Ways to