Sunday, October 16 will be GCPC’s 4th annual Workship Sunday event. Our projects this year have a sustainability theme, in keeping with the “We’re All in This Together” effort to highlight the responses people of faith can make to the many environmental concerns and crises in the world.
We’ll start with a brief worship service at 9:30am. From 10am to about Noon, we’ll pursue the service opportunities described below. At approximately noon, we’ll gather for a pizza lunch and fellowship (Suggested $5 donation; maximum $20 per family).
See below for the service projects available. Sign-ups run through October 9. Please sign up each person in your family for a service project and indicate whether that person will join us for lunch. Kids need to sign up for projects as well! Children under 5 are welcome in the nursery, which will be open the usual hours.
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.
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. Be sure to bring your work gloves, and to wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.
Stream Clean-up – We’ll do a stream clean-up for the city of Olathe. This project requires some scrambling up and down steep creek banks and lifting, as well as shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting wet and muddy. Volunteers should be at least 8 years old. ****Anyone under 18 participating in this project must complete and return a waiver – send a PDF or picture of it to Miles at Miles.email@example.com. Waiver con sign-up page.
With the help of Facilities team, we’ll do many tasks to tidy up and make improvements in and around our own building: washing windows, cleaning under pews, sweeping, dusting, clearing fallen sticks and other parking lot debris. Bring a pair of work gloves if you want to work outside!
Help tie and bind a quilt for local homeless relief, or make Christmas stockings for us to fill when it’s time to do the Red Bag Project. No sewing experience is necessary; we’ll teach you what to do for either easy project.
Join staff from the Center for Sustainability at JCCC to learn more about how they steward community and natural resources on this walking tour of the institution’s internationally-recognized sustainability work. Our visit will touch on campus ecology, the built environment, and successes in materials management. Plan to carpool to JCCC and learn about what is in our own backyard making this earth a better place for all creation.
Learn more at: https://www.jccc.edu/about/sustainability/
The Reverend Chad Cooper, Executive Director of the Sustainable Sanctuary Coalition, will give a presentation on the impact of educating girls in Africa (and other places) on climate change. If you need a service project that you can do sitting down, please join this group to be educated on these important issues.
Below is a video about our 2021 Workship Sunday.
Below is a video about our 2019 Workship Sunday.