August 13-15, 2020
Fun Family Serventure Event: Bike-a-thon & Obstacle course raising funds for the Christian Cupboard & Valley Outreach as well as a chance to decorate and fill snack bags for the Ronald McDonald House.
Saturday, August 15th, 9:30-11am.
Invite your neighbors to sponsor you as you complete 1-5 laps (a short course that is .1 mile per lap and a longer course that is .3 mile per lap) around the Valley Creek parking lot on your bike (or scooter) and then complete the socially distant obstacle course. Families are welcome to create team shirts, decorate their bikes, and complete the course together! There will also be paper bags to decorate and fill with snacks for the Ronald McDonald House. All donated funds will go to Valley Outreach or the Christian Cupboard.
**you can also complete the Fun Family Serventure Event in your neighborhood if you'd like. We'll send you the details and you can complete it wherever you are!
Please Register by August 13th.
**We also need volunteers to be Obstacle Course Coaches, Bike Course Refs, and Snack Bag Runners.
What is a SERVENTURE?: A serventure is an intentional serving experience that challenges us to grow as Disciples, build relationships, and put our faith into action. There are a wide variety of serving opportunities available: projects you can do from home, things you can do with your neighbors, things that require special skills, projects that work well for families with children, and great opportunities to connect with amazing ministries around our community.
Why: We want to be growing to be more and more like Jesus. We want to follow His model of seeking to serve and build relationships. Everyone can use a helping hand sometimes.
Who can register to serve: Households, families, small groups, neighbors, friends. Folks of all ages!
When & What: You get to choose! There are two Serventure tracks: You can Choose your own SERVENTURE and work as a family or group to find a date that works well for you to set aside a few hours to serve.
OR you can Choose one of these pre-planned SERVENTURES that we've found all around our area with organizations that WLC is connected with. There will be specific opportunities spread out over Aug 13-15.
You can register for as many serving opportunities as you & your chosen crew want.
We have had over 275 folks register to participate in a Serventure serving more than 725 hours so far this summer and we are excited for more to experience this opportunity!
A few stats & wins from June & July:
- 17 projects completed
- 200+ succulents delivered to elder care homes & senior living locations
- 240+ bags of mulch spread
- Many gardens weeded
- 2 teachers from Highwood Hills elementary and 1 retired teacher have had extra hands help them with yardwork, gutter cleaning, landscaping, and one had over 60 ft fence built as well as fascia painted.
- 80 Family Fun boxes filled for Trinity First Lutheran School
- Windows and toys washed at Options for Women along with some weeding and freshening up outside
120+ snacks bags made for Ronald McDonald House
Over 300 pounds of veggies harvested at the WLC Garden alongside the Garden team and donated to the Chrisitan Cupboard
Cleaning, painting, and maintenance at Trinity First Lutheran School
- Organizing, sorting, help with mailings done at New Life Family Services
Food distributing with Skoolie (South Washington County CARES)
31 tie blankets made for the Lewis House women's shelter
Nail removal and moving over 4 tonsof riot wood for Settled
Many Birthday bags assembled and delivered to the Christian Cupboard
Socks delivered to Breaking Free Ministries
Diapers donated to New Life Family Services
- Many new connections with fellow WLC folks, relationships formed with community members, and the opportunity to intentionally set aside time to read God's Word in devotions and grow as serving disciples of Jesus.