Young Adult/Young Family Ministry
Young Adults Serve Their Community
“Day On!” Service Projects
Throughout the year, young adults gather to do service projects in larger groups. Sometimes on Saturdays, other times on a day off from school. Some are family friendly, others have adult only age restrictions. Below are some upcoming projects.
If you’d like to volunteer, contact Rev. Jarrett McLaughlin.
Thousand of children in our community are served by the “Free and Reduced Lunch” program in their schools. This means that the best meals these children receive are at school. So what do these children eat through the weekend?
Harvester’s created the BackSnack program to help get much-needed food into the hands of these children, serving 10,000 children last school year. Village Church has adopted 80 children across two different Elementary schools in our community. What we need are volunteers to pack the backpacks and deliver them to these schools.
Volunteers sign up for one week only and agree to pick up the backpacks at the school on Tuesday, gather with the other family on Thursday eveninbg at our Food Pantry, pack the backpacks together as a family and then deliver them back to the school on Friday morning. The packing process takes 30 minutes. Add the pick-up and drop-off and you’re looking at taking one hour, one week per semester … and 80 children can have nutritious food through the weekend.
For more information and to sign up, contact Lisa Wright, 913.403.9072 or e-mail. Or visit the link at the top of this article.
Bagging Groceries and All That Jazz
Parents and kids of all ages are invited to work on a service project once a month. Gather at the Food Pantry to pack sacks of groceries for a group of elder jazz musicians from downtown Kansas City, MO. We will meet at 9:30 a.m. and work until 11:00 a.m. The next volunteer date is August 6. Click here to register.