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Dec
15
1:00 PM13:00

Serve the City | Ezekiel Ministries Christmas Party

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On Saturday, December 15, we’re celebrating Christmas with the students, teachers, and families at Ezekiel Ministries. This is a wonderful time to build relationships and show our appreciation for everyone we get to serve with throughout the year by working on the EZ farm.

This event is family-friendly.

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Dec
2
2:00 PM14:00

Serve the City | Children's Hospital Gingerbread Houses

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On Sunday, December 2, we’re making gingerbread houses with families from the Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital. We hope this event will be a fun way for families to enjoy themselves and take their minds off of the tough circumstances they are going through. This is also a great way to love on families and invite them into community.

This event is family-friendly.

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Nov
10
2:00 PM14:00

Serve the City | Transitions Homeless Awareness Week Block Party

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On November 10 from 2:00pm-5:00pm, we’re hanging out tailgating style with Transitions’ residents for Homeless Awareness Week. This is a great opportunity to get to know some of the most marginalized people in our city and invite them into community, while also having a ton of fun. Per tradition, we will have a pie eating contest at the end!

Due to the age restrictions for volunteers at Transitions this is not a family-friendly event.

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Oct
28
2:00 PM14:00

Serve the City | Children's Hospital Camp Cole Refresh

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On Sunday, October 28th, we will be up fitting the Camp Cole Facility. Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital uses the facilities to host Camp Kemo where they love on children affected by Cancer and other serious illnesses. This Serve the City event is a great way to support our partnership with the Children’s Hospital and aid them in their mission to care for hurting families.

This event is not young kid-friendly, but if you have elementary to high school age children, they can participate with you. 

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Oct
27
8:00 AM08:00

Serve the City | Ezekiel Ministries Farm Day

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We will be serving Ezekiel Ministries on Saturday, October 27 by going back out to EZ Farms to help out with any work we can assist with. Ezekiel Ministries uses this urban farm to teach kids in their program about responsibility and hard work. This will be a kid-friendly event so feel free to bring your family and invite your LifeGroup. Be sure to once again bring your work gloves, boots, shovels, wheelbarrows, and rakes.

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Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

Serve the City | Transitions Pumpkin Carving

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On Tuesday, October 23, we will be carving pumpkins with our friends at Transitions. We think carving pumpkins together will be a great way to keep building and sustaining relationships with their residents. Transitions serves and supplies resources and housing for those living in a homeless situation within our city

Please bring your own pumpkin and leave your carving kit at home, we’ve got that covered. This event is not kid-friendly.

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Oct
20
8:00 AM08:00

Serve the City | Home Works House Building Blitz

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On Saturday, October 20th, we will be hosting a House Building Blitz with our Serve the City partner Home Works for America. Many of the homeowners Home Works helps out live in homes that are in utter disrepair and are financially and/or physically unable to do the repairs themselves. This Serve the City event is a great way to leverage your time and abilities to serve those in need in our city.

This event is not young kid-friendly, but if you have middle school or high-school children, they can participate with you. 

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Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

Serve the City | DSS Hayride & Pumpkin Painting

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Our next Serve the City opportunity will be on Saturday, October 13 from 1:00pm-3:00pm. We're heading out to Sease Farms to love on the staff and clients of DSS by throwing a farm day. We'll have hayrides and pumpkin painting so feel free to bring the whole family and help us serve our STC partner. 

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Jul
13
6:30 PM18:30

STC | Epworth Field Day

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Join us on Friday, July 13th as we host a Field Day at Epworth Children’s Home. Our Serve the City team has planned a great summer celebration and we need your help running the various game and food stations. Families are welcome to serve together at this event! Field Day will run from 6:30pm-8:30pm, but we would like volunteers to arrive at 5:30pm to help with set-up.

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May
19
1:00 PM13:00

STC | DSS Super Bowl at AMF Park Lanes

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We're partnered with DSS to serve clients (families, children, and foster parents) who are in the foster care and adoption system. Come support foster families in our community on May 19 at 1:00pm with an amazing afternoon of bowling with their favorite superheroes courtesy of Signal Headquarters. Pizza, drinks, and prizes will be provided. 

