We Want to Serve the Community — Together
Sign up for the 2nd Annual Bob Jones University Service Day on April 7th! This annual event combines current BJU students & BJU grads in partnership with community organizations for a day of service. As Dr. Pettit often says, "Grown up Christianity is loving and serving." We have an opportunity to work together and do just that. There are many service opportunities for you to choose from – so take a look and sign up! A free t-shirt & lunch are provided.
Use the Google forms below to sign up for a project! For questions, email Nick Mauer, Coordinator of Outreach & Evangelism at the CGO.
#1 - Ronald McDonald House - Making Brunch (8:00-10:00 AM)
Question: Where does a family go when their child is in the hospital, and the hospital isn't close to home? Answer: The Ronald McDonald House. Ronald doesn't do the cooking – volunteers do. Volunteers like you. BJU students, staff, and alumni will provide brunch for families on April 7. According the House's website: "Many families travel far from home and spend several weeks or months to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children – a long time to be away or to divide a family. And, for children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having mom and dad close by for love and support. A Ronald McDonald House provides a place for families to call home so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little to no cost." Read more here or watch a video of stories from families who describe the vital service that their Ronald McDonald House provides.
#2 - American Red Cross (1:30-3:30 PM)
The American Red Cross has been serving the American people since 1881 when it was founded. Later in April, they will hold their annual "Sound the Alarm, Save a Life" event (which BJU participated in last year). On April 7, BJU volunteers will help get supplies ready for the event. Volunteers will work at the American Red Cross building off Grove Road.
#3 - Greenville Rescue Mission (9:00-11:00 AM)
Serving the homeless community of Greenville for decades, the Greenville Rescue Mission is a beacon of light and the love of Christ. Check out this testimony. Volunteers will serve the men by scrubbing, mopping, and organizing the facility. This is a great way to serve a segment of the Greenville community that most of us have not spent much time with.
#4 - Miracle Hill Men's Transition Housing (2 Locations: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM & 12:00-2:00 PM)
Men who are coming out of troubled backgrounds need places to stay that are safe and secure. Miracle Hill works with men from across the upstate to help them make crucial transitions, all while offering them the gospel of Jesus Christ as the ultimate answer to their problems. Those at the Transition Housing will help in whatever ways are needed - probably cleaning, scrubbing, organizing, etc. This is a great way to minister as a servant to men in need.
#5 - Miracle Hill Overcomers' Center (10:30 AM to 12:30 PM)
The Overcomers' Center ministers to men coming out of addictions and points them to the love and power of Christ. Volunteers will serve around the outside of the facility doing landscaping and possibly cleaning inside the building as well.
#6 - Miracle Hill Shepherd's Gate (Early Afternoon - Exact Time TBA)
Shepherd's Gate has had an incredible ministry to scores of women over the decades - and it's right in our backyard! Visible from the ladies' dorms, it offers hope to the hurting and vulnerable. Check out testimonies from women whose lives have been changed here. Volunteers will help with a major mulch operation at the facility - removing old mulch so that new mulch can be properly laid later in April.
#7 - Greenville Children's Hospital (1:00-2:00 PM; 2:00-3:00 PM; 3:00-4:00 PM; 4:00-5:00 PM)
Greenville Children's Hospital serves kids from all over the upstate area and beyond. Every day, they serve about 300 meals, and each meal is brought to the children on a tray with a paper placemat. GCH desires to provide kids with placemats that are decorated with encouraging phrases, messages, and illustrations. Volunteers will work on-campus at BJU to help create several thousand of these placemats for kids in GCH. Grab your colored pencils, sharpie marker, or whatever you prefer, and sign up! (In addition to paper, BJU will provide markers and pencils; you may bring other writing/drawing utensils if you want! Please note: we want to avoid any art medium that smears.)