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In the Bible, Jesus tells his disciples to “Go and Do” – spread the Gospel, make disciples, and share with others.

Join us at Weddington this August for the Great Week of Service. We’ll partner with local agencies to serve those in need in our community. From yard cleanups to fostering kindness, we’ll spread God’s love in various ways. Let’s “Go and Do” and be the church that God calls us to be.

Interested in supporting Great Week, but unavailable at that time? Throughout the month of July, we will be collecting hygiene items, backpacks, and school supplies which will be assembled into kits during Great Week. Click here for a full list of items needed.

Learn more about each service opportunity and any minimum age requirements below.
Ready to sign up? Click here.

Monday, August 7, 10–11:30 a.m.

Join us as we gather with the residents at Providence Meadows and enjoy a time of snacks, games and fellowship. Come spread the love of Jesus with our Seniors! All ages are welcome.

Tuesday, August 8 , 3:30–5:30 p.m.

Join us for an Open House event at the Monroe Campus Fellowship Hall and interact with students as parents enroll for the upcoming year. Through games, books, and support, we make a difference and help kids grow in knowledge, character, and faith. Youth and adult volunteers welcome!

Wednesday, August 9, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Join us in serving lunch at The Community Shelter of Union County, who serves three meals a day, every day, to both shelter residents and those in the community who need a meal. All food will be provided. Ages 10+. Those under 18 are asked to have an accompanying adult.

Thursday, August 10, 6–8 p.m.

The Methodist Home for Children is a transitional living group home whose goal is to transform lives through healing hearts and serving God. Come join us as we host a night of food, games and fellowship for the boys and young men at the Methodist Home for Children in the Monroe area. Ages 18+.

Friday, August 11, 10–11:30 a.m.

Join us in the Fellowship Hall in packing snack kits for kids in need. Snack kits will be distributed during our next Common Heart pop-up food pantry held at our Monroe Campus in September. All ages are welcome.

Saturday, August 12, 8–9:30 a.m.

Come enjoy pancakes, bacon, and fellowship in the Family Life Center before you “go and do” on this Great Day of Service! Cost is $5 per person, or $20 per family.

Saturday, August 12

Family Life Center Parking Lot

Help us “Fill The Truck” with cases of bottled water for the Community Shelter of Union County. How many trucks can we fill?!

Saturday, August 12, 8:30–9:45 a.m.

During this time, we’ll gather in the Weddington Fellowship Hall to make over 1,000 sandwiches which will be delivered to the Urban Ministry Center and the Community Shelter of Union County who feed our homeless or hungry neighbors. Donations of meat and cheese are needed, as well as many helping hands! All ages are welcome.

Saturday, August 12, 9–11 a.m.

The Council on Aging in Union County has identified seniors who need help with basic tasks such as yard clean-up or windows washed. Gather your family or friends and bless a neighbor in need. Detailed information will be provided upon sign up.

Saturday, August 12, 9:30–11:30 a.m.

Come join us as we connect with our neighbors in the Monroe Community, spreading joy and extending an invitation to worship. We’ll gather at the Monroe Campus Fellowship Hall at 9 a.m. and venture out in groups from there. Everyone, regardless of age, is welcome to participate.

Saturday, August 12, 9–9:15 a.m.

There are many things that God asks us to do in response to our love for Him. One of them is serving others. Join us for a special children’s missions ministry moment in Helms Hall prior to the start of the family portion of our Great Day of Service.

Saturday, August 12, 9–11 a.m., Drop-in

During the Christmas season, we have the opportunity to “adopt” children, teens and disabled adults to make their Christmas a little brighter. Join us in Helms Hall and help us prepare for this event by assembling 450 Angel Tree kits. All ages are welcome.

Saturday, August 12, 9–11 a.m., Drop-in

Help us spread joy and kindness throughout our community. Join us in Helms Hall to paint a rock and take it with you. Give to a friend who needs a smile or place it somewhere for it to be found. All ages are welcome.

