SERVE weekend is an annual tradition at Zion and this year it will become a community-wide event on April 27-29. Pastor Luke Schmidt, Pastor Steve Wintermantel from Buffalo Covenant, and Sherilyn Burgdorf have worked with the Buffalo Ministerial group to create a SERVE planning team from 8+ local churches, Lake Ridge Care Center, Parkview Care Center and Love INC. Volunteers will have a chance to sign up for projects that lend a helping hand to people in local congregations, to the community, and to global concerns.
Some highlights include:
- Truckload of Life food packing event on Sunday, April 29, will pack 100,000 meals at Zion.
- Blessing Closet and Allina Bike giveaway will distribute free clothing and bikes on Saturday, April 28.
- Local churches may choose to have their own specific projects that benefit their own ministries.
- Many SERVE options will give volunteers opportunity to work with friends and neighbors from other congregations.
The SERVE Weekend Planning team includes (L-R) Marcy Markovich, Linda Engwall, Fred Naaktgeboren (Buffalo Covenant Church), Sherilyn Burgdorf, Cheryl Thompson, Pastor Steve Wintermantel (Buffalo Covenant Church), Katie Domka (St. Francis Xavier), Pastor Luke Schmidt, Sandy Brenny, Ash Olsen (Buffalo Presbyterian), Steve Becker (Covenant), Janice Bourgoine (St Francis Xavier), Josh Martin (Buffalo Evangelical Free church), Rene Moen (Love INC), Becky Waddell (Spirit of Joy).
Not Pictured: Susan Creek (Buffalo Assembly of God ), Jordan Johnson (Buffalo Covenant Church), Lisa Stidham (Lake Ridge Care Center), Barb Anderley (Park View Care Center), Kate Bottiger, Daryl Engwall, Roger Brenny.
If you are interested in coordinating a SERVE project, please contact anyone on the planning team before February 27.
Signup will be available at ZionBuffalo.org/serve-weekend for each project as details are finalized.