAB (ABOVE) TO SIGN UP FOR SPECIFIC SHIFTS

USE THE TAB (ABOVE) SPECIFIC TO TRUCKLOAD OF LIFE TO SIGN UP FOR SPECIFIC SHIFTS

 

04/29/2018
(Sun, 8:30am - 5:00pm)

 
12 slots filled - more available
Heidi King (3)
Heidi emi elsie
Noah Botts (4)
Joy Marschel
11:30 to 4:00
Charlie Gibas (3)
Charlie, Ella, & Olivia Gibas 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Tasha And Jeff Goudy

37) Truckload of Life clean up