19th Annual Day of Service

Saturday, November 3, 2018
‘Serving our Neighbors’

“Love your neighbor as yourself” we are commanded. Let us set aside this day to offer our skills and talents, smiles and joy to serve our neighbors together.

Schedule
8:00am Breakfast and Sign-in
8:45am Leave for projects
9am-4pm Project times vary
5:30pm Ham and Bean Dinner

Sign up online here.

All are welcome and encouraged to participate. You may find that you will receive more than you give!

ABC HOUSE
Help with light carpentry, repairs and sprucing up around the house.
Time: 9:00am until done
People: 10 participants, all ages
Location: ABC House, 134 Main St, Andover
Leader: Amy Joyall

BAKING WITH LOVE
Kids will decorate a variety of cookies and pretzels to be delivered locally to families and organizations. A few adults are needed to assist.
Time: 9:00am to 2:00pm (later arrivals will deliver cookies)
People 8-10 kids, age 4 and up, 2-3 adults
Location: Fellowship Hall

BIKES FOR HUMANITY – BOSTON
Help collect bikes, or donate a bike. Help may be needed to pick up bikes before Day of Service. Bikes for Humanity–Boston is one of 50 chapters around the US. B4BH has a goal to send 450 bikes to Africa in 2018.
Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm
People: 5 participants, all ages
Location: In front of South Church
Leaders: Ron Dann and Lynn Welbourn

CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Work at Retelle Reservation with members of the Commission, clearing a grove of apple trees.
Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm (or until done)
People: 8-10 adults
Location: 73 Brundrett Ave, Andover
Leader: Tom Appleton

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Continue work on a home in Lawrence.
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
People: 10 participants, ages 18 and older
Location: registration at 101 Franklin St, Lawrence
Leader: Ellen Arvidson

LAZARUS HOUSE
Team 1: 8 volunteers will go to Lazarus House Shelter – vacuuming, cleaning, making beds, baking (brownies, whatever and a dinner that can be kept in the refrigerator to be served some other night, such as meatloaf, or lasagna).
Team 2: 6 volunteers will go to the Thrift Store / Soup Kitchen (2 blocks from Lazarus House) for odd jobs such as cleaning the dining area, organizing, sorting clothes, cleaning the parking lot. Could serve lunch but that is 11:30 – 1pm.
Time: 9:00am until 12noon
People: 14; kids welcome with an adult
Locations: 412 Hampshire St, Lawrence
Leader: Kath Mason

LEAF RAKING AND FALL CLEAN-UP
Join a team of rakers for a morning or afternoon of yard clean-up for church members who need help. Bring rakes, blowers, gloves or tarps if you have them.
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm, flexible hours
People: 50 (families, teens, adults)
Location: around local area
Leaders: Jenn Murray, Marge Chiafery
Supplies: rakes, leaf blowers
CONFIRMANDS: will have own raking team

NEIGHBORS IN NEED
Remove non-food items, sweep, wash the floor, thoroughly clean counters, organize food & sort whatever food is there.
Time: 9:00am to Noon
People: 15; Kids welcome with adults
Location: 18 Dundee Park #18-8, Andover
Leader : Amie Hellauer

POWER OF FLOWERS
Arrange flowers for delivery to recipient facilities serving the ill, the elderly, veterans, and others in need of a lift.
Time: 9:00am to noon
People: limited to 4 volunteers
Location: 365 East Street, Tewksbury Hospital Campus
Leader: Laura Jordan

GIVING GARDEN
Final garden harvest and clean up. Plant cover crops. Build a fence.
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
People: 6-8
Location: 660 Great Pond Rd, N Andover
Leader: Mark Aude

CRAFT / CARD MAKING
All ages are welcome to make Christmas cards for Operation Gratitude, Thanksgiving cards for service personnel listed in our weekly bulletin and/or cards to accompany the decorated cookies. Supplies and paperwork provided as well as creative direction.
Time: 9:00am to noon
People: 10
Location: Fellowship Hall
Leader: Carrie Fittz

IRONSTONE FARM
Middle and High School youth will assist at this therapeutic equestrian center striving to enrich lives through the healing power of horses. The work is to rake leaves. Younger children must be supervised by adults; no dogs allowed.
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
People: up to 40
Location: 450 Lowell St, Andover
Leader: Willa Rapp
Supplies: bring your own rakes

GROUNDWORK LAWRENCE
Pull Japanese knotweed outside of the urban farm, along the path of the Shawsheen River.
Time: 10:00 to 1:00pm
People: 8-10
Location: 65 Shawsheen Rd., Lawrence
Leader: Brenda Cronin

SINGING FOR SENIORS
Come sing with piano and guitar accompaniment for our friends at Wingate and Edgewood.
Time: Time: 9:00 to 11am practice
1:45pm – 4:00pm singing
People: 15, kids welcome with an adult
Location: Practice at South Church; perform at Wingate and Edgewood
Leaders: Rob Thomas / Serena Santoro / Chris Ouimet;
For general questions
and information contact:
Marc Henderson, 781-424-9284 marc.henderson@gmail.com

DONATIONS
FOOD FOR NEIGHBORS IN NEED
Focused on seniors and small Thanksgiving meals for single people and couples.
Cranberry Sauce/Gravy no glass jars
Stuffing mix
Brownie mix/Cake mix
Bread mix (corn, cranberry, banana)
Sugar/Flour
Crescent rolls

FINANCIAL DONATIONS
To help offset the cost of supplies and t-shirts, cash donations will be accepted.

PRE-BAKED COOKIES