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Second has numerous mission and outreach programs that serve the Indianapolis community.

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    Blood Drive
    Saturday, August 8, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.
    Second parking lot

    Give hope...

    Saturday, August 8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Bloodmobile in Second parking lot

    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 the Second parking lot on August 8, you can visit a local blood center at your convenience.

     

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    Habitat For Humanity

    Second is a steadfast supporter of the Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity (link: http://indyhabitat.org/). Our church has built or refurbished at least one home each year and over the past 20 years has donated more than $2 million to Habitat. Second continues to sponsor the annual interfaith build for Habitat.

    If you would like to volunteer with Habitat around the city of Indianapolis, sign up on their volunteer hub today.

     

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    Ramp Building

    Handicapped individuals confined to a wheelchair are truly captives in the walls of their homes when no ramp is available.

    Servants at Work (SAWs) is a group of ecumenical volunteers that work together to build wheelchair ramps for the elderly, disabled, and infirmed that cannot afford to have the ramp built. These individuals are identified through social agencies as unable to financially provide a ramp.

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    Refugee Ministry

    In early 2018, we welcomed a Congolese family of 12 in Indianapolis. They had been in a refugee camp in Tanzania for almost two decades.

    If you would like to learn more about how you can help this family and others, contact Jim Montgomery or Jennifer Shivers, who lead this team of faithful people, who feel called to work with refugees in our city.

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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 at fpgi.org.

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

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    Westminster

    Westminster Neighborhood Services (link: https://westmin.org/) is a vital center of hope and love for children and families on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis. They rely on volunteers to serve the many people that utilize services each week.

    To learn more or lend a hand, contact Chrissy Petersen.

    Contact:
    Chrissy Petersen
    cpetersen@westmin.org

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    Northside Mission Ministry

    Northside Food Pantry is open to Washington Township residents on the following days:

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

    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 is a tangible witness to our church in action. In April, we supplied nearly 400 households (including more than 100 new families) and fed more than 1,500 individuals. 

    During the spring of 2020, as the need has increased, our pantry has responded with stocked shelves and no-contact service. Before each shift begins, a long line of cars winds through the church parking lot. Volunteers gather family information through car windows, fill bags of groceries, and then load them into the back of waiting vehicles. 

    If you are able to help at the pantry, please sign up online. We are limited to ten volunteers per shift, so we are managing our volunteers closely with SignUpGenius. In addition to food pantry hours, volunteers are needed to unload deliveries and stock shelves.

    Northside Food Pantry sources most of its food through Gleaners. If you would like to help keep the pantry shelves stocked, you can donate online and select "Northside Food Pantry" in the drop-down menu.

    At this time, we cannot accept food items that are dropped off at the church.

    For more information or to volunteer, contact Lisa Enright.

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

    Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:

    Aug
    8
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
    10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    Northside Food Pantry Shift

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    Date: Saturday, August 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

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

    Northside Food Pantry Shift

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    Date: Tuesday, August 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

    Aug
    12
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
    4:00 PM — 6:30 PM

    Northside Food Pantry Shift

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    Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020

    Time: 4:00 PM — 6:30 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

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

    Northside Food Pantry Shift

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    Date: Thursday, August 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

    Aug
    15
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
    10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    Northside Food Pantry Shift

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    Date: Saturday, August 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

    Aug
    18
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
    12:30 PM — 3:00 PM

    Northside Food Pantry Shift

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    Date: Tuesday, August 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

    Aug
    19
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
    4:00 PM — 6:30 PM

    Northside Food Pantry Shift

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    Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2020

    Time: 4:00 PM — 6:30 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

    Aug
    20
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
    10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    Northside Food Pantry Shift

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    Date: Thursday, August 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

    Aug
    22
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
    10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    Northside Food Pantry Shift

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    Date: Saturday, August 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

    Aug
    25
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
    12:30 PM — 3:00 PM

    Northside Food Pantry Shift

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    Date: Tuesday, August 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

    Aug
    26
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
    4:00 PM — 6:30 PM

    Northside Food Pantry Shift

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    Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020

    Time: 4:00 PM — 6:30 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

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

    Northside Food Pantry Shift

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    Date: Thursday, August 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

    Aug
    29
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
    10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    Northside Food Pantry Shift

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    Date: Saturday, August 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

    Sep
    1
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
    12:30 PM — 3:00 PM

    Northside Food Pantry Shift

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    Date: Tuesday, September 1, 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

    Sep
    2
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
    4:00 PM — 6:30 PM

    Northside Food Pantry Shift

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    Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2020

    Time: 4:00 PM — 6:30 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

    Sep
    3
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
    10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    Northside Food Pantry Shift

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    Date: Thursday, September 3, 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

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

    Northside Food Pantry Shift

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    Date: Saturday, September 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

    Sep
    8
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
    12:30 PM — 3:00 PM

    Northside Food Pantry Shift

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    Date: Tuesday, September 8, 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

    Sep
    9
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
    4:00 PM — 6:30 PM

    Northside Food Pantry Shift

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    Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2020

    Time: 4:00 PM — 6:30 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

    Sep
    10
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
    10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    Northside Food Pantry Shift

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    Date: Thursday, September 10, 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

    Sep
    12
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
    10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    Northside Food Pantry Shift

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    Date: Saturday, September 12, 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

    Sep
    15
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
    12:30 PM — 3:00 PM

    Northside Food Pantry Shift

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    Date: Tuesday, September 15, 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

    Sep
    16
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
    4:00 PM — 6:30 PM

    Northside Food Pantry Shift

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    Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020

    Time: 4:00 PM — 6:30 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

    Sep
    17
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
    10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    Northside Food Pantry Shift

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    Date: Thursday, September 17, 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

    Sep
    19
    Northside Food Pantry Shift
    10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

    Northside Food Pantry Shift

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    Date: Saturday, September 19, 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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    Disaster Relief