“The Church Has Left the Building“
Day of Service to the Community
Sunday, October 10, 2021
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What is it?
The Mission Team hopes you will join us for this special annual day in the life of Southminster Presbyterian Church! It is a day when we do not have a worship service so that we can worship and praise God through compassionate acts of service. Please sign up for one of the projects listed in this email as soon as possible after September 20, so that you can get your first choice before available slots are filled.
Given the COVID situation, there are projects (for all ages) that can be done at home as well as those that we are doing in & outside of the church, & out in the community.
For Childcare: contact the church by Oct. 6.
(Please note that we need someone to be the leader of each project. Contact Pete Garland, Nancy Birdsong, or a member of the Mission Team if you are willing to be a leader.)
HOW TO SIGN UP:
You can either sign up on the sheets in the Narthex or sign up digitally.
After Monday, Sept. 20, you will be able to click on the digital sign-up here.
COLLECTIONS & PREPARATION STARTING NOW:
Disaster Relief Clean-Up Buckets Item Collection
We are collecting buckets to send through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance & Church World Service to help people affected by Hurricane Ida. Click here for the list of the bucket items that we need before October 10. After Monday, Sept. 20, click here to sign up for which items you will bring.
The following projects, found below under “Projects You Can Do from Home” need to be finished by the morning of Oct. 10:
- Casseroles for the Homeless & Those in Need
- School Supply Bags for Disaster Assistance
- Hospice Blankets
PROJECTS DONE OUTSIDE THE CHURCH & IN THE COMMUNITY
The Castle (Leader: TBA)
- Sign-ups: 3 or 4 people, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- Task: Yardwork
- Purpose: a gathering place of trust and friendship which supports people with mental illness and disorder to achieve their highest level of competence and independence.
Fisher House (Leader-TBA)
- Sign-ups: 3 or 4 people for 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. shift
3 or 4 people for 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. shift
- Task: projects, repairs, & cleaning
- Purpose: builds comfort homes where military and veteran families can stay, free of charge, while a loved one is in the hospital.
Ronald McDonald House (Leader: TBA)
- Sign ups: 3 or 4 people for 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. shift
3 or 4 people for 12:30 p.m.to 3:00 p.m. shift
- Task: outside and inside tasks (yard work, minor repairs & cleaning)
- Purpose: provides a free place to stay for families that have to travel far from home to access medical care for their child and provides physical and emotional support.
Yard Work at 2 homes (Leader: TBA)
- Sign-ups: 3 or 4 people for House A from 9:30 a.m. to noon
3 or 4 people for House B from 9:30 a.m. to noon
- Task: yard work
- Purpose: Miami Township police gave us the names of 2 elderly, medically impaired area residents who could really use our help.
Blessing Box Installation (Leader: Kevin Dickson)
- Sign-ups: 3 volunteers (over the age of 12) from 9 to 11:00 a.m.
- Task: Install a blessing box outside, on the grounds of Southminster
- Purpose: A blessing box is a miniature food pantry where people can pick up non-perishable food anonymously. Our food pantry would stock the blessing box. Eventually, we hope to put them in additional locations.
Assembling Clean-Up Buckets for Disaster Relief (Leader: TBA)
- Sign ups: 3 volunteers from 9 to 11a.m.
- Task: assemble buckets outside, in the Pavilion
- Purpose: Through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance & Church World Service, these buckets will be sent to where they are most needed in areas affected by recent hurricanes.
Pack up, drive, & deliver Casseroles to St. Vincent De Paul & Emmanuel Deliverance Church.
- Sign Ups: 3 volunteers We will let you know if they can be delivered Sunday or if you need to wait until Monday.
Hannah’s Treasure Chest (Leader: Mary Stahley)
- Sign Ups: up to 10 people max
- Task: putting together a mailing
- Purpose: Hannah’s provides clothing, equipment, books, shoes, and other essential items for children in need.
PROJECTS YOU CAN DO FROM HOME
Casseroles (Leader: Gretchen Cleaves)
- Sign-Ups: Our goal is 50 casseroles
- Task: Make a casserole from 5 recipe choices. Click here for recipes. After Sept. 20, click here to sign up for what kind & how many you are bringing.
- *Please pick up aluminum pans & lids ahead of time at the church
- Purpose: These casseroles will go to homeless shelters through St. Vincent De Paul and Emmanuel Deliverance Church.
School Supply Bags (Leader: TBA)
- Sign Ups: Our goal is 30 bags
- Task: Sewing tote bags. . Click Here for directions (Note: Later, in Advent, we will collect school supplies & fill them.)
- Purpose: Through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and Church World Service, school kits will be sent to where they are most needed by children who live in areas affected by natural disasters or other hardships.
Hospice Blankets (Leader: Joan Johnson)
- Sign Ups: Unlimited Task: Sew or purchase blankets for Hospice Patients They must be new and should measure 42”X42” or 40”X48.”
- Purpose: to provide Hospice patients facing the end of their lives with warmth & comfort.
Collect Items for Disaster Relief Clean-up Buckets
- Click here for the list of items needed before October 10, After Sept. 20, Click here to sign up for which items you will bring
PROJECT FOR CHILDREN AT HOME
- Draw a cheerful picture!
- Please don’t write on it (except for your first name). We will be sending these to hospice and hospital patients and members in nursing homes. Please bring them to church by October 15.