Important Family Serve Day Note for 2020
With the uncertainty of the coming month, the format for Family Serve Day is likely to change. Much planning and many resources are required to launch the magnitude of a typical MPCS day of service. This will not be possible in our traditional format, given campus and area closings. However, now, more than ever, our community, churches, food banks, and partner ministries are in a great deal of need. We are in contact with ministry leadership to assess their needs and to determine another way to serve them. Our goal will be to replace this day with opportunities for families to serve, most likely via the Saturday Serve format. We will be adding a more extensive ministry site location list to the sign-up and will announce the Saturday date when we know more. Be on the lookout for information once the quarantine is lifted. We know God is in control and pray he can use the entire MPCS family in meaningful ways to show His love to those in need when the time comes.
MPCS Family Serve Day — Friday, April 24, 2020
We are excited to announce the locations and plans for the 2020 Family Serve Day. On April 24, our MPCS family will show God's love to our community in action and in truth by serving at multiple locations in our area. Preschool through second-grade students and parents will serve in various ways on campus. Our third- through twelfth-grade students and their parents will have the opportunity to choose one of the great ministry sites we partner with and serve them. Families will be able to sign up for a specific site location when registration launches. Please save the date of April 24, so we can all serve together!
REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 25
Registration for sites will open promptly at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, and will close at exactly 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31. While we still have several weeks before registration opens, please browse through the different ministry locations and begin to prayerfully consider the best fit for you and your family.
All parents are welcome to attend the Family Serve Day Chapel service held Wednesday, April 22, at 9:00 a.m. in the Hughes Gymnasium.
*Please note: Preschool and grades K-2 will have an EARLY RELEASE at 12:30 p.m. that Friday. Please make arrangements for pickup and consider this when choosing either morning or afternoon time slots if serving with your older children.
2020 MINISTRY SITE LOCATIONS
The following is a current list of the 2020 ministry site locations where families may serve. Read through the details of the needs for each site, and learn more on the ministry websites. Carefully pray about where your family would like to serve this year. Parents are responsible for transportation. Students whose parents cannot attend will serve with staff at Camp Gideon. Information about serving with preschool through second-grade classes will be sent by teachers. Remember, registration opens at 7:00 p.m. on March 25. Feel free to coordinate with friends to serve at a particular site by signing up early.
T-SHIRTS FOR FAMILY SERVE DAY
Orders are now being taken online for Family Serve Day t-shirts.