Churchwide Operation Charlotte

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Churchwide Operation Charlotte is a week of ministry opportunities throughout the Charlotte Metro. As a church we reach out to our community by meeting their physical and spiritual needs in tangible ways through service projects with various local organizations. This is a great opportunity to serve together as a Sunday School class, a family, or with a group of friends. We have projects available for all ages.


Ministry Opportunities

Each ministry project will be led by a Hickory Grove member. No childcare will be provided for any of these projects.
Click on the ministry or organization’s name to learn more about how they serve the community.
Family-friendly projects (for all ages) are highlighted under the ministry’s name.

Ministry/
Organization
DateTimeProjectPeople
Needed
Register
Aldersgate Retirement Community - Asbury Care CenterOctober 24
(Tuesday)
2:30–4:30 PMMinister to the residents by singing hymns, distributing dolls and lap blankets, and praying with them.15Register
Charlotte Rescue Mission / Rebound
*Family Friendly
October 23
(Monday)
4:30–6:30 PMHelping serve a meal and fellowship with residents during the meal. Pre-meal tasks may include setting tables, refilling napkin dispensers, refilling salt and pepper shakers, preparing cups with ice, pre-filling cups with beverages, and setting out desserts on the dessert table.10Full
Charlotte Rescue Mission - Dove's NestOctober 26
(Thursday)
4–6 PMServing dinner and ministering to residents.

*Volunteers must be 16 years old or older. All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes, long pants, and t-shirts. No capris, skirts, or dresses allowed. Hairnets will be provided.
10Full
Gate Pregnancy
Resource Center
October 24
(Tuesday)
6–8 PMHelping to sort donations in their resource room as well as loading and unloading donations for women in need.

*Must be 15 years old or older.
8Register
Hearts & Hammers
*Family Friendly
October 28
(Saturday)
9 AM–NoonHelping perform household repairs for people in the local community.10–15Register
HG Car CareOctober 28
(Saturday)
9 AM–NoonHelping with routine oil changes for single women and widows.

*Must be over 16 and accompanied by a parent if under 18.
8Register
HG Clothes Closet
*Family Friendly
October 24
(Tuesday)
6–8 PMPraying for and ministering to patrons. Sort clothes, distribute prayer cards and refreshments to those in need.10Full
HG Clothes Closet
*Family Friendly
October 26
(Thursday)
6–8 PMPraying for and ministering to patrons. Sort clothes, distribute prayer cards and refreshments to those in need.10Full
HG Clothes Closet
*Family Friendly
October 28
(Saturday)
9 AM–NoonPraying for and ministering to patrons. Sort clothes, distribute prayer cards and refreshments to those in need.10Full
HG Food Pantry
*Family Friendly
October 24
(Tuesday)
6–8 PMPraying for and ministering to patrons. Sort and distribute food to people from the community.12Full
HG Food Pantry
*Family Friendly
October 26
(Thursday)
6–8 PMPraying for and ministering to patrons. Sort and distribute food to people from the community.12Full
HG Food Pantry
*Family Friendly
October 28
(Saturday)
9 AM–NoonPraying for and ministering to patrons. Sort and distribute food to people from the community.12Register
HG Mission Trees
(Main Campus)
October 23
(Monday)
6–8 PMPreparing ornaments and setting up Christmas trees for displaying needs of local school children.8Full
HG Mission Trees
(North Campus)
October 25
(Wednesday)
2–4 PMPreparing ornaments and setting up Christmas trees for displaying needs of local school children.6Register
Lawrence Orr Elementary
Teachers Appreciation Dinner
*Family Friendly
October 24
(Tuesday)
5:30–7 PMBless the teachers and staff of Lawrence Orr Elementary with a meal and small gift showing appreciation for their influence on our community.25Register
Lawrence Orr Elementary
Food Drive
*Family Friendly
October 26
(Thursday)
5–7:30 PMBless the families of our community at Lawrence Orr Elementary with bags of food from HG Food Pantry. Talk and pray with families, carry their grocery bags to their cars.25Register
Lois' LodgeOctober 28
(Saturday)
10 AM–NoonPraying for and ministering to residents. Serving refreshments, doing a small craft with residents, and fellowshipping.

*Must be 18 years old or older.
6Register
Love Life Charlotte
*Family Friendly
October 28
(Saturday)
9 AM–NoonPraying for women and families considering abortion. Prayer walking around the abortion clinic.

*Children must be accompanied by a parent.
UnlimitedRegister
Present Age MinistriesOctober 26
(Thursday)
6–8 PMMiscellaneous projects, event preparation, organizing and sorting donations, etc.

*Must be at least 15 years old.
15Register
Project 658October 23
(Monday)
6–8 PMVolunteers will be serving at Sailboat Bay Apartments located off of Albemarle Road in East Charlotte. The project will be grounds-keeping/beautification to help the complex provide a clean and pleasant home for the many refugee families living there.15Register
Refugee Support Services
*Family Friendly
October 28
(Saturday)
Noon–3 PMServing lunch for 150 refugees. Fellowshipping by sitting, eating, and getting to know them. We will do a fall theme with pumpkin painting, games, balloon art, face painting, etc.25–30Full
Samaritan's Feet
*Family Friendly
October 24
(Tuesday)
6–8 PMPacking shoes to ship to children in need all over the world.

*Children 8–15 may volunteer with a parent or chaperone.
25Full
The Salvation Army - Center of HopeOctober 27
(Friday)
4:45–6:30 PMServing a meal to homeless young men and women.

*Must be 18 years old and not a student of CMS or the surrounding area.
8Register
Second Harvest
Food Bank

October 24
(Tuesday)
9 AM–NoonSorting, inspecting, boxing, and stocking donations for local food agencies. Other activities may include: packing food boxes and/or food backpacks for kids or sorting through non-food products and pet food.

*Must be 17 years old or older.
25Full
Second Harvest
Food Bank

October 26
(Thursday)
6–8 PMSorting, inspecting, boxing, and stocking donations for local food agencies. Other activities may include: packing food boxes and/or food backpacks for kids or sorting through non-food products and pet food.

*Must be minimum of 13 years of age (age 13–16 must be with an adult during entire shift).
25Register
Urban Ministry CenterOctober 23
(Monday)
10:45 AM–12:30 PMBring and serve drinks for approx. 400 people. Help set up dining room and pass out drinks to neighbors as they get their lunches. Minister and pray with patrons.8Register