FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH
NEXT SERVE SATURDAY
FEB. 3, 2018
Serve Saturday is an amazing opportunity to bless others and be blessed by going out into our community to show the love of Christ in real and tangible ways. We will have many opportunities for you and your family to get involved with. We challenge you not to show up to Serve Day alone! Grab your family & friends and join us as we spend the day making a difference by serving our community.
- Please arrive at Element through the North Lobby at 8:15am to check-in.
- Serve projects start at 9:00am and will all end by 12:00pm.
- We encourage you to serve together as a family, so childcare is not provided.
Five Acres Animal Shelter
1099 Pralle Lane, St. Charles, MO 63303
Five Acres Animal Shelter is the only no-kill animal shelter in St. Charles County. Volunteers will help clean kennels, do enrichment activities with the dogs, property clean up, laundry and dishes, and unfold newspapers for puppy kennels.
Ages: 6 and up (Children ages 6-15 must have a parent/guardian with them at all times)
Materials Needed: Please wear pants and closed-toe shoes.
STL Crisis Nursery – St. Charles
315 First Capitol Drive, St. Charles, MO 63301
Crisis Nursery is committed to the prevention of child abuse and neglect and provides emergency intervention, respite care, and support to families in crisis through short-term care for young children. Volunteers will assist staff by engaging children in activities (playtime, meals, rocking babies), and sorting/putting away donations.
Age: 14 and up (Ages 14-15 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)
Project Linus distributes handmade blankets to children in local hospitals. Make a blanket to donate and drop it off at Element during the first weekend services of the month. You can even make a "no sew fleece blanket." A link for examples on types of blankets you can make will be in your confirmation email.
Age: All Ages
Materials Needed: Kid Friendly Fabric/Yarn
City of O'Fallon
801 Belleau Creek Rd, O'Fallon, MO 63366
Upkeep of the Veterans Memorial Park in O'Fallon and entails cleaning the boots, monoliths, and trash clean-up.
Age: All Ages
Element Church, 100 Mall Parkway Suite 500, Wentzville, MO 63385
Help with the registration and check-in on Serve Saturday. Plan to arrive at the North Lobby at 7:30am to prepare for registration to open at 8:15am
Age: 18 and up
Refugee Family's House (St. Louis)
Provide a baby shower for an expecting refugee family. This would entail taking gifts and a cake to the refugee family’s house. (No decorations necessary). Gifts will be provided. This would be a great serving opportunity for a group of 6 women (children able to go as well).
Age: All ages
Materials Needed: Baby Items
OASIS Thrift Store
1814 Boone's Lick Road, St. Charles, MO 63301
Serve in the thrift store that provides clothing and household items for a low price. All revenue generated by the thrift store is used to purchase food and hygiene items for the OASIS Food Pantry. They also BBQ hotdogs for people waiting in the food pantry line.
Ages: 18 and up
923 E. Terra Ln, O'Fallon, MO, 63366
Sharing Shed provides free, household furniture and items to those unable to provide for themselves. On Saturdays, they serve up to four clients. Element Volunteers will be trained in three different areas: personal shopper, processors, and warehouse help.
Ages: If younger than 10, needs to be accompanied by an adult.
City of Wentzville
TBD (park in Wentzville)
Community park clean-up.
Ages: All Ages
Crisis Aid International
3137 South Jefferson, St. Louis, MO 63118
Organize clothes and donated food in their storeroom that blesses low income families through their Wings of Hope program.
Ages: All Ages
Habitat for Humanity - ReStore
186 Mid Rivers Center, St. Peters, MO 63376
Retail assistant at Habitat's ReStore. It is a non-profit home improvement store and donation center that sells building materials and gently used household items.
Ages 16 & up
The Sparrow's Nest is a maternity home for teen moms. Each month there will be a project based on the needs of the organization. In February, they need volunteers to rake the leaves around the home.
Ages: All ages
Materials Needed: Rake, Lawn Bags, and Gloves
We Love St. Charles
We Love St. Charles helps families in need. One of their clients needs items hauled out, painting, and closets cleaned out.
Ages: 14 & up (Ages 14-15 must be accompanied by an adult.)
Materials Needed: Clothes that can get dirty, painting tools, gloves, and a truck (if you have one).