This Sunday, August 30th, following both services at Grace Community Church, we are asking people to pick from dozens of projects that have direct impact on the community in which we live, which they will complete in one day on Saturday, September 26th.
This will be our 4th year to do Operation Serve for our community and this year we expect and need 1,300 people or more to volunteer. It is a huge undertaking. Planning is a year long process. Dozens of people have been doing administrative and planning tasks long before we sign up for projects. There are projects everyone can do and families are encouraged to volunteer together.
As we have the last several years, we partner with the city of Clarksville and with local non-profit organizations to find the greatest needs that we can address. The largest project is the neighborhood project, where we concentrate on one neighborhood, in partnership with the city, to transform it in one day. It will be amazing to watch as hundreds of volunteers in Operation Serve t-shirts flood the streets of North Clarksville this year.
You do not have to attend Grace Community Church to volunteer. Volunteering is free. This year we have asked the people who regularly attend Grace Community Church to help us fund this project before we do the work. Our budget this year is $54,000. I am so amazed at how much one group of people in a church less than 4 years old love their city and want to show the community the love of Jesus in practical ways.
Come join us. Sign ups are in the gym at Rossview High School after each of our 9 AM and 11 AM services this Sunday. (We will feed people after the 11 AM service.)