Great Day of Service March 25, 2023

The annual Great Day of Service is a local mission opportunity with projects for all ages and abilities. Most of the projects are at BFUMC, such as assembling blessing bags for Barrow County Cooperative Benvolence Ministries or making Easter Baskets to deliver to our homebound members and to distribute to House of Bread families. Some projects are also out in the community. Project descriptions and sign up sheets are available on tables outside of the Choir Room and HERE.

On Campus Projects
Church Wide Beautification Projects (Ages 10+) – Grab your gloves, roll up your sleeves and join us as we work to beautify our church. We have many projects to tackle like spreading pinestraw, cleaning & sanitizing the kitchen, cleaning out the gym utility closet by relocating Serve supplies and packing Family Promise furniture, towels, etc., to take to Athens, spreading mulch on playround, cleaning the columns near gym entrance, wiping the pews with Murphy’s Oil Soap and cleaning out & discarding unused items from the back shed.
Project Location: Meet in the Courtyard to get the “game plan” and then go from there

Blessing Bags for BCCBM (Ages 5+)
We have so much to be thankful for. Join us as we assemble blessing bags for those in need. This simple project is a way to let recipients know that we are thinking about them. Bags will contain a variety of items such as a new pair of crew socks, a bottle of water bottle and powdered drink mix, a granola bar, a small can of food with a pop top lid, a bowl of fruit, plastic fork & spoon, travel size deodorant and other hygiene products, all in gallon zip loc bags
Project Location: Room 128
Participants Needed: 10
Duration of the Project: 30-60 minutes

No Sew Fleece Blankets (Ages 13+)
Help Us Spread Blanket Hugs! Cozy up with this cool weather act of kindess. These NO SEW, fuzzy fleece blankets are fun to create together and will be distributed by our local ministry partners to families in need. If you have sharp scissors, that will cut through 2 layers of fleece, please bring them!
Project Location: Room 123
Participants Needed: 10-12
Duration of the Project: 2-3 hours

Easter Baskets (Ages 4+)
Hop on in and join in the fun as we make homemade paper Easter Baskets to fill and deliver to our homebound members and House of Bread families.
Project Location: Room 124
Participants Needed: Unlimited
Duration of the Project: As long as you are feeling crafty
Project Leads: Amanda & Dylann Kinner

Off Campus Projects
BCCBM Thrift Store (Ages 8+)
Love to Organize? Your talents are needed and appreciated! BCCBM is a volunteer organization that offers assistance to those in the county that need help in a variety of different ways. The clothes closet provides an invaluable resource to the community selling gently used clothing as well as household items at affordable prices. Money from sales fund the Church of the Month Program in which BFUMC participates in March. Your service sorting clothes, cleaning and organizing makes a tremendous difference!
Project Location: BCCBM Thrift Store
45 East Candler Street
Winder, Ga. 30680

Participants Needed: 5-8
Duration of the Project: 9:30am-1:00pm

Come Alive Ministries (8+)
Many families struggle to provide one of the first and most basic needs for their little ones – diapers. Join us as we pack diapers for distribution at CAM and do some light cleaning.
Project Location: 127 West Candler Street
Winder, Ga. 30680

Participants Needed: 5-7
Duration of the Project: 1-2 hours
Project Leader: Katie Wilson

Combo On/Off Campus Projects
Family Promise (Drivers Ages 21+)
FamilyPromise of Athens is a non-profit organiztion whose purpose is to provide immediate shelter and guidance to homeless families with children, due to the impact of misfortunes upon their lives. While local churches used to rotate hosting families, they now stay at Milledge Avenue Baptist Church, so we would like to take all of the furniture and linens we utilized at BFUMC to Athens to be utilized and enjoyed. Trucks or Trailers Needed!
Project Location: BFUMC to Milledge Avenue Baptist Churck
1690 South Milledge Avenue
Athens, Ga. 30605

Participants Needed:
Duration of the Project:

At Home or Small Group Project
Crochet Prayer Squares (Any ages with crochet experience)
Join our Crochet group as they make prayer squares, mini versions of prayer shawls, that our local ministry partners can give to those they serve, to remind the recipients that they are wrapped in the love and strength of God and surrounded with prayer by BFUMC. Patterns available and Prayer Cards provided.
Project Location: At home or join our group of incredibly talented women at one of their weekly
Participants Needed: Unlimited
Duration of the Project: Through March 27th
Project Leader: Crochet Group