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The Giving Center

Wednesdays

5:00pm-6:45pm


East Broadway Elementary School Cafeteria

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.


DONATE TO THE GIVING CENTER

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.

Stephen Ministry

What is a Stephen Minister?


Stephen Ministers are Mainstreet members trained to provide one-to-one care to those experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or relocation. Stephen Ministers come from all walks of life, but they all share a passion for bringing Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need. Since 1975, more than 600,000 people from more than 13,000 congregations and other organizations have been trained as Stephen Ministers.

  • Stephen Ministers have been through a 50 hour training class to support people. 
  • Provides high-quality, one to one Christ Centered care to people in the Church and the community that are experiencing life difficulties.
  • Needs for care that a Stephen Minister can meet? – Grief, Medical crises, Divorce/Separation, Spiritual Crises, Retirement/Unemployment/Job Crises, Birth/Adoption/Miscarriage, Relocation, Recovery from Accident/Disaster.

If interested in learning more about the Stephen Ministry, you can contact Tom Caldwell @ tcaldwell@mainstreetlife.org

SERVING OPPORTUNITIES


  • East Broadway Elementary - One on One Mentors

    East Broadway Elementary - One on One Mentors

    Weekdays until May 2024

    East Broadway Elementary

    1755 East Broadway, Toledo

    East Broadway Elementary is looking for volunteers who would love to help make a difference in a child's life by giving 30-60 minutes once a week to help with a child's learning challenges. If you have a heart for kids and are interested in more information, please contact Pastor Tom at 419.838.7600 ext. 131 or email tcaldwell@mainstreetlife.org. Or you can sign up to serve by using the link below. 


    SIGN UP HERE

  • March GREEN BAG Donations

    Pick up an empty GREEN Bag for March’s donations of items for local ministries & shelters. The list is available at the Serve Counter and by clicking HERE. Return the filled GREEN Bags to the Serve Counter by Sunday, March 31. Thank you for your generosity!

  • Genoa Care Closet

    Sundays in February

    Box will be near Children’s Check-In area

    Join us as we are partnering with Genoa elementary to help them restock their "Care Closet". This is located within the school, where any student can come get items they need, free of charge. It is a great way to show your kids how to Love God, Love People and Live Like Jesus! You can bring your donations of personal care items or non-perishable food items and drop them in the box throughout the month of February.

  • Safety and ALICE Training

    Wednesday, March 13 | 6:30pm | Auditorium

    Sunday, March 17 | Offered during both services | The HUB


    Attention all Volunteer Team Members and Staff- join us for a Safety and ALICE Training. This one-hour training will be available with three (day/time) options to attend. All volunteers and staff are highly encouraged to attend.

    ALICE Training is a component of emergency preparedness aiming to empower individuals to respond effectively and safely to violent critical incidents. Along with ALICE Training we will also cover preparedness for Fire and Weather issues. Sign up at the Serve Counter in the Lobby or with the link below. 


    SIGN UP HERE

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive

    May 1 | 12-6pm

    Mainstreet Lobby


    Mainstreet will be hosting a blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross.  

    Pre-registration is preferred but walk-ins will be accepted. The cutoff date since last donation is March 5, 2024. Sign up at the Serve Counter in the lobby or with the link below. 


    SIGN UP HERE

SERVING FEATURE
This is what serving looks like!

2023 Recap from Jamaica Outreach Trip

Dear Mainstreet,                                                                                    

 

This year, 14 people (4 from Mainstreet) took part in a one-week mission trip to the United Brethren Church camp in Jamaica. This was the first time we were able to return back to Jamaica, since Covid started in 2020. We would like to thank you for your prayers and your support through budget transfers of $1200 for 2021, 2022 & 2023.  Follow this link to read more about what we were able to accomplish this year. 


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SERVING OPPORTUNITIES

There are lots of ways to get involved in ministry at Mainstreet. Here is a list of categories with some brief explanations to help you explore options that might fit your interests, talents or experience. These categories apply to many different ministries from kids to adults, Sunday mornings to special events.  For more info on any of the following you can click HERE.  

 

Administration (As needed)

Organize, coordinate, help with details, enter data

 

Children/ Students (Sundays)

Hold babies, play with toddlers, interact with grade schoolers, hangout with or mentor teens

 

Facility Needs (Anytime)

Snow Removal (Sundays), Monday AM cleaning crew, grounds-keeping

 

Funeral Dinner Team  (As needed)

Preparing and serving meals for families after the funeral services.  Also need people to prepare desserts.

 

Green Bag Collection  (Monthly)

Chance for the Church to leave the walls and serve corporately in multiple ways.

 

Grouplife (Anytime)

Grouplife leaders, facilitators, mentors

 

Hospitality (Sundays and Special Events)

Hosts, ushers, coffee bar attendants, Information Center attendants, parking lot attendants

 

Music/ Drama (Sundays)

Singers, instrumentalists, actors, writers, researchers, directors

 

Serving Saturday  (Special Event)

Chance for the Church to leave the walls and serve corporately in multiple ways.  Watch for promotion when we have a Serving Saturday scheduled to signup and serve!


Tech/ Video (Sundays)

Operate camera, audio, lighting board; video shooters, editors, directors

 

Visitation Team (Anytime)

Love, care, pray and visit our elderly in nursing homes and shut in their homes.