LAST DAY TO REGISTER IS APRIL 27.  
IF YOU MISSED REGISTRATION, YOU CAN STILL SERVE! 
Come to CFC and we will find a place for you to serve. Check in starts at 8:00 am

SPRING 2022 CITY SERVE ACTIVITIES

ACTIVITIES OUT IN THE COMMUNITY

1.  PACKING FOOD BOXES with Caring Ministries.  
2.  GARDENING & PAINTING at Peter Howell Elementary School
3.  ROADSIDE TRASH PICK UP around CFC and Skyline Rd
4.  BINGO at Sandstone Nursing Home
5.  NEIGHBORHOOD & HOMELESS OUTREACH at Good News Community Church
6.  PRCA SOUTH CAMPUS CLEAN UP/IMPROVEMENTS
7.  PACKING DIAPERS / LIGHT MAINTENANCE at With You Tucson Ministries
8.  PRAYER WALK FOR LIFE outside Hands of Hope, Planned Parenthood, Choices, and Answers for Life
9.  COOKING/ORGANIZING/CLEANING at VA Hospital's Fisher House
10.  DEEP CLEAN at Springboard's Home for Girls
11.  LANDSCAPE at GAP Ministries group foster home
12.  CLEANING/STOCKING SHELVES at GAP Ministries community warehouse/food pantry
13.  DELIVERING BABY SHOWER BASKETS to pregnant Afghan women
ACTIVITIES AT CATALINA FOOTHILLS CHURCH

14.  BLESSING BAGS for the homeless and vulnerable
15.  SCRIPTURE CARDMAKING for military, homeless, or other groups
16.  ENCOURAGEMENT GIFTS for teen mothers and nursing home staff
17.  ASSEMBLE BABY SHOWER BASKETS for Afghan refugee new moms & moms-to-be
18.  STUFF PILLOWS for breast cancer patients

1.  PACKING FOOD BOXES

ACTIVITY:   We will head down to Caring Ministries and help pack and move food boxes, which will be distributed throughout Tucson.  This is a great activity for families with kids.  AGE:  5 and up.   HOURS:  3

ABOUT:  Caring Ministries supports local communities by providing food, clothing, and other resources while sharing the love and salvation of Jesus Christ to everyone we serve.  Our Food Bank is open daily for anybody to come get a box of food, plus we provide food to churches all over the city, to distribute into their community.  We get our food from donors as well as we pick up food from grocery chains around the city before it gets discarded.

2.  GARDENING & PAINTING

ACTIVITY:   We will head over to Peter Howell Elementary School and help beautify their school with some light painting and/or gardening/landscaping projects.  This is a great project for families with teens.  AGE:  14 & up.  HOURS: 3

ABOUT:  Peter Howell is a public elementary school in the Tucson Unified School District, serving 305 students.  According to 2021 statistics, it placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math and reading proficiency) for the 2018-2019 school year.  The student population is 74% minority (Hispanic).  It is our hope to continue to bless this school and build relationships over time through various serving projects and encouragement to teachers and students.

3.  SKYLINE ADOPT A ROADWAY CLEANUP

ACTIVITY:   Pick up trash and debris along our two mile stretch of roadway on Skyline between Orange Grove and Campbell.  Great exercise and a fantastic community group activity.  Safety vests and trash bags are provided.  AGE:  14 & up.  HOURS:  2

ABOUT:   CFC has a two-year commitment to keep our assigned stretch of road picked up at least two times per year; we want to do our part to help protect and preserve the beautiful area God has provided for us.  In exchange for our hard work, we receive Adopt-A-Roadway signage on Skyline to let people know we care!

4.  BINGO AT SANDSTONE NURSING HOME

ACTIVITY:   We will spend time with the people recovering from surgery and/or illness at Sandstone Nursing Home, playing Bingo. This is a super fun, intergenerational activity and really brightens their day.   MASK & COVID VAX REQUIRED.  ADULTS ONLY.  HOURS:  2 

ABOUT:   Sandstone's services include 24-hour skilled nursing care, short-term rehabilitation, post-hospital recovery, along with specialized programs. Playing Bingo increases mental agility and alertness, exercises hand-eye coordination, and triggers socialization and laughter, which are all vital for healing.