Saturday, August 12, 9–11 a.m., Drop-in

Do you love to cut and color? Be creative? Stop by Helms Hall to make cards of encouragement and support for our local senior adults. All ages are welcome.

Saturday, August 12, 9–11 a.m., Drop-in

Each year we participate in Operation Christmas Child, collecting shoebox gifts to be distributed globally. We invite you to start in Helms Hall and follow a self-guided scavenger hunt to learn more about the journey your shoebox will take to spread the Gospel message to the world. All ages are welcome.

Saturday, August 12, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. & 2–4 p.m.

Come sort and organize donated items at the Second Chance Boutique in Monroe. Proceeds support Turning Point, which ministers to survivors of domestic/sexual abuse. Clients of Turning Point are able to shop for needed items at the boutique for free. Ages 10+.

Saturday, August 12, 10–11:30 a.m.

Oftentimes, there is very little support for the foster families who are managing a lot with little notice. Make a difference in the lives of our local foster families by preparing freezer meals for Foster Village Charlotte at our Bonds Grove Fellowship Hall. All ages welcome.

Saturday, August 12, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Come sort and organize donated clothes, toys, and household supplies to prepare for an upcoming distribution to anyone needing God’s grace and a little support. All ages are welcome. Teens can serve without an adult.

Saturday, August 12, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Join us as we clean, paint and update our Monroe Campus Fellowship Hall. All ages are welcome.

Saturday, August 12, 2–3 p.m.

Join us in the Fellowship Hall, and help us sort and organize donated items and create hygiene bags for the Community Shelter of Union County, Common Heart, and the Methodist Home for Children. All ages are welcome.

Saturday, August 12, 2–4 p.m.

Join us in the Family Life Center as we partner with Foster Village Charlotte to love local foster kids with songs, crafts, games, and snacks! We’ll distribute school supplies and new shoes while foster parents enjoy fellowship. Ages 16+ are welcome. Volunteer registration closes on July 28 and all volunteers must follow Safe Sanctuary guidelines.

Great Week of Service Quick View

  • Monday, 8/7 @ 10 a.m. // Providence Meadows // All Ages
  • Tuesday, 8/8 @ 3:30 p.m. // Homework Help Ministry // Youth & Adults
  • Wednesday, 8/9 @ 11:30 a.m. // Lunch at the Shelter // Ages 10+, Supervised
  • Thursday, 8/10 @ 6 p.m. // Methodist Home for Children // Ages 18+
  • Friday, 8/11 @ 10 a.m. // Prepare Kid’s Snack Kits // All Ages

Great Day of Service Quick View

Saturday, August 12

  • All Day // “Fill The Truck” Water Collection // All Ages
  • 8 a.m. // Pancake Breakfast // All Ages
  • 8:30 a.m. // Operation Sandwich // All Ages
  • 9 a.m. // Support a Senior // Youth & Adults
  • 9 a.m. // Children’s Ministry Moment // All Ages
  • 9 a.m. // Angel Tree Kit Assembly // All Ages
  • 9 a.m. // Paint Kindness Rocks // All Ages
  • 9 a.m // Cards for Seniors // All Ages
  • 9 a.m. // OCC Shoebox Journey // All Ages
  • 9:30 a.m. // Neighborhood Meet & Greet // All Ages
  • 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. // Monroe Second Chance Boutique // Ages 18+
  • 10 a.m. // Freezer Meals for Foster Families // All Ages
  • 10 a.m. // Christ Closet // All Ages
  • 10 a.m. // Monroe Campus Beautification // All Ages
  • 2 p.m. // Hygiene Kit Assembly* // All Ages
  • 2 p.m. // Back-to-School Bash* // Ages 16+

*During the month of July, we will be collecting items for these kits. Please click here for a full list of needed items and collection information.

Contact our Local Missions Minister, Aaron Smith with any questions.