Serve Week 2022 Recap
As a church community, we believe we are called to live and serve like Jesus! Nearly 400 volunteers answered this call during this year’s Serve Week. Westwood’s volunteers served 24 different ministries, church partners, and community needs. Below are some ways in which our volunteers graciously served our community.
Westwood volunteers were able to bless three school districts with cleaning and painting projects (Eden Prairie, Bloomington, and Westonka). They were also able to encouraged the staff at Franklin Middle School in North Minneapolis with handwritten notes and gifts. A group of volunteers helped serve an appreciation dinner for foster care families and county foster care workers as well as provided meals for the Hope House (fresh and frozen). Another group cleaned and refurbished fishing poles for an organization that serves at risk youth, while some tied blankets for a church partner that provides beds to kids settling into secure housing.
Volunteers also prepped and planted three different community gardens – the Hope Garden at our Chanhassen Campus and the community gardens at our Bush Lake Campus and the Westonka food shelf.
In addition to all of this, we engaged our students at the Chanhassen Campus in serving projects on or around the campus. At high school ministry on Wednesday night, students packed food to feed nearly 3,000 people!
“AMAZING. This was absolutely a record. The energy was awesome, everybody was ready to get in there and serve, and many stayed late to see the job finished. So, so grateful for you all.” -The Humanity Alliance
Wow! This past week, Westwood made an incredible impact. Thank you to all who participated in Serve Week as we were the hands and feet of Jesus!