Love Your Neighbor

Love Your Neighbor 2024!

Our mission trip to our own community! Love Your Neighbor 2024 is taking place from June 9-15. We can’t wait to spend a dedicated week making a hands-on difference right here in Rapid City, the Black Hills, and even across the world!

Love Your Neighbor week is a chance for you to connect with others, impact our region and connect with local partners and non-profits.

How do I get involved?

Starting TODAY you can sign up above or stop by the Next Steps Table at any of our weekly services.

What is the sign-up process like?

Decide WHEN you want to serve and WHAT TYPE OF WORK, then sign-up for that time. 

Projects are organized by time of day:  

AM @ Check in and breakfast at 8am, and serve from 8:30am – 1pm
PM @ Check in at 5:30pm and serve from 6pm-9pm 

Projects are organized by type of work: 
  • Kid-Friendly (Projects are 60-90 min. for families with children 12 and under)
  • Light/Medium (Landscaping, Painting, Organizing, Admin, etc., often 12+)
  • Heavy (Home Repairs, Construction, Larger Projects)
  • On Your Own (Connect with projects that can be done when you are available)! 

FAQs

WHAT IS LYN WEEK?

In short? LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR WEEK is our “mission trip to the Black Hills”!

WHAT ARE THE TIMES?

· Projects are organized by time of day.

AM @ 8am-1pm (depending on site)!
PM @ 5:30pm-9pm

· We meet at FSC West (2100 N. Plaza Drive) for check-in, a meal and a team huddle before going out on sites.

· You’ll get all the details before the day(s) serve

WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF PROJECTS?
  • Sites are organized by DAY OF THE WEEK and TIME OF DAY and include notes about the type of work and age requirement!
  • You’ll get to choose the site you want when you come to check in!
WHAT ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF PROJECTS?
  • Projects are organized by type of work.
    • Kid-Friendly (Projects are 60-90 min. for families with children 12 and Under)
    • Light/Medium (Landscaping, Painting, Organizing, Admin, etc., often 12+)
    • Heavy (Home Repairs, Construction, Larger Projects)
  • On Your Own (Connect with projects that can be done when you are available)!
FOOD AND ADMIN TEAMS!

We have a need for support with Administration and Food for the week, if you’re interested in learning more! Please connect with katyk@fs.church!

SITE LEADERS!
  • Every project we send volunteers to has a SITE LEAD, who is the main point-of-contact for the site and is there to help. We work hard to train and prepare each Site Leader before the week.
  • If you are interested in helping to lead a site, please let us know at katyk@fs.church!
WHAT IF I CANNOT FIND A PROJECT?

We are doing our very best to round up as many projects with local partners as we can! Please continue to check back in!

If you are unable to find a project that fits with your schedule, we do have many “On Your Own” project options available! Go LOVE YOUR NEIGHBORS on your own, then tag us on social media to let us know so we can celebrate with you … or pick up a LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR Tote at one of our locations to fill with needed items and return!

I SIGNED UP, NOW WHAT?

Hooray! Thanks! You’ll start getting updates via email, and that will confirm you are signed up! Please PRAY for this week and everyone involved!

WHAT DO I WEAR?

Every project is so different! Please plan to wear comfortable clothes that can get dirty … we are flexible and projects can change! Comfy, closed-toed shoes are a must!

WHAT DO I BRING?

Your Site Leader will help you know what you could bring to help at your site … but ALWAYS plan to bring a water bottle and a great attitude!

WHAT ABOUT MY KIDS?

Most job sites are not kid-friendly, but we have DAILY KID-FRIENDLY opportunities available! Make sure to sign-up and include the number of children you will have with you!

WHAT IF I CANNOT HELP DURING SCHEDULED HOURS?

We have some errands and projects that happen in between the morning and evening sessions, so please go ahead and sign up and just let us know what your availability is – we’ll be glad to work with you to find some opportunities!

WHO ARE SOME OF THE PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS?

Great question! We work with non-profit organizations, schools and individuals and families all throughout the region. Here are a list of some for this year so far …

o Abbott House

o CASA

o Children’s Home Society

o Cornerstone Rescue Mission

o Esther’s Rising

o Feeding South Dakota

o Fork Real Café

o Passages Transitional Living Facility

o Pennington County 4-H

o Rapid City Area Schools

o Rockside Ranch

o Salvation Army

o Wellfully

o Youth and Family Services