Women Together I :: Service Projects in Your Community
Host a meal for international students.
Plan a local mission exposure tour—such as a visit to a homeless shelter, inner city programs for youth, or a summer camp for special needs children—with follow-up activities in support of these ministries.
Invite other women’s groups to a tasting bee, featuring dishes prepared from your church cookbook or one of the World Community Cookbooks.
Glean fruits and vegetables for a local food bank or homeless shelter.
Serve early morning coffee and donuts to local government officials, thanking them for their service to the community. Pray for them afterwards.
Host a Thanksgiving dinner at your church for congregational and community members who otherwise would be alone.
Hold a giveaway in a public place, a chance to start up friendly conversations with people in your community. Possibilities include: grilled hot dogs, helium balloons for kids, or Polaroid family photos at a park; stamps outside a post office near tax day; flower seeds in spring; hot drinks in winter; transparent tape at Christmas.
Team up with a Sunday school class to sponsor a blood drive at church.
Invite pre-schoolers and their parents/caregivers (from within the church and beyond it) to meet at the church for an hour or two one morning a week for informal play and social time. Provide toys and a snack for the children and coffee for the adults (optional donations of $1 per visit can help provide these). Have caregivers be responsible for supervising their own children. Close with a time of singing with all participants.