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Over the course of the last several years there has been a growing desire in the hearts of Christ Followers in our community to come together with other Believers to do something intentional and meaningful as the larger Body of Christ.  As time has passed and division and discord has risen dramatically in our nation and world, the time is right for us to unite in a simple yet powerful way to serve and love our community.
 To Norfolk With Love is designed to do just that.  TNWL is a a 1/2 day event, where followers of Jesus from every denomination and creed join together to serve side-by-side as we show some love to our city in very practical ways.  Our dream is that as we momentarily lay down some of our differences and take up loving projects of all kinds around the city, we can show our community and the world a better way. Will you join us?
– A new command I give you: Love one another.  As I have loved you, so you must love one another. –
 John 13.34-35


Saturday – September 16th
Saturday, September 16, 2017 is our first annual To Norfolk With Love event.  We have organized projects all around the city which benefit our city, non-profit organizations and individuals in need in our community.  No matter what your ability level is, we have a project that you can volunteer to participate in.  Event Day Registration and Check-In will begin at 8:00am, a Send-Off Prayer and Celebration at 8:40 and Project Kick-Off at 9:00.  Projects will last for three hours as people serve from 9:00-12:00.
2017 Goals
Hours Given


Below you will find a list of projects with a very brief description.  Please take a look at the projects and choose one based on your interest and ability level.  Don’t forget to register below!
Area Agency on Aging
Porch repair, shingle repair and yard maintenance for an older member of our community.
The ARC of Norfolk
The ARC advocates for people with developmental disabilities and one way they do this is through their annual Honey Sunday fundraiser.  During this project you will help label hundreds of honey jars for their fundraiser.
Bright Horizons Domestic Abuse Shelter
Campus clean up and preparations for winter.  Trimming and other outdoor work.  Bedroom painting.
Norfolk Public Schools
Clean-up and light landscaping for local school.
Norfolk Parks and Rec
Painting playground equipment at local parks.
Animal Shelter of NE Nebraska
Cleaning kennels or cat cages; take dogs out to walk; laundry, sweeping, food preparation.
Norfolk Fire Department
Baking of cookies and other goodies and hand writing thank you cards to our firefighters.  Hand delivering to each station in town.
Norfolk Public Library
Grounds cleaning, pick up and organization as construction continues, dusting and other cleaning.
City of Norfolk
Owner occupied homes (mostly elderly) who need help with lot clean up, trimming, minor repairs/painting, etc.
Norfolk Arts Center
Outdoor landscaping and fall spruce up.
The Zone (Youth After School Program)
Interior painting of several rooms which they use for their after school programs.
Burmese Immigrants/Immaculata Monastery
The Sisters at Immaculata have identified and created a relationship with some female Burmese Immigrants who live in our community.  These women are new to living in, cleaning and utilizing all of the technology in a western apartment (ie vacuums, toilets, cleaning solutions etc.) and during this project several sisters and female volunteers will help teach these women some simple ways to clean and keep a modern american apartment.


The dream is that every church in Norfolk would participate in this event, but for this first year our goal is 10!  Maybe that seems high, maybe it seems low, but our prayer is simple, that God would move in all our hearts and minds and encourage lay people, church leaders and clergy alike to see the value in loving and serving our city together.  There are no requirements, sponsorships or guidelines in order to be a participating church, so talk to your leadership or clergy today about the opportunity for your church to participate.
Participating Churches
Christ is King Community Church
Christ the Servant Lutheran Church
First Baptist Church 
First Congregational United Church of Christ
First Presbyterian Church
First United Methodist Church
Grace Lutheran Church
Renewed Hope Christian Community
Victory Road Assembly of God
Victory Road Evangelical Free Church
Westridge United Methodist Church