Impact Week

Matthew 25:34-36 – “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’”
This year’s Impact Week will take place April 27-May 5 and our goal is to bless our community with the light and love of Jesus through a variety of service projects and supportive interaction.  We hope to have over 400 members of BSCC sign up to participate in at least one of over 20 projects we have available throughout these 9 days of service.  In these nine days, we’ve got multiple opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to serve, share, and shine the light of Jesus to others.  We’ve got physical work, social work, donations, and drives.  You can do things behind-the-scenes or you can take the stage.  You can cook, clean, gather, donate, distribute, assemble, sew, or build.  And we’ve got projects going on every day!  We hope to do a lot of good during Impact Week and we hope you’ll join us in serving our community.  Which one will you participate in?  How can you serve?  Who will you impact?

Impact Week Shirts

$10/Shirt

Help us share the light and love of Jesus by wearing your own Impact Week shirt while we serve!  It will be a unifying way to connect everyone to our mission and will also serve as a great way to share what BSCC is all about!  Orders will be taken through Thursday, April 11, and will be available for pick up at the Connection Point on Sunday, April 21.  Supplies are limited, so get yours while you can!

Saturday, April 27

City Thrift Store Donations

Saturday, April 27 10:00am-2:00pm at BSCC

Bring your gently used items to the church for donation to City Union Mission’s City Thrift Store!  The donation truck will be at the Student Building tower doors and available from 10:00am-2:00pm.  City Thrift accepts household items, clothing, shoes, furniture, home décor, tools, and working electronics.  Check out their list of what can and can’t be donated below.  Clean out your house and help others in the process!
City Union Mission is happy to accept: Household items, Clothing & Shoes, Furniture, Home Décor, Tools & Electronics (flatscreen TVs, 2 years or newer, working condition only), and Collectibles.  Unfortunately, we are unable to accept every item. As a good steward of City Thrift and City Union Mission, on occasion, we must decline donations because of state health or safety regulations, unsatisfactory conditions, or merchandising reasons. Disposing of these items results in an expense to our charity. We cannot accept: Furniture with stains, tears, odors, or damage, Mattresses, Baby Cribs, Car Seats, In-home Gym Equipment, Some Electrical Items, Items Containing Gasoline or Chemicals, and Safety Recalled Items.

Blue Springs Parks Department Clean Up

Saturday, April 27 10:00-11:30am at Woods Chapel Road commuter parking lot

Blue Springs Parks Department is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of all the parks, trails, and facilities in Blue Springs. We will be helping them clean up and spread rock and mulch at the commuter parking lot at Woods Chapel Road & I-70.  Bring your gloves and tools (shovels, wheelbarrows, rakes, etc.), if you have them.

Card Making

Saturday, April 27 10:00am-12:00pm at BSCC

As part of Impact Week, we will be sending notes of encouragement to men and women who are incarcerated and who are homeless.  If you’d like to help us make personalized cards that will be used for this purpose, join us and learn how to make your own!  This is a great opportunity for families and children to learn this skill together.  Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own (scissors, cardstock, stamps, stickers, etc.) if you have them.

Neighbors Serving Neighbors Home Project

Saturday, April 27 9:00am-2:00pm in Blue Springs

On this day, we’ll be taking care of some projects for a man with disabilities that lives in Blue Springs.  His house needs to be painted, and we will be prepping that by cleaning the yard and power washing the siding.  We will also be installing a wooden fence around his yard and should be laying the posts on this day.  Lunch will be provided.  Most tools will be provided as well, but feel free to bring your own power washer, ladder, or other tools.

God's Bucket Brigade Set Up

Saturday, April 27 3:00-4:30pm at BSCC

In preparation for the God’s Bucket Brigade assembly line on Sunday morning, we will need a small team of volunteers to get the supplies prepped and staged in the lobby.  Kids are welcome to help out with this project alongside their parents.

Hillcrest Thrift Store

Saturday, April 27 1:00-3:00pm at Hillcrest Thrift Store in Lee's Summit

Hillcrest Thrift Stores supports the ministry of Hillcrest Transitional Housing, which is working to help solve homelessness in Kansas City. We will be sorting donations, organizing, and cleaning up the Lee’s Summit store. Children are welcome to help, but anyone under the age of 15 must have a parent serve with them.

Sunday, April 28

$1 for One Offerings

Sundays, April 7, 14, 21, & 28 – 8:00am, 9:30am, & 11:00am services at BSCC

Our $1 For One offerings these three weeks will go to defray the costs of this year’s Impact Week projects. The cost for all the total supplies and materials to accomplish all the projects we have identified is $16,000! That’s a big number, but we are confident that our people are generous and committed to our community!  Please pray about ways you can contribute to make an impact on our community!

