Serving Sunday

Here to Help on April 18, 2021

Over the years, many of you have been a part of our annual Serving Sunday.  Serving Sunday is a day we leave the church building to worship by serving our community. Serving Sunday in 2020 looked a whole lot different than the previous 10+ years!  2021 will be a little different given our on-going circumstances, but will look much closer to the heart of why Serving Sunday was created and has continued for so many years.

We are excited that many of the organizations we love to serve are able to accommodate volunteers again!  There are few which continue to be cautious to protect who they serve and their staff.  Most of our projects this year will be outside and in smaller groups to maintain covid-19 protocols.  In addition, we have added some opportunities we don't typically offer, but just make sense in a year like this.

A few of the differences this year, in addition to mostly outside and small groups, include the chance to donate funds which will go to some amazing local organizations that serve our community!  Also, an opportunity to participate in a prayer team that will cover the day, those being served, volunteers serving and the organizations we are working with!  Prayer is powerful and we know it will have great impact.

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Serving Sunday 2021 is going to be a wonderful day of worshiping by serving!
"Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." Galatians 6:2

Organizations & Projects

Care Choice Nursing Home: Care Choice of Boerne is dedicated to meeting the physical, emotional and social needs of their residents in an environment that feels like home.  This will be our first year to help them spruce up the outdoor area for their residents!

Heather Burtis, Facilitator
PROJECT 1: Painting outdoor furniture, general clean up
Kid Friendly (8 + yrs old)
3 hours

CIBOLOCREEK Campus:  There are three wonderful project will occur on the church campus.  One to help with some needed repairs and two that will benefit our local nursing homes!

Alex Hinson, Facilitator
PROJECT 1: Decorate spring craft to hang on their door at the nursing homes
Kid Friendly
1 hour

Ginger McCullough & Ashley Pendergrass, Facilitators
PROJECT 2: Create activity mats for nursing homes
Middle & High School Students
3 hours

Doug Burford, Facilitator
PROJECT 3:  Replace pump & fence
Student Friendly (15 + yrs old)
3 hours

Hill Country Family Services: HCFS is more than a local food pantry.  HCFS is here to help Kendall County citizens first survive a crisis and then learn to thrive in the community.  We are thrilled to be able to help at their facility with two different projects.  One project is looking for a few folks skilled with tools!

Pam Keenan, Facilitator
PROJECT 1: Outside clean up & mulching beds
Kid Friendly
2 - 3 hours

PROJECT 2: Shutter & Cabinet repair/painting
Student friendly (15+ yrs old)
2 - 3 hours

Hill Country Pregnancy Care Center: The Mission of the HCPCC is to promote the value of life and empower individuals to make healthy choices regarding pregnancy / sexuality, and to share the love of Jesus Christ.  It is a joy to be able to help HCPCC with clean up on their property so they can continue to serve their clients well!

Laurien Monaghen, Facilitator
PROJECT: General outdoor cleaning
Kid friendly (10 + yrs old)
2 to 3 hours

The Hill Ministries Youth Camp: Located on the beautiful Texas Hill Country in between Boerne and Bandera, The Hill strives to be a beacon of light for our community! They believe that the sharing of the gospel with people of all ages is so important to our community, and strive to do so through this facility.  Previously known as Oasis for Warriors, we look forward to helping Nathan and Holly Marks with three projects!

Ron Rowden, Facilitator
PROJECT 1: Painting concrete pool decking
Kid friendly (10 + yrs old)
4 hours *Pipe Creek

PROJECT 2: Painting outdoor playground
Kid friendly (10+ yrs old)
4 hours *Pipe Creek

PROJECT 3: Limb trimming & trash pick-up
Kid friendly (6+ yrs old)
4 hours *Pipe Creek

Kendall County Women's Shelter: KCWS provides safe, emergency shelter in a supportive environment where Texas Hill Country victims of domestic violence and their children can begin the healing process and receive the support services they need to build new lives.  The partnership with KCWS this year includes two projects!

Bethany Rich, Facilitator
PROJECT 1: Landscape Clean up
Kid Friendly (6 + yrs old)
4 hours

PROJECT 2: Polish/Clean floors
Adults Only
2 hours

New Hope Connection: Through the dynamic partnerships of churches, businesses, organizations and individuals, initiatives and projects are created, implemented and sustained offering classes, health education and awareness, life skills training, and generationally focused activities to engage people into loving relationships with refugees and immigrants. We are excited to be helping New Hope with two projects in our second year serving this great organization!

Mark Masso, Facilitator
PROJECT 1:  Inside & outside cleaning, garden prep
Adults Only (18+ yrs old)
2 hours *San Antonio

PROJECT 2: Hang out and play with refugee kids
Kid friendly (elementary age kids)
2 hours *San Antonio

Open T.R.A.I.L. Ranch: Open T.R.A.I.L. Ranch is a therapeutic horsemanship center located in Boerne, Texas for those with developmental and physical needs of all kinds.  There are some wonderful volunteers who work with Open T.R.A.I.L. throughout the year, and we are excited to offer three opportunities for you to serve and get to know them!

Sue Pennock, Facilitator
PROJECT 1: Build small horse pen
Student Friendly (15+ yrs old)
2 to 3 hours

PROJECT 2: Painting & cleaning arena runs
Kid friendly (7 + yrs old)
2 to 3 hours

PROJECT 3: Build & install 20 feeders
Adults Only (18+ yrs old)
2 to 3 hours

Prayer Team: Prayer is power and an important way to care for people.  This year, we are offering a serving opportunity to those who would like to help cover Serving Sunday in prayer.  You can sign up below for a 15 minute time slot to pray for the organizations we are serving, for those who are volunteering, for Serving Sunday and for those in need in our community.  Thank you for considering praying as a way to serve!  For questions, contact Kristin at kburford@cibolocreek.com.
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Riverview Nursing & Rehabilitation: Riverview Nursing and Rehab offers a living alternative for those unable to care for themselves, and a wide array of nursing and rehabilitation services for short-and long-term stays. The staff is committed to providing exceptional care.  We have had the privilege of serving Riverview for many years and are grateful for the work of the Kochheiser family who volunteer there regularly.  We get to serve Riverview with a great project again this year!

Mark & Karen Kochheiser, Facilitators
PROJECT 1: Garden Area #1 - Landscaping, power washing, planting and general clean up
Kid Friendly
3-4 hours

Taking It To The Streets: Taking it to the Streets believes that when Jesus said in Matthew 25:40, “Whatever you do for the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you do for me”, He wasn’t joking around. We love Jesus best when we are loving the “least of these."  They not only exist to satisfy immediate needs, but also to help reconcile relationships.  While we have served with Taking It To The Streets for several years, this is the first year we are offering the opportunity as a Serving Sunday project (on Saturday evening) for our High School students!

Tom Patterson & Ashley Pendergrass, Facilitators
PROJECT: On Saturday, April 17th, we will deliver & serve food to the homeless at Church Under the Bridge
High School Students
3 hours *San Antonio

Donation Support:  For the first time, we are offering the opportunity to serve our local organizations through monetary support.  The heart of Serving Sunday is to see, feel and experience loving others by serving them physically!  This year, with all of the restrictions and great the needs of each organization, we believe that financial support is a critical way to be with and for these groups this year.  Please consider being here to help with a donation that will go to following organizations.

Meadowland: Roy Maas' Youth Alternatives
Hill Country Family Services
Kendall County Women's Shelter
Open T.R.A.I.L. Ranch
New Hope Connection
Kendall County Pregnancy Care Center
The Hill
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