Church of the Immaculate Conception

  The Roman Catholic Community of Glenville, New York

Morning of Service

Morning of Service - Saturday, November 4, 2017
2 WEEKS AWAY

Thank you again to everyone who bought supplies or donated money for the Parish Morning of Service.  You helped us obtain most of the items needed for the on-site projects.  We are in the process of counting, sorting and storing the many hundreds of items for the on-site projects.

 

Morning of Service Committee Co-Chairs:

Janice or MaryAnn 

Contact us via email at [email protected]

If you have not signed up yet, please consider doing so today. We need you. Click the SignUp Genius button below or fill out a volunteer form in the gathering space. We are closing online sign ups at midnight on Sunday October 22. A few openings remain on-site in the 11:00 am -12:30 pm sessions for the Albany Med NICU, the Good Neighbors and the Operation Christmas Child projects. Spots are available at off-site projects such as Habitat for Humanity-Build, Mother Theresa Academy yard work, the YWCA, Schenectady Day Nursery, Shelters of Saratoga and the Joan Nicole Prince Home. Join us for a wonderful morning of helping others.

Please see FAQ 12 for the Morning of Service timeline.

If you have any questions or comments
please contact Janice of MaryAnn at

[email protected] 

Detailed Project Descriptions for the 2017 Morning Service are NOW AVAILABLE - 

ON-SITE PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS


OFF-SITE PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS


Want to learn more about the sites and agencies that we will be serving on November 4th?  
Click the links below for detailed information about each organization


Agencies and organizations benefiting from on-site projects


Agencies and organizations we will be serving off-site



We are using an ELECTRONIC SIGN UP SYSTEM this year called Sign Up Genius.  Sign ups are now OPEN.  You can sign up by clicking the box above.

QUESTIONS ABOUT SIGN UPS should be directed to [email protected] 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

FAQ #1: Who can participate? Everybody!!! There will be projects appropriate for all ages and abilities. Everybody is welcome. We encourage senior participation! We encourage family participation! For children 12 and under, parental/adult supervision is needed.


FAQ #2:  Can I participate in more than one on-site project?  Yes.  For on-site projects, there will be 2 slots, each 90 minutes.  You can work on one project per time slot.


FAQ #3: What skill level is needed to do these parish center projects?  From very little to little skill level. You will be shown how to do the project on that day by a team leader. This year projects will not be pre-prepped. Participants will have a start to finish experience and can be as creative and detailed as they wish for many projects.


FAQ # 4: When are the sign ups for the Parish Morning of Service? Sign up will begin the weekend of the Parish picnic in September.


FAQ #5: What projects are available and where do I find a description for them? Projects are currently being secured. Projects and their descriptions will be posted on the Parish website and in the gathering space by the 4th week of August.


FAQ #6: Will we need any more donations?  Yes. In August or September, we will be asking for donations for other on-site projects such as the Albany Med NICU, the Ronald McDonald House, and the Northeast Parent/Child Headstart, to name a few.


FAQ #7: What is the format for the Morning of Service on Saturday, November 4, 2017?  The event will run from approximately 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. We will all assemble in the church and meet our project team leaders. Father Jerry will conduct a brief prayer service. By 9 am volunteers will proceed to their assignments. Off-site volunteers will travel to their designated sites. Their assignments will last about 3 hours. On-site volunteers will proceed to the parish center for 90 minute sessions, 9:00-10:30 and/or 11:00 – 12:30. Everybody is invited to share refreshments and fellowship in the parish center until about 1:30.


FAQ # 8: When will more detailed descriptions of the projects be available?  More detailed descriptions of the projects will be available beginning August 26th. You will find descriptions on this webpage and printed copies will be posted in the gathering space and in the parish center.


FAQ # 9: How can I access the detailed project descriptions for the Morning of Service?  Complete project descriptions and detail about the sites/agencies we will be serving, are available right on this page.  Please scroll up and click the appropriate links.  Paper copies are also posted in the Gathering Space and on the bulletin board in the parish center.


FAQ # 10:  How do I sign up for morning of service projects? 

Answer:  It is simple!   There are three possible ways to sign up. Signups begin September 9th

  1. If your email is in our data base you will receive an email invitation on September 9th from Sign Up Genius.
  2. The link to Sign Up Genius will be posted on the Parish website starting September 9. Click on the SignUp Genius box at the top of this page.
  3. If you are unable to sign up electronically, a manual signup process will be available. You can pick up a paper form in the gathering space beginning September 9th and drop it off when completed. Please know that because of turnaround time, your selection cannot be guaranteed. We strongly encourage you to try using the online signup system.
Questions about sign ups should be directed to [email protected] 

FAQ # 11: Do all volunteers need to sign a waiver?

Answer: Yes, all volunteers need to sign a waiver. A parent must sign a waiver for minor children (<18). The waiver forms will be distributed by the team leaders on Nov 4. You can view or print a waiver by clicking here.


FAQ 12: What is the timeline for the day?

Answer:

8:00            Team Leaders arrive at church

8:15- 8:30   Volunteers arrive at church, register, sign waiver, get directions

8:40– 8:50  Prayer Service

8:50-9:00    Project Sendoff to Off-Site Agencies or Parish Center

9:00-10:30, then 11-12:30 On Site projects in parish center

9:00 -12:30  Off-Site projects at agencies, including travel time

9:00 -1:30   Hospitality and Fellowship in Parish Center.

                    Off-site volunteers – please join us after you finish at your site




 

PROJECTS at a glance

Where
 Agency
 Description
 # of Vol
 On-site
 Ronald McDonald House
 Make blankets for children
 30
 On-site
 Northeast Parent/Child Headstart
  Make blankets for 6 mos - 3 yrs
  30
 On-site
 Operation Christmas Child - Samaritan's Purse
  Make and fill pencil pouches
  30
 On-site
 Albany Medical Center NICU
  Make pages for Memory Scrapbooks
  30
  On-site
  Active Military
  Create Christmas cards
  30
 On-site
 Salvation Army - Booth Home
 Make and deliver a meal
 8
 On-site
 Habitat for Humanity 
 Make and deliver 20 lunches
 5
 On-site
 Jack's Place
 Make fall decorations
 3
 On-site
 Immaculate Conception Parish
 Create fall decorations for parish homebound and neighbors
 20
 On-site
 Ronald McDonald House
 Assemble/Decorate Welcome Bags
 30
  Off-site
  City Mission Meal Center
  Make lunch at the meal center
  5
    Off-site
  Heritage Home for Women
  Organize/Run Bingo, Socialize
  6
    Off-site
  Glendale Home
  Music, Bingo, Socializing
  30
     Off-site
  Baptist Nursing & Rehab
  Bingo and Socializing 
  10
    Off-site
  Regional Food Bank
  Sort and organize donations in warehouse
  20
    Off-site
  MiSci
  Inventory, Wash items
  12
    Off-site
  Habitat for Humanity ReStore
  Organize, unload, clean up
  7
    Off-site
  Jack's Place
  Wash Windows
  5
    Off-site
  Joan Nicole Prince Home
  Outdoor clean up, wash windows
  8
    Off-site
  YWCA
  Gardening/yard work, paint
  12
    Off-site
  Schenectady Day Nursery
  Paint a classroom
  6
    Off-site
  Habitat for Humanity Build
  Indoor work at building site
  10
    Off-site
  Shelters of Saratoga
  To be finalized
  10
    Off-site
 Town of Glenville
   Yardwork
  10