SERVE Day 2021

Once a year we take our monthly SERVE Saturday and join with thousands of other churches all over the world for one big SERVE Day. This year, that Saturday will be on July 10th and we would love for you to join us!

SERVE Day 2021 will start at 9:30am with a Team Rally and we will breakout from there to head to all of our different SERVE Day projects. One of our main serve day projects is hosting a Stratmoor Hills Community Block Party from 12-2pm. This is a great opportunity for our Manna Family to build community and show the love of Jesus in a tangible way. Please come and bring your family to join the fun after your SERVE projects are complete, or join in on our host team. We also will have teams doing several projects for our amazing partner, Mary's Home as well as much, much more! We cannot wait to SERVE with you on July 10!

SERVE Day Kickoff Rally Location:
Stratmoor Hills Elementary School
200 Loomis Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Take a look at the projects below and sign up for one that's right for you. We are so excited to serve our city with you this summer!

SERVE Day 2021 Opportunities July 9-10

We have opportunities to serve on both Friday and Saturday. Please scroll to the bottom for the Friday opportunities.

SATURDAY July 10th:

Mary’s Home (MH) Project Teams

Mary’s home is one of our amazing partners, who provides and home and a future to women and children coming out of homelessness in our city!

MH Build a Paver Walkway Team (Team is now FULL))

We have the opportunity to prepare a safe and stable walkway for some of the residents by laying a paver pathway alongside one of the new buildings. This team does not require expertise but a willingness to dig deep, work hard and follow direction as we work together to create a safe and beautiful pathway for families. You will be doing some physically strenuous tasks such as digging, lifting, and carrying.

(Our Outreach team will be laying a second pathway at Mary's Home in the next month or two. Please email if you would like to be on the building team in Aug or Sept)

Estimated Project Time: 4-6 hrs

MH Deck Staining Team (TEAM IS NOW FULL)

A beautiful deck has just been built on the back of the newest MH residence and we have the opportunity to stain it so that it lasts as it should! There is minimal prep work to be done as it is brand new, so mostly rolling and brushing stain. There is a small section of fence as well. This project would be great for a family or small group to do together!

Team will meet at the main SERVE Day rally at 9:30 and then travel to Mary’s Home.

Estimated Project Time: 3-5 hrs


Come on out and bless the families and staff of Mary’s Home by cleaning up the street side of the property. Weeds have invaded! Pull out those pesky weeks and pray over the residents at the same time!

Bring your gardening gloves and any tools you prefer, wear sunscreen and your red shirt!

Team will meet at the rally at 9:30 and then travel to Mary’s Home.

Estimated Project Time: 2 hrs

Block Party Prep Team

This is a flexible team that will help set up for the block party, join the trash clean up team in the neighborhood surrounding the school, help with promo on the day of the party and maybe even help park cars. If you are able to stay for the Block Party, you can stay and help host games, serve food, and connect with our neighbors!

If you have a battery or gas weed eater and are able to bring this with you, please note it on your sign up form.

This team will set the stage for connection and community!

Block Party Host Team

Come join the party as you intentionally connect with our neighbors from Stratmoor Hills!

Some team members will host party games or the bounce house during the event, serve food and have fun but above all, will have the opportunity to connect with our guests and spend time getting to know people and building community. What a fun and special way to SERVE! This team is so important because they will purposefully welcome and get to know the people who come out to the party and show the love of Jesus to our city! Families are welcome to serve together!

Thank You Notes for Teachers Team

Manna is privileged to partner with Stratmoor Hills Elementary School and Harrison High school during the year and even though it seems crazy, it is already time to start planning for school to begin again! Join our team to hand write thank you notes to the teachers that will be given to them on the first day of school! We love our schools and this is a simple way to show our appreciation and to let them know that we are praying for them!

This team will meet at the school after the Kick off Rally and write notes on site.

