Make the most of your Christmas when you give your time and possessions to help those who need you.  These serving opportunities are sponsored through a Rooftop ministry. Contact Justin Stone, director of the Rooftop Service Team at for info about ongoing service projects.

Give Your Time

Homeless Outreach

Mondays, Dec. 7 and Dec. 21 | 5:45 p.m. | North Downtown - St. Louis
Bring the kids? Yes -  older children with adult supervision
Help feed and distribute winter clothing to the homeless just north of the Edward Jones Dome near the Vess bottle. The team will meet in south St. Louis to carpool to the site. Help restore dignity and encourage those in need of the hope of Christ this holiday season. More info or RSVP: Justin at 314-269-3172 or

Affton Christian Food Pantry

Thursday, Dec. 17 & Monday, Dec. 28 | Time: 5:30 - 8 pm | 4960 Heege Road, 63123
Bring the kids? No
Stock the shelves and help clients shop at the food pantry. Rooftop is responsible for the pantry one to two shifts every month. You can also make a food donation. Drop non-perishable items in the lobby. More info:

Affton Christian Food Pantry Christmas Boutique

Nov. 30 through Dec. 12 | Time: see below | 4960 Heege Road, 63123
Bring the kids? No
Help children of clients to pick out gifts for their families. We need 5 volunteers during each shift:  Mondays 12 - 2 pm and 6 - 7 pm, Tuesdays 4 - 6:30 pm, Thursdays 6 - 8 pm, and Saturdays 9:30 am - 12  pm. Email Karen to sign up. More info: Anna at 314-809-3979.

Nursing Home Ministry

Sunday, Dec. 6 | 2 - 4pm  | 9645 Big Bend Blvd
Bring the kids? Yes
Help residents at Bethesda Dilworth Nursing Home get to and from chapel services. Connect with residents and show them love for an afternoon.  When they smile, it will be worth it. 
More info: Nursing Home Ministry or

New City Fellowship Work Day

Saturday, Dec. 12 | 8:30 am - 1 pm | New City Church, 3502 Grace Ave.
Bring the kids?  Yes - older children with adult supervision
Rooftop partners each month with New City Fellowship to serve refugees, needy families, and elderly in St. Louis City. Work includes home repairs, clean up and other projects. This opportunity will bless you in many ways if you step out in faith this holiday season. More info:  

Kids Art Project for the Nursing Home

Help your children spread holiday cheer with the residents of Bethesda Dillworth Nursing Home. Pick up a Christmas card coloring sheet at the Connections Counter in the lobby or ask your kids to make their own. Return the completed art to the lobby by Dec. 13. A Rooftop ministry leader will distribute them before Christmas.

Use Me Team

Sign up for Rooftop’s servant network to get periodic emails about unexpected and urgent serving opportunities that come up in our  community. Click here to sign up for the  “Use Me Team."

Christmas Eve at Rooftop

Thursday, Dec. 24 | 5 and 6:30 pm | at Rooftop
Rooftop will host two special Christmas Eve services this year with hopes of reaching out to the community. Help us share the Gospel with unbelievers looking for a spiritual moment on Christmas. Sign up to watch children or greet visitors. Consider serving at one service and attending the other. Email Heather Gain to sign up. 

Give Your Things

Mexico Mission Shoe and Cash Drive

Rooftop is sending a team to Reynosa Mexico just after Christmas to build houses for three families. Bless the people of the Colonia by donating gently used shoes & socks for the team to give away. All shoes are
welcome - men's, women's, kid's, all sizes, styles, and colors. Please make sure they are a matching pair, are clean & have no holes. 

Or you can help out by picking an envelope off the Mexico tree & returning it with your donation in the box on the Connections Counter. The mission team will use donations to buy home furnishings once they are in Mexico. All shoes, socks & money should be returned to by Sunday, Dec. 13. 
More info: Colleen Echterhoff or  Polly Whitchurch

Adopt a Homeless Friend

Pick a tag from the Homeless Outreach tree and bring back a special gift from a wish list for our special friends. No time to shop? Pick a tag for a cash donation. All gifts must be returned by Sunday, Dec. 20 so the team can distribute them before Christmas. More info:

Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Gift Catalog

Celebrate Christ with a life-transforming gift. Give of a bucket of grain or a goat to a needy family in the Samaritan”s Purse Christmas catalog. Gifts range from $9 to feed a baby for a week net to a $150 for hospital equipment. Give guides can be found at the connections counter at church or online . More info: