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Hurricane Disaster Relief

​Hurricane Bucket Drop Off: October 22-28

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Second has been designated a Hurricane Bucket Drop Off Site for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance/Church World Service. Churches and individuals will be dropping off buckets that will be packed in a semi-trailer and transported to the CWS warehouse in Elkhart, IN.

Volunteers are needed to help pack the trailer:

  • Sunday, October 22, 1-4pm
  • Tuesday, October 24, 4-7pm
  • Wednesday, October 25, 2-5pm
  • Friday, October 27, 4-7pm
  • Saturday, October 28, 9am-12pm  (Clean-Up 1pm-3pm)

Bucket assembly instructions can be found below or in information racks.

Also, Second is continuing its strong partnership with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. Recovery teams are on the ground. Second has sent $5,000 to PDA and is asking the congregation to prayerfully consider making a donation to match this donation. Make checks payable to Second Presbyterian and indicate on the memo line "Hurricane Relief" or donate online.

 


Cleanup Buckets

Watch this video to see how to assemble a cleanup bucket:

 

Please purchase all liquids in plastic bottles. Send only new, unopened materials. Put all items in the plastic bucket, packed securely to avoid damage during shipment, and seal lid with packing tape.

1 — 5-gallon bucket with resealable lid*

5 — scouring pads

7 — sponges, assorted sizes

1 — scrub brush

1 — pkg. cleaning towels (18 reusable, like Easy Wipes®)

1 — box dry laundry detergent, 50-78 oz.

1 — liquid concentrated household cleaner (like Lysol®), 12 oz.

1 — bottle liquid disinfectant dish soap (like Dawn®), 24-28 oz.

1 — 1 pkg. clothespins, 48-50 Clothesline, two 50 ft. or one 100 ft.

5 — dust masks

2 pair — latex gloves (like Playtex®)

1 pair — work gloves

1 — 24 to 28 count roll heavy-duty trash bags (30-45 gallon, remove from carton)

1 — bottle insect repellant (pump, drops or lotion; not aerosol), 6-9 oz.

*Some local fast-food restaurants are willing to give pickle buckets (or other 5-gallon buckets with re-sealable lids) or offer them for a small fee. These can be washed out and used for the cleanup buckets.


PW Fall Sale
November 3 & 4

PW Fall Sale

Come be a part of this huge event benefitting local and international mission programs.

Volunteers are needed on the following dates:

  • Thursday, November 2 - Unpacking and setting up booths
  • Friday, November 3 - Shopping for Volunteers, 3.00-5.00 p.m., and Community, 5.00-8.00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 4 - Shopping Day, 8.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m.


Northside Mission Community Garden

Northside Mission Community Garden

Please consider lending your time and talents to our garden. Contact Jeff Reese, our Garden Manager, with questions about the garden and how to get involved. Remember, all ages are welcome and no experience is necessary!


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.

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. Volunteer sign up begins November 6 and lasts through December 4. Individual and families can sign up in-person on Sundays in McFarland Hall or on-line through SignUpGenius beginning in November.

Review Christmas Benevolence Frequently Asked Questions.

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2017 Christmas Benevolence Schedule

Saturday, December 2
Set Up Day and Box Moving
Multi-Purpose Room  9:00 a.m.
Pizza Lunch 11:30 a.m.

Sunday, December 3

New gifts & Clothe-A-Child items are due

Monday, December 4
Clothing Selection in Multi-Purpose Room 1 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Gift Wrapping in Common Room 1 - 4 pm and 6 - 8:30 p.m.
New Clothing in PW Room (230) 1 - 4 pm and 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Box Packing in Mission Suite 1 - 4 pm 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.
Gift Wrapping in Common Room 9 a.m. - 12 noon
New Clothing in PW Room (230) 9 a.m. - 12 noon and 1 - 4 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.
Gift Wrapping in Common Room 1 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8:30 p.m.
New Clothing in PW Room (230) 1 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8:30 p.m.
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 6 - 8:30 p.m.
New Clothing in PW Room (230) 6 - 8:30 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., 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Gift Wrapping in Common Room 9 a.m. - 12 noon
New Clothing in PW Room (230) 9 a.m. - 12 noon and 1 - 4 p.m.
Box Packing in Mission Suite 9 a.m. - 12 noon, 1 - 4 p.m., 6 - 8:30 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.
New Clothing in PW Room (230) 9:00 a.m. – Noon, Noon – 2:30 p.m.
Child care by appointment
Kids Party
Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 10
Ham Drop-Off before each service

Monday, December 11
Pack up Multi-Purpose Room 9 a.m. - noon
New Clothing PW Room (230) 9 a.m. - noon
Set Up Multi-Purpose Room for Food Delivery 7 - 8 p.m.

Tuesday, December 12
New Clothing in PW Room (203) 9 a.m. - noon
Gift Wrapping I Common Room 9 a.m. - noon
Food Unloading and Set Up 9 a.m. - noon, noon-3 p.m.
Lunch at noon

Wednesday, December 13
Food Selection 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Child Care by appointment
Supper at 5 p.m.

Thursday, December 14
Food Selection 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Child care by appointment
Supper at 5 p.m.

Friday, December 15
CB deacons complete boxing tasks, Help set up for Delivery Day

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

SIGNUP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE SOON​​​​​​


Northside Mission Food Pantry
Volunteer

Northside Food Pantry


Northside Mission Food Pantry
Shift Manager

Northside Food Pantry Shift Manager


Northside Mission Food Pantry
Delivery Driver

Northside Mission Delivery Driver

We have two different deliveries that we need to go pick up:

  • On the second and fourth Wednesday of the month
  • On the first and third Thursday of the month

Sign up below and Madison VanVeelen will be in touch with further information. She will also accompany you on your first drive.