Each Immerse week is different, partly due to the variety of needs, and partly due to the skills and interests of each Immerse group. For example, if we have a group of students passionate and skilled in soccer, we may have them lead a 2-hour skills’n’drills tournament for at-risk kids at a neighborhood community center. If we have a group of kids passionate about art, we may have them hear a testimony from a local Christian artist and volunteer in the F Street Church art studio. Some of the Immerse experiences that we anticipate for 2018 include:
-Providing childcare and serving a meal at the People City Mission
-Sorting and distributing clothes at the Homeless Prevention Center
-Setting up apartments, cleaning, and/or painting at Restored Hope (a transition house for homeless moms)
-Serving multiple families in need (sick, elderly, disabled) with yard work, cleaning, gutters, etc.
-Cooking a meal and helping with the grounds work at the Charity Autos program at the Northern Lighthouse
-Leading games and activities at the F Street Community Center
-Eating dinner at a local Christian Community House
-Leading the Neighborhood Bible Club at F Street Neighborhood Church
-Distributing food and caring for children at Foodnet and at Lifehouse food pantry
-Working on a farm and hearing the testimony of a woman who has struggled with substance abuse throughout her life
-Helping with various projects at F Street Church.
-Serving at a local soup kitchen.
-Handing out Blessing Bags to homeless people living in the downtown Lincoln area
Serving at the Hope Center, a holistic ministry to teens in North Omaha.