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Serve at the Church

Give of your time and talents at Second Presbyterian! Volunteers are needed on Sundays and throughout the week.

Northside Food Pantry Volunteers

Northside Food Pantry Volunteers

Ushers

Ushers

Element Bearers

Element Bearers

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    Volunteer with Children

    Opportunities to work with all age levels, nursery to 5th grade.

    We are currently seeking folks to play a part in the following areas of Children’s ministry. Thank you for your prayerful consideration of these opportunities.

    Contact:
    Ann VanMeter 
    Interim Facilitator of Children and Family Ministries

    Family Opportunities

    Element Bearers – Carry in Bread and Cup during the Worship Procession at 11:00 a.m.

    Sunday Morning Greeters – Help to welcome families to Sunday School and Worship. (9:20-9:40 or 10:30–11)

    Wintermission/Intermission Host Families – Engage families in this mission/fellowship time and help with clean up. (10:30– 11 a.m.)


    Grown-Up/Teen Opportunities

    Nursery and Toddler Caregivers – Assist paid staff in our infant or toddler nurseries from 9:10–10:40 a.m. or 10:40–12:15 p.m.

    Summer Sunday School – Volunteers must be 18 or over and have completed Sunday School Volunteer Process

    Sunday School Teachers and Shepherds – Nurture children in faith from August to May, 9:30–10:30 a.m. Minimum commitment is two (2) Sundays per month. See details below.

    VBS Volunteer – Opportunities range from classroom leader to snack assistant, craft assistant to greeter. Be a child at VBS again!


    Sunday School Volunteer Recruitment

    Opportunities exist in church school classes during the 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 services. We are currently recruiting volunteers for all age-levels - from nursery to 5th grade!

    Job Descriptions

    Anchors

    - Commits to one year of service (August - July)
    - Commits to volunteering 2 Sundays each month
    - Created a team environment by recruiting church school teachers and shepherds for the year; shows appreciation for volunteers
    - Assists in coordination of volunteer scheduling
    - Attends the semi-annual training events in August and January

    Teacher

    - Commits to one year of service (August - July)
    - Commits to volunteering 2 Sundays each month
    - Loves God's Word
    - Welcomes children & shares the story
    - Attends the semi-annual training events in August and January

    Shepherd

    - Commits to one year of service (August - July)
    - Commits to volunteering 2 Sundays each month
    - Knows each child, engages parents
    - Prays for children
    - Assists the classroom teacher
    - Attends the semi-annual training events in August and January Family

    Greeter

    - Commits to one year of service (August - July)
    - Greets and assists families at the check-in kiosks
    - Welcomes visitors and assists with introductions to teachers and classrooms

     

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    Hospitality Team

    Hospitality Host

    Before and after our morning worship services, Hospitality Hosts warmly greet people and help new folks to find their way in our large facility.

    Contact:
    Katrina Getts
    katrina.getts@comcast.org

    Hospitality volunteers may also have the opportunity to greet church visitors for concerts and special events.


    Golf Cart Driver

    Volunteers drive golf carts on Sunday morning to assist visitors and members in getting to the church building.

    Contact:
    Karen Reynard
    Ministry Assistant for Discipleship
    (317) 253-6461, ext. 322
    kreynard@secondchurch.org


    After Hours Greeter

    Volunteers are needed to sit at the front desk during the evenings and direct people to all of the various activities from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. It's a wonderful time of meeting new friends and greeting old ones. You only need to commit to one shift a month.

    Contact:
    Karen Reynard
    Ministry Assistant for Discipleship
    (317) 253-6461, ext. 322
    kreynard@secondchurch.org


    Weekend Receptionist

    Volunteers welcome people from the front desk and answer phones on Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Or, if Sunday mornings fit your schedule better, we have two shifts: 9:15 to 10:45 or 10:45 to 12:15 p.m. You only need to commit to one shift per month.

    Contact
    Sherri McMonigle
    Receptionist
    Ministry Assistant to Sages
    (317) 253-6461, ext. 100
    smcmonigle@secondchurch.org

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    Communications Team

    We need photos and video! The communications team tries to capture photos, audio and video of as many events as possible for distribution on this website and other media. Often, the audio/visual staff cannot cover all of the requests and is in need of volunteers. This involves many different areas, including worship services, classes, meetings, special events, and more.

