Sunday, October 1, 2023


Every year Freshwater spends a Sunday morning working together to give back to our community, called Labor for Your Neighbor (L4YN). This year, L4YN has become a part of our LOVE JC campaign that exists to love and serve the people and organizations who selflessly serve Jefferson City and the surrounding communities. This year we have chosen to partner with the Lincoln University Baptist Student Minister, Clint Mahan, to update and renovate the Lincoln Baptist Student Union and the International Student House.  These projects will greatly increase ministry opportunities at Lincoln University to both local and global students attending both Lincoln University and State Tech.

T-SHIRTS:  Everyone who signs up by September 17 will receive a free L4YN t-shirt.

PARKING:  This year everyone will park at McClung Park - 930 McClung Park Dr, JCMO.  Our Transportation Team will transport everyone to their job sites and back to their cars. Arrive at McClung Park between 8:30 - 9:00 am and look for the Freshwater flag near the outdoor pavilion.

CHILDCARE:  Childcare will be provided for kids up through 3rd grade for participating families at the Knowles YMCA - 424 Stadium Blvd JCMO.  Kids can be dropped off between 8:00 - 8:30 am and must be picked up by 12 noon.  If you anticipate needing childcare, you MUST register your kids HERE. Sorry, no walk-ins will be accepted.

LUNCH: Lunch will be provided back at McClung Park between 12:00 - 1:00 pm for everyone involved with L4YN.

Questions?  Feel free to contact Aaron Doss, Freshwater's L4YN Coordinator.  You can reach him HERE.


Sign up NOW!  Project teams are listed below.

LOVE JC: Labor for Your Neighbor is offering SEVENTEEN teams to choose from this year.  We need lots of volunteers in order to be able to complete our projects for 2023. As teams begin to fill/close and you feel there are no available teams that are a good fit for you, please contact Aaron Doss, L4YN Coordinator.  We'll find a place for you!  You can contact Aaron HERE!

  • Team Size:  12            Leader:  James & Rae Jefferies      THIS TEAM IS FULL!

    Paint the lower-level interior of the BSU. MBC will provide paint colors and design. Paint tools provided.  Register for Team 1

  • Team Size:  6            Leader:  Freshwater Student Leaders         THIS TEAM IS FULL!

    Repaint retaining wall and hand railings. Paint tools provided. Freshwater Student project.  Register for Team 2

  • Team Size:  10            Leader:  Andy Roselius

    Grade existing driveway and spread new gravel. Skid steer assisted.  Register for Team 3

  • Team Size:  6            Leader:  Jason Volkart        THIS TEAM IS FULL!

    Build a new fire pit from landscaping block. No digging or leveling required, will be located on new concrete patio.  Register for Team 4

  • Team Size:  6            Leader:  Bryan Dearixon

    Remove existing runoff drains with new PVC pipe. Mini excavator assisted.  Register for Team 5

  • Team Size:  6            Leader:  Kenny Shaw

    Demo back stage wall, rebuild stage steps, relocate HVAC registers. Framing experience needed.  Register for Team 6

  • Team Size:  8            Leader:  Matt Sailor        THIS TEAM IS FULL!

    Remove existing shrubbery, lay new weed mat, replace mulch.  Register for Team 7

  • Team Size:  8            Leader:  Isaac Beckel

    Stretch and repair existing chainlink fence. Install new fence posts.  Register for Team 8

  • Team Size:  8            Leader:  Steve Grothoff         THIS TEAM IS FULL!

    Pressure wash and stain second story deck. Pressure washer provided.  Register for Team 9

  • Team Size:  6            Leader:  Bobby Medlin        THIS TEAM IS FULL!

    Spread gravel base, level area, build new fire pit from landscaping block. Build instructions provided.  Register for Team 10

  • Team Size:  8            Leader:  Kim Beshear       THIS TEAM IS FULL!

    Paint interior walls of home. Paint and supplies provided. Step stools needed.  Register for Team 11

  • Team Size: 6            Leader:  Bart Porting

    Reroute downspouts to feed into rain barrels to be installed under the deck.  Register for Team 12

  • Team Size:  6            Leader:  Luke & Noah Sumner        

    Assembling a pre-fab pergola kit.  Register for Team 13

  • Team Size:  10            Leader:  Alice Longfellow        THIS TEAM IS FULL!

    Design and plant a new LU themed flowerbed. Exact location is unknown at this time.  Register for Team 14

  • Team Size:  8            Leader:  Dwell Isringhausen        

    Transport volunteers from McClung Park to job sites. Golf carts and vans provided. 21+ y/o and driver’s license required.  Register for Team 15

  • Team Size:  8            Leader:  Joe Price

    Move tools, supplies and equipment to job sites. Coordinate movement of equipment between sites. Oversee site cleanup and close work sites.  Register for Team 16

  • Team Size:  10            Leader: Sabrina Schaab & Dora Doss        THIS TEAM IS FULL!

    Caring for kids nursery through 3rd grade.  Register for Team 17