On Sunday September 27, we’ll have our second Workship Sunday event. This year will be a little different from last year due to the public health emergency.
We’ll start with a brief online worship service at 9:00am. At approximately 9:30am, we’ll pursue whatever service project each of us signed up for (see details below). At approximately 11:30am, we’ll gather for a picnic on the church grounds; we’ll have a food truck there or you can BYO if you prefer. Please wear a face mask and be prepared to observe social distancing if you sign up for any of the in-person projects!
In addition to the service projects listed on the back, we’ll be writing letters for the Bread for the World Offering of Letters; you can write your letter at home and bring it with you Sunday morning, or we’ll have materials available to write them during lunch. Letters from kids and/or illustrations for letters written by grown-ups are very welcome! You can find more information HERE.
Please sign up everyone in your family for a service project and let us know if you’ll join us for lunch afterwards. Descriptions of the service projects are provided below. Children are welcome at all the projects, and families are encouraged to volunteer together.
|9:00am||Brief ONLINE worship service (Zoom/Facebook Live)|
COMPLETE A REGISTRATION for every member in your family!
CLICK THE NAME to go to the REGISTRATION PAGE for this service project to sign up!
Friends of Johnson County Developmental Services operates group homes for adults with developmental disabilities. We’ll be sending teams to a few of their locations to do outdoor maintenance and chores. We’ll keep the number of people going to each site low to ensure good social distancing. Be sure to bring your masks and work gloves, and to wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Tim and Susan Hayden will be helping to coordinate this project.
*** FULL *** All kits have been passed out.
This project is meant to be done in advance; you’ll bring the completed blanket with you to church on September 27. Soon after you sign up , you’ll get a kit with materials and instructions – we’re organizing a time when you’ll be able to pick up a kit at church, or we will have some capacity to drop off kits for people who can’t make it to church to pick one up. It’s an easy project to do with kids helping! No sewing skills are needed, only cutting and tying. You will need a pair of sharp scissors; typical junk drawer scissors won’t be sharp enough to cut the fleece effectively.
We’ll do a stream clean-up for the city of Olathe. This project requires some scrambling up and down steep creek banks and wading through water, as well as shoes, a face mask and clothes that you don’t mind getting wet and muddy.
IMPORTANT: Volunteers should be at least 8 years old, and volunteers under 18 will need to complete a waiver. Please complete the waiver for any minors you’re signing up and send a PDF or picture of it to Mikki Walker (firstname.lastname@example.org) by September 13. Miles McDonald will be the on-site leader. (CLICK PROJECT NAME to download Waiver)
**** LIMITED TO 15 PEOPLE ONLY (on a first-come basis) - we will notify you if we fill up, so you can select another opportunity. Must be 8 years or older to participate.
We’ll send a team to Hope Distribution Center in KCK, where food donations are sorted and packaged to support many local food banks. Volunteers should be at least 8 years old; to ensure we don’t overcrowd the space; the team will be limited to 15 people. The warehouse can get warm in hot weather; it hopefully won’t be a problem in late September but consider carefully if you’re sensitive to heat. Location: 600 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas.
Below is a video from our Workship Sunday last year in October.
Our building is closed, but our congregation is active! Worship is ONLINE through Facebook Live & Zoom each Sunday at 10am until further notice.