Greater Things 2019

Greater Things 2019
Sunday, August 25th

Join us for our 9th Annual Greater Things! On Sunday, August 25th, we will gather at 8am for a brief time of worship, and then go out into the community to serve in areas surrounding our campus. At 11:45 we’ll regroup for a quick indoor lunch and celebration. There will be lots of fun things for both kids and adults, including a huge inflatable water slide you won’t want to miss. Our online signup allows friends, families and small groups to sign up together. Invite your friends and neighbors to join you but make sure to sign them up, too.

Sign up HERE!

Below is a list of activities that we will have this year:

LAUNDRY MAT MINISTRY
Not everyone has the luxury of a washer and dryer at home. Volunteers will help with the expenses of laundry while connecting with the people you serve.

HOME SERVICES
Adults. 4 or 5 people needed per home (20 total).
We will have an assortment of home repair tasks to do in homes near Lord of Life. Basic yard work, construction, painting, plumbing, and home repair skills desired. 

NURSING HOME MINISTRY
Children & Adults. 15 people needed at each facilities.
Senior adults living in nursing homes are one of the most neglected segments of our society. We want to bless them with a morning of activities, listening to their stories and sharing Jesus with them. This is a perfect project for families with young children.


PARK MINISTRY
Any age. 20 people needed.
Families will play together at local parks while looking for opportunities to give gift cards to families they encounter. They will show the love and care of Jesus and listen for spiritual questions or prayer concerns.

OZANAM GIRLS ACTIVITY
Must be 21 or older. 15 people needed.
Engage with girls ages 12-18, who are dealing with emotional, behavioral, and learning challenges by playing games, doing crafts and having a snack.

OZANAM BOYS ACTIVITY
Must be 21 or older. 15 people needed.
Engage with boys ages 12-18, who are dealing with emotional, behavioral, and learning challenges by playing games, doing crafts and having a snack.

OZANAM OUTSIDE LANDSCAPE AND CLEANUP
Teens and adults. Younger children must be accompanied by parents. 35 people needed.
Do general landscaping around the Ozanam campus, including trimming bushes, pulling weeds, trimming trees, and staining picnic tables.

SAFEHOME WOMEN’S SHELTER, OUTDOOR
13 and older. Teens must be accompained by an adult. 10 people needed.
Volunteers will be doing outdoor work at the SafeHome facility. Bring your own lawn and garden tools. We will be working in the Overland Park area, but due to the nature of the group, we are not able to share the exact location.

MEALS FOR SAFEHOME RESIDENTS
13 and older. Teens must be accompained by an adult. 10 people needed.

SafeHome is a residential facility for battered women and their children. On weekends, the cooks at SafeHome have time off. Our team will be stepping in to prepare and serve a hot breakfast for the women and children who are residents at SafeHome.

GIFT BAG BLESSING
Children and adults. 20 people needed.
We want to recognize those in our immediate community who are working on Sundays. To do this, we will send teams of 2-4 people with gift bags loaded with goodies(bags are assembled by this team before heading out). A great way to surprose and bless those who serve us.

GIFT CARD BLESSING
Children and adults. 20 people needed.
Help the Gift Bag Blessing team assemble gift bags then teams of 2-4 people will travel around the area, giving out small gift cards. Most gifts will be spontaneous, requiring the spiritual gift of discernment.

MLM SACK LUNCHES
Children and adults. 8 people needed.
Prepare 450 sack lunches to be used for MLM jobs program and for those needing food. This team will also deliver the sack lunches after preparing them.

COMMUNITY FOR KIDS (CFK)
Teens and adults. 8 people needed.
CFK serves over 250 students each week by providing them with the needed food for the weekends when a hot meal is not available through the school. This team will deliver donated food items to Community for Kids and stack teh food on the shelves.

RESTROOM CLEANUP
Teens and adults. 2 teams of 5 people needed (10 total).
Cleaning restrooms is a job nobody wants to do, so when we arrive with small crews volunteering to clean employee restrooms at local (within 5 miles) businesses, it makes a statement.

GAS GIVEAWAY
Teens and adults. 10 people needed.
Many people need a little help paying for gas. We get to be there to meet that need! At the Gas Giveaway you can connect with people as you pump gas for them.

WATER BOTTLE HANDOUT
Children and adults. 20 people needed.
As people enjoy a morning walk or jog we get to be there to offer a bottle of cold water and a refreshing popsicle. While on the trails, we will also triage the area for trash pickup.

CARE PACKAGES
Any age. 10 people needed.
This group will stay at Lord of Life and create 250 care packages for people at church to take in order to give them out at a later date to folks they encounter on the street who need basic supplies and an encouraging word.

PRAYER TEAM
Teens and adults. 10 people needed.
During the morning of Greater Things, this group will take phone calls or text messages from participants in the field and support us in prayer.

LORD OF LIFE NURSERY
Teens and adults. 5 or fewer people needed.
Love babies? This is for you! While parents are serving, it is important to know their children (2 and under) will be well cared for.

CAR WASH
Youth and adults. 20 people needed.
Volunteer items will advertise and flag down cars for a free car wash located in the Lord of Life parking lot. Let’s make these cars sparkle!

TRAIL CLEAN-UP
Any age.  15 people needed.
Volunteers will help clean designated trail areas while interacting people on the trail to share our purpose and Jesus’ love for them.


HOMELESS MINISTRY
Teens and adults. 10 people needed.
Reach out to those in need by taking care packages and praying with those that you interact with.

CLOSING CELEBRATION
Teens and adults. 10 people needed.
Plan and prepare for lunch that will occur after the morning’s activities. This group will be responsible for setup, planning and serving the lunch, and takedown.

CLOSING CELEBRATION ACTIVITES
Adults. 3 people needed.
Volunteers will help plan and coordinate fun activites for families during the closing celebration such as a bounce house, photo booth, sno cones or face painting.

 

If you are interested in Greater Things or have questions, contact us at (913) 681-5167.