Serve Weekend

Jul 27, 2023
(All day)
United States

Instead of our regular Sunday worship service on July 30, we will be worshipping the Lord through serving the Brookline and Boston community together throughout the weekend, from Thursday 7/27 to Sunday, 8/5.

While we will not have our regular worship service, we will have various opportunities to volunteer and serve onsite and in the community. We are thrilled to have another Serve Weekend where we, as a church, can serve and give together. Serving is a way of worshipping the Lord and also a way to actively seek justice. Everyone (of all ages) has a part to play! Check out the service opportunities below and sign up!


Prison Book Program (picking books, invoicing, packing books, etc.)

  • About them: Prison Book Program supports people in prison by sending them free books and print resources that meet their specific needs and interests. They strive to lessen the dehumanization and isolation of incarceration by providing readers with a connection to a community of caring people.
    • Our project: They are a very well-run organization that have several types of opportunities. You can pick between organizing boxes of received donated books, reading letters from incarcerated, selecting books from shelves based on their preferences, or properly pack boxes.
    • How many people: 5-8 people
    • Date/Time: Thursday July 27 6:30-9:00 PM and Saturday August 5 1:00-4:00 PM
    • Location: At Prison Book Program - 1306 Hancock St. Quincy, MA 02169
    • Parking: Lot at 34 Coddington St. Quincy, MA 02169, BUT Google Maps gets confused so put in "City of Quincy Office of Healthy Homes" to take you to the correct parking lot. It is half a block walk to Prison Book Program from there.

Greater Boston Food Bank (picking food and packing)

  • About them: The Greater Boston Food Bank works passionately to end hunger across Eastern MA by providing our neighbors in need the healthy food and resources they need to thrive.
    • Our project: The highest need project is the Family Meal Boxes. We will help pack these boxes and assist with food sorting projects like fresh bread, produce, and retail meat.
    • How many people: 8 people
    • Date: Saturday July 29
    • Time: 1:00-3:30 PM
    • Location: At Greater Boston Food Bank - 70 S Bay Ave. Boston MA 02118
    • Parking: Lot located diagonally across the facility, gate will automatically lift, get token at Reception desk to exit.

Rosie's Place (preparing and serving meals)

  • About them: Rosie's Place is a multi-service community center that primarily offers women emergency shelters and meals. They also provide a food pantry, legal assistance, ESOL classes, wellness care, one-on-one support, housing and job search services, and community outreach.
    • Our project: We will be donating money for the food costs, and we will be preparing and serving that meal to guests in their Dining Room. Rosie's Place staff designs the menu, purchases needed ingredients, and will guide us through the meal preparation. No kitchen experience is necessary - all we need to do is show up and follow the kitchen crew instructions!
    • How many people: 5 people
    • Date: Sunday July 30
    • Time: 9:30-12:30 PM
    • Location: At Rosie's Place - 889 Harrison Ave. Boston, MA 02118
    • Parking: Limited on-street parking and pay parking garages in the area

Brookline Food Pantry (baking muffins, cookies, etc. at BTC and writing notes)

  • About them: Brookline Food Pantry ensures that none of our Brookline neighbors goes to bed hungry. They serve over 600 households each week at 3 locations, as well as over 400 students through the Thrives weekend food program.
    • Our project (Kid-Friendly!): Trystan will be leading us through baking different treats at the Teen Center. Last time we baked vegan Rice Krispies, banana bread, peanut butter cookies, and mini blueberry muffins, and packed 96 goodie bags! We will also write notes of encouragement to the clients.
    • How many people: 10+ people
    • Date: Sunday July 30
    • Time: 10:30AM-12:30PM
    • Location: At Brookline Teen Center - 40 Aspinwall Ave. Brookline, MA 02446

Riverwalk Children's Ministry (organizing, cleaning, etc.)

  • Our project (Kid-Friendly!): Lauren Parker will be leading volunteers in organizing and doing a deep clean of the toy bins that the children play with weekly. We will also be organizing supply closets that teachers regularly access for materials.
  • How many people: 10+ people
  • Date: Sunday July 30
  • Time: 10:30AM-12:30PM
  • Location: At Brookline Teen Center - 40 Aspinwall Ave. Brookline, MA 02446

If you have any questions or concerns or thoughts, please reach out to Racial Justice Ministry (RJM).
Hye Sun Yun - hyesunyun09@gmail / 818-738-5779
Steph Shu - / 973-452-6276