5.  NEIGHBORHOOD OUTREACH AT GNCC

ACTIVITY:   We will go out in small teams in vans to safely deliver sack lunches to the homeless and transient living in the area, as well as knock on doors and pass out invitations to the neighbors about worship, Bible studies, and Sunday School for their kids at Good News Community Church.  AGE:  10 & up.  HOURS:  2-3.  This project starts at the location at 10 am.  Do NOT come to CFC first unless you want to join the opening.

ABOUT:   Planted in the Miracle Mile Neighborhood of Tucson, GNCC is a longtime ministry partner with Catalina Foothills Church and we have walked alongside them for years by providing tutoring, Sunday school classes, neighborhood outreach, clothing distribution, and community support. Miracle Mile is an economically and spiritually depressed neighborhood with families struggling or at risk, with many people  and families in need of encouragement, food, and prayer.

6.  PRCA SOUTH CAMPUS IMPROVEMENTS

ACTIVITY:   Landscape, cleanup, and paint the new PRCA South School, in preparation for their grand opening in August.  AGE:  10 & up.  HOURS:  4. 

ABOUT:   Pusch Ridge Christian Academy is a ministry of Catalina Foothills Church.  PRCA South is designed with the same Christian, covenantal, and classical foundation as our existing schools. However, the students at PRCA South will benefit from an additional fundamental element of learning in two languages! This dual-language approach to instruction will not only allow students to learn in their first language but will propel them to be proficient and learn in both Spanish and English throughout their K-12 career.
This project starts at the location at 8 am.  5951 S. 12th St. 85706.  Do NOT come to CFC first.

7.  PACKING DIAPERS/LIGHT MAINTENANCE

ACTIVITY:   Sorting and packing diapers and other baby items at their baby boutique, part of their "earn while you learn" program for moms.  Possibly some light maintenance or cleaning.  AGE:  10 & up.  HOURS 2-3. 

ABOUT:   In our Christ-centered environment  at With You Tucson Ministries, we embrace, equip, and empower women facing an unintended pregnancy by providing mentorship, education, support, and practical resources from pregnancy through early childhood.  We also offer drop-in hours where women can come for support, conversation, and prayer.  We believe that the obstacles women face with an unintended pregnancy can be overcome with the help of a loving and supportive community.

8.  PRAYER WALK FOR LIFE

ACTIVITY:   Partnering with Pro-Love Tucson, we will begin outside Planned Parenthood  and Choices chemical abortion facility, praying that hearts and minds be changed and that women would feel empowered and supported choosing life for their preborn children.  The clinics are all closed on Saturday so we will be able to pray and walk peacefully.  We will then move to Hands of Hope, praying for the volunteers and servants who work closely with women facing an unintended pregnancy.  Finally, we will drive over to Answers for Life Pregnancy Center.   AGE:  10 & up.   HOURS:  2. It is not strenuous walking. 

ABOUT:  Pro-Love Tucson provides non-political, non-judgmental, non-threatening sidewalk counseling outside abortion clinics during the week.  Join us as we pray for women and their unintended pregnancies outside of local abortion clinics AND local pro-life care clinics, that life affirming choices will be made.

9.  HOUSEHOLD CHORES AT FISHER HOUSE

ACTIVITY:  We will support the family members living at the Fisher House:  the loved ones who are caring for Veterans or Active-Duty personnel receiving inpatient care at the VA Hospital.  We'll be ready to accomplish whatever chores are most needed at the house that day, such as cooking, light cleaning, organizing, laundry, grocery shopping, etc.   AGE:  14 & up.  HOURS:  2-3

ABOUT: The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) Fisher House located on the campus of the Tucson VA Medical Center provides a "home away from home" for loved ones of Veterans or Active Duty personnel receiving inpatient care from the Tucson VA. The home features 16 private suites, each with its own bed and bathroom with a shower. Other amenities include a common kitchen, laundry facilities, spacious dining room and living room with a library. This allows the family to support and visit their loved one in the hospital without the added stress of hotel bills, transportation, etc.

