Love Week 2020

April 4-11, 2020

When we love others, we find purpose and meaning in life. The best way to love someone, is to serve them. Jesus was always reaching out and serving. We follow Him by spreading that same love to others today!  Can you image the difference we could make, if we were all willing to see the needs around us, feel compassion for our neighbor, and act in service? That’s the life that you and I were made for! 


Sometimes the only obstacle is knowing where to start. Where do we go, and what can we do? ServeTuscaloosa wants to help you, help others. Our team is out in the community every week meeting our neighbors, and the leaders and organizations that are helping them. They are helping the homeless, feeding the hungry, caring for the sick, and teaching our children - and they are doing a great job! All they need is a little help and support! ServeTuscaloosa knows that you want to be involved, so we work with these organizations to determine what they need. Then, we bring those opportunities to you each month - and our biggest opportunity of the year is here! 


The week leading up to Easter will be LOVE WEEK. We will be kicking off LOVE WEEK with a huge day of service on Saturday, April 4th. There will be additional opportunities all week long! We want to flood our community with love, at the same time of year we celebrate God’s love for us!  We hope to see everyone signed up to serve for just a few hours, with one of the many great organizations making a difference in our community. Together, we can make a huge impact! Help us tell our community that we love Tuscaloosa, because God loves Tuscaloosa!


It’s easy to join the LOVE WEEK movement.


1. Scroll down to the end of the page to see each day's events

2. Pick your service location and time

3. Register everyone who will serve

4. Pick up your free ServeTuscaloosa shirt

5. Come prepared to serve!


Trouble registering? E-mail us at info@firstwesleyan.com, or call 205.752.4251 for help.