    The primary need is usually during worship services and large events. If you have an interest in this type of volunteering, we strongly encourage you to contact us. We currently have a pressing need for team leaders at the 9:30 services.

    Contact:
    Jamison Coler
    Director of Communications and Multimedia
    (317) 253-6461, ext. 369
    jcoler@secondchurch.org

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    Northside

    Northside Ministry cares for the poor and those experiencing hardship in Washington Township by building relationships to develop food security, to work toward economic stability, and to participate fully in the life of the community.

    Northside Food Pantry

    Located on the northeast corner of the church, the food pantry serves an average of 450 households each month. The food pantry is open four days a week:

    - Tuesdays, 12:30 – 3 p.m.
    - Wednesdays, 4 – 6:30 p.m.
    - Thursdays, 10 a.m. – Noon
    - Saturdays, 10 a.m. – Noon

    For more information or to volunteer, contact Lisa Enright.

    Contact:
    Lisa Enright
    Food Pantry Manager
    LEnright@SecondChurch.org

    Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:

    Jan
    25
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
    10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    Northside Food Pantry Shift

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    Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020

    Time: 10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    The Northside Food Pantry is a Christian Ministry that provides food assistance to residents of Washington Township.

    Departments: Northside

    Contact: Lisa Enright

    Lenright@secondchurch.org

    Rooms: Mission Suite - Food Pantry Area

    Jan
    28
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
    12:30 PM — 3:00 PM

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    Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020

    Time: 12:30 PM — 3:00 PM

    The Northside Food Pantry is a Christian Ministry that provides food assistance to residents of Washington Township.

    Departments: Northside

    Contact: Lisa Enright

    Lenright@secondchurch.org

    Rooms: Mission Suite - Food Pantry Area

    Jan
    30
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
    10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

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    Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020

    Time: 10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    The Northside Food Pantry is a Christian Ministry that provides food assistance to residents of Washington Township.

    Departments: Northside

    Contact: Lisa Enright

    Lenright@secondchurch.org

    Rooms: Mission Suite - Food Pantry Area

    Feb
    1
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
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    Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020

    Time: 10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    The Northside Food Pantry is a Christian Ministry that provides food assistance to residents of Washington Township.

    Departments: Northside

    Contact: Lisa Enright

    Lenright@secondchurch.org

    Rooms: Mission Suite - Food Pantry Area

    Feb
    4
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
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    Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020

    Time: 12:30 PM — 3:00 PM

    The Northside Food Pantry is a Christian Ministry that provides food assistance to residents of Washington Township.

    Departments: Northside

    Contact: Lisa Enright

    Lenright@secondchurch.org

    Rooms: Mission Suite - Food Pantry Area

    Feb
    6
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
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    Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020

    Time: 10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    The Northside Food Pantry is a Christian Ministry that provides food assistance to residents of Washington Township.

    Departments: Northside

    Contact: Lisa Enright

    Lenright@secondchurch.org

    Rooms: Mission Suite - Food Pantry Area

    Feb
    8
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
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    Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020

    Time: 10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    The Northside Food Pantry is a Christian Ministry that provides food assistance to residents of Washington Township.

    Departments: Northside

    Contact: Lisa Enright

    Lenright@secondchurch.org

    Rooms: Mission Suite - Food Pantry Area

    Feb
    11
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
    12:30 PM — 3:00 PM

    Northside Food Pantry Shift

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    Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    Time: 12:30 PM — 3:00 PM

    The Northside Food Pantry is a Christian Ministry that provides food assistance to residents of Washington Township.

    Departments: Northside

    Contact: Lisa Enright

    Lenright@secondchurch.org

    Rooms: Mission Suite - Food Pantry Area

    Feb
    13
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
    10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

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    Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020

    Time: 10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    The Northside Food Pantry is a Christian Ministry that provides food assistance to residents of Washington Township.

    Departments: Northside

    Contact: Lisa Enright

    Lenright@secondchurch.org

    Rooms: Mission Suite - Food Pantry Area

    Feb
    15
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
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    Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020

    Time: 10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    The Northside Food Pantry is a Christian Ministry that provides food assistance to residents of Washington Township.

