COVID-19 / Serve
Below are ways we are can help our Partners in Ministry. Check back here for updates on how to love our community through COVID-19.
Prayer walking is something you can do individually or as a family. It’s really simple and a great way to teach your children how to pray and show compassion for your neighbors. Start at your home and begin walking around your neighborhood.
1. You can stop at each house if you would like and pray for those who live in the house.
2. You could also pray for an entire street as you walk by each house praying specifically for those things listed below.
You can pray for these things while on your walk:
1. For you to have an opportunity to meet them, if you don’t know them, and to become good friends with them.
2.For them to be protected from the Coronavirus.
3. If they have children, pray for them and for their parents as they continue school at home.
- Pray for their salvation. You can pray for them to come to know Christ if they don’t know Him as their Savior and/or pray for them to grow in their faith during this pandemic.
You can also leave them a note letting them know that you care for them and prayed for them while on your walk. (Please don’t put the note in their mailbox. That’s a crime!)
We’ve designed a little note for you to download and print at your home. There’s a place for you to write a note to them if you would like. It also lets them know how they can specifically ask for prayer if they so desire, by going to sv.church/prayer. You can download the note here: (Prayer Walking Note)
While you’re out prayer walking, snap a pic and share it with us by sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to pray for you and your neighborhood!
Be a Worshiper and a Servant
Many of our faithful folks who serve are actually in the high-risk group for the Coronavirus and so they must be very cautious right now. So that opens the door of opportunity for those of you that feel comfortable attending the worship services not only to worship but to serve. You can be a worshiper and a servant all at the same time all during the same worship service.
Email Pastor Joe at email@example.com and let him know you’re willing to serve and we will contact you. There are still opportunities to serve in SV Kids and SV Students as well. Just indicate that in your email. Please know that when you serve, you will not only be blessed, but you’ll be a blessing!
Join our amazing team of SV Kids leaders! All of our SV Kids leaders are subject to a background check to ensure the safety of our children.
Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to help as a classroom leader, runner or greeter.
Reach out to email@example.com to help in any of these areas!
Small Group Leader – We have a great opportunity for Sunday Mornings whenever our Small Groups start back up to serve as a Leader. You can serve in this capacity by walking alongside a certain Middle or High School group in their walk with Jesus!
Connect Leader – We have moved our Connect services to Sunday nights and we are always welcoming volunteers! There are many ways that you can serve whether it be through leading games from stage, greeting at the door, running check-in, and all in all just hanging out with Students!
Events – There are many events through the Student Ministry in which we would love to have volunteers! The biggest events that we have throughout the year are DNOW, Camp, and Fall Retreat. In each of these, there are many ways to help whether it be: serving food, attending the event as a leader, being a host home, or being a driver.
Office Help – We are also looking for people who would be able to assist with a few administrative tasks throughout the year.
Volunteer – Our friends at Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen could use a few extra hands preparing meals. They are currently in need of volunteers on Fridays to be a part of the cook team. Those who volunteer can be assured of:
• safe social distancing
• time slot: 5pm to 6:45pm
• gloves, masks and hand sanitizer available
• no contact with guests
To serve, contact Dawn at 502.445.0042 or Warm Blessings 270.763.9276.
Room In The Inn – December is right around the corner. What you may not know is Warm Blessings open their doors during the day, starting December 1st, to welcome those guests that have no place to get out of the cold. Here they have access to showers as well as a washer and dryer for their clothes. Then in the evening guests are taken to a Room In The Inn location for the night.
Donate – Warm Blessings can always use donations of canned soup, boxed macaroni and cheese with sauce included, fresh fruit (apples, oranges, bananas). Food and monetary donations can be dropped off at 609 E. Dixie Ave., Mondays and Tuesdays after 1 pm. You can also give a donation on the Warm Blessings Facebook page.
Clarity Solutions for Women
Clarity Solutions is still seeing medical clients in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, as unplanned pregnancies have not stopped in our community. They are open regular hours at both their Elizabethtown and Radcliff campus locations for material assistance needs for clients in the program, and for the community at large, on an appointment basis. People can make appointments by calling Clarity at 270-234-1122.
Clarity is still seeking material donations in the form of baby clothes, diapers, wipes, unused formula and baby food, and maternity clothes. As you’re at home cleaning out your closets, keep Clarity in mind!
Please pray for our clients at risk for abortion in our community during this difficult time.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an updated list to pray through.
Helping Hand of Hope
Helping Hand is looking for a part-time receptionist. It is a paid position.
They are also in need of donations:
• dental floss
• breath strips
• small packets of Kleenex
• small first aid kids (i.e. assorted band-aids and antiseptic)
• small travel-size sewing kids (minimum needle and thread)
• soap or body wash
• hand sanitizer
• lip balm (i.e. Chapstick)
• hair combs, brushes and hair bands
Donations can be dropped off at Severns Valley, 1100 Ring Road, Monday through Friday, 9am – 2pm.
Sunrise Children’s Services
Sunrise Children’s Services – Pray for the kids as they are missing community contacts. Pray for the workers that they would have patience with each other as well as with the youth they serve.
They are currently in need of adult women’s panties (size medium and up), adult women’s socks, bras (all sizes) and plain flip flops (assorted sizes).
They would love encouraging notes for the girls.
Mission Hope for Kids
Mission Hope is so excited that the children are back to school and back to their facility!
Nutrition Preparation Specialists for our Monday Program: help to prepare and serve snacks and dinner to our students once per week. Our meals are pre-planned by our Nutrition Head and easy to execute by our volunteers. Nutrition Preparation Specialists can serve two different shifts at MHFK; our snack and meal prep shift is from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and our dinner service and clean-up shift is from 4:00 p.m. till 6:00 p.m.
Mentors: attend MHFK once per week and are partnered with a small group of students who they lead through several activities. Mentors assist our Academic Coordinator in helping students with homework, aid our Literacy Specialist in completing a reading/literacy lesson with the kids, and offer assistance in our computer lab if necessary. Mentors bond with their students and offer emotional support as well as academic assistance. Volunteer mentors serve at MHFK from 3:00 p.m. till 5:30 p.m.
PPE Masks – In response to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus and the gross shortage of PPE masks, we are constructing and distributing homemade masks to medical professionals.
If you choose to serve in this way, here is a tutorial video (please note that there is no obligation to follow this particular pattern). Once completed, masks can be dropped off at Severns Valley, 1100 Ring Road, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Thank you for your prayers and support during this time!
Pray that the Elizabethtown Police, Sheriff’s Office, Fire Department, EMS and Medical Staff at Hardin Memorial Hospital and their families stay safe and healthy while serving on the front lines of COVID-19. Pray that the public will stay safe and healthy by social distancing. Pray for those that have the virus will recover.
Pray that donations will come in to assist our first responders. They can use masks for themselves and their families when they are off duty, snacks for when they are working (protein bars, peanut butter crackers, Gatorade, nuts, etc.), and while daytime crews have people bringing plenty of pizza to them, food cards for night shift first responders would be greatly appreciated.