SERVE DAY

SATURDAY, May 6, 2017
8:30 A.M. TO 1 P.M.

Serve Day, an intergenerational day of local mission engagement with our community, will be Saturday, May 6. It is a great opportunity to work with our local mission partners and build relationships with our church family. Make plans now to serve alongside your brothers and sisters in Christ.

CHILDCARE

Childcare is available for Serve Day 2017 from 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  If you are in need of childcare so that you may serve out in the community on Saturday, May 6, please email Beth Peters-Ferrara with the names and ages of your children no later than May 1, 2017.

REGISTRATION

Once you have looked through all the available sites and have decided where you would like to volunteer for the day, go to our sign up genius, click here.

On the Signup Genius site, place a check in the “Sign Up Box” for the site you are interested in volunteering with. Then select “Submit and Sign Up” and a menu will pop up.  Fill in your information and then check the box below that says “Send me a confirmation email with an ICS File and a link that will allow me to edit this item later” Finally select “Sign Up Now” and you will be registered.  If there are any questions or you need additional assistance, please contact Beth Peters-Ferrara at 610-867-5865 ext. 201 or via email at bpeters@fpc-bethlehem.org.

There are still some sites that are in need of a site leader.  If you are interested in being a site leader, please contact Beth Peters-Ferrara  for more information.

 


SITES

BETHLEHEM PARKS AND RECREATIONS SITE
Bethlehem Parks & Recreation's mission is to provide locations and resources throughout the valley for healthy family recreational activities. Join us to beautify the outdoor landscaping and grounds at a site that is still TBD.

Location: Sand Island Ice House 56 River St. Bethlehem, PA 18018

Site Contact: Scott White
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF BETHLEHEM

The mission of the Boys & Girls Club is to enable all young people especially those who need us most to reach their full potential and productive, caring, responsible individuals.  Site work is still TBD.

Location:  1430 Fritz Drive. Bethlehem PA 18017

Site Contact: Glen and Tammy Adelsberger
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


BREAKING BREAD RELIEF

Breaking Bread Relief is out South Side Bethlehem Mobile outreach which provides food, hygiene supplies, hats, gloves, fellowship and prayer to our South Side neighbors.

Location:  Tranquility Park, South Side Bethlehem
Site Leaders: Shelley Gilbert and Linda Kalamar

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


CACLV

The mission of the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley is to improve the quality of life by building a community in which all people have access to economic opportunity, the ability to pursue that opportunity, and a voice in the decisions that affect their lives.  

We have a great opportunity to join CACLV in their outreach to the Southside of Bethlehem.  Weather permitting, we will be performing outdoor work maintaining the Greenway and improving other public spaces to support multiple Southside events.  This is a great way to say that we care for the community while meeting neighbors in the Southside of our city.

Location: Southside Bethlehem
Site Leaders: Janet Robinson and Andrea Gimbar

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


CARDS FOR ENCOURAGEMENT

Write cards to our troops, those going through crisis and in need of encouragement and our Global Mission Partners.

Location: First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem, 2344 Center Street, Bethlehem, PA 18017
Site Leaders: Marie Boltz and Linda Bartholomew

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


BRIGHT HOPE PREGNANCY CENTER (Formerly Carenet)

The Mission of Carenet is: Acknowledging that every human life begins at conception and is worthy of protection, Care Net offers compassion, hope, and help to anyone considering abortion by presenting them with realistic alternatives and Christ-centered support through our life-affirming network of pregnancy centers, organizations, and individuals.

Location: 541 E. Broad Street, Bethlehem, PA

Site Contact: Barry Kessler
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


CLEARVIEW ELEMENTARY

Volunteers at this site will be working to help clean up around the outside of the school for the children to have a safe environment while playing outside during recess in the spring weather!  Activities are still TBD.

Location: 2121 Abington Rd. Bethlehem, PA 18018

Site Leader:  STILL NEEDED!

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


DONEGAN ELEMENTARY

Help with sprucing up the garden areas on the outside of the school.  Clean and mulch both the upper and lower sites.  If volunteers are able to bring wheel barrows, tarps, old sheets, pitch forks, shovels, rakes, diggers, weed pullers, gloves and garbage bags that would be wonderful!  Both school staff and students will be volunteering alongside the FPCB volunteers to take pride in their school!

