Christmas with Pantry Families
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 by Sunday, December 6.
This year we are inviting our recipient families to come to Second to pick up their items on December 19, instead of having Second members deliver them. A few volunteer spots remain!
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 this fall brings warm outerwear to children and adults as the weather begins to cool.