Members of Shepherd's Gate Church help with clean up in Detroit Michigan
Shepherd's Gate Church
September 19, 2020

Step Out & Serve 2020 Recap

It’s hard to believe it’s almost been a month since our Step Out & Serve 2020 event at Shepherd’s Gate Church. Our local outreach coordinator, Ron Kuczera, spent months leading up to August 22-23 planning sites and gathering volunteers.

We want to give a big thank you to every[one] who volunteered their time, energy and equipment to serve the Metro Detroit area. Over a span of two days, our volunteers spent time helping with:

  • Landscaping
  • Deck building
  • Neighborhood clean up
  • Packing lunches for homeless
  • Making mats out of plastic bags (plarn)
  • Repairing bicycles

The Michigan District even covered our Step Out event on their website. Check out the full article here.


Step Out & Serve by the Numbers

This year’s Step Out & Serve event looked a little different with COVID-19 in the air, but God never fails to exceed out expectations.

During the weekend, we had 339 volunteers who spread out across Metro Detroit among 24 different sites.

Shepherd's Gate Church Shelby Township Michigan
On August 22-23, volunteers with Shepherd’s Gate Church spent their weekend serving the Metro Detroit area during the annual Step Out & Serve event.

As a whole, our church members and volunteers:

  • Donated 50 bikes & repaired them for youth in Detroit
  • Created 68 teacher kits distributed to local teachers
  • Provided 22 kits given to local first responders
  • Cleaned up at least 140 yards of trash
  • Distributed about 41 yards of mulch
  • Drank at least 1,7000 water bottles (it was a hot weekend!)
  • Made 200 sandwich lunches for homeless

As a church, we are honored to have spend $24,000 to our local community from Mission 14, our fund designated for outreach. If you volunteered this year at Step Out & Serve, or even if you did not, we ask that you continue to serve your community and influence every[where] you go.

For more information on how you can serve, contact our local coordinator, Ron, at [email protected].