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May
12
8:00 AM08:00

STC | Home Works Building Blitz

On Saturday, May 12th, we will be hosting a House Building Blitz with our Serve the City partner Home Works for America. Many of the homeowners Home Works helps out live in homes that are in utter disrepair and are financially and/or physically unable to do the repairs themselves. This Serve the City event is a great way to leverage your time and abilities to serve those in need in our city.

This event is not young kid-friendly, but if you have middle school or high-school children, they can participate with you. 

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Apr
26
10:00 AM10:00

STC | Children's Hospital Clinic Games

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On Thursday, April 26 we'll spend the morning serving the kids and families at Palmetto Health Children's Hospital by playing games in the clinic. We think this will be a great way to love on the families there that are currently going through incredibly rough circumstances. If you're interested in helping out please sign up below.

If you have any questions please contact Courtney Tipping.

Sign-ups have closed at this time.

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Feb
4
5:30 PM17:30

STC | Super Bowl Party at Transitions

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We will host our Super Bowl Party on February 4th at Transitions. The Super Bowl Party is a fun way to interact and get to know the clients at Transitions while watching the Super Bowl. This event is for anyone 18 or older. It will consist of helping set up and tear down, serving concessions, watching football & playing games (if football isn't your thing) and will last from 5:30pm - 9:30pm. 

This event will take the place of our 5:00pm Gathering.

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Jan
13
to Jan 15

STC Weekend | Epworth Children's Home

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We will be spending Martin Luther King Weekend serving Epworth Children's Home and their residents. Epworth is a residential facility for kids who have been temporarily or permanently removed from their homes. Find out more about Epworth by visiting their website here.

We will be serving Epworth by hosting these events:

Saturday, 8:00am - 12:00pm Pews (lifting/sanding/staining), gardening, pressure washing, misc yard work
Saturday, 12:00pm - 4:00pm Pews (sanding/staining ), gardening, pressure washing, misc yard work
Sunday 2:00pm - 4:30pm Sealing Pews
Monday 11:00am - 4:00pm Game day at Epworth

Our team color is Red. If you are unable to purchase a t-shirt please wear red when serving.

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Jan
13
to Jan 15

STC Weekend | Palmetto Health Children's Hospital

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We will be serving the families and staff of the Palmetto Health Children's Hospital throughout the weekend.  We hope to be a light to those fighting for their life, for their kids, and those working in a constantly tough atmosphere. Find out more information about Palmetto Health Children's Hospital by visiting their website here.

For Serve the City Weekend we will host these events:

Saturday, 2:00pm - 5:00pm Setting up for the Red Carpet Event
Saturday, 5:00pm - 7:00pm Hosting the Red Carpet Event
Saturday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm Cleaning up after the Red Carpet Event
Sunday, 2:00pm - 4:30pm Valentine Box Preparation
Monday, 7:00am - 9:00am Coffee & Doughnuts for Staff & Families
Monday, 1:00pm - 3:00pm Lobby Activities with In-Patient Kids

The team color is green. If you are unable to purchase a t-shirt please wear green when serving.

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Jan
13
12:00 PM12:00

STC Weekend | North Main Block Party

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Join us for a neighborhood block party to show our love for the North Main Community! We want to form relationships and get new folks plugged into our Gatherings and events. We'll have the bus full of goodies to help us have fun!

There are several ways you can serve:

  • Canvassing the neighborhood with flyers
  • Setting up for the party
  • Cleaning up after the party
  • Working the Registration tent
  • Monitoring bounce houses (30-45 min. shift)
  • Working the cotton candy/popcorn/sno-cone/hot chocolate tent
  • Working the prayer tent
  • Connecting with people (invite, mingle, dance)

Please wear a white colored shirt if you do not sign up for a t-shirt.