God's Bucket Brigade

Sunday, April 28 9:00am-12:30pm at BSCC

God’s Bucket Brigade believes that showing someone they care through meeting their physical needs, opens a door to meeting their spiritual needs. GBB provides buckets of food, supplies, and hope to men and women affected by homelessness. We will be taking two Sundays (April 28 and May 5) to assemble the supplies for 300 buckets and fill these buckets for distribution later that month. On April 28, we will assemble hygiene kits and snacks that we will put in the buckets the following Sunday. Look for us in the lobby and encourage your family to help us fill a bucket with hope!

Cards of Encouragement

Sunday, April 28 8:00am-12:30pm at BSCC

Help us minister to incarcerated inmates by writing notes of encouragement to the men and women through Christian Prison Ministry.  CPM shares the gospel with inmates every week, encourages them in their faith, and equips them for re-entry into society with sound, biblical tools and resources.  If you would like to write a few notes of encouragement that will be given to an inmate, pick up some cards in the Connection Point on Sunday, April 28, and return them the following Sunday, May 5.  There are specific guidelines that need to be followed, and those will be available to pick up with the cards.  (Or if you prefer, make or purchase your own cards and bring them to the church on Sunday, May 5.)

Blessing Rocks

Sunday, April 28 11:00am-1:00pm at BSCC

Spread hope, joy, and love to our community by making Blessing Rocks!  These bright, colorful rocks will be personalized with a word, phrase, or symbol and then placed in strategic locations around Blue Springs.  When people see them, they are reminded of the truth on the rock and are blessed!  This is a great project for kids or families, but does involve paints and/or markers, so dress appropriately!

Monday, April 29

Worship Wagon Homeless Outreach

Monday, April 29 6:00pm at Washington Square Park

Worship Wagon Ministries provides a church service to homeless men and women in downtown KC every week.  The service is geared to their specific needs and delivers the message of Christ’s love in a variety of ways.  We will be partnering with them on this night by providing the worship team and speaker and then passing out bottles of water and pastries to guests.  We will also have the opportunity to share the love of Christ through open conversations with them before and after the services.

Tuesday, April 30

Red Cross Blood Drive

Tuesday, April 30 1:00-5:00pm at BSCC

Give the gift of life by donating blood through the Red Cross! There is a great need for blood donations right now. We will be hosting a blood donation drive in the Student Zone on this day. Sign up for a time that works for you by copying and pasting the link below into your browser.
https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=BSCCH

Hillcrest Thrift Store

Tuesday, April 30 12:00-3:00pm at Hillcrest Thrift Store in Lee’s Summit

Hillcrest Thrift Stores supports the ministry of Hillcrest Transitional Housing, which is working to help solve homelessness in Kansas City. We will be sorting donations, organizing, and cleaning up the Lee’s Summit store. Children are welcome to help, but anyone under the age of 15 must have a parent serve with them.

Wednesday, May 1

Welcome Inn Meal

Wednesday, May 1 6:00-7:00pm  at Welcome Inn in Blue Springs

Welcome Inn is a low-budget hotel that often hosts many people who are transient or homeless.  We will be providing sandwiches, chips, cookies, and drinks for the men, women, and children in residence at the 7 Highway and I-70 location, offering hope through conversations and smiles.  We will need volunteers to prepare and serve the meal, as well as food donations for this project.

Thursday, May 2

William Yates Elementary School Readers

Thursday, May 2 9:45am-10:55am and 11:00am-12:10am at William Yates Elementary School in Blue Springs

Kids love it when adults read to them, and William Yates Elementary is excited for us to provide readers for their students!  Readers will spend one hour going to three different classrooms, reading books to classes of students.  You can bring a few books that you’d like to read or read books on-hand in the classroom.  Because of liability issues, all volunteers will need to be adults and will have to submit to a background check beforehand.

William Yates Elementary School Teacher Appreciation Meal

Thursday, May 2 11:30am-1:30pm at Williams Yates Elementary School in Blue Springs

Williams Yates Elementary has a staff of 65 that work very hard to teach our children not just names and numbers, but how to be model citizens. On this day, we will provide a taco bar for them to show appreciation. Volunteers can donate food ahead of time or be on the team that prepares and serves the meals at the school. (All food donations must be delivered to the church kitchen by Tuesday, April 30!)

Friday, May 3

Blue Springs Police Department Appreciation BBQ

Friday, May 3 – 10:00am-2:00pm at BSPD in Blue Springs

To show our appreciation for the men and women in blue (and the staff that supports them), we will be barbecuing hamburgers, hot dogs, and brats for their lunch.  Not only will  we provide the meal, but we’ll get the opportunity to sit down with them and visit while they eat.  We will need food donations ahead of time, as well as men, women, or children who can prepare and serve the meal.