10.  DEEP CLEAN GIRLS RECOVERY HOME

ACTIVITY:  We will gift the girls living at Springboard with a detailed, deep clean of their home. The girls do have regular chores and responsibilities as part of their recovery, but the home itself still needs a deep clean once or twice a year, beyond what their normal chores can accomplish.   AGE:  14 & up.   HOURS:  2-3

ABOUT:  Teen Challenge’s Springboard Home for Girls is a 3-6 month residential shelter for girls ages 12-17 and is licensed through the Arizona Department of Child Safety.  Springboard Home creates an environment of love, grace, compassion, kindness, and peace. Our focus every day is on the lasting transformation of hearts, attitudes, thoughts, habits, and character. During our students’ 3-6 month stay, our goal is to see our students equipped for their maximum potential in their individual cultures at home and in the world.

11.  LANDSCAPING GROUP FOSTER HOME

ACTIVITY:  We will be outside at one of GAP Ministries group foster homes, cleaning and beautifying the large yard and landscape.  Be prepared to get a great workout with a lot of raking and hauling of branches, trimming back bushes, etc.   AGE:  10 & up.   HOURS:  4

ABOUT:  GAP Ministries currently has 10 residential family-style homes where they care for children 0-21 years of age, who are placed with us through the Department of Child Safety (DCS). GAP cares for approx 250 kids each year with teens making up 51%. SPLASH houses are staffed with full time live in house parent couples and support staff who have a desire to share God’s unconditional love with the children in care.

12.  FOOD PANTRY/WAREHOUSE STOCKING

ACTIVITY:  We will be helping at GAP Ministries IMPACT Building, where they have their food pantry and community warehouse.  We will be sorting donations, stocking, moving boxes, whatever is needed to help get donations onto the shelves so people can use them.   AGE:  10 & up.   HOURS:  3

ABOUT:  GAP Ministries Community Warehouse reclaims new items from major retailers that would otherwise end up in landfills, and redistributes them to individuals in need through nonprofit partnerships.  Eligible people such as foster, veterans, refugees, seniors, and tribal members can shop for items they need at extremely low cost or free.

13.  BABY SHOWER BASKET DELIVERY

ACTIVITY:  We will go out in teams of 3-4 people (per car) to visit with a young Afghan mother, either still expecting or who gave birth recently, to deliver a baby shower basket with some essential items for her baby.  Each team includes a CFC member experienced with the Afghan community.   AGE:  14 & up, females only.  NOTE:  Due to Ramadan and other conflicts and challenges, this activity has been postponed for another time.

ABOUT:  For two decades, the U.S. Government employed Afghan Allies to serve our troops, diplomats, and other government employees as interpreters, translators, cultural advisors, drivers, and more. Because of their service to the U.S. mission, they have been targeted by the Taliban for imprisonment and execution. More than 100,000 Afghans have been evacuated to the U.S. and military bases, and over 600 are here in Tucson.  Women as young as 19 or 20 have recently given birth, without their extended family to support and help them. 

INDOOR ACTIVITIES AT CFC

ABOUT:  All of the following activities will happen at Catalina Foothills Church, so you will not need to go anywhere.  Many of the activities are suitable for smaller children to help with.  PLEASE supervise your children.  When you are finished with one activity, you are welcome to jump in and help with another, if help is still needed by the project leader.  

14.   Assemble Blessing Bags for the homeless  and vulnerable  AGE:  5 and up.  1 Hour. 
15.   Write/draw Scripture Cards which are given out to homeless, veterans, etc.  AGE:  5 and up. 1 Hour. 
16.  Assemble Encouragement Gifts for Sandstone nursing staff and teen moms  AGE:  5 and up. 1 Hour. 
17.  Assemble Baby Shower Baskets for Afghan mothers  AGE: 10 and up. 1 Hour. 
18.  Stuff Special Pillows for breast cancer patients.   AGE: 10 and up.  2-3 Hours