Part of our mission at The Table is to join God in the renewal of all things. This includes our neighborhoods, the city of DC, and our world. We want our neighborhoods to thrive and to serve others through practical acts of generosity. As part of this mission, our church is participating in an international SERVE Day on Saturday, July 14, 2018. We'll join over 500 churches all across the world in serving their communities for the glory of God. But we can only do it through partnering with leaders in our community (that's you!). 

Would you prayerfully consider leading a service project for members of our church to participate in? 
Register your project idea by clicking here! Want to lead a group but need a service project idea? Take a look at the list below.


SERVE DAY PROJECT IDEAS

NURSING HOMES

  • Deliver fresh flowers to the residents
  • Host a worship service at a nursing home (offer worship, devotions, prayer, and fellowship)
  • Throw a “Senior Prom” complete with live music, food, and decorations
  • Landscape a flower garden and sitting area for resident
  • Have kids make crafts (necklaces, wooden crosses)  that can be given to residents
  • Distribute chips and sodas to residents & employees (check with staff on food restrictions)
  • Host a Tea Party
  • Plan a Bingo Night or Game Night

COLLEGE / UNIVERSITY

  • Band: Serve free drinks or snacks at their Saturday practice
  • Sports teams: Serve free bottled water and gatorade at their Saturday practice
  • Give away free school supplies or energy drinks to college students
  • Host a free picnic in the quad
  • Give out free donuts and coffee on the quad

HOSPITALS

  • Serve free coffee, energy drinks, and snacks to staff and those waiting in the emergency room
  • Deliver small gifts to patients and families in the children’s ward (toys, care packages, etc)
  • Prayer visits with patients and those in emergency room
  • Take care-packages with snacks, sweets and small gift items (lotions, magazines, puzzles etc.) to families of hospitalized children.

NEIGHBORHOOD OUTREACH

  • Serve hot breakfast for the homeless in your community
  • Do a community trash clean up
  • Host a “Block Party” with free food, games, music, etc. for families
  • Renovate a run-down playground or park in the area
  • Have a “Free Grass Cutting” day 
  • Provide hospitality (lemonade, iced coffee, donuts, cold water) at a busy intersection / at metro stations
  • Bring free lunches to construction workers and servicemen/women in your area
  • Clean up a widow’s or single mom’s yard
  • Give out free sunscreen at a city park
  • Host a free car wash for the neighborhood

KIDS

  • Plan a “Back to School Bash” for neighborhood youth (free food, games, and a backpack/school supply giveaway)
  • Neighborhood Block Party for youth
  • Kids host a free kids toys and games garage sale
  • Kids host a free lemonade stand

YOUTH HOME / SPECIAL NEEDS

  • Identify a family with a special needs child and give the family a Mom & Dad’s day out
  • Adopt a group home for the day and throw a party for the residents
  • Organize a field day for a group youth home

SMALL BUSINESSES / LOCAL SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN

  • Wash windows
  • Trash pick-up in parking lot and ally 
  • Coral shopping carts to designated spaces
  • Cook lunch for your local police or fire station