SATURDAY, APRIL 4

  • THE BROWN HOUSE COMMUNITY

    Project: Building Picnic Tables  Location: 714 30th Avenue, Northport

    Date: Saturday, April 4 Time: 9am - 12pm

    Leader: Larry Miles Group Size: 5  Ages: Adults

    Helpful Items to Bring: Power Tools

  • THE BROWN HOUSE COMMUNITY

    Project: Painting and Yard Work  Location: 714 30th Avenue, Northport

    Date: Saturday, April 4  Time: 9am - 12pm

    Leader: Colicus Jones  Group Size: 15  Ages: Youth 13+ and Adults

    Helpful Items to Bring: Paint Supplies, Gloves, General Lawncare

  • CARING DAYS

    Project: Yard Work & Clean Up  Location: 943 31st St E, Tuscaloosa

    Date: Saturday, April 4  Time: 9am - 12pm

    Leader: Jennifer Patrick  Group Size: 20  Ages: Youth 13+ and Adults

    Helpful Items to Bring: Gloves, General Lawncare, Power Washer

  • CRESTMONT ELEMENTARY

    Project: Pressure Washing & Yard Work  Location: 2400 34th Ave, Northport

    Date: Saturd 4 Time: 9am - 12pm

    Leader: Paige Patterson  Group Size: 8  Ages: Adults

    Helpful Items to Bring: Gloves, General Lawncare, Power Washer

  • CRESTMONT ELEMENTARY

    Project: Washing Hallways & Windows  Location: 2400 34th Ave, Northport

    Date: Saturday, April 4 Time: 9am - 12pm

    Leader: Katie Matchette  Group Size: 20  Ages: Children welcome with parent

    Helpful Items to Bring: Paper Towels, Window Cleaner

  • GENESIS REHABILITATION CENTER

    Project: Providing Food & Games  Location: 11989 Ben Clements Road, Northport

    Date: Saturday, April 4  Time: 11am - 2pm

    Leader: Jamie Joiner  Group Size: 5  Ages: Adults

    Helpful Items to Bring: Food to Share, Lawn Games

  • GOOD SAMARITAN CLINIC

    Project: Yard Work & Painting Location: 3880 Watermelon Rd, Northport

    Date: Saturday, April 4 Time: 9am - 12pm

    Leader: Brenda Snider Group Size: 15 Ages: Youth 13+ and Adults

    Helpful Items to Bring: Paint Supplies, Gloves, General Lawncare

  • HIGH SOCKS FOR HOPE

    Project: Packing Boxes for Veterans  Location: 3617 McFarland Blvd, Northport

    Date: Saturday, April 4 Time: 9am - 12pm

    Leader: Don & Joan Foley  Group Size: 12 Ages: Youth 13+ and Adults

    Helpful Items to Bring: None

  • HOLT ELEMENTARY

    Project: Clean-up, & Yard Work  Location: 2400 34th Ave, Northport

    Date: Saturday, April 4 Time: 9am - 12pm

    Leader: Anthony Robertson  Group Size: 12  Ages: Adults

    Helpful Items to Bring: Gloves, General Lawncare

  • HOLT ELEMENTARY

    Project: Indoor Painting  Location: 2400 34th Ave, Northport

    Date: Saturday, April 4 Time: 9am - 12pm

    Leader: Lindsay Cook  Group Size: 5  Ages: Adults

    Helpful Items to Bring: Paint Supplies

  • HOLT SENIOR CENTER

    Project: Clean-up & Yard Work  Location: 4002 Alabama Ave NE, Tuscaloosa

    Date: Saturday, April 4  Time: 9am - 12pm

    Leader: Jen Nickelson Group Size: 5  Ages: Adults

    Helpful Items to Bring: Gloves, General Lawncare

  • HOSPICE OF WEST ALABAMA

    Project: Pressure Wash Porches Location: 3851 Loop Rd, Tuscaloosa

    Date: Saturday, April 4 Time: 9am - 12pm

    Leader: Heath Bambarger Group Size: 5  Ages: Adults

    Helpful Items to Bring: Pressure Washer

  • HOSPICE OF WEST ALABAMA

    Project: Deliver a Meal for 10 Location: 3851 Loop Rd, Tuscaloosa

    Date: Saturday, April 4 Time: 11am - 1pm

    Leader: Brenda Snider Group Size: 1  Ages: Adults

    Helpful Items to Bring: None

  • SALVATION ARMY

    Project: Serve Meal at the Homeless Shelter  Location: 1035 29th St, Tuscaloosa

    Date: Saturday, April 4 Time: 4:45pm - 5:45pm

    Leader: Salvation Army Group Size: 10  Ages: Youth 13+ and Adults

    Helpful Items to Bring: None

  • TEMPORARY EMERGENCY SERVICES

    Project: Help in the Thrift Store Location: 1705 15th Street, Tuscaloosa

    Date: Saturday, April 4 Time: 9am - 12pm

    Leader: Temporary Emergency Services Group Size: 15  Ages: Children w/ a parent

    Helpful Items to Bring: None

  • TUSCALOOSA ANGELS

    Project: Yard Work for a Foster Family Location: Sign up for details

    Date: Saturday, April 4 Time: 9am - 12pm

    Leader: Xandra Phillips   Group Size: 10   Ages: Youth 13+ and Adults

    Helpful Items to Bring: None

  • WEST ALABAMA FOOD BANK

    Project: Packing Food Boxes Location: 3160 McFarland Blvd, Northport

    Date: Saturday, April 4  Time: 9am - 12am

    Leader: Kathy Sanford  Group Size: 30  Ages: Children welcome with parent supervision

    Helpful Items to Bring: None

  • WINGS OF GRACE

    Project: Clean-up & Yard Work Location: 3101 Alabama Ave. NE., Tuscaloosa

    Date: Saturday, April 4 Time: 9am - 12pm

    Leader: Marti Patton Group Size: 12  Ages: Youth 13+ and Adults

    Helpful Items to Bring: None

  • Project: Deliver a Meal for 10 Location: 3851 Loop Rd, Tuscaloosa

    Date: Sunday, April 5 Time: 11am - 1pm

    Leader: Brenda Snider Group Size: 1  Ages: Adults

    Helpful Items to Bring: None


  • Project: Deliver a Meal for 10 Location: 3851 Loop Rd, Tuscaloosa

    Date: Monday, April 6 Time: 11am - 1pm

    Leader: Brenda Snider Group Size: 1  Ages: Adults

    Helpful Items to Bring: None


  • Project: Packing Secret Meals for Children Location: 3160 McFarland Blvd, Northport