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Jan
13
to Jan 15

STC Weekend | Ezekiel Ministries

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We will be serving the staff and students of Ezekiel Ministries. Ezekiel Ministries exists to share the love and truth of Jesus to families in inner-city Columbia by offering mentorship and an after school program for many at risk students in the Two Notch Area. Find out more information on Ezekiel Ministries by visiting their website here.

For Serve the City Weekend we will be hosting these events:

Saturday, 9:00am - 12:00pm Working at the Farm, cleaning storage area’s, & building repairs.
Saturday, 1:00pm - 4:00pm Working at the Farm, cleaning storage area’s, & building repairs.
Sunday, 5:00pm - 7:00pm Celebration with Kids & Staff
Monday, 9:00am - 12:00pm Roof repair & working at the Farm.
Monday, 1:00pm - 4:00pm Roof repair & working at the Farm.

Our team color is purple. If you are unable to purchase a t-shirt please wear purple when serving.

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Jan
13
to Jan 14

STC Weekend | DSS

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We will be spending Martin Luther King Weekend serving DSS staff & families. The Department of Social Services mission is to serve South Carolina by promoting the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and vulnerable adults, helping individuals achieve stability and strengthening families. Find out more about DSS by visiting their website here.

For Serve the City Weekend we will be hosting these events :

Saturday, 10:00am - 1:00pm Upfit the DSS Offices
Sunday, 5:00pm - 7:00pm Movie & Game Night in Kidtown

Our team color is Black. If you are unable to purchase a t-shirt please wear black when serving.

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Jan
13
to Jan 15

STC Weekend | Transitions

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We will be serving the homeless at Transitions for Serve the City Weekend. Transitions exists to engage and equip adults who are homeless in the Midlands to transition into stability. Find out more about transitions by visiting their website here.

For Serve the City Weekend we will be hosting these events:

Saturday, 8:00am - 12:00pm Painting and Building Benches
Saturday, 12:00pm - 4:00pm Yard Work and Prayer Walk
Monday, 6:00pm - 9:00pm Game Night for Transitions Residents

The transitions team color is Yellow. If you are unable to purchase a t-shirt please wear yellow when serving.

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Jan
13
to Jan 15

STC Weekend | Carver-Lyon Elementary

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We will be working to serve Carver-Lyon Elementary School students, families & staff in different ways throughout the weekend. For more information on Carver-Lyon Elementary School visit their website here.

We will be serving Carver-Lyon Elementary by hosting these events:

Saturday, 9:00am - 12:00pm Building benches for playground.
Saturday, 1:00pm - 4:00pm Building bookshelves for classrooms.
Sunday, 5:00pm - 7:00pm Movie Night at Carver-Lyon.

All building will be done in the warehouse behind 1800 Blanding.

Our team color is Blue. If you are unable to purchase a t-shirt please wear blue when serving.

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Jan
13
to Jan 15

STC Weekend | Home Works for America

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This partnership with Home Works is to love on the staff and help those in need of home repair that are unable to provide for it on their own. This includes elderly sisters and brothers in need. Find out more about Homeworks by visiting their website here. This is a perfect partnership for those who are skilled with tools or just enjoy building.

For Serve the City Weekend we will be hosting these events:

Saturday, 8:00am4:00pm House Building Blitz - Site Leader
Saturday, 8:00am - 12:00pm House Building Blitz - Participant
Saturday, 12:00pm - 4:00pm House Building Blitz - Participant
Monday, 8:00am12:00pm General Organization and Staff Care Packages

Our team color is orange. If you are unable to purchase a t-shirt please wear orange when serving.

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Jan
12
to Jan 13

STC Weekend | Prayer and Encouragement Team

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We will be spending the weekend praying for God to use our simple acts of service for his glory and we will be encouraging our church family as they serve the vulnerable and marginalized in our city. This will consist of these tasks:

Before STC Weekend Write encouragement cards and pray for STC Weekend
Friday, 6:30pm - 8:00pm Prayer & Encouragement during rally
Saturday, 8:00am-12:00pm Deliver Breakfast, Prayer & Encouragement
Saturday, 12:00pm - 4:00pm Deliver Lunches, Pray & Encourage

Our team color is gray. If you are unable to purchase a t-shirt please wear gray when serving.

