SERVE THE CITY- Anderson Township & Beyond!

This list of local serve opportunities is for the congregation to make use of anytime of the year! AHC will have two formal Serve Weeks during the year (fall/spring) but we encourage ALL to serve outside the walls of the church at anytime!


Families (no age minimum):


Community Dinner (Salem): Our Salem Campus – soon to be Freedom City Church – hosts two dinners/month on the 1st and 3rd Thursday at 5;45 pm. Folks can either serve dinner or provide sides/desserts or both!  Sign up


Care Facility Care Notes: We have members that reside at care facilities around the community, some of which are homebound. These residents love to get notes and cards! If you wish to write (regularly) to one – or more – please email Laura at


Homeless Care Kits: In conjunction with SEM Food Pantry (Mt Washington), people can put together Homeless Care Kits (backpacks filled with items like socks, non-perishable snacks, toothbrushes/toothpaste, etc). This is a great serve for the whole family! Email Laura at


Matthew 25 Ministries: This ministry, located in Blue Ash, does local work that makes global impact – “bringing hope to those in need.” MT 25 serves people in this country and countries around the world with disaster relief and humanitarian aid. When you serve at MT 25, you not only serve but you learn all about what they do and the impacts they make. See the opportunities



Bob Drew Garden: Serve in the garden (produce goes to the Free Store Food Bank) in one of three ways – tilling and planting (spring), weeding/caring (June – October), or harvesting season (fall). To serve, contact Pam at


Flying Pig Marathon Fun Station: The Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon is on the 1st Sunday of May and our church runs the Hogwash Station at Mile 23. We provide cooling towels and sprays along with much needed encouragement. Sign ups begin mid-March at


Project 5000: This is our annual food drive for local pantries. Each year (May 1 – June 15), Kroger (Anderson Towne Center) fills approximately 400 boxes for people to buy and donate. We also have bags with lists for people to take and fill. This is a good way to learn what it takes to feed a family of four for two days! For more details, go to


Mission Trip Pre-Preparation: We have several teams that serve regionally and globally (Appalachia, Jamaica, Mexico) and there are serves that help these teams as they prepare for the mission trips. These trips are spring, summer and fall. Email Laura at

House Build (Help Build Hope): Help Build Hope is a program that collaborates with Habitat for Humanity and Fuller Centers for Housing along with institutions, such as churches, schools and companies, to build the wall frames for future homes. This is a great serve for the skilled AND unskilled and people 5 years and up. The build occurs annually at Nagel Middle School in late September. Check out the Events page on our website beginning August 15 or contact Kevin at for more information.

Mt Washington School – Conference Night Dinners – 4x/year (two in the fall, two in the spring) at MWS, serve in two shifts (330-5, 5-630 pm). Main dish provided by church, sides/desserts by the serve teams. Dates for the conference dinners will be set by early September. Sign up


Thanksgiving Food Baskets: November 1 – 15, we will have baskets in the Connection Center (along with lists) for folks to take and fill. You can either return the filled baskets to the church (others can deliver them to the local food pantries) or you can deliver them. Please email Laura at or go to the Events page (beginning last week of October) on the website to find out more.


Christmas Outreach: AHC’s annual outreach to families in the FHSD and Mt Washington area. We provide pre-selected gifts for each family member along with a Kroger card for Christmas dinner items. The families also have an opportunity to shop for extras for family members. Families can give as they receive. There a quite a few serve opportunities during November and December. For details and sign ups, go to at the beginning of November.



Families (10 and up):


Local Food Pantries: SEM (Mt Washington) and IPM (east side of Hamilton County) are the two local pantries we support with missions dollars and volunteers. There are opportunities for serving such as sorting and shelving groceries and shopping assistants. Please check out their opportunities –




City Gospel Mission: CGM is all about breaking the cycle of poverty and their focus is on building relationships and trust with the people they serve. CGM has four main areas of focus: Food and Shelter, Recovery, Jobs, and Youth. There are quite a few ways in which you can serve with City Gospel Mission. Go to to see where you can serve!


Hope International/Hands Against Hunger:  Their mission is to motivate and mobilize the church and community to care for orphans and vulnerable children. A Child’s Hope International has a branch – Hands Against Hunger – in Sharonville and they have serve Saturdays approximately once/month. This is a food packing serve set to music that keeps you pumped up. The packages of food are then shipped around the world where there are many hungry kids. See what they are about and sign up serve at


New Life Furniture: This non-profit partners with local social service agencies to provide full house furniture to families and individuals overcoming devastating circumstances, so they can start their new life with hope and dignity. There are a variety of serves and is located on Reed Hartman Hwy in Blue Ash. Go to to see how you can serve.


Families (13 and up):


Habitat For Humanity (H4H/ReStore: H4H brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. People from all over Greater Cincinnati work with families needing affordable housing. There are individual and group serves available! Check it out at


Vacation Bible School (both campuses): Each summer, AHC hosts children (pre-k through 6th grade) for Vacation Bible School. Kids learn more about Jesus along in a fun and meaningful way. There are serves during the VBS weeks along with pre and post-VBS serves. Contact Lauren at or check out our website’s Events page beginning in April.


Adults (18 and up):


The Lord’s Gym (WPH/Covington): This organization ministers to those in need – men, women and children who are under the heavy weight of poverty; who are stricken by domestic violence and crime; and who are imprisoned by addictive and destructive lifestyles – and created for them a safe place. There are around a half dozen serves that those 18 years old and up can choose from. To find out more about The Lord’s Gym, please visit their site at


Embrace Grace: EG is designed to help single women walking through the unsteady season of an unplanned pregnancy. The 12-week program is designed to bring hope and healing to mothers in need of support while teaching them about their God-given identity as a daughter of the Most High King. For more information including ways to serve, email the team at 


KidVenture (After School Ministry, Salem): After 15+ years of participating in the Whiz Kids ministry, we shifted to an after school ministry at our Salem Campus (soon to be Freedom City Church). Each Thursday, we have students from Mt Washington Elementary come for play, homework and reading help, crafts, snacks, and, of course, the gospel of Jesus Christ! The ministry runs from late September through mid-May, Thursdays, 2:20-5:30 pm. This serve is for people 15 years and up. To serve, please go


Free Store Food Bank: Their mission is to improve lives by eliminating hunger in partnership with our community by creating a hunger-free, healthy, and thriving community. The produce from our Bob Drew Garden goes to FSFB! There are places and ways to serve so click the link below to find your fit!


LaSoupe: This non-profit organization saves a lot of food (from grocery stores and restaurants) from being wasted and turns them into soups and other nutritious meals that benefit other food-related help agencies around Cincinnati. Serve opportunities range from food runners to kitchen help. Find your fit at


Meals on Wheels (Hamilton/Clermont): This organization works to deliver services that promote the independence of seniors so they may remain in the comfort of their own homes. They employ MANY  volunteers in the tri-state to pack ready boxes, pack meals and deliver the meals along with other ministries. There are opportunities to serve in Hamilton and Clermont. Please visit their site at to find your fit.


Celebrate Recovery (Salem): This ministry is available to anyone who desires freedom from hurts, hangups and harmful habits. Celebrate Recovery (CR) is weekly on Thursdays at the Salem Campus (soon to be Freedom City) at 6:45 pm. For more information on how you can serve, contact Shari Raisor  


Wesley Chapel Mission Center: This Center is a guiding light and trusted haven that empowers children and families to practice Christ-like actions that transform the community. It is located on East McMicken in OTR and serves the children from surrounding elementary schools. Serves include volunteering with their after school ministry to tutoring on Saturday mornings to being a chaperone for field trips. Find out more at


RESET Ministries: The mission of RESET is to transform broken and lost men and women in the Greater Cincinnati area into servant leaders as they discover their identity and purpose in Christ. From meal prep to light facility maintenance to Biblical Counseling, there is a fit for everyone who desires to serve with this ministry, which is located in Northern Kentucky. Check out the opportunities at


Faith and Friends on Tap (21 and up): Anderson Hills is taking Jesus to the people! On Saturday mornings (1st & 3rd at Little Miami Brewing Company and 4th at Big Ash Brewery), gather with others for worship, a message and prayer. Be part of the host or prayer team. There are also teams that provide worship at The Glen in Union Twp., and the New England Club in Anderson. 

For details, please go to