Serve

Serving is a great way to get connected with others and it an important aspect to your spiritual growth.  

So, when you’re ready, there’s always an outlet for your talents - from playing the guitar to using a hammer, running a video camera to stuffing envelopes - your effort will help make a difference in the lives of others!

 

To help you get started, we want to learn a little more about you.  Please take a few minutes and complete this Team Member Form

Once complete, we'll follow up with you to help you better understand all of the options available and get you connected with that ministry's leader. 


If you have questions, contact Pastor Tom Caldwell at tcaldwell@mainstreetlife.org or 419.838.7600 x131.

Serve Opportunities

Giving Center Volunteers

Additional team members are needed for the Giving Center (Free Clothing) on Wednesdays from 5:00 – 7:00 pm beginning September 4. The Giving Center serves the East Toledo community and is located in the East Broadway Elementary School Cafeteria (1755 E. Broadway, Toledo). If you enjoy sorting, shopping, and organizing clothing, as well as meeting new people, we’d love to have you join our team! To sign up or to get more information, sign up HERE, mark your Connection Card with ‘Giving Center’ or stop by the Serve Counter in the lobby.

August GREEN Bag Donation Items. 
Pick up an empty GREEN Bag for August’s donations – school supplies for 4 local elementary schools. Items include: binders (View w/pockets, 1”), composition book (black/white cover), crayons (24 count), eraser tips/caps, erasers, (2” - pink or red), glue (Crayola, no clog), glue (Elmer’s, 4 oz.), glue sticks, highlighters, index cards, markers (dry erase, washable), notebook paper (loose-leaf, wide ruled), notebooks (spiral, 70 sheets, wide ruled), pencil sharpener (personal), pencils (colored), pencils (#2 yellow, sharpened), pens (ball point—blue, black or red), pocket folders (solid colors), protractor (clear), ruler (metric), school boxes (cigar box style), scissors (pointed or ‘Fiskars’ rounded), three-hole index dividers, tissues, wipes (disinfectant), ziplock bags (quart or gallon). Return the filled GREEN Bags by August 25.

American Red Cross Blood Drive
September 25
1:00 – 7:00pm

Serve others in need by donating at the Blood Drive coming to Mainstreet Church. To be eligible to donate blood you must be age 17 or older (16 with parent's permission). No other blood donation July 28 - September 25. Sign up online (RedCrossBlood.org) or at the Information Center. Many volunteer opportunities will also be available.

Jamaica Mission Trip
January 4 – 11, 2020

Cost/$1275. For adults, 18+, unless accompanied by a parent. Plans for the trip include the following: provide labor/building support to the United Brethren Jamaican church community; host Bible school at the church camp; provide basic healthcare/hygiene instructions within the community. Additional information and applications are available online and at the Serve Counter in the lobby. 

>>  REGISTER HERE


3rd Thursday

3rd Thursday is a ministry of Mainstreet that goes to Uptown Green Park (1810 Madison Avenue & 19th Street) the 3rd Thursday of each month to distribute hygiene needs along with water and food to the needy. They begin setting up at 4:30pm and distribute food and items until supplies are gone. If you would like to donate items or help serve, contact Tom Caldwell (419.838.7600 x131 or tcaldwell@mainstreetlife.org).

The Giving Center

The Giving Center

East Broadway Elementary School

1755 E. Broadway, Toledo, OH

The Giving Center (our free clothing store ministry that offers good, quality clothing free of charge) is designed to serve everybody. We believe anyone who is in need of help, a little or a lot, regardless of the reason, can come and share in this opportunity. For more information, contact Pastor Tom at tcaldwell@mainstreetlife.org or 419.838.7600 x131.


Giving Center Hours for August
The Giving Center will be closed through the month of August, reopening on September 4, 5:00 - 7:00pm. The Giving Center (our free clothing store ministry that offers good, quality clothing free of charge) is designed to serve everybody. We believe anyone who needs help - a little or a lot - regardless of the reason, can come and share in this opportunity. Clothing donations are still being accepted.


Giving Center Needs

All donations of clothing and shoes can go in the collection bins located in the parking lot. Just a friendly reminder to place all your donations in bags prior to dropping in the bins. This keeps the clothing dry and makes it easier for unloading.

Serving Stories

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who are serving in and outside our walls.

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