Love This City
is a monthly outreach opportunity, and every month will look a little different. But what they will always have in common is our heart to communicate to the people that we serve that we see you, we value you, and we love you.
A typical day will start with a morning rally, as everyone gathers together at the Scottsdale campus to check in.
During check-in, we will share our vision for the day, pray, and split into respective areas of service. Each group will gather with their team leaders before departing from the Scottsdale campus.
Remember, outreach isn’t just an event you sign-up for, but a lifestyle you get to live!
Saturday, May 15th
Team Rally Call Time: 10:30 AM at Gateway Church
This will be our first Love This City with the opportunity to serve in four different areas:
Woodridge Apartments is one of the biggest refugee housing zones in Arizona. Our time with them will focus on the kids by playing games, handing out sno-cones, and making them feel seen and loved.
Cards of Care
Over the last year, the elderly community often found it difficult to connect with loved ones. With Cards of Care, we will hand-write encouraging notes to people in a nearby nursing home.
Street Clean Up
Did you know there was an area referred to as “Invisible Scottsdale,” a largely-overlooked population that often serves as the labor backbone to our tourism and hospitality industries? We will be cleaning up a park and streets in this area.
We are partnering with Ohana group homes (ohanaaz.org) to throw a prom for a group of formerly-trafficked foster teens.
Serve Time: 12:30 PM (Set-Up Team)
Serve Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Prom Night Team)
Saturday, June 12th
Saint Vincent Homeless Shelter – Shower & Sno-cone trailers
Saturday, July 17th
Movie night at Eldorado Park – Rent movie screen and provide sno-cones for the community
OR rent out a drive-in theater for our community.
Saturday, August 21st
Back to School drive for Ohana group homes
Saturday, September 18th
Neighbors Challenge Week
Saturday, October 30th
Trunk or Treat (Tempe & Scottsdale campuses) – Rent inflatables and have games for kids.
Saturday, November 20th
Thanksgiving Block Party
Saturday, December 11th
Christmas of Hope – A toy drive for Navajo Elementary School.
The hope for this day is that parents will be able to shop for free for their children in the gymnasium while the kids get to play games outside.