WE Serve Sunday has always been a favorite weekend here at The Water’s Edge. The church leaves the building to go out into the community to serve with mission partners all over the city. WE Serve Saturday’s will expand this tradition from once a year to once a month!
Every second Saturday of the month, WE will be going out into the community to serve and share the love of Jesus with others. We will have a variety of opportunities to serve, including packaging diapers, building beds, cooking meals and more.
Check out the WE Serve Saturday schedule below and sign-up for upcoming serving projects. Questions? Contact Leandra.
Join The WE Serve Saturday Team
Are you passionate about serving in the community and want to be a WE Serve Saturday regular? Sign up to join our WE Serve Saturday Team. This team will receive updates when new serving events are scheduled. If you are excited about a specific event, you will have the opportunity to serve as a site leader for that Saturday. Fill out the information form below to be added to the team!
May 8th – Life House
The Life House is an Omaha diaper bank and neighborhood food pantry. They provide diapers and food to families in Omaha that may not be able to afford these necessary resources. They need volunteers to help wrap and package diapers for distribution.
At the Life House Volunteer Diaper Wrapping Event, you can expect to be active, move diaper boxes, unload diapers out of boxes, bundle diapers, stack and bag bundled diapers.
This volunteer activity is in a warehouse setting. Please wear closed toe shoes. We require that all volunteers wear masks and we are set up at each event to allow for social distancing.
- Time: 9am-noon
- Number of Volunteers: 30
- Ages: 12 years old and up (youth must be accompanied by an adult volunteer)
July 10th – The Big Garden
The Big Garden’s mission is to cultivate food security by developing community gardens, creating opportunities to serve, and providing education on issues related to hunger. As of today, The Big Garden has helped to establish more than 170 community gardens in urban and rural communities throughout Nebraska, Kansas, and Southwest Iowa. Our goal is to reduce hunger by increasing access to fresh, healthy produce and teaching people to grow, cook, & preserve their own.
Volunteers will learn about food insecurity, community gardens, and help out with some weeding, watering, planting, harvesting, and mulching in one of Omaha’s community gardens!
- Time: 9am-Noon
- Ages: All ages are welcome
- Location: 5602 Read St, Omaha, NE 68152
June 12th – Open Door Mission
Open Door Mission is committed to breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Each day, Open Door Mission’s campus offers safe, shelter beds to people experiencing homelessness, serves nutritious meals to feed the hungry, and provides homeless preventive resources to people living in poverty.
Volunteering at Open Door Mission means more than just giving time. It means feeding the hungry, clothing the needy, and sharing the love of Christ! WE will be helping sort and stock donations and assemble toiletries kits for those in need.
- Time: 9am-Noon
- Ages: 5 and up
- Location: 2828 N. 23rd Street Omaha NE 68110
August 14th – Sleep in Heavenly Peace
Description: Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP) builds, assembles, and delivers top-notch beds with a mattress and bedding to children without a bed of their own. Many of these kids were sleeping on the couch or floor before receiving their new bed. Their motto is, “No kid sleeps on the floor in our town!”
WE have an opportunity to help make that a reality in Omaha. WE are hosting a SHP Build Day on August 14th at The Water’s Edge. These Build Days include cutting down lumber, sanding, assembling, staining and branding these new beds. You can sign up for a time slot using the links below.
- Times: 8:30-Noon and Noon-4:00pm
- Ages: Ages 12 and up
- Location: The Water’s Edge Church, 19600 Harrison St. Gretna, NE 68028