    Date: Tuesday, April 7  Time: 1pm - 3pm

    Leader: Lydia Fikes: Homeschool Group  Group Size: 12  Ages:   

    Helpful Items to Bring: None


  • WEST ALABAMA FOOD BANK

    Project: Packing Secret Meals for Children Location: 3160 McFarland Blvd, Northport

    Date: Tuesday, April 7  Time: 9am-12pm

    Leader: Marti Patton  Group Size: 12  Ages: Children w/ a parent

    Helpful Items to Bring: None

  • CRESTMONT ELEMENTARY (FULL)

    Project: Catered Duty Free Lunch Location: 2400 34th Ave, Northport

    Date: Tuesday, April 7  Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm

    Leader: James Matchette Group Size: 12  Ages: Adults

    Helpful Items to Bring: None

  • HOSPICE OF WEST ALABAMA

    Project: Deliver a Meal for 10 Location: 3851 Loop Rd, Tuscaloosa

    Date: Tuesday, April 7 Time: 11am - 1pm

    Leader: Brenda Snider Group Size: 1  Ages: Adults

    Helpful Items to Bring: None

  • SALVATION ARMY

    Project: Serve Meal at the Homeless Shelter Location: 1035 29th St, Tuscaloosa

    Date: Tuesday, April 7  Time: 4:45pm - 5:45pm

    Leader: Salvation Army  Group Size: 10  Ages: Youth 13+ and Adults

    Helpful Items to Bring: None

  • MCABEE CENTER

    Project: Sing Easter Hymns Location: 3801 Loop Rd, Tuscaloosa

    Date: Wednesday, April 8 Time: 10am - 11am

    Leader: Annette Cook  Group Size: 20  Ages: Adults

    Helpful Items to Bring: None


  • HOSPICE OF WEST ALABAMA

    Project: Deliver a Meal for 10 Location: 3851 Loop Rd, Tuscaloosa

    Date: Wednesday, April 8 Time: 11am - 1pm

    Leader: Brenda Snider Group Size: 1  Ages: Adults

    Helpful Items to Bring: None

  • SALVATION ARMY

    Project: Serve Meal at the Homeless Shelter Location: 1035 29th St, Tuscaloosa

    Date: Wednesday, April 8  Time: 4:45pm - 5:45pm

    Leader: Salvation Army Group Size: 10  Ages: Youth 13+ and Adults

    Helpful Items to Bring: None

  • SAVE - A - LIFE

    Project: Indoor Cleaning Location: 535 Jack Warner Pkwy NE, Tuscaloosa

    Date: Wednesday, April 8  Time: 9am - 11am 

    Leader: Alexandra Phillips   Group Size: 8  Ages: Youth 13+ and Adults

    Helpful Items to Bring: Gloves, Cleaning Supplies

  • SAVE - A - LIFE

    Project: Organize Donations Location: 3321 University Blvd E. Tuscaloosa Date: Wednesday, April 8 Time: 9am - 12am  

    Leader: Laura Jernigan  Group Size: 8  Ages: Youth 13+ and Adults

    Helpful Items to Bring: Gloves

  • Project: Deliver a Meal for 10 Location: 3851 Loop Rd, Tuscaloosa

    Date: Thursday, April 9 Time: 11am - 1pm

    Leader: Brenda Snider Group Size: 1  Ages: Adults

    Helpful Items to Bring: None

  • SALVATION ARMY HOMELESS SHELTER

    Project: Serve Meal at the Homeless Shelter Location: 1035 29th St, Tuscaloosa

    Date: Thursday, April 9  Time: 4:45pm - 5:45pm

    Leader: Salvation Army  Group Size: 10  Ages: Youth 13+ and Adults

    Helpful Items to Bring: None

  • Project: Deliver a Meal for 10 Location: 3851 Loop Rd, Tuscaloosa

    Date: Friday, April 10 Time: 11am - 1pm

    Leader: Brenda Snider Group Size: 1 Ages: Adults

    Helpful Items to Bring: None