When there’s a 5th Sunday in a month, we exit the pews and enter the community in service.
 
We believe worship can happen anywhere, in a sanctuary or in a shelter, by singing praises or by baking cookies, with other church members or complete strangers. We live out this idea by dedicating the fifth Sunday of the month – which happens just a few times a year – by spending the day caring for our neighbors in variety of ways. We call these days of service WorKship Sundays.
 
Save the Date – WorKship Sunday is April 29!
Here is our list of projects. Sign up today online, or sign up in the Lobby on Sundays in April. Don’t forget to RSVP on our Facebook event and share it with others who might enjoy joining us!
 
  • Church Street Ministries | Meet at church at 9:00 am, project runs till 11:30 – FULL
       Clean, sort, polish and prepare goods for sale at Second Mile Shop for distribution to families in need
  • Homebound Visitation | Meet at church in Room 112, project runs till 11:45
       Following training, teams will visit homebound members and bring them communion and the best wishes of
       our congregation
  • Messages of Love | Rooms 201-203 from 10:30 – 11:45 am
       Participants will paint and decorate rocks or cards with inspirational pictures or messages. There will be a
       walk in the neighborhood in July where they will be hidden to be found randomly by passersby. There will
       be plenty of instructions and no artistic ability is required. Wear old clothes (smocks available for children).
  • Meals on the Move – 5 for $5 | Kitchen from 9:00 – 11:30 am – FULL
       Meal requests will be ordered by members who live alone or just do not like to cook. They will contribute $5.
       Volunteers for this project will prepare meals in small containers and they can be picked up at the end of
       WorKship. The $5 donation is encouraged to defray the cost of ingredients.
  • Technology Tutorial | Room 104 from 10:30 – 11:45 am – FULL
       Teens and Youth Advisors will be available for one on one tutoring to help volunteers who sign up for this
       project learn more about using their iPhone, iPad or Android device.
  • Church Luncheon | Fellowship Hall from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm – FULL
       Participants in this project will prepare a simple mean to be served at the end of our WorKship project
       before we participate in a short worship service together.
  • Drop in the Bucket | Room 106 from 10:30 – 11:45 am
       Those who sign up for this project will clean pill bottles to be sent to third world countries and they will sort
       and package toiletries to be distributed to Church Street Ministries and socks and sports bottles for Amistad
       Chapel’s ministry with the homeless.
  • Prep School | Room 202 from 10:30 – 11:45 am
       The last of the materials that were donated for our Saturday Tutoring program will be assembled into
       notebooks to be used with our tutoring student.
  • Weeds & Seeds | Meet at church at 9:00 am, project runs till 11:45
       The coordinator will call church members and prepare a list of people who will accept a team of workers to
       rake, trim and tidy their yards. The coordinator will form teams from the list of volunteers and inform them of
       their assigned locations.
  • Cleveland Kids Book Bank | Meet at church at 8:30 am, project runs till 11:30
       Sorting books for distribution to Little Free Libraries. Hostess will shepherd group at location and coordinate
       carpooling from church.
  • Handmade Shows We Care | Room 204 from 10:30 – 11:45 am
       This group will make small silk floral arrangements/crafts to go to Homebound Members in July – tokens of
       beauty to remind homebound people we still love and care about them.

 

Place your donations in the WorKship bucket in the parlor. We are accepting donations of:

  • Clean (non-toxic) pills bottles with all labels and all glue removed. They will be cleaned and packaged and sent to third world countries.
  • Personal hygiene items to be packaged and taken to the Church Street Ministries for distribution. Hotel size or regular sized bottles of shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, individually wrapped toothbrushes, combs, brushes, hand cream, shaving cream, razors, and bar soap are all needed.
  • Socks and sport water bottles to go to the U.C.C. Amistad Chapel’s homeless support project in Cleveland.
  • Small paint brushes for painting rocks, bottles of Mod Podge glue, and clean small odd shaped or flat rocks. These rocks will be decorated and placed outside in July as random acts of kindness to bring a smile to the unsuspecting person who finds the rock.
  • Board books (cardboard pages, durable); Picture books (books parents would read to their children); Beginning reader books – to be delivered to Cleveland Kids Book Bank.
 
 
Middleburg Missionaries Sunday, October 2017
 
 
Middleburg Missionaries Sunday, July 2017
 
Our July 30th WorKship Sunday included 136 church friends and members, as well as our African refugee friends. 
 
 
 
 
 
Middleburg Missionaries Sunday, April 2017
 
 
 
Middleburg Missionaries Sunday, October 23
Here are pictures from our July 2016 Middleburg Missionaries Sunday.