TO NORFOLK WITH LOVE

 

THE BODY OF CHRIST
SHARING THE LOVE OF CHRIST

 

OUR DESIRE

Over the course of the last several years there has been a growing desire in the hearts of Christ Followers in Norfolk to come together with other Believers to do something intentional and meaningful as the larger Body of Christ. To Norfolk With Love is designed to do just that. TNWL is an annual community-wide day of service where followers of Jesus from every denomination and creed join together to serve side-by-side to demonstrate the love of Christ to our city of Norfolk, Nebraska. Our dream is that as we momentarily lay down some of our differences and take up loving projects of all kinds around the city, we can show our community and the world a better way. Will you join us?

 

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
[John 13.34-35 NIV]

THE DETAILS

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2021
 
Saturday, September 11th, 2021 was our fourth annual To Norfolk With Love event. We organized projects all around Norfolk which benefit our city, non-profit organizations and individuals in need in our community. No matter what the volunteer’s ability level was, we had a project that they could volunteer to participate in. Event Day Registration and Check-In began at 8:00am, a Send-Off Prayer and Celebration at 8:40 and Project Kick-Off at 9:00. A free shirt was guaranteed for everyone who registered by September 1st.
 
NEW FOR 2021
 
FREE CHILDCARE!!!
 
You saw that right. To Norfolk With Love has partnered with a great local child care center to offer you and your family FREE child care during the event. Visit Northern Hills Child Care Center to learn more about them. Unless you’ve got a rockstar of a 5-year old, a three hour service project isn’t too high on their priority list. We get it! For that reason we have created a great partnership with NHCCC to make sure that care is available for all kids, infants thru approximately 8 years old. Pre-registration is REQUIRED in order to secure your kiddos a spot. Age appropriate care will be provided by Northern Hills trained and caring staff and you can be assured that they will be in good hands. Drop off time 7:45-8:30 and pick up time is noon-12:30.
Again, registration is required so please register your child(ren) when you register for the event. You can register here!
 
THE AFTER PARTY!!!
 
Who doesn’t love a good party?!?! At the end of each of the previous TNWL events, we have been excited, thrilled and overjoyed, yet we’ve also felt something was missing. We wanted to hear what work was accomplished, we wanted to hear people share stories, we wanted to be able to celebrate the wonderful ways God’s love was shown to our community. And we did! The “After Party” ran from approximately 12-1 and offered a chance to get hydrated, eat some great food and to hear and share stories over the table. It was a great day to serve and to celebrate together!
 
 
2021 GOALS
300
VOLUNTEERS
20
CHURCHES
25
PROJECTS
900
HOURS GIVEN

ENGAGE

There are multiple ways that you can engage with TNWL. Here are some of the main ways you can join the movement!

PRAY – Join us as we lift the event up to the Lord in prayer.

SERVE – No matter your age or physical ability level, we have a project for you. Scroll down at the bottom of this page to register to serve. Everyone who registers by September 1st is guaranteed a free T-Shirt!

LEAD – One of our greatest needs is for people to step up to the plate and volunteer to become a Project Leader. Project Leaders work directly with the TNWL Leadership Team to help organize the details of their project and then they are present on-site the day of to organize, encourage and see the project through to its completion.

EMAIL US HERE: tonorfolk.withlove@gmail.com

GIVE – To serve on this scale requires financial support. We have a generous donor who has faithfully supported this event, but would love to see others join in the effort. The more resources we have, the larger the impact we can make for the Kingdom of God.

TELL – Spread the news of the event! People in our community are hungry to serve. The single biggest obstacle to making this event grow is awareness. Share the information with your friends, family, co-workers and church!

YEAR 1 – 2017

97
VOLUNTEERS
12
CHURCHES
8
PROJECTS
291
HOURS GIVEN

YEAR 2 – 2018

205
VOLUNTEERS
13
CHURCHES
16
PROJECTS
615
HOURS GIVEN

YEAR 3 – 2019

128
VOLUNTEERS
14
CHURCHES
19
PROJECTS
400+
HOURS GIVEN

PROJECTS FOR 2021

PHYSICALLY ACTIVE PROJECTS

 

Animal Shelter – Facility Cleanup / Dog Walking

Area Agency on Aging – Outdoor cleanup / Landscaping / Clean out gutters

Bright Horizons – Painting kitchen and cupboards inside the emergency shelter and yard work.

City of Norfolk – Yard cleanup for a local elderly person needing help maintaining their lawn.

Elkhorn Valley Museum – Clean the Dederman schoolhouse, Dederman cabin and Verges cave.
Pick up trash and large branches at Verges Park.

Liberty Centre/Clubhouse – Paint front curb – Yellow paint white cement base of Liberty Centre
sign. Wash windows inside & out. Detail & wash vehicles. Clean up flower bed/landscaping.

Liberty Centre/Park Place – Paint a bedroom & bathroom, wash windows inside and out on a
two story home. Detail and wash van & minivan. Clean up flowerbeds, landscaping and gardening.

Mosaic – Landscaping at residential facility.

Norfolk Art Center – Outdoor yard cleanup & Indoor facility cleanup

Norfolk Public Library – General outdoor cleanup: litter pickup around the building, including
Warren Cook Park.

Norfolk Public Schools – Painting the trim on the Alternative Learning Building directly behind
the High School.

Salvation Army – Design & build wooden cubbies for classroom to hold toys, books, etc. for
toddlers & young children’s classroom.

Salvation Army – Design & build freestanding audio & sound equipment booth for church to
house computers, screens, sound board & media equipment.

Salvation Army – Power Wash & wipe down dining room tables & chairs.

Salvation Army – Restripe Parking spaces in the parking lot. 

Veterans Home – Cleaning courtyards and weeding flower beds in 5 courtyards

 

STATIONARY PROJECTS

 

The Arc – Stuff envelope packets and stamp for Honey Sunday

Norfolk Schools – Create a “thank you” care package for every teacher and school worker in
every school in Norfolk.

CHURCHES

Our prayer is simple, that God would move in all our hearts and minds and encourage lay people, church leaders and clergy alike to see the value in loving and serving our city together.  There are no requirements, sponsorships or guidelines in order to be a participating church, so talk to your leadership or clergy today about the opportunity for your church to participate.
 
PARTICIPATING CHURCHES
C
hrist the Servant Lutheran Church –
First Baptist Church  – First Christian Church
First Congregational United Church of Christ – First Presbyterian Church
First United Methodist Church – Grace Lutheran Church – Harvest Church
LifePoint Church – Northern Heights Baptist Church – Renewed Hope Christian Community
Salvation Army – Victory Road Assembly of God – Victory Road Evangelical Free Church – Westridge United Methodist Church
 

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