What is Serve Day?

Serve Day is an exciting opportunity for us, the local church, to go into our communities and love our neighbors. Simple acts of personal kindness can open hearts to the love of Jesus for both those being served and those serving. This summer, join or lead a Serve Day project and come be a part of serving our communities and sharing the love of Jesus through simple, practical acts of kindness. SERVE day is on July 27, 2019.

How do I get involved in Serve Day?

It’s easy! Just download the Serve Day app, search for Legacy Church in Farmington, create an account, and sign up for a project OR submit a project idea you have for approval. Available on the APP STORE. Get it on GOOGLE PLAY.

How do I PLAN a Serve Project?

Get creative! Assess the needs of people in your neighborhood and in our local communities and plan a project that meets those needs. Check out our list of ideas [below] and other options from local service organizations for ways to get involved. Once you’ve decided on a project, download the Serve Day App and submit your project for approval.

What if it rains?

If your Serve Day project is outside, make plans to have an inclement weather option available. Some possibilities include visiting a nursing home, serving at a local service organization, or cleaning classrooms at a local school. For indoor serve ideas, view our list of project ideas below.

What should I bring on Serve Day?

Bring any personal items you may need during your project: sunscreen, drinking water, sneakers, a hat, etc. Your Project Leader can confirm any project-specific items you may need to bring: gloves, rakes, lawnmowers, tarps, work tools, etc. Work clothes are a good idea for serve opportunities requiring physical labor, and we recommend not wearing jewelry.

Serve Project Ideas

Here are some ideas to help you decide on a Serve Day project you could lead.

  • Who in your neighborhood has a need [West of the River]?
  • What business or organization within your sphere of influence could use a blessing?
  • What are some areas you’re passionate about?
  • What serve opportunities best suit your Life Group’s skills and abilities? (prayer, worship, teaching, physical labor, etc.?)
  • What resources does your Life Group have access to?

General Ideas

  • Host a free garage sale
  • Bring lunches to construction workers and servicemen in your area
  • Hand out free gum, popsicles, sunscreen, or bottled water with Acts of Kindness cards at a local park
  • Clean up a widow or single parent’s yard
  • Help with home clean up or repairs for those who are physically or financially unable to do it themselves
  • Plan a “Back to School Bash” for foster care children with food, games, and a school supply giveaway
  • Place American flags at a Veterans Cemetery
  • Host a free car wash for the faculty of a local school
  • Help with minor car repairs for the elderly, widows, or single parents
  • Clean up or help with new landscaping for a local school
  • Collect toys and games for kids in a local neighborhood

Nursing Homes

  • Deliver fresh flowers to residents
  • Host a worship service (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 residents
  • Let kids make crafts that can be given to residents
  • Distribute snacks to residents and employees (check with staff on food restrictions)
  • Help the residents complete care packages for foster kids

Special Needs

  • Identify a family with a special needs child and give the Mom and Dad a day out
  • Host a party or a field day for the residents of a special needs home
  • Build a wheelchair ramp for a family

Outreach

  • Serve hot breakfast to the homeless
  • Do a community trash clean up
  • Host a “Block Party” with food, games, and music for families
  • Renovate a run-down playground or park in the area
  • Do a door-to-door grocery giveaway
  • Have a “Free Grass Cutting” day

Hospitals

  • Serve free coffee, energy drinks, and snacks to staff and those waiting in the Emergency Room
  • Pray with patients and people in the Emergency Room
  • Deliver small gifts and care packages to patients and families in the children’s wing or NICU
  • Provide healthy snacks to patients of chemotherapy

Colleges

  • Serve drinks or snacks at summer band practices
  • Serve bottled water at summer sports practices
  • Give away energy drinks and snacks to college students
  • Host a free picnic or give out doughnuts and coffee in the outdoor campus common space

Community

  • Wash windows of locally owned businesses
  • Pick up trash in a parking lot
  • Corral shopping carts at a local supermarket
  • Bring lunch to your local police or fire station
  • Give out free doughnuts and coffee at a bus stop or shopping center
  • Take lunch or treats to your local librarians