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 in 2018 included:

-Taking children from the Homeless Shelter on field trips

-Sorting and distributing clothes at the Homeless Prevention Center

-Serving multiple families in need (sick, elderly, disabled) with yard work, cleaning, gutters, etc.

-Cooking a meal and helping with the grounds work and various construction projects at the Charity Autos program at the Northern Lighthouse

-Leading games and activities at the F Street Community Center

-Eating dinner and volunteering at a local Christian Community House

-Leading the Neighborhood Bible Club at F Street Neighborhood Church

-Distributing food and caring for children at Foodnet

-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

-Leading a “spa day” for elderly residents at a nursing home–painting their fingernails, doing their makeup and hair, serving them chocolate, and visiting with them.