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The ministries at Second happen in a large part because of one thing ... volunteers. When you use your gifts and passions to serve others, it honors God and allows our church to thrive. 

 

Interfaith Hospitality Network
September 17-23

Interfaith Hospitality Network

Hosting Week

SEPTEMBER 17-23
(SUNDAY EVENING TO SUNDAY MORNING)
 

It’s time again for us to host homeless families who are part of the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) program. Four families will be with us the week of September 17 (Sunday evening) through September 23 (Sunday morning). Willing servants are needed to drive the van, play/do activities with the children and spend the night. Your participation will ensure that we truly show the love of Christ to families in our community who have no place to call home. To sign up or if you have questions, please contact Dianne Berry at (317) 848-5715 or email SecondIHN@gmail.com, or sign up online. Please prayerfully consider giving your time to welcome the stranger with open arms and hearts.

 


Christmas Benevolence
Living Our Faith

Christmas Benevolence

Living Our Faith

I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me…Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me. -- Matthew 25:35-36, 40

Christmas Benevolence is one of the oldest mission traditions of Second Presbyterian Church. It is a church-wide project sponsored by the Deacons. Christmas Benevolence carries the Good News in the form of practical help to families in our community in need of assistance. It provides Bibles, food, clothing, personal items and gifts. It brings Christian love, encouragement and support to people identified by social service agencies. Those who have volunteered and served throughout the years have received in return the joy of knowing that they have been, for a little while, the hands and feet of Christ.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions

To see the whole process, take a look at this video:

Christmas Benevolence requires the support of many volunteers. With approximately 800 volunteer slots, there is literally a volunteer opportunity for everyone. Individual and families can sign up in-person on Sundays in McFarland Hall or on-line through SignUpGenius.

Review Christmas Benevolence Frequently Asked Questions.
 

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2017 Christmas Benevolence Schedule

Saturday, December 2
Box Transfer and Clothing "Store" Setup 
Multi-Purpose Room  8:00 a.m.
Pizza Lunch 11:30 a.m.

Sunday, December 3
New gifts clothing are due.

Monday, December 4
Clothing Selection in Multi-Purpose Room 1 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Clothing & Gift Wrapping in Common Room 9 a.m. - 12 noon and 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Necessities Sorting in PW Room (230) 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Box Packing in Mission Suite 1 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Child Care by Appointment

Tuesday, December 5
Clothing Selection in Multi-Purpose Room 9 a.m. - 12 noon and 1 - 4 p.m.
Clothing & Gift Wrapping in Common Room 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Necessities Sorting in PW Room (230) 9 a.m. - 12 noon and 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Box Packing in Mission Suite 9 a.m. - 12 noon and 1 - 4 p.m.
Lunch 12 noon
Child Care by Appointment

Wednesday, December 6
Clothing Selection in Multi-Purpose Room 1 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Clothing & Gift Wrapping in Common Room 1 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Necessities Sorting in PW Room (230) 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Box Packing in Mission Suite 1 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Child Care by Appointment

Thursday, December 7
Clothing Selection in Multi-Purpose Room 9 a.m. - 12 noon and 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Necessities Sorting in PW Room (230) 3 - 7 p.m.
Box Packing in Mission Suite 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Child Care by Appointment

Friday, December 8
Clothing Selection in Multi-Purpose Room 9 a.m. - 12 noon, 1 - 4 p.m.
Clothing & Gift Wrapping in Common Room 9 a.m. - 12 noon, 1 - 4 p.m.
Box Packing in Mission Suite 9 a.m. - 12 noon, 1 - 4 p.m.
Child Care by Appointment
Lunch at Noon

Saturday, December 9
Clothing Selection 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Noon – 2:30 p.m.
Box Packing in Mission Suite 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Noon – 2:30 p.m.
Child Care by Appointment
Advent Party 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 10
Ham Drop-Off before each service

Monday, December 11
Clothing Tear-down Multi-Purpose Room 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Tuesday, December 12
Gift Wrapping Common Room 9 a.m. - noon
Box Moving Multi-Purpose Room 12 - 2 p.m.
Food Unloading and Set Up 9 a.m. - noon, noon-3 p.m.
Lunch at noon

Wednesday, December 13
Food Selection 12 - 2 p.m.
Child Care by Appointment

Thursday, December 14
Food Selection 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Child Care by Appointment

Saturday, December 16
DELIVERY DAY
Unload freezer 6:30 a.m.
Loaders report at 8 a.m.
Deliveries 9 – 11 a.m.
Chili/Hot Dog Lunch 11 a.m.– 1 p.m.

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Help in the Community Garden
2017

Help in the Community Garden

Help plant and tend the community garden at Second. A garden guide is onsite Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 noon and Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Or you can stop by anytime and follow the notes left in the garden box.

Details Here


Northside Food Pantry
Volunteers and Donations

Northside Food Pantry

Volunteers and Donations

The Northside Food Pantry at Second serves more than 550 families each month! Did you know... As many as ten people are needed to serve each shift the pantry is open? And... There are four shifts each week, plus more opportunities behind the scenes.

Could you serve with your friends at one of those 40 shifts?

Volunteer Hours:
Tuesday: 12 - 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:30 - 7 p.m.
Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
 
PW Days at the Food Pantry:
Join us the first and third Wednesday of every month from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in the Northside Food Pantry.

 


Current Donation Needs

  • Cereals
  • Sliced Bread
  • Deodorant
Please place donations in the shopping carts located at the back of the Atrium. Thank You!

PW Monday Mission Sorters
Mondays 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the Mission Suite

PW Monday Mission Sorters

Purpose: Sort clothing and other donations for Fall and Summer Sales, as well as other churchwide mission projects

Meets: Mondays, 8:30 a.m.-Noon, Mission Suite (unfinished room)

Contact: Gretchen Hall (578-4046) or Amy Johnston (334-9636).


Collecting Winter Items Now

Collecting Winter Items for Christmas Benevolence

DONATIONS BEING ACCEPTED NOW
 
As you put away winter clothing, help us plan ahead for our Christmas Benevolence families who will need warm jackets, gloves, hats, and clothing. Bring your gently worn, outgrown items to the collection center near the mission suite. The entry to this room is under the awning from the north (lower) parking lot, and the door is unlocked during the hours the church building is open.
 
Thank you for your donation!

Make a Difference
While You Shop

Make a Difference While You Shop

WHEN YOU GET GROCERIES
 
Did you know that many grocery stores, such as Kroger, offer some type of community rewards program? These programs donate a percentage of each of your purchases to your favorite local organization. It’s usually just a matter of logging in to your online account and choosing the organization you would like to support. Several organizations that are affiliated with our church participate in Kroger’s Community Rewards Program, including Greenbriar Elementary School and Westminster Neighborhood Services.
 
Sign up today and help ensure that your shopping dollars help support not only your family, but our wider community.