Community Service Projects
At Tabernacle, we have made it a priority to be actively involved in our area.
We encourage you to join us in helping to be "salt and light" to the greater Decatur area.
Below are some of the great ways to get involved in serving others. We encourage your Home Group to find at least two
projects to help out with throughout the year. If you have any questions or want to find out more about our Outreach Ministry, please contact Pastor Clif Jones at (217) 877-5653 or email him at email@example.com.
Community Service Project Description (Ongoing)
MacArthur High School
Groups are needed to supply cookies to 125 staff members who meet in the two staff lounges at MacArthur. Fridays are great days for pick-me-ups, but such gifts are appreciated any time.Click here to volunteer
One – Church – One School
A group is needed to help recognize students with Summer
Birthdays by giving selected items such as stickers,
pre-packaged cupcakes or cookies, pretzels, fruit roll-ups,
freeze pops, you name it! (Many are forgotten and their special day is
not noticed.) 5-10 volunteers are needed along with small snack & gift purchases Click here to volunteer
Early Learning Center
Weekend snack bags. A sack with non perishables and
fruit was prepared to send home on Fridays with needy children to help them
through the weekend. Your Group will bring the bags on Fridays and deliver
them to the classrooms.
Click here to volunteer
Good Samaritan Inn
Meeting on the 4th Thursday of each month
to cook and serve the people who are in need. 9 am – 1 pm. Sign up at the
Information Desk. Click here to volunteer
God’s Shelter of Love
Cleaning the yard or doing what is needed Click here to volunteer
Decatur Macon County Senior Center
Help out with requested projects. One such project is raking leaves. Click here to volunteer
DIGG - Decatur Is Growing Gardeners
DIGG creates opportunities for low income residents and school children by growing vegetables and fruit.
Volunteers are needed for scheduled work days this fall. Click here to volunteer
(Domestic help )
Cleaning or packaging packets for the program Babes for
school programs Click here to volunteer
Nursing Home and Shut Ins
Help out with Bingo, an arts and crafts activity, a birthday party or do individual visits.
Choices: McKinley Ct., Fair Havens, Lincoln Manner,
Heritage, Heartland, Eagle Ridge and Aspen Ridge
Click here to volunteer
A place where the homeless come to get off the street during
the day. Help with job searches or clean up around the property. Click here to volunteer
Old King’s Orchard Community Center
volunteers to for after school program Tues.,Wed.,& Thurs. 4-6:30 to help
out with academic and recreational activities such as PE, arts or crafts. Click here to volunteer
New Life Pregnancy
Work in the Boutique, clean, help with the set up of
the resale shop. Click here to volunteer
Northeast Community Fund
Passes out food
baskets to families 4 days a week (M, Tu, Th, F) every week.
They definitely can
use volunteers during those times.
occasionally have bigger projects that can be done on the weekends, either at
their facility, or even at the homes of the clients they serve. Click here to volunteer
Various projects to support the work of this school
with children and youth in troubled circumstances. Click here to volunteer
Roadside Trash Pick-Up
Adopt a section of a road.Click here to volunteer
Kindness Projects Through out the Year
Although registration isn't necessary for Kindness projects please inform Pastor Clif if you decide to do one.
Help with Construction Needs
Find out about construction needs among the under-resourced people of our community or congregation and meet it as a class.
Adopt a Business by agreement with owner, supply drinks, candy, and flowers. Develop relationship through regular contact. Please inform Pastor Clif of arrangement.
Free Car Wash
Wash cars, interior vacuum, and refill windshield fluid.
Restroom Cleaning at Gas Station
Get permission from owner to clean bathrooms of a local gas station.
Business Window Washing
Need Rectangular Bucket, Cleaning Liquid, Lamb’s Wool cleaning head, wide squeegee
Matthew’s Party (a Block Party thrown by Home Groups for one of their group members neighbors.)
Note: Matthew was the disciple who invited his friends to meet Jesus at a dinner party!
2 Banner Signs “It’s Party Time” , Folding Tables, Coolers, Cups, BBQ Grills, Burgers & Hot Dogs, Ice .Optional : Kids Game Center, Optional idea,- Collect canned goods from neighborhood of your small group to give away. – Option 2 offer to take prayer requests.
Free Car Drying At A Self-Serve Car Wash
Get permission from owner. Tell Pastor Clif so he can record this as your group’s project.
Tabernacle Food Baskets
Count food brought in (Mondays) Starting in October. Put them together in December and give them out. Sign up will be on the Information Desk.
Hands for Jesus
Christmas Party at Tabernacle for under-served inner city kids.
Judy Mason Thanksgiving Basket Project
Put baskets together for the community on a particular day (check our Community Calendar Website for the date of this).