Location: 1210 E. 4th Street Bethlehem, PA 18015

Site Leader: Rich Ehrhart
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

At Habitat for Humanity we’ll be helping with clean-up and work at the restore.

Minimum Age requirement: age 16 years old, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Location: 245 N. Graham Street, Allentown, PA

Site Leader: Bill Stevens
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


HISPANIC CENTER OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY

The Hispanic Center’s mission is to improve the quality of life of Hispanic and other families by empowering them to become more self-sufficient, while promoting an intercultural understanding in the Lehigh Valley. 

Activities at this site will include restocking shelves or sorting delivered goods in the storage area.

Location: Hispanic Center of the Lehigh Valley, 520 E. 4th Street Bethlehem, PA 18015

Site Leader:  Jose Perna
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


KIRKLAND VILLAGE/BLOUGH NURSING HOME

Volunteers for these sites will be leading a Hymn sing and short Bible Study/time of devotion.

Location: One Kirkland Village Circle, Bethlehem

Site Leader: Diane Rudolph
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


KNIT/CROCHET GROUP

This group will work to make hats, scarfs, and anything warm that can be used for the winter months with FPCB’s Breaking Bread Relief Ministry.

Location:  FPCB

Site Leaders: Emily Vadasz and Bobbie Edwards
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


LEHIGH UNIVERSITY SOUTH SIDE SALE SET-UP

Volunteers at this site will be sorting, organizing and getting items ready for the Great South Side Sale which takes place on the first Saturday on June.

Location: LU, Lamberton Hall, 690 Taylor St, Bethlehem

Site Leader: Katherine Lavinder
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


MARVINE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

We will be working to beautify the grounds of Marvine Elementary school through mulching, planting flowers, and cleaning up around the front area of the building.

Location:  1425 Livingston St, Bethlehem, PA 18017

Site Leader: Audrey Ney

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


NEW BETHANY

The mission of New Bethany Ministries is to create opportunities for a secure future for the homeless, hungry, poor and mentally ill of the Lehigh Valley.  Volunteers at this site will prepare a meal and serve to those who are residents or clients of New Bethany.

Location: 333 W. 4th Street, Bethlehem

Site Leaders: David Feaver and Linda Heberling

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


NORTHEAST MINISTRIES

Northeast Ministries looks for volunteers to spend time with the children from 10-12pm.  A light snack/meal is provided along with a time for Bible Story, games, and a craft.


Location: 1161 Fritz Dr. Bethlehem, PA 18017

Site Leaders: Josh and Rachel Compos
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


SHARE CARE

This site is still a work in progress and is looking for a site leader!  Volunteers would make visits to those served by Share Care during the Serve Day hours.  A car would be needed for volunteers to work at this site.

Location: Varies

Site Leader: STILL NEEDED!

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


TRUTH FOR WOMEN

Transforming women from the inside out by confronting life issues through support, education and advocacy.

Site One: My Sister's Closet
Participants would steam clothing, do some spring cleaning, and maybe even a decorating project.
Location: 3400 Center Street, Bethlehem, PA 18017

Site Leader: Sue Stevens
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Site Two: Truth for Women 5K Run
Participants would help with registration and supporting the 5K participants.
Location: Upper Saucon Township Community Park, 3231 Preston Lane, Center Valley

Site Leader: Mary and Pete DuBois
Minimum Age Requirement:  16 years old. Under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


VALLEY YOUTH HOUSE

Volunteers at this site would help with yard work, clean out flower beds, rake, trim bushes, etc.  The site will supply the flowers and mulch.  They also have an edge trimmer and weed whacker.  Participants are encouraged to bring rakes, hedge trimmers, small pruners, and small garden shovels.

Location: 539 8th Ave. Bethlehem, PA 18018

Site Leader: Judy Kennedy
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


VICTORY HOUSE

Victory House is a non-profit community-based organization committed to addressing the problems of homeless men–veterans and non-veterans between the ages of 18 and 65.

This site work is still TBD. 

Location:  314 Fillmore St. Bethlehem, PA 18015

Site Contact: Michael Gencarelli
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


WESTMINSTER VILLAGE

Westminster Village is a Continuing Care Retirement Community that provides people 55 and older with the resources they need to create truly fulfilling lives.

This year FPCB will be hosting the Westminster Village Clothing Sale in Fellowship Hall!  Volunteers are needed to help organize, sell and restock clothing throughout the sale.

Location: FPCB

Site Contact: Carol VanArtsdalen
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.