Serve Dacula | June 3-9
Serve Dacula is a church-wide week of local missions opportunities for everyone at New Branch. We hope and pray that you and your family will be able to participate this year! During this week-long event, there will be many opportunities for people of all ages to serve and love on our community with the love of Christ. Watch the following short video that helps communicate the vision behind Serve Dacula. You can sign up to serve up until Serve Dacula, but the deadline to sign up and receive a t-shirt is Sunday, May 13.
Why "Serve Dacula"?
Serve Dacula gives the New Branch family an opportunity to participate in a missions trip without even having to fly across the ocean or drive across the country. It's a week that we can sacrifice our time to share the love of Christ with our community in practical ways, and model true servanthood to our children through putting others before ourselves. NewBranch has chosen to take this one week during the summer to focus on local missions; however, we pray that it would spur families to find ways to serve others all through the year as a regular part of their worship!
You Can Help Make Serve Dacula Successful in 2 Ways:
1. VOLUNTEERING TO SERVE There will be many different ways to serve throughout the week. We will be cleaning up in parks, painting in schools, delivering goodie baskets to local public servants, doing prayer walks, washing cars, serving in senior living centers, handing out invites to our Community Fun Night on Saturday evening, as well as a number of other serving opportunities. Rest assured we can find a way for you and your family to serve. While we hope many will be able to serve the entire week, we know that may not be possible for everyone. On the sign-up form below, please indicate which days/times you think you might be available.
2. DONATING FOOD We would like to focus our donation efforts this year on families in our community that find themselves in need. Through a unique partnership with Dacula Middle School, we are identifying families in the area who could benefit from food and clothing this summer. This list is still being compiled at this time, but when complete we will have a Sign-Up Genius page for you to visit and donate specific items that will then be delivered to these families during the week of Serve Dacula.
NOTE: We are still collecting donations for the baskets we will be delivering to our public servants. Please indicate what you can donate on your volunteer registration below.
A Note about childcare:
While we want families to serve together during this week, we know this is quite difficult for those with very young children. In order to include those moms, we want to provide childcare a couple of times during the week so that those with children under 4 will still be able to participate. If you are interested in this, please contact Christi Reichert.