    Departments: Northside

    Contact: Lisa Enright

    Lenright@secondchurch.org

    Rooms: Mission Suite - Food Pantry Area

    Feb
    18
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
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    Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    Time: 12:30 PM — 3:00 PM

    The Northside Food Pantry is a Christian Ministry that provides food assistance to residents of Washington Township.

    Departments: Northside

    Contact: Lisa Enright

    Lenright@secondchurch.org

    Rooms: Mission Suite - Food Pantry Area

    Feb
    20
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
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    Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020

    Time: 10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    The Northside Food Pantry is a Christian Ministry that provides food assistance to residents of Washington Township.

    Departments: Northside

    Contact: Lisa Enright

    Lenright@secondchurch.org

    Rooms: Mission Suite - Food Pantry Area

    Feb
    22
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
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    Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020

    Time: 10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    The Northside Food Pantry is a Christian Ministry that provides food assistance to residents of Washington Township.

    Departments: Northside

    Contact: Lisa Enright

    Lenright@secondchurch.org

    Rooms: Mission Suite - Food Pantry Area

    Feb
    25
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
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    Northside Food Pantry Shift

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    Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020

    Time: 12:30 PM — 3:00 PM

    The Northside Food Pantry is a Christian Ministry that provides food assistance to residents of Washington Township.

    Departments: Northside

    Contact: Lisa Enright

    Lenright@secondchurch.org

    Rooms: Mission Suite - Food Pantry Area

    Feb
    27
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
    10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    Northside Food Pantry Shift

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    Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020

    Time: 10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    The Northside Food Pantry is a Christian Ministry that provides food assistance to residents of Washington Township.

    Departments: Northside

    Contact: Lisa Enright

    Lenright@secondchurch.org

    Rooms: Mission Suite - Food Pantry Area

    Feb
    29
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
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    Northside Food Pantry Shift

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    Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020

    Time: 10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    The Northside Food Pantry is a Christian Ministry that provides food assistance to residents of Washington Township.

    Departments: Northside

    Contact: Lisa Enright

    Lenright@secondchurch.org

    Rooms: Mission Suite - Food Pantry Area

    Mar
    3
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
    12:30 PM — 3:00 PM

    Northside Food Pantry Shift

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    Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020

    Time: 12:30 PM — 3:00 PM

    The Northside Food Pantry is a Christian Ministry that provides food assistance to residents of Washington Township.

    Departments: Northside

    Contact: Lisa Enright

    Lenright@secondchurch.org

    Rooms: Mission Suite - Food Pantry Area

    Mar
    5
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
    10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    Northside Food Pantry Shift

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    Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020

    Time: 10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    The Northside Food Pantry is a Christian Ministry that provides food assistance to residents of Washington Township.

    Departments: Northside

    Contact: Lisa Enright

    Lenright@secondchurch.org

    Rooms: Mission Suite - Food Pantry Area

    Mar
    7
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
    10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    Northside Food Pantry Shift

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    Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020

    Time: 10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    The Northside Food Pantry is a Christian Ministry that provides food assistance to residents of Washington Township.

    Departments: Northside

    Contact: Lisa Enright

    Lenright@secondchurch.org

    Rooms: Mission Suite - Food Pantry Area


    Community Garden

    The three-quarter acre plot south of the church provides fresh vegetables to the Northside Food Pantry. Dedicated volunteers tend the garden, which is not only productive, but also beautiful, featuring flower beds, a seating area, and a prayer garden.

    Contact:
    Jeff Reese
    Garden Manager
    reesejs19@gmail.com


    Greenbriar Elementary School

    Northside works collaboratively with Presbyterian Women and other friends of Greenbriar to provide volunteer support for classrooms and school events, snacks for after-school tutoring, teacher appreciation events, and the donation of school supplies and other specially requested items.

    Greenbriar students need school supplies throughout the year. Download the supply list (link: https://www.secondchurch.org/attachments/greenbriar school supply list.pdf) and bring donations to Second in a bag marked “Greenbriar.”

    Contact:
    Jan Millholland
    jmillholland@indy.rr.com


    Utility and Rent Assistance

    The Utility and Rent Assistance Program (URAP) partners with the Fay Bicard Glick Community Center and the Washington Township Trustee Office to offer emergency financial intervention. In these “gap” situations, a little assistance goes a long way, often preventing a family from losing their housing or having their power shut off. Our partners provide vital case management with URAP families to ensure long term stability.

