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WELLBEING

So many factors influence our health and wellbeing on a daily basis. We support and encourage each other as we seek to extend the love of Christ into our community and beyond. If you would like to learn more about how to become involved in our service opportunities, please contact Rev. David Berry.

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    Winter Warmth Coat Drive
    Fall collection of coats for our neighbors

    September 1 through October 23
    Place gently used or new coats in the red bins in the atrium or on the second floor.

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    Each fall we collect coats to share with our neighbors in need. Between September 1 and October 23, please place gently used and new coats in the red bins in the atrium and on the second floor. Larger sizes are especially appreciated!

    Our Deacons will sort the coats and offer them to Washington Township families in early November.

    Come help sort and share the coats!

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    Thank you for sharing some warmth with our neighbors this winter!

     

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    Disaster Relief
    Emergency cleanup buckets and hygiene kits

    Pick up a bucket in the atrium!

    In October 2022, our church parking lot will once again be a collection site for area churches and families to drop off emergency cleanup buckets and hygiene kits. Church World Service distributes these much-needed supplies to those affected by wildfires, hurricanes, flooding, and other disasters in the U.S. and around the world.

    Presbyterian Disaster Assistance(an organization within our denomination) partners with Church World Service to collect, store, and distribute relief kits.

    The Church World Service website has details about the emergency cleanup buckets and hygiene kits, including printable shopping lists and videos showing how to pack the kits.

    For five years, our church has been a collection depot for Church World Service, facilitating the gathering and storage of emergency cleanup buckets and hygiene kits. We are united in our mission to serve those in most need. 


    Who is Presbyterian Disaster Assistance?

    Here are some quick facts from 2021:

    • $3.1 million granted in 30 states and 15 countries
    • 60 National Response Team members deployed to 19 presbyteries.
    • 112 Presbyterian Women trained in Disaster Preparedness
    • 400 work team volunteers served in CA, NC, NE and NJ
    • Developed a new grant opportunity supporting refugee and asylum advocacy programs
    • Hosted more than 500 people in 41 Emotional & Spiritual programs
    • In partnership with Church World Service, assisted in the collection and distribution of 191,182 Gift of the Heart kits and blankets

    THANK YOU for helping your church help those in need!

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    Second partners with 
    Versiti Blood Centers

     

    Upcoming blood drive dates:

    • November 6
    • January 22
    • April 23
    • July 9

     

    Give hope...

    Upcoming blood drive dates:

    • November 6
    • January 22
    • April 23
    • July 9

    Ministering to our community includes providing the resources needed during a time of crisis for hope and healing. Donating blood is a powerful way to show compassion and contribute to the well-being of patients in our city. Versiti Blood Center of Indiana is experiencing a critical need for blood donors. All donors are required to register and wear personal masks or face coverings.

    We partner with Versiti Blood Center of Indiana to supply much-needed blood to area hospitals. If you are unable to come to Second on April 24, you can visit a local blood center at your convenience.

     

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    IU Health Congregational Care Network

    This program connects people in our community who have been discharged recently from the hospital with a trained “connector” from our congregation who will speak with their neighbor by phone once a week for six weeks to provide support and connect the neighbor to assistance they might need. Second Presbyterian and St. Luke’s Methodist recently joined the growing group of congregations in Indianapolis participating in this program.

    If you would like to learn more or volunteer, please contact Shadreck Kamwendo. There is training from IUH for everyone who participates in this program.

     

     

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    Meditations for Personal Wellbeing

    We invite you to enjoy these guided meditations at any time. Guided imagery programs engage your mind, body, and spirit to help you: reduce stress, focus on healthy changes, and promote healing. Please listen at your convenience as often as you prefer.

    If you have any questions, please contact CenterPoint Counseling at 317-252-5518.

    NOTE: Once you begin playing a track, the tracks that follow will stream automatically. Streaming will continue even if your device goes to sleep.

     

     

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    Christmas with our Northside Neighbors
     

    Traditionally known as Christmas Benevolence, this ministry has been a vital mission of our church for decades and continues to focus on extending kindness to members of our local community -- reflective of the Matthew 25 initiative.

    Second's outreach this year will serve to foster deeper engagement with our neighbors who visit the Northside Food Pantry. We will focus on pantry clients this Christmas and continue to serve between 130 and 150 families in the area.

    Some cherished traditions, such as opportunities for members to purchase new clothing or gifts for children, will continue. Gift and clothing "tags" have been offered online, so that families can shop at their convenience, then deliver the gifts to the church. 

    Rather than working toward a single "Delivery Day," Deacons are working closely with Northside Mission Ministries to support our local families throughout the year. For example, the Winter Warmth coat drive in the fall brings warm outerwear to children and adults as the weather begins to cool.

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    Creation Care

    The Creation Care Ministry Team endeavors to encourage, equip, and sustain individuals and groups within the congregation, who feel called to utilize their own unique talents, skillsets, and interests to experience the benefits of creation care for our health and for the wellbeing of all of God’s creation.

    Contact:
    Karl Duchmann
    kduchmann@hecweb.org