815 Serve Day

 Serve Day Prayer Gathering 2023

Rockford Day Prayer Gatherings!
Faith leaders along with Mayor McNamara joined us for our Prayer Gathering at Davis Park to pray for our City as we launched our 815 Serve Weekend! We then joined our friends from the Salvation Army for Worship in the Gardens at Anderson Gardens on 8.15 Day to worship together and give praise to God for all his goodness we experience in Rockford!

Serve the 815!  
One Body Collaboratives in partnership with our Pastor Advisory Network, hosted our 815 Serve Day event in coordination with 815 Day!  815 Serve Day was held on the weekend leading up to 815 Day on Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13.  Several local churches served the 815 in some capacity on these days.  

Rockford Day, also known as 815 Day, is held annually on August 15 but can be celebrated for multiple days or even the whole month! Rockford Day aims to showcase the people, places and things that make Rockford great.  

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Thank you to Those Who Participated: 

Caledonia Church
Collected more than 10 bags of school supplies to contribute to the Boone County Salvation Army, which does a school supplies drive every year for low-income kids. 

Central Christian Church of Rockford
Collected 2,400 personal hygiene items, socks and underwear for RPS 205.

Christ the Rock Lutheran Church and Preschool
Collected over 550 school supplies for Perry School in Belvidere, IL.

Empowering Word Christian Center
Hosted its annual Back 2 School Xtravaganza and gave away Smartphones, Chromebooks, Tablets, and $50 Gift Cards. The event also included a number of additional giveaways and kids activities. 

Grace United Methodist Church
Collected 30 back packs full of school supplies for Machesney Park Elementary School and families at the Grove at Keith Creek.

House of God Church
Gathered over 500 school supplies, 25 hoodies, and gently used winter coats to be provided to Riverdahl School. 

Life Church/South Campus
Hosted a Rock House Kids fun day with inflatables, food and fun! 

Our Saviors Lutheran Church
Conducted a drive to collect men's underwear packages to be given to Carpenter's Place and to the Rockford Rescue Mission.

Collected socks for RPS205 students. 

Spring Creek UCC
Collected personal hygiene items for senior citizens at Skyrise Apartments.