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At Tabernacle, we have made it a priority to be actively serving in and around Decatur.  We encourage you to join us to be “salt and light” to the people in the greater Decatur area.  Below are excellent opportunities to serve and share God’s love with others.

We encourage Life Groups to choose at least two projects per year.  If you want to find out more or have any questions about the Outreach Ministry, please contact Pastor Clif Jones.  To register for a Community Service Project or Kindness Project, click on your desired project and complete the form.

Community Service Projects – Ongoing

Supplying cookies to 125 staff members in the two staff lounges at MacArthur.  Fridays are preferred, but gifts are appreciated any time.
Recognizing students with summer birthdays by giving selected items, i.e. stickers, prepackaged cupcakes or cookies, pretzels, fruit roll-ups, freeze pops, etc.  This is a time to help celebrate a special day in the lives of these students.  5-10 volunteers are needed along with the small snack and gift purchases.
Providing weekend snack bags for children.  Sacks with non-perishables and fruit need to be prepared to be sent home on Fridays with children to help the families over the weekend.  Bags will be needed for delivery to classrooms on Fridays.
Cooking and serving food to those in need on the 4th Thursday of each month from 9am – 1pm.  Sign up is available at the Information Desk.
Cleaning the property and doing what is needed.
Helping out with requested projects such as raking leaves.
Volunteers are needed for scheduled work days in the fall.  DIGG creates opportunities for low income residents and school children by growing vegetables and fruit.
Cleaning and packaging packets for the program, Babes, for school programs.
Helping out with bingo, arts and crafts activities, birthday parties, and individual visits.  Options: McKinley Ct, Fair Haven, Manor Care, Heritage Healthcare, Heartland, Eagle Ridge, and Symphony Care.
Assisting with job searches for individuals and cleaning up around the property.  Oasis provides a place where the homeless can go to get off the street during the day.
Helping out with academic and recreational activities such as PE, arts, or crafts for the after school program on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 4 – 6:30pm.
Working in the Boutique, cleaning, and helping with the set up of the resale shop.
Distributing food baskets to families four days a week (M, Tu, Th, F) every week.  Occasionally, helping with larger projects that can be completed on the weekends, either at their facility or at the homes of the clients they serve.
Assisting in various projects to support the work of this school for children and youth in troubled circumstances.
Adopting a section of road.

Kindness Projects Throughout the Year

Kindness Projects can be completed at a location of your choice.
Helping with construction needs among the under-resourced people of our community or congregation.
Adopting a business by agreement with the owner, and supplying drinks, treats, and/or flowers.  Developing relationships through regular contact.
Washing cars, interior vacuuming, and refilling washer fluid.
With the permission of the owner, cleaning bathrooms at a local gas station.
With the permission of the owner, washing the windows of the business.  Needs include a rectangular bucket, cleaning liquid, lamb’s wool cleaning head, and a wide squeegee.
Matthew’s Party (Note: Matthew was the disciple who invited his friends to meet Jesus at a dinner party!)
Throwing a block party by a life group for one of the group member’s neighbors.  Needs may include party banners, folding tables and chairs, food, drinks, paper products, games/activities.  Optional ideas include kid’s game center, collecting canned goods from neighbors, taking prayer requests.
With permission of the owner, drying the cars that have been washed at a car wash.
Assisting at the Christmas party for Hands of Jesus kids at Tabernacle.
Putting baskets together for the community on the designated day.