In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’
– Acts 20:35
Scroll down this page to explore local service opportunities — which will be updated periodically — that you or your group can participate in. Some people are hesitant to serve because they aren't sure where God is calling them. By clicking on the button below, you can take a free test to help discover your spiritual gifts and God's purpose in your life.
Volunteer at Family VBS!
July 26-30 from 5:30-7:30pm
Outside under the tents, Dinner provided each night
This year at Rocky Railway VBS, we are excited to try out FAMILY VBS for the first time ever! While we still need volunteers, our new format of VBS means families will guide themselves through the different stations together. We are asking that at least one parent or guardian accompany their kids through the night. If you don’t have kids to accompany, we would love to have you volunteer for VBS! We are looking for volunteers at these stations:
- Food: We need volunteers to help prepare food every night. Volunteers will need to arrive at 4pm to start preparing the food.
If you have a scheduling conflict for any of the nights, please contact Christine Thomas,
2021 Serve Days
Each month, we have a dedicated serve project for you, your family, or your group to participate in within our community. We will be sharing more details in the coming weeks about this new opportunity for our Chapel family! If you would like to help organize a serve project in an open month, contact Elizabeth Duncan, Outreach Director, at
. Click the links below for more information.
July 13-17: Serve the City Peninsula
September 17: Day of Caring
November 20-28: Grove Christian Outreach Christmas gifts/bags
One great opportunity to serve in this season is to “adopt” one of our local or global missions partners. “Adoption” simply means coming alongside your partner in various ways, such as committing to pray for their specific needs. Other ways to engage with your adopted partner include building relationships, serving at their location, and donating your time, talents, or treasures. When you adopt a partner, your first step is to commit to prayer and then allow the Lord to direct next steps.
Local Organizations with On-Going Needs
Empowered Believers - Needs clothing donations (especially men's), volunteers, and monetary donations to buy food from VA Peninsula Food Bank
Contact: Empowered Believers, 314 Second Street, Williamsburg, 23185
Emergency contacts: Pastor Candice Harris (757-350-1255) or Bishop Curtis Harris (757-350-9333)
Summer Meals for Kids - Needs food supplies, volunteers, homemade baked goods, and financial donations. Click here for specifics.
Contact: Stephanie Slocum ( ). For faith group members who are interested in participating, please contact Cathie Upton at Meals on Wheels at 757-229-9250.
Williamsburg House of Mercy - Needs volunteers (sign up on their website), brand new Housing Welcome Kit items (see the Target and Amazon wish lists on their website)