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    Interfaith Hospitality Network

    Several times each year we host families, who live at our church for a week while working to obtain stable housing. This is an opportunity for each of us to welcome the stranger and show the love of Christ.

    We need many volunteers during the week who give generously of their time to prepare a meal, play with children, drive the van, or spend the night. Join Second's efforts to brighten the lives and lighten the load of families who struggle each day to keep going forward. 

    Learn more: http://www.familypromiseindyihn.org/

    Contact:
    Dianne Berry
    (317) 848-5715
    secondIHN@gmail.com

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    Adult Choral Ensembles

    The choirs and ensembles of Second Church are both instruments of worship, service and small group ministries that address the needs and interests of members and their families. While upholding the tradition of Reformed worship, musical integrity and excellence of Second Church, music enhances the worship experience of the congregation and the outreach of the church by conveying through multiple art forms the joy and power of the transformational life and message of Jesus Christ.

    Sanctuary Choir

    Under the direction of Dr. Michelle Louer, this adult ensemble provides musical leadership for the 9:30 and 11 a.m. worship services September through May. Anyone with a love of singing is invited to participate. Weekly rehearsals are on Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. Some ability to read music is recommended.

    Beecher Singers

    The Beecher Singers is a professional 16-voice chamber ensemble providing music in worship and in the community. The group performs a broad range of vocal chamber repertoire, recognized for its skilled interpretation of Baroque style and performance of new works alike. Through various outreach concerts, the ensemble gives myriad opportunities for listeners to experience God through music in the greater Indiana community.

    Summer Choir

    Summer Choir provides musical leadership for 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday worship services from Memorial through Labor Day. A great way to become involved with choir on a short-term basis, choir members may sing as often as they wish. Opportunities to sing offertory solos are also available for those that are interested.

    Women's Ensemble

    The Women’s Ensemble participates in selected worship services and special events throughout the year. It is open to women of high school age and beyond, and no prior musical experience is required.

    Men's Ensemble

    The Men’s Ensemble participates in selected worship services and special events throughout the year. It is open to men of high school age and beyond, and no prior musical experience is required.


    For more information, or to sign up, please contact the Music and Fine Arts office at MFA@Secondchurch.org, or (317) 253-6461, ext. 309.

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    Instrumental Ensembles

    Handbells

    Led by Rebecca Holt, the Handbell Ensemble rehearses on Saturday mornings and plays in worship services monthly. Moderate music-reading ability is helpful and a sense of rhythm and coordination important. No audition is required. The Ensemble is open to eighth grade students and older. Successful handbell choirs always have a sense of group spirit and mutual support with regular attendance at rehearsals crucial.

    Second Winds

    All youth and adults who have completed at least three years of study on wind, brass or percussion instruments are eligible and encouraged to become part of Second Winds, a symphony wind ensemble comprised solely of volunteers from the Second Presbyterian community. This ensemble is a great opportunity for youth and adults to work together to create beautiful music, enjoy fellowship and use their gifts and talents to glorify God.

    Jazz Ensemble

    The Jazz Ensemble, comprised of the formidable skill and talent of musicians Gary Walters (piano), Chris Pyle (drums), Steve Dokken (bass guitar), and vocalist Erin Benedict, is a renowned jazz performance group leading music at select worship services.

    Festival Orchestra

    This professional orchestra draws on members of Indianapolis Symphony, Indianapolis Chamber orchestras, and other area professional organizations. The Festival Orchestra performs for special concerts in addition to enhancing festival worship services.

    Festival Brass

    The Brass Ensemble draws on members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, as well as other area professional organizations and performs with the Sanctuary Choir at special worship services and events.


    For more information, or to sign up, please contact the Music and Fine Arts office at MFA@Secondchurch.org, or (317) 253-6461, ext. 309.

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    Fine Arts

    When we worship God at Second Presbyterian Church, we are surrounded by highly symbolic works of art that point our minds and our hearts toward our Creator and Savior. Beautiful in themselves, these works are an inherent part of community worship, inspiring and enhancing our appreciation of the glory of God. Because of its creative nature, art is truly a reflection of God’s creative spirit. Through the creation and the perception of beauty, we praise and celebrate the creative power of God. Art is, in this, respect, an aspect of worship.

