fall serve

Dec 31, 2023 at 12:00 AM

Here is our current list of Fall serving opportunities 2023 with our partners and church. We will continue to update the list as new opportunities arise- check back!

For the contact info for all our partners click here (Westgatechapel.org/partners).

Contact Julianne if you want to discuss ways to engage in service! Also, as you serve, we’d love to hear your stories! 

juliannej@westgatechapel.org 419-841-8077 x1006 


Contact Wes and Marjie Blood wdbbdw@aol.com Learn more at www.GO-UT.info

The Toledo International Hospitality Program (TIHP) is an opportunity for Toledo individuals and families to develop a cross cultural friendship with some international students, and do something fun with them once a month for one year. 

Conversation Partners (CP) is an opportunity to help students learning English to practice their speaking and listening skills through simple conversation. We are seeking people who will meet once a week for an hour for one semester with a student.

The Household Items Giveaway provides furniture and household items, in the name of Jesus, to newly arriving international students from around the world. We can use drivers with trucks who can be that first, friendly face of Jesus to these students.


Contact Moriah Yates moriah@waterforishmael.org

Spend time with immigrants and refugees of all ages There are openings to serve all our classes/programs for the fall semester. This includes the morning women's school, evening co-ed school, and after school tutoring for elementary students.

Purchase Items to support English Classes and for the Early Learning Center (Link to Amazon Wishlist)


Contact Shelly Bartlett shellyb@thatneighborhoodchurch.com

Serve students on Tuesdays Play games with children in our children's ministry or pre-school giving them one on one love of Jesus. Weekly/Monthly/Quarterly opportunities.

That Neighborhood School Tutor, read to, and build into the lives of students. Field trips, or STEM projects with students. Can be done on a small group or individual basis. Weekly/Monthly opportunities

Connect with neighbors during monthly food pantry Be a welcoming presence and/or praying with those coming for Monthly Food Pantry. Second Wednesday of every month.

Youth Development Opportunities to help children along pathways to success. Make relationships through travel, taking select students to extracurricular activities such as AWANA, and more. Weekly/Monthly opportunities.

Ministry Support Help with projects such as cutting, organizing , or printing project and lesson materials. Monthly- can also be taken home to do.


Contact Wendy Yeager wendy@keepwatchprayer.org

Pray in your local school Visit keepwatchprayer.org for more information on joining the prayer movement with a particular school in our area. We are praying to start a weekly prayer walk at Dorr Elementary School- before or after school, as well!


Contact Melanie Maraugha melanie@bellavitanetwork.org

Use your gifts Visit our website at bellavitanetwork.org and click the volunteer application, we have a list of over 30 different volunteer positions to choose from, including helping with annual events to weekly care with clients.

Client Advocate Volunteer to work directly with our clients once a week for 4-hours.

++ Fellowship of Christian Athletes ++

Contact Mindy Cross mcross@fca.org

Lead a Huddle at a local school Host students for a weekly Bible study.

++ West Toledo Young Life ++

Contact Jim and Bridget Beach jimbeachyl@gmail.com

Be a volunteer Young Life Leader Build relationships with local students, introduce them to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith

Join the local Committee Serve behind the scenes as an informed local advocate. Options include Leader Care, helping run fundraising events, Prayer Team, Donor Thank You Team and more

Be a Banquet Table Host Help fill a table of 8 for our Fall Banquet. This is an event for adults to learn more about Young Life and consider supporting financially.

Help connect us to people who may be interested in any of the above!


Contact Maggie George maggie.george@cru.org

Welcome college students to Westgate We would love to partner with a small group of people who would organize a welcoming opportunity (like a brunch or other meal) for college students following a Sunday worship service in September and January.

Spiritual Interest Surveys on Campus Do spiritual interest surveys with us on campus with other Cru staff and students following New Student Convocation or during the first two days of classes in August.

Prayer Walk Prayer walk the campus with the Toledo Cru staff team or on your own.

Care for staff kids Join us at our fall retreat to provide childcare which would enable Cru staff with kids to engage in the content and discussions with college students.

Host monthly men's/women's gatherings We would provide the content, you would provide the space, and maybe snacks if you'd like.

Amazon wish list Here is a list of some things that would be helpful in this coming ministry year.  



Halloween Howler Family Event - Wednesday, October 25 from 5:30-7:30pm at Dorr.

Host a table (like a trunk-or-treat but at tables) pass out candy, serve refreshments. Official Signup Genius to come- please reach out to Julianne. We will also be collecting candy donations for the event.


TNC Contact Shelly Bartlett shellyb@thatneighborhoodchurch.com

Trunk or Treat On a Sunday afternoon from 1pm-3pm at That Neighborhood Church in N. Toledo. Date TBD.

Participate by hosting themed trunks! There are also slots to pass out candy and serve refreshments. Official time of service and Signup Genius will be released soon- please reach out to Julianne or check back on the Fall Serve page. We will also be collecting candy donations for the event.

Bless A Child – Christmas “Store” Saturday, December 16, 10am-2pm in 2 hour shifts

Participate in the same shift as a life group. Roles include wrapping presents, hosting the parent/guardian, and serving refreshments. More Details to come in November.


International Friends Thanksgiving Dinner Sunday, November 19. Event from 5-8pm

Let’s welcome the nations that are here in our neighborhoods as international students. As a life group you can host tables together. Other opportunities to serve at the event include food prep in the kitchen, driving international students, hosting activities, registration, set up and tear down. Info to serve will be released on Sunday, October 22.

Christmas on Wilford Event Saturday, December 9. Event from 5-8pm.

This neighboring event is also a place for us to serve our community by collecting toys, food, and coats for people in need. Life Groups can host one of these drives or serve in the food area, activities, greeting, and more.


Host a block party/social event Fall is the perfect time to gather for warm beverages, make smores over a fire, etc., or do something inside like a game night.

Supporting a life group member Where is God working in the life of someone in your group? Is there a way you as a life group can come around them in an area where God is moving? How can you can encourage them?