SAVE THE DATE – SUNDAY, AUGUST 16

 

CBWC Youth Groups across Western Canada are invited to take part in a special one day SERVE at HOME event.  Here are the basics:

1)  Individuals and groups are encouraged to spend time on Sunday, August 16 SERVE-ing their local community

          –  Please follow social distancing practices in your area.
          –  Finding volunteering opportunities during this time can be difficult so you will need to be creative.  Here are a couple of ideas:
                       – Outdoor landscaping/light construction projects
                       – Making cards for isolated seniors
                       – Host a community car wash in your church parking lot (should be safe, because it’s literally all about soap & water & washing)
                       – Participate in the CBM Active in Mission Walk/Bike/Run-a-thon (details below)
                       – If you have other ideas please email them and I will add to the list

 

2)  If you are looking for a meaningful and logistically simple way for your group to serve, consider the Canadian Baptist Ministries’ Active in Mission Walk/Bike/Run-a-thon

– Sadly 1.7 million people die each year as a result of diarrhea.  Canadian Baptist Ministries is inviting you to stay active in mission by running/walking/biking to promote health and dignity for all.  Money raised will help build composting latrines for those who do not have access to a safe and sanitary place to use the washroom.  The cost of 1 life saving composting latrine is only $750.  To find out more about the latrine project check out this short 2 minute video:

– A Run/Walk/Bike is a really great option for social distancing, because it can be done safely individually or even in a group.  For example you could all meet somewhere and split into pairs to do a social distancing walk or it should be possible to all do a bike ride and maintain appropriate distance.
                – To participate you will need to register your group at www.activeinmission.ca and you will be set up with a group fundraising page.  It is also possible for individuals to sign up.
 
3)  All groups/individuals will be invited to an hour long SERVE LiveStream Celebration via ZOOM on Sunday, August 16 at 6:00pm PST / 7:00pm MST / 8:00pm CDT
Includes live worship with Fraser Campbell, SERVE 2021 update, a special message from Louise and CBM, an interview with KURIOS director Steve and more.   
 
Consider hosting a viewing party in your church parking lot or someone’s backyard.  Youth can bring their own dinner/dessert/beverage and something to sit on.  or…each person can watch from home individually.
          – Click the button below to join the livestream.

If you have any questions about SERVE at HOME please email Peter Anderson at panderson@cbwc.ca.

SERVE | July 4-10, 2021 | Location TBD

Each summer hundreds of youth from British Columbia to Manitoba gather for a week to serve a Canadian community. Past locations have included places like Yellowknife, Flin Flon, Swift Current and High River. Last summer SERVE took place in Weyburn, Sask, where youth participated in service projects such as gardening, visiting senior’s homes, making meals and painting. In the evenings 250 youth and leaders gathered to share stories from the day, worship, play wild games, and hear from a dynamic speaker.  SERVE is like the best parts of summer camp combined with the best parts of a short-term mission trip. Overall, youth hope to bless communities like Weyburn by demonstrating the love of Jesus through active service.

For more information about anything SERVE related contact Peter Anderson, Director of Next Generation Ministries at 604-340-2801 or at panderson@cbwc.ca