    The programs in fine arts at Second are coordinated by the Fine Arts Advisory Team, comprised of artists and church members. The Team is responsible for the development and display of the church's permanent art collection and rotating exhibitions in the McFarland Hall Art Gallery. Increasingly, the Team is exploring ways to highlight the dramatic and literary arts, as well as the visual arts.

    McFarland Hall Art Gallery

    Art exhibits are regularly on display in the Gallery, located in McFarland Hall on the 3rd floor. Exhibits rotate every 4-8 weeks.

    Docent Art Tours & Art Classes

    Art Classes and Docent Art Tours are scheduled periodically throughout the year.


    For more information, please contact the Music and Fine Arts office at MFA@SecondChurch.org, or (317) 253-6461, ext. 309.

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    Worship Team

    Acolytes

    Children in grades 4 through 6 bring the light of Jesus into the sanctuary at the beginning of the worship service. Contact Sonya Rasmussen at (317) 370-5375.


    Preparing the Elements

    On selected weekends throughout the year, volunteers prepare the elements for the Sacrament of Communion. Contact Beth McKee or Rhonda Kittle.


    Element Bearers

    Families of all shapes, sizes, and ages help lead worship every Sunday from September through May. The elements – water for the baptismal font, and bread and grape juice for the communion table – are part of the procession at the beginning of worship, reminding all who have gathered of the role of the sacraments in our worship.

    Sign up on the church website. If you have questions, you can contact Gretchen Brown for the 9:30 a.m. worship service or Connie Price for 11 a.m. worship


    Liturgists

    Volunteer Scripture readers participate in worship each Sunday. Contact Jane Williams. Church officers participate in the Sacrament of Baptism. For more information, contact Sally Anderson.


    Ushers

    Usher responsibilities include greeting attendees, passing out bulletins, collecting the offering, and assisting the congregation in case of emergency. People of all ages are encouraged to volunteer. Contact Brad Yarger (317) 251-5216.

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    Office Support

    Volunteers help record attendance, prepare mailings, and enter data for our many mission projects. If you can spare a few hours, let us know. Training is easy, and some jobs can be done from home.

    Contact:
    Karen Reynard
    Ministry Assistant for Discipleship
    (317) 253-6461, ext. 322
    kreynard@secondchurch.org

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    Donation Sorting

    Throughout the year members drop off household and clothing donations. These items are sorted and stored for Christmas Benevolence, Summer and Fall Sale, or other use. If the church cannot use something, it is passed on to Goodwill, Salvation Army or Teachers’ Treasures.

    Join the Monday morning sorters and get a first look at the wacky and wonderful items donated to Second!

    Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon, Mondays

    Contact:
    Claudette Franklin
    Ministry Assistant
    (317) 253-6461, ext. 372
    cfranklin@secondchurch.org

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    Hunger Ministry

    This team coordinates advocacy and action to address food insecurity.

    Souper Bowl

    Each winter Second participates in Souper Bowl, collecting food and donations on Super Bowl Sunday. Proceeds go to Northside Mission Food Pantry and the food pantry at Westminster Neighborhood Services. 

    Crop Walk (CWS)

    In October Second members join the Greater Indianapolis CROP Hunger Walk in the nearby Butler Tarkington neighborhood. 

    Bread for the World

    This organization advocates for food security in the local community, nationally and around the globe. Second regularly hosts offerings of letters where individuals are encouraged to write to their representatives about hunger-related issues. These letters are then personally delivered to the government officials.

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    Sale Volunteers

    Presbyterian Women of Second host two massive sales each year in early June and early November. The church building becomes a huge second-hand store with more than 17,000 square feet of clothing, home and garden, housewares, china, toys, books and more!

    Th women of Second have organized this sale for 70 years. Thanks to women like you more than $2.5 million has been raised to fund local, national and international mission programs.

    You can drop off your donations inside the doors under the canopy on the northeast corner of the building. We are now accepting clothing, toys, household goods, and more for upcoming sales.

    We meet year round to sort donations.

    Contact:
    Phyllis McDonald
    PMcDonald@SecondChurch.org

     

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    Blood Drive
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    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 meet needs.  Please schedule a time to donate. Not sure about your eligibility? 

    Contact:
    Susan Peltz
    (317) 916-5150
    speltz@indianablood.org

     

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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