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Dec
14
10:15 AM10:15
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STC | Carver-Lyon Staff Luncheon

Carver-Lyon is in need of volunteers on December 14th from 10:15 - 12:30 to cover teachers classes as they are enjoying their staff luncheon. This will really only involve sitting in the classroom for each teacher from 10:15 - 12:30. We are in need of 10 - 12 volunteers. Sign up below and help serve the teachers of Carver-Lyon Elementary school!

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Nov
18
1:00 PM13:00
STC

STC | Bowling and Pizza Party

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On November 18 we will host a Bowling and Pizza Party with Lexington DSS. Come enjoy a great afternoon of bowling and pizza! Foster families in our community serve a vital purpose in helping families to reconcile and heal, so let's serve them well by showing them a great time! This is a great event to invite your LifeGroup or friends to. This event is family-friendly, so feel free to bring the kids. 

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Nov
12
4:00 PM16:00
STC

STC | Orphan Care Seminar

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On November 12, from 4 to 6:30 pm, we will be hosting an Orphan Care Seminar at Lake Murray Baptist Church.

This event is geared toward anyone who wants to find out more about how they can be a part of caring for orphans in our city or around the world. We will have representatives from several different orphan care agencies on hand to give presentations and answer questions. If you have any interest in orphan care, or even interest in supporting those in our church who do foster and adopt (wraparound care), please come to this event! 

Childcare and refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact Rick Stone.

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Nov
4
1:00 PM13:00
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STC | Shandon Neighborhood Block Party

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On Saturday, November 4, we'll be throwing a block party at the 700 block of Meadow St in the Shandon Neighborhood from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. This awesome family friendly event is going to be a fun and exciting opportunity to bless the Shandon Neighborhood with the love of God and at the same time party like we are famous for! We will have bounce houses, games, popcorn, ice cones, cotton candy, music, and lots of socializing opportunities. If you live or work in this area, please make sure you invite your neighbors and coworkers!

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Oct
21
8:00 AM08:00
STC

STC | Homeworks Housing Blitz

We will host our Home Works Housing Blitz for our family of churches on October 21 from 8am to 4pm. Home Works Housing Blitz is a Saturday for us to serve through fixing homes for those who are unable to do the work themselves. We'll repair and improve multiple areas of homes that are owned by brothers and sisters that may be widows, elderly, or financially unable to afford necessary home repairs. We'll get to paint, perform various carpentry tasks, and improve the landscaping of their home.

This event is for all adults and is a great way to use your carpentry or painting skills to serve people in our city. Middle and high school students can accompany their parents. It will consist of landscaping, painting, interior home repair, and other home improvement needs. Volunteers can sign up for half day shifts if they can't make all day. 

For more information, contact Richard Pierson.

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Oct
14
5:00 PM17:00
STC

STC | Children's Hospital Fall Gala

Join us for photography, games, and food! Make sure to get a picture with your favorite superheroes! Come make memories with in-patient families and other families associated with Palmetto Health Children's Hospital. We will be in the Palmetto Health Children's Hospital Atrium from 5:00pm-7:00pm on October 14. All churches are invited to this kid friendly event.

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Sep
23
5:00 PM17:00
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STC | Transitions Block Party

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On SaturdaySeptember 23, we'll be throwing a Block Party with our friends at Transitions. Transitions is an organization that serves those in a homeless situation here in Columbia. We will be playing a variety of field day and carnival games, including a pie eating contest as the grand finale. We will have music, dancing and of course, carnival food, so come ready to dance, compete, and hang out with some of the most marginalized people in our city.

This event is open to anyone in our family of churches that is 18 years or older.
For more information, contact Charleigh Elebash.

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