Love Week

Love Week 2014

Love is more than a word, it's an action. We are going to put love into action in a big way in our community by loving, serving, and giving through Love Week service projects! 

Love Week is about saturating our community with acts of service and generosity. This week will be bigger and better than ever because our goal is to simply love our city together. Because of your contagious love and passion to serve, this year is going to be the biggest yet. 

Love Week is Monday, July 28 through Saturday, August 2. Projects are every day of the week to start late afternoon/early evening. There are a total of 9 projects this year across 6 days, and each project is family friendly and designed for teams of 50+ volunteers to work together to love our city! 

Every project is designed to be family-friendly and is scheduled between the hours of 4pm-8pm. 

SUNDAY, July 27: The Queen of Sheba Inspired Us - VFC Clean Up

We have an opportunity to start Love Week off right here in our own house! After 2nd service, we'll meet to accomplishg this project!

  • VFC Clean Up: Register Here
    We willl pull weeds, spread mulch, trim trees, paint curbs and more across our own properties! Bring your gloves, hedge trimmers, chainsaws, wheelbarrows, shovels, spades, backpack sprayers and pruners with you to church! Bring your entire family to this project! 
  • VFC Romence Facility Clean Up: Register Here
    We are giving some tenderder loving care to our Romence road facility. We need 75 volunteers to help pull weeds and dig up grasses in the landscaping, laying mulch, trimming trees and shrubs, cleaning up curbs and more! This is a family friendly event! 

MONDAY, July 28: Honoring Age Night - Senior Bingo and Fellowship! 

Monday we will be visiting two different senior homes to play bingo and fellowship with seniors! Choose from the options below:

  • Bickford Cottage: Register Here
    Play bingo with the residents, play balloon volleyball, share stories, color and play games, and visit with the residents! 

TUESDAY, July 29: Reaching Youth Night - Portage Public Schools Makeover

Tuesday and Wednesday, we will be reaching youth by making over various facilities in the Portage Public School system. Read the descriptions below to choose which event you'd like to participate in! 

  • Amberly Elementary: Register Here
    Be a part of reaching the youth by weeding flower beds, cleaning up grounds and courtyards, laying mulch and some light painting! 

WEDNESDAY, July 30: Reaching Youth Night - Portage Public Schools Makeover

We will continue to reach youth by making over various facilities in the Portage Public School system! 

THURSDAY, July 31: Generosity Defines Us
Friday Groceries Goes Mobile & MI Blood Drive

FridayGroceries has made a huge impact in our city since January 2014; for Love Week we are going bigger, by taking groceries door to door in our community. We will also be hosting a blood drive at our Kalamazoo Campus from 1pm-7pm. Here are the details:

FRIDAY, August 1: The Queen of Sheba Inspires Us
Kalamazoo Parks and Rec Makeover

With the excellence of the Queen of Sheba on Friday and Saturday we will be taking over and making over various parks in Kalamazoo!

SATURDAY, August 2: The Queen of Sheba Inspires Us
Kalamazoo Parks and Rec Makeover

  • Prairie View Park in South Portage: Register Here
    From noon to 4pm we will need help to install wooden playground borders, add wood chip safety surfacing, paint restrooms and park gates, clean vinyl fencing, and plant flowers! This event is welcome to children of all ages!