Imagine the impact...of hundreds of people of all ages and abilities going out to serve those in need with compassion in Jesus' name! Now mark your calendar for Saturday, May 4 and The Church Has Left The Building Serve Event! 

Working with our area mission partners we have secured over seventeen different sites in Rochester, Pontiac and Detroit (see the list below). There truly is something for everyone and all ability levels! Most serve projects will begin at 9:00AM and conclude no later than 12:00PM. Simply click on the Register Now! button to sign up and choose what is best for you and your family. 

Prayer Team 

Prayer team members will be at each site to pray over the workers, families, and those who are being served as our work teams conquer tasks at hand.  Some team members will gather in our St. John Chapel to pray in the same manner and include praying for our neighborhoods, communities and for Jesus’ love for them to shine through the work of our volunteers. Appropriate for all ages. Site Leader: Marilyn Miller

Homebound Visitation

This group will make a difference in Jesus’ name by making encouraging visits at local assisted living communities. Appropriate for all ages. Site Leader: Henry Meyer 


Neighbor Yard Clean Up - Rochester

Multiple teams will be going out to assigned Rochester resident homes to assist with yard clean up. Appropriate for all ages. Site Leader: Scott Wetzel


Yard Clean Up - Rochester Neighborhood House - FRIDAY, MAY 3

This group will go out Friday, May 3 to Rochester Neighborhood House Clothing Store to assist in general yard clean up. Appropriate for all ages. Site Leader: Doree Cook                                                      

Facility Painting - Crossroads Care Center (Crossroads Pregnancy Center)

This group will go to Crossroads Care Center to assist with indoor painting. Appropriate for all ages 10 and up. 

Facility Painting & Clean Up - St. Paul Lutheran Church, Pontiac

This group will go to the St. Paul Lutheran Church facility to assist with some outdoor clean up and indoor painting.  Appropriate for all ages.  Site Leader:  Bob Danielson


Resident Home Repair - Pontiac

This group will be scraping and painting a garage of a resident affiliated with St. Paul Lutheran Church, Pontiac. Appropriate for ages 10 and up.  Site Leader: Gordon Carr   

Park Clean Up & Neighborhood BBQ - Pontiac (Phase 2)

This group will assist with continued effort of restoring Mattie McKinley Park and sharing a BBQ lunch with the neighborhood.  This serve event also coincides with the Pontiac Community Foundation city wide park clean up day. Appropriate for all ages. Site Leader: Melissa Hammett

Clean Up & Home Repairs - Charity Lutheran Church Area, Detroit

This group will go to the campus of Charity Lutheran Church in Detroit to assist with outdoor clean-up (3 homes) and home repairs (1 home) at the Hope Houses located within the street block of Charity. Appropriate for all ages. Site Leaders: Lee Althoff & Dietmar Hansen

Neighborhood BBQ - Charity Lutheran Church, Detroit - FULL

This group will host a neighborhood BBQ and bless the community with food and fellowship. Appropriate for all ages. Site Leader: Nick Hansen

Facility Painting - Family of God, Detroit

This group has the privilege of continuing work at Family of God by painting the basement renovation (sponsored by St. John) that will allow after school tutoring and adult education to happen in this facility. Appropriate for ages 10 and up. Site Leader: Matt Wallace

Clean Up/Fix Up - Elli’s House, (A Human Trafficking Rescue Home), Detroit

This group will assist with spring cleaning at Elli's House.  Elli's House provides temporary shelter for runaway, homeless or young girls involved in sex trafficking in the city of Detroit, with family reunification as their primary goal. We will be doing outdoor yard work and fix up projects at this home. Appropriate for adults. Site Leader: Pastor Dan Meckes.                                                      

facilPack Up/Exterior Beautification - St. John Lutheran Church & School, Rochester - FULL

This group with assist with the packing of our school supplies and rooms or help with the landscape update to our facility.  Detailed instruction will come with this serve opportunity.  Appropriate for all ages. Site Leaders: Mike Wilusz & Brian Nowakowski