ShareFest is an idea that began in Central Arkansas in 1999. A group of Arkansas pastors decided to take the church into the community and show the love of Jesus in tangible ways. In the fall of 2007, a group of Grand Valley pastors and church leaders met to discuss if ShareFest could be a reality here. Could people from different churches and denominations come together for one weekend and serve the community in the name of Jesus?
The answer was yes! The first Grand Valley ShareFest was held in April, 2008, with twenty churches and over three thousand people serving on over six hundred projects. People of all ages worked on projects including cleaning yards, sewing lap quilts for care center residents, walking through neighborhoods picking up trash, painting mobile homes, and making care packages for college students. The Church came together, and it was a sight to behold.
All you need to do is have your Pastor contact us by filling out the Partnering Church form.
If you are an individual or small group that just wants to get involved, please fill out the “Partnering Individual” We will connect with you and place you with an existing team leader and you are on your way to a wonderful serving weekend!
Sixteen years!!! Sixteen years in the Grand Valley; over 1000 volunteers out helping hundreds our elderly and disabled with simple tasks, tasks they cannot afford to hire done and certainly cannot do themselves. Over the last 16years, over 50 faith-based organizations have participated in ShareFest, and we continue to meet the needs of this special gap in our community. ShareFest has become an event that our seniors and disabled have become dependent on; and we are not going to stop, we love what we do.
On Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30, many faith-based organizations and groups in the Grand Valley will participate in ShareFest 2023 demonstrating the love of Christ in our community.
Our volunteers will be out and about both Saturday and Sunday, helping individuals from all over our Grand Valley; Fruita, Loma, Mack, Palisade, Clifton, Grand Junction and Orchard Mesa; elderly and disabled, by washing windows, getting swamp coolers ready for the summer, raking and weeding yards and more. These seem like simple tasks to most of us, but for our elderly and disabled; they are huge!
ShareFest truly does fill a gap in our community!
There are no charges and no strings attached, just a bunch of people helping people.