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

Be a Facility Setup/Teardown Team Member!

Got a strong back and a flexible schedule? We're looking to create a team to help with setup and teardown of tables and chairs for weekly and special events around the church. If you would like to join the team or want more info, stop by the Serve Counter or go HERE.

Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child provides less fortunate children worldwide a shoe box full of gifts to brighten the Christmas holiday and potentially teach them about our Savior Jesus Christ. You can join this effort by stopping by the table in the lobby to pick up gift tags and info about filling the shoe boxes. Deadline to return filled shoe boxes to the lobby is November 24. Please include $9.00 for shipping costs.

Bell Ringers Needed
The Lake Township Branch of the Salvation Army needs bell ringers to man the kettle (November 22-23, 29-30; December 6-7 & 13-14). You can sign up in the lobby starting this Sunday, November 10.

November GREEN Bag Donation Items
Pick up an empty GREEN Bag for November’s donations – socks, blankets, shoes & boots for the homeless in Toledo. List is also available at the Serve Counter. Return the filled GREEN Bags by November 24.


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.


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

Featured stories about individuals

who are serving in and outside our walls.

Because  .  .  .  #servingmatters


THIS IS WHAT SERVING LOOKS LIKE