Summoned2Serve is scheduled for August 1 & 2.
Sign ups are available below.

What is Summoned 2 Serve?
Watch this brief video for an introduction to our big weekend of serving. Kevin Williams talks about the heart of the mission and what he hopes comes of a whole church working together for a few hours over a weekend.

Summoned2Serve Projects for 2020

Due to COVID-19 concerns, we’re running our event a little differently this year. Meal packing will be a do-at-home project and the Saturday work groups will be kept to small sizes for safety. Consider each of the projects below and sign up for what seems doable for you and your family.

Meal Packing (At Home)

Saturday, August 1 | pick up materials between 2 – 4 p.m.
We’ll fill up your car with everything you need to pack meals for children in Haiti, Nicaragua, and other locations in need. You can sign up to fill 6 boxes or 12 boxes (6 boxes takes about an hour to assemble). Filled boxes are to be returned to the church on Sunday, August 2.

Small Team Projects

August 1, 2 | see team details for times
Sign up for a small team to work with Habitat for Humanity or Home of the Sparrow. Or sign up to help get supplies ready for the pack-at-home kits. See the descriptions below for info on the work each team is doing. You can sign up for multiple teams and you can sign up for a small team AND for a pack-at-home kit.

Small Team Projects

Home of the Sparrow
Saturday, August 1 | 8 a.m.

Volunteers will help rehab properties in and around the Crystal Lake, McHenry and Woodstock.area owned by Home of the Sparrow.  Work projects may be indoors or may be outdoors, so remember to dress appropriately for the project and for the weather; close toed, sturdy shoes are a must. Indoor projects may include painting, building shelves, laying laminate flooring, or repairs to doors/walls. Outdoor projects may include mowing, laying sod, preparing and installing flower beds, staining playsets, building bike racks/storage areas. Remember that this activity will require volunteers to handle tools, lift work objects, and possibly work on their hands and knees. You will find veteran Home of the Sparrow volunteers very willing to provide instruction and guidance for project completion. Novice volunteers are welcome.

Habitat For Humanity
Saturday, August 1 | 8 a.m.

Habitat for Humanity welcomes all volunteers with all kinds of skill sets; there is no need for prior construction experience, just a willingness to learn. Volunteers will be working on the homes located at McHenry Ave. and Lake Street in Crystal Lake. Ongoing projects may include painting, staining, and finishing the insides of the Habitat homes. This activity will require volunteers to handle tools, lift work objects, and possibly work on their hands and knees. All work supplies will be on site and instruction will be provided before work begins. You will need to wear comfortable clothes that can get dirty and sturdy close-toed shoes.

Meal Pack Staging
Saturday, August 1 | 10 a.m. – noon

This group will be staging materials for families to collect on Sunday for the home meal packing kits. Staging materials will require lifting 50lbs bags of rice, soy, and vegetable packets, as well as creating bins for meal packing materials, bags, scales, sealers, funnels, and tubs.

Meal Pack Distribution
Saturday, August 1 | 2 – 4 p.m.

This team will be loading packing materials into the vehicles of those who will be packing at home. This job of loading meal pack supplies will require the ability to load 50lbs bags and materials. The team will also be distributing ice cream for a drive-thru social in partnership with the Crystal Lake Police Department.

Meal Pack Collection
Sunday, August 2 | 2 – 4 p.m.

This team will be receiving the packed boxes via drive-thur from the pack-at-home event.