Lakeshore is commited to volunteer service projects in order to help others in the Greece area. There are many projects planned for this year and also some ongoing projects that people can volunteer to support.
- Lake Ontario Flooding 2019
- Embracing Options - Baby Bottle Drive
- Love Week 2019 - (July 25 & 26 too!) July 28 - August 3
- Upcoming Projects
- Ongoing Opportunities
Lakeshore Community Church cares deeply about the community we live in. Lake Ontario has risen to all-time record high levels, exceeding levels set in 2017. As the water rises and the wind blows, increased wave action impacts many of our neighbors in the Greece, Hilton, Parma, Hamlin, Rochester, Irondequoit and Webster communities.
All New York counties along the shoreline of Lake Ontario are under a Governor's State of Emergency, in addition to local town and county emergency declarations, which free up resources to prepare for and protect against flooding impacts, as well as limit boating activities near the shoreline.
Lakeshore stands ready to assist our members, regular attenders, neighbors and the community as the potential flood event evolves. The Lakeshore Missions team will serve as the conduit for mathcing requests for assistance with available resources. Examples include, but are not limited to:
Before the Flood:
- Sandbagging and other flood-proofing assistance.
- Packing and moving assistance.
- Photo documentation of pre-flood condition for insurance / disaster assistance claims.
- Comfort and prayer.
To Request Assistance: Please complete this FORM and we will respond to you as soon as possible.
To Volunteer: Click here to join this GROUP.
LAST CALL! Baby Bottle Drive: The bottle drive has officially come to an end, but there are a large number of ditributed bottles which have not been returned. Even if it is empty, we kindly request that all baby bottles be returned to the church during normal office hours this week or one last collection attempt at Next Steps on Sunday, June 23.
About Embracing Options: Embracing Options is one our Lakeshore's community mission partners. Embracing Options reaches the culture of today with positive life affirming choices relating to pregnancy and sexual activity. Pregnancy tests, options counseling, STD testing & counseling, community support referrals, assistance with baby items and various classes.
Learn More about Embracing Options HERE.
As part of Making Waves, Lakeshore has served the local community with the following projects. Many thanks to all that participated in these events.
MISSION SHARE OUTREACH -- December 2018
In December, a team of people assembled Christmas Stockings for Mission Share. These were then made available to needy parents as Christmas presents for their children.
Many thanks to the adults and children that assembed and delivered these stockings.
CHRISTMAS DAY RECOGNITION -- December 2018
On Christmas Day, a group of Lakeshore people drove around Greece and Rochester to recognize those that had to work on Christmas Day. Four cars and about 10 people handed out 67 gift cards and Lakeshore cards to workers in various businesses. People were very touched that Lakeshore would visit them and recognize them on this special day.
Many thanks to Jackie Harris for the second year organizing this event and coordinating the other volunteers that participated.
EMBRACING OPTIONS -- May 2018
Thank you to all the volunteers who supported the financial collection and the donating of baby supplies.
1) Lakeshore sent to Embracing Options, $1,865 to help them with their programs for young mothers.
2) Lakeshore also collected supplies for their Baby Boutique where young mothers can get supplies that they desparately need.
WEST RIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL -- April 2018
In April, Lakeshore collected books for the students to take home over the summer.
Over 300 books were collected
Thank you to those who donated books.
In March, Lakeshore Community Church made a difference in our community and globally by hosting our annual Hunger For Hope event March 16-17.
$5,485 was donated to Spark of Hope in Mozambique
314 food items collected & donated to the Hilton Cadet Cupboard
33 participating students (grade 6 through 12)
20 adults volunteers
Thank you to those who donated money, food, and their time.
MISSION SHARE OUTREACH -- January 2018
In January Lakeshore made a difference in our community by partnering with Mission Share Outreach Center to collect and provide low salt and gluten free foods for people with special dietary needs.
Over 400 items which totaled
Over 400 pounds of low salt and gluten free food.
Thank you to those who donated food items, labeled packages, and delivered the food to Mission Share.
Lakeshore Kids & World Vision -- August 2017
On August 20th (both services), the Lakeshore Kids partnered with World Vision Kits to assemble 250 Promise Packs for shipment around the world. All Promise Packs will begoing to children in Africa.
Here is what the kids accomplished:Adults involved 40
The Need: Around the world, millions of children are unable to attend school simply because their families are unable to obtain or afford basic school supplies. The lack of access to the most basic hygiene supplies, and the risk of insect-borne illnesses like malaria can rob children of their health, happiness, and hope. Every 60 seconds a child dies from malaria. The insect repellant blanket included in each Promise Pack prevents the spread of the deadly disease.
WEST RIDGE ELEMENTARY -- August 2017
August was a busy month with our friends at WestRidge:
HELPING THE TEACHERS GET READY FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR
Several volunteers from Lakeshore rolled up their sleeves and helped the teachers get thier rooms ready for the new School year!
Donated 60 pair of brand new Sneakers
Working wiht MVP Health Care and Fleet Feet, we were able to donate 60 pairs of brand new sneakers to the school.
We provided Welcome Back Snack Packs for every student at the scholl - over 350!!
GREECE SCHOOLS -- February 2017
1200 books were donated.
370 snack bags were distributed for Winter Break.
Thank you to those who donated food items, books, and volunteered their time.