What Is Sunday Serve
We will be worshiping differently on Sunday, May 7th and instead of participating here with our usual service, we will participate together in a Sunday service project.
We are the sent people of God, so going into the city as a response to God is part of our DNA as a Church. Missio Dei was established because we were sent to Salt Lake by another church in another city. Jesus sent his disciples and Mathew 28:16-20 is the most familiar sending moment, known as The Great Commission. As Christ followers, we are his sent people and specifically we are a community of people sent into this city to love and serve.
Many folks at Missio participate in this significantly by being on mission every day, loving the people of this city in specific ways. We as a church collective can partner up and support each other in doing this work of loving and serving together.
In the past, we’ve collectively offered money thorough Change for a Dollar; now we join together with time and presence.
All of the serve projects are family friendly. We REALLY encourage you to take your kids along. You may think having your kids will be distracting or make you less efficient. But worship is about more–it’s about showing our kids what it looks like to be a follower of Jesus who loves this city.
The project you end up doing may seem insignificant or mundane but remember worship as response, no matter what it is we are doing, is never insignificant to God.
NorthWest Middle School is a culturally, racially, religiously and linguistically diverse school where 29 different languages are spoken representing 31 countries throughout the world. It is the largest of the 5 middle schools in the Salt Lake City School District serving 800 students in 7th and 8th grades. It is also right here in the same neighborhood as Missio.
We’ll be supporting the school by doing yard work and have been asked by the principal to do a creative project to appreciate the teachers as they come to the end of the school year.
Kids of all ages most welcome!
Spectrum Academy is a specialized public charter school that serves children grades K-12 with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The school receives public and private funds, but all of the funds are allocated toward dense staffing needs, like an occupational therapy team, speech therapy team, behavioral therapy team, and special education teachers and paraprofessionals. Because the funds go toward the unique educational needs, beautification projects are never a priority and rarely get done.
We’ll be providing yard work (weeding, and trimming), and cleaning inside the building to serve the teachers in their classrooms.
There is a playground onsite, and families with kids of all ages are welcome.
At Missio we have seven tenants and are welcoming people into our building on a weekly basis. In order to be good stewards of what we’ve been given we’ll be cleaning out gutters, light landscaping, facility upgrades and organizing certain closet spaces.
Kids 8+ welcome
8:30-9:00 AM – Coffee, donuts, sign in or sign up at the Missio building
9:00-9:30 – Begin worship with communion and song
9:30-9:45 – Orientation with group leader
9:45-10:00 – Go to respective locations
10:00-12/12:30 – Continue in worship through service
12:30-2:30 – Lunch available at Missio building
If you have questions or thoughts about Sunday Serve contact Heather Thomas: firstname.lastname@example.org