Door to door gift bags with the Park Hop small group

Families with preschoolers are invited to join the Park Hop small group as they show love to the community of Stratmoor Hills by packaging little gift bags with some cookies, bubbles, In The Name of Love cards, and maybe a few extra goodies. The plan is to assemble the bags on SERVEday after the kick off rally. Bags will then be delivered door to door in the Stratmoor Hills Neighborhood.

Families are welcome to SERVE together and will meet at the school at the Kick off rally

Stratmoor Hills Clean Up

Super easy and fun for families to serve together!!

We are going to be super practical and CLEAN UP our community by picking up debris that blows around the Stratmoor Hills School and in the streets of the surrounding neighborhood to include Loomis and B Streets. This is a great way to tangibly demonstrate love and respect for our community and those who live there!

We will meet right after the Rally at 9:30 at the Stratmoor Hills Elementary Parking lot. Bring some gloves! If you have a weed eater, that could be helpful too!

Estimated Project Time: 2 hrs

Face Painting Team

Are you fun and creative? Do you have experience or willingness to learn a few simple designs? Let’s show some love and smiles to the community at our Block party on the Face Painting team!

Here is a hands-on way to spend some time getting to know our friends in the Stratmoor Hills Neighborhood!

All Supplies provided.

FREE DRINK TEAMS ( Multiple Locations Below)

July is HOT in Colorado and what better way to offer some quick relief than an ice cold drink with a smile? We will be handing out FREE drinks near moving cars and also cleaning up the surrounding grass area so families are welcome to come out together and SERVE at this drink giveaway- there will be plenty of opportunity for everyone!

Teams will meet at the 9:30 SERVE Day rally and go to the project locations from there! Once finished, everyone is invited to go back to block party for lunch and to love on our neighbors!

Location: Broadmoor Towne Center/Manna Youth

This location is hosted by the youth at Manna, this is a great team to start with if you are a teen looking to connect! Team will give away FREE drinks and an In the Name of Love card to cars in the Broadmoor Towne Center.

Team Leader: John Domby

Estimated Project Time: 2 hrs

Location: Venetucci

Come join the fun passing out FREE drinks to people in our city. This team will be at the corner of S Academy and Venetucci, across the street from Pikes Peak Community College and head there right after the Serveday Kickoff rally! There is opportunity to give out drinks as well as some trash clean up (a little further from moving cars, for those with children) This opportunity is a great one for families to serve together.

Team Leader: Kim Clarke

Estimated Project Time: 2 hrs

Location: Mesa Ridge

Join this team to give away FREE icy cold drinks in the area surrounding Mesa Ridge Shopping Center. This is a very busy intersection so this outreach is likely best only for older teens and adults. Team will meet at the Kick off rally then head to the outreach site after for a great time of showing the love of Jesus through FREE drinks on a hot day!

Team Leaders: Luke and Ashley Rios

Estimated Project Time: 2 hrs

Serve DAY Tear Down Team

Join this team to help us take down signs, tents, and clean up all the other fun things from our block party! We want to make sure that we leave the school property looking as good or even better than we found it!

In the name of LOVE at the Dog Park (TEAM IS NOW FULL)

Join the Volleyball small group as they show some love to furry friends and families at the Bear Creek dog park, handing out waters and dog treats.

Team will meet at the 9:30 rally then head over to the park. All teams are invited to come for lunch at the block party after the outreach event.

Estimated Project Time: 2 hrs

FRIDAY July 9th:

Can't make our SERVE Day Events on Saturday or just have a heart to serve? Here are some opportunities to help prepare for our serve day teams:

FRIDAY Prep Team

This team will help with anything and everything that's needed to prep for our SERVE Day such as handing out flyers, picking up supplies, and other errands.

Estimated Project Time: 2-3 hrs

FRIDAY Mary's Home Prep Team

This team will be helping to move rock in preparation for a paver path that will be laid Saturday as one of our SERVE Day projects. No experience needed, but it will be labor intensive and require shoveling and moving rocks.

Estimated Project Time: 2-3 hrs

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