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

VOLUNTEERS and TRUNKS make TRICK OR TRUNK POSSIBLE

Decorate your trunk and fill it with goodies to hand out to all the kiddos. They get to show off their fun costumes and you get to show off your fun decorated trunk! It all adds up to one fun evening for our community. Oh ... there’s a prize for the best decorated trunk!

  • Preregister your trunk HERE or in the lobby September 30, October 7 or 14 to win a gift card. Prize will be awarded the night of the event. Must be present to win.
  • Other volunteer needs include donations (pumpkins, gourds, mums, straw), set up, judges (costumes & trunks), parking lot help, work concessions, tear down/clean up. Click HERE to sign up today!
  • Can’t attend? You can still help by donating candy! 


3rd Thursday | September 20
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 Dave Donley (
pddonley@bex.net) or Tom Caldwell (tcaldwell@mainstreetlife.org or 419.838.7600 x131).



Serving at Local Schools
It's back to school time! If you would like to volunteer at East Broadway Elementary School (Mentor/Reader/Helper or Help with Prize Store) or Lake Elementary School (Mentor/Reader/Helper) this coming school year, you can sign up HERE, stop by the Serve Counter or mark your Connection Card with ‘School Help’. We will be in touch with you with details.


Jamaica Outreach Trip
January 5 - 12, 2019

Cost/$1050. 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 and local schools. Additional information & applications are available at the Serve Counter in the lobby.



September GREEN Bag Donations 

Pick up an empty GREEN Bag for September’s donations - Items for local senior citizens. List available at the Serve Counter. Return the filled GREEN Bags by September 30.



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.



The Giving Center Hours

Wednesdays

5:00 - 7:00pm



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