Thomas Ultican Elementary School Teacher Appreciation Lunch

Friday, May 3 11:15am-1:30pm at Thomas Ultican Elementary School in Blue Springs

Thomas Ultican Elementary has a staff of 65 that teaches our children to learn important facts and become great people. On this day, we will provide a taco bar for them to show appreciation. Volunteers can donate food ahead of time or be on the team that prepares and serves the meal at the school. (All food donations need to be delivered to the church kitchen by Wednesday, May 1!)

Thomas Ultican Elementary School Readers

Friday, May 3 – 1:15-2:15pm at Thomas Ultican Elementary School in Blue Springs

Kids love it when adults read to them, and Thomas Ultican Elementary is excited for us to provide readers for their students!  Adult readers will spend one hour reading to several different classes of students.   Because of liability issues, all volunteers will need to be adults and will have to submit to a background check beforehand.

God’s Bucket Brigade Outreach

Friday, May 3  4:45-6:00pm at Washington Square Park

This group will join John Higginbotham and the God’s Bucket Brigade team as they pass out buckets of supplies to homeless men and women in Washington Square Park.  In addition to providing for some basic needs, individuals will share the light and love of Jesus as they interact with those they come into contact with.  This is an awesome way to see how the buckets we assemble on Sunday mornings impact people’s lives.  You can ride with the group that will leave from the church parking lot at 4:00pm, or meet us at Washington Square Park (100 E. Pershing Road, Kansas City MO) at 4:45pm.

Meals of Hope

Friday, May 3 – 5:30pm and 7:00pm at BSCC

Meals of Hope is committed to helping to meet the issue of food insecurity by providing healthy and nutritious meals for those in need. We will partner with their efforts by packing 15,000 meals in the church lobby to be distributed through our Packs & Kids program for local school children this summer. This family-friendly serve opportunity has several shifts over the weekend to accommodate different schedules!

Saturday, May 4

Meals of Hope

Saturday, May 4 – 9:00am and 10:30am at BSCC

Meals of Hope is committed to helping to meet the issue of food insecurity by providing healthy and nutritious meals for those in need. We will partner with their efforts by packing 15,000 meals in the church lobby to be distributed through our Packs & Kids program for local school children this summer. This family-friendly serve opportunity has several shifts over the weekend to accommodate different schedules!

Neighbors Serving Neighbors Fence Project

Saturday, May 4 – 9:00am-2:00pm in Blue Springs

On this day, we’ll finish up the projects we started on April 27 for a man with disabilities who lives in Blue Springs.  In addition to cleaning up his yard, we will install pickets and a gate for his new fence.  Lunch will be provided.  Most tools will be provided as well, but feel free to bring your power washer, ladder, or other tools.

Hillcrest Ministry Deck Staining

Saturday, May 4 – 10:00am-2:00pm at Hillcrest Transitional Housing in Lee’s Summit

Hillcrest solves homelessness by helping people reclaim their life situations and regain their self-sufficiency. In their flagship program, clients receive rent- and utility-free housing while agreeing to follow program guidelines, find and maintain full-time employment, attend life skills classes, participate in community living, and follow a strict budget plan. Hillcrest graduates leave the program with the tools needed to maintain their independence and success. We’ll be meeting at the Lee’s Summit facility to stain an outdoor deck and stairway.  Supplies will be provided, but if you have a ladder, brushes, gloves, etc., and would like to bring them, that would be great!

Sunday, May 5

$1 for One Offerings

Sundays, April 7, 14, 21, & 28 – 8:00am, 9:30am, & 11:00am services at BSCC

Our $1 For One offerings these three weeks will go to defray the costs of this year’s Impact Week projects. The cost for all the total supplies and materials to accomplish all the projects we have identified is $16,000! That’s a big number, but we are confident that our people are generous and committed to our community!  Please pray about ways you can contribute to make an impact on our community!

God’s Bucket Brigade

Sunday, May 5 9:00am-12:30pm at BSCC

God’s Bucket Brigade believes that showing someone they care through meeting their physical needs, opens a door to meeting their spiritual needs. GBB provides buckets of food, supplies, and hope to men and women affected by homelessness. We will be taking two Sundays (April 28 and May 5) to assemble the supplies for 300 buckets and fill these buckets for distribution later that month. On May 5, we will assemble the buckets with hygiene items, snacks, Bibles, notes of encouragement, and over 20 other essential items. Look for us in the lobby and encourage your family to help us fill a bucket with hope!

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