Picnic In The Park

Picnic in the Park

Picnic in the Park allows Harvest Vineyard and Orchard Hill churches to be a welcoming presence in the Walnut Neighborhood outside the four walls of our churches. Together, Harvest and Orchard Hill practice the hospitality and the love of Jesus by reaching out to neighbors through a meal, fellowship, and worship in Lincoln Park, Waterloo.

Picnics take place 7 Sundays in Lincoln Park (June 3, 17, July 1, 15, August 19, September 2, 16). We are asking 30 volunteers to join us each picnic in order to serve our community well. We firmly believe you’ll be blessed as you seek to be a blessing to others. We also invite you to come and eat and worship and just join in as participants of the meal and the worship time. It is also a great way you can be involved this summer with PIP.  We'd love to have you join us.

Schedule of the Event

11:00 am: volunteer huddle 
11:45 am: lunch starts being served 
12:15-30pm: worship service begins
1:00 pm: event finishes

Sign Up To Volunteer

If you are signing up for mulitple people or small groups, please fill out this form for each person volunteering with the dates and teams they wish to serve.

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  5. Saturday Morning Prep Crew

    8:30-11:00 a.m. the Saturday's prior in the Orchard Hill Church Kitchen. 3 volunteers are needed each Saturday morning prior to each Sunday Picnic in the Park. Check all dates you wish to volunteer.

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  7. Sunday Morning Prep Crew

    9:45-11:00 a.m. This group will meet at the chuckwagon and will help to unpack the chuckwagon, set up the food tables, and help the wagonmasters and food service leader make drink, cook, tape trash bags, set signs. Check all dates you wish to volunteer.

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  9. Food Service Crew

    11:00 - 1:30 pm. This group will meet in Lincoln Park at the chuckwagon and will huddle at 11 a.m. for a welcome and prayer. From 11:00-11:35 this group will move tables, wipe down tables, visit with folks, and do last minute preparation for food with the food service leader. From 11:35-11:45 a.m., the food service leader will show you your places on the serving line and instruct you regarding meal service. These volunteers will serve the meal between 11:45-12:25. Volunteers can go through the line at 12:30 to eat and sit to listen to Harvest’s 30 minute worship service. At 1:00 p.m., this team will help to clean up leftovers and pack up the chuckwagon. Check all dates you wish to volunteer.

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  11. Hospitality Crew

    11:00 - 1:00 pm. This team of volunteers will arrive at Lincoln Park for the circle huddle at 11 a.m. You will work with the hospitality team leader to welcome people into the park, provide nametags, visit with folks before lunch. When lunch starts, this team will split…2 people will help carry plates and drinks for guests with children or disabilities. The other two may sit and eat at 11:45. At 12:15, the team will switch roles. The second two will eat, and the first two will help clean up plates and see what people might need between 12:15-1:00. Check all dates you wish to volunteer.

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  13. Prayer Team

    11:00 - 1:30 pm. Volunteers come to the huddle at Lincoln Park at 11 a.m. They spend time with the prayer leader on a prayer walk through Lincoln Park and being available to pray with and for people in the park through the event. Check all dates you wish to volunteer.

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  15. Children's Team

    11:00 - 1:30 pm. Volunteers will come to huddle at Lincoln Park at 11 a.m. They will be instructed by the Children’s Team Leaders regarding interaction and activities with children in one area of Lincoln Park. All volunteers will have a chance to eat lunch. Check all dates you wish to volunteer.

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  17. Clean-up Team

    11:45 - 2:00 pm. These volunteers will do some dishes between 11:00-12:30; eat and worship between 12:30-1:00, and finish dishes and clean up between 1:00-1:30. If these volunteers can follow the chuckwagon and the clean up leader back to OHC and help with unloading and cleaning out the coolers, that would be great! Check all dates you wish to volunteer.

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  19. I'll Help Where Needed Most

    We'll schedule you to help where-ever the need is the greatest. Check all dates you wish to volunteer.

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