Serve Day 2024

Paoli Presbyterian Church and Paoli United Methodist Church are jointly sponsoring SERVE DAY 2024 on April 13.  Together, in the name of Jesus, we will serve individuals and organizations in Paoli and Malvern, and in the city of Chester.


Register here to select an opportunity.

We will gather at Paoli UMC at 8:30am for a light breakfast, fellowship, and worship.

Service opportunities will start after breakfast. Except Hope Cafe at City Team

"I can't participate on April 13th! How can I help!?" There are plenty of ways to contribute in advance of the date...

  • Food items for the Caring for Friends breakfast bags: (single serving...) juice boxes, oatmeal boxes, pudding backs, peanut butter crackers, raisin boxes, (soft) breakfast cereal bars, single server coffee packets, tea bags
  • Greeting cards
  • For Good Works and Spring Cleaning participants: work gloves
  • Water bottles

Opportunity descriptions

Good Works
With our ministry partners at Good Works, we will undertake home repairs for a Phoenixville area family. Volunteers should report to the job site (yet to be determined). Anyone who wants to stay and work until 3 would be welcome. Wear boots and gloves. Tools provided.
Number of volunteers: open
Time: 10-12 (noon to 3, optional)
Location: Phoenixville

Diapers and Baby Needs
The Sunday school kids at Paoli Pres. will lead us in collecting diapers, wipes and other infant needs for the Mother-Baby Program at CityTeam in Chester. You can drop off donations at Paoli Pres. on Palm Sunday (March 24) or Easter (March 31). The children will pack the items on the Day of Service.
Number of volunteers: Everyone invited to drop off diapers
Time: Drop dates are Palm Sunday and Easter
Location: Paoli Pres.

Helping our Neighbors / Spring Cleaning Yard work
Some of our neighbors, because of age or disability, could use some help maintaining their properties, especially after the winter. We will send teams to two homes in the area where we can do lawn cleanup, debris removal and whatever may be required.
Number of volunteers: 10 or more
Time: 10-12
Location: Selected homes in the community

Greeting cards for people in need of prayer
Everybody could use a little cheering up, right? Volunteers will gather at Paoli Pres to write cards for people on each church's prayer list, plus mission partners and others. (Teachers? Shut-ins?) Children and families are invited to decorate cards.
Number of volunteers: open
Time: 10-12
Location: Churchill Hall, Paoli Pres.

Breakfast bags for Caring for Friends 
We will assemble snack bags, placing 6-9 items in a bag for homebound seniors, people living on the streets or in shelters, and children and their families in need. The bags consist of a variety of items, such as a breakfast item, a caring note, and a drink! This is a great family activity, as we take kids as young as 8.
Volunteers needed: open
Time: 10-12
Location: Paoli Methodist

Hope Cafe at CityTeam
CityTeam-Chester serves meals every day of the week in one of America's hardest-hit cities. Two Saturdays each month, it offers Hope Cafe  a restaurant-style meal with menus and table service. We will act as hosts and hostesses, servers, kitchen help and clean-up workers.
Number of volunteers: 14 to 20
Time: 3:30 to 6:30. Carpooling from Paoli Pres. at 2:30
Location: CityTeam, 634 Sproul St., Chester (map)

Day of Service 2023

We had 62 people from 2 churches participate in 6 opportunities!

Day of Service 2019

We had 220 people from 20 churches participate in 19 opportunities!