SERVE PROJECT FAQ'S

Early in September 2022, this page will reveal all of our pre-selected, some dated, and organized "plug-and-play" serve projects that Life Groups participants can choose from. 



WHY SERVE?

God's Word tells us that we are to,

"Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon." Isaiah 58:10

A vital component of our Life Group ministry is that groups "serve" with one another. 


WHY ABBOTSFORD SERVE PROJECTS?

This might sound obvious, but we believe God has placed us right here! Not somewhere else. Therefore, we have decided we will prioritize mission's endeavours and the establishment of Kingdom partnerships in Abbotsford and the Fraser Valley. We want to be a church that is for our city! 


WHEN DO SERVE PROJECT SIGN-UPS OPEN?

January 16 at Noon, along side sign-ups opening this semester, we'll make these serve opportunities open to our leaders!


WHEN ARE THESE HAPPENING?

All serve projects happen during the Life Group semester, in the months of October and November of 2021.


WHEN DO THEY CLOSE?

All sign-ups should be in at least two weeks before the event and no later than February 1st.


WHAT IF I WANT TO SUGGEST A LOCAL SERVE PROJECT?

We would love to hear them! We have a thorough and specific vetting process that all projects need to meet, so if you want to suggest a serve project for your group (or others) to participate in, or a particular organization we can partner with, please contact Pastor Adam


WHAT IS THE SERVE PROJECT SUGGESTION DEADLINE?

Suggestion deadline is now closed.

Life group SErve PROJECTS

Here is a list of all the pre-selected and some pre-booked opportunities for your Life Group to serve our city within the Winter 2022 semester!  You can find the same list of options on page 16 of the Fall Catalogue.

  • Life RECOVERY | HOME

    Serve this local women’s recovery home, as during the floods, they lost some parts of their homes.  They are in the rebuilding stages of them, and are looking for volunteers to move and help assemble furniture. 


    DATE: Later October

     

  • Life RECOVERY | Second Chance Thrift store

    Serve this local women’s recovery home and the store that helps fund this ministry, Life’s Second Chance Thrift Store.  They often need help sorting through donations, pricing product, or cleaning up their store front.


    DATE: TBD

     

  • ABBOTSFORD CITY | Storm Troopers

    Serve within our city, painting those iconic YELLOW FISH near the storm drains, reminding our citizens that the drains lead to our streams and rivers.  You are provided all the training, supplies, and the street to work on.


    DATE: Saturday, October 22, time TBD

    DATE: Saturday, November 5, time TBD

     

  • ABBOTSFORD CITY | INVASIVE WEED REMOVAL

    Serve within our city, removing invasive weeds from a local park.  Training and supplies are provided.


    DATE: Saturday, October 29, time TBD. BOOKED.

     

  • ABBOTSFORD CITY | Marker Maintenance

    Serve within our city, cleaning the lichen, moss, and grime off grave site markers.  The city has five cemeteries that they oversee, and a limited volunteer pool to keep up with this large task.  Training, and supplies are all provide on site, on the day of. 


    DATE: Saturday, October 22, 10.00am-Noon - in process of booking

    DATE: Saturday, October 22, Noon-2.00pm

     

  • ABBOTSFORD CITY | ADOPT-A-PARK

    Serve within our city, cleaning up a park of your choosing.  Your group will remove debris.  There is a mandatory information session for one member to attend. 


    DATE: TBD

     

  • CYRUS CENTER | MEALS

    Serve this local center for struggling youth with a meal or a series of meals.  You sign up online for the date and time, and drop it off on the date you select.  For each 4 members of your group, select one date. There is room in their kitchen for 3-4 people to prepare a meal as well.


    DATE: TBD

     

  • ARchway | Food BAnk

    Serve our local Food Bank by sorting out bins of donated product which come from local grocery stores, store front donation bins, and other organizations who collect.  When your group goes, be sure to bring your own donations!


    DATE: Friday, October 21, 6.00-8.00pm - BOOKED

    DATE: Friday, November 18, 6.00-8.00pm - BOOKED

     

  • Emergency Weather SHelter

    Serve within our Gateway EWS, make and serve a meal for the guests in attendance, or commit a time frame to help clean and sanitize the facility.


    DATE: TBD

     

  • COMMUNITY CARE CONNECTIONS

    Join the mission of The Pantry, and Tracey Tuin, as she is making connections with many people still finding themselves in need following the floods of November 2021.  There are a variety of options, connect to find out where these connections can be served.


    DATE: TBD - two groups are BOOKED.  Potentially one more can.

     

Our Joy:

Living a Life of Generosity

At Gateway, we believe life is a long-term mission trip, and every day is a short-term mission opportunity.


God's word makes it clear that it's our job to share the love of Christ with people we see every day, 

whether we're in our local community, or halfway across the world.


This mission not only impacts those we serve, but it is a pathway to spiritual transformation in our own lives. 

Serving at gateway

As a response to the free gift of grace in Jesus Christ, we respond with gratitude by mobilizing and serving one another and those in need. By serving one another we are serving God. There are many ministries that could use your gifts and talents. If you are interested in getting plugged into one of our ministries contact Pastor Adam to get more information. 

 

Here are some ways to serve locally:


First Impressions Team

This team engages with everyone who comes to church on a Sunday morning, they greet at the doors, serve coffee, greet guests at the HUB, and more!


Children & Youth Ministries

Countless men and women work to create a safe, nurturing environment for your children and youth to learn and have fun. 


Worship Teams

Our worship team leads the congregation of Gateway each week in singing songs, hymns, and spiritual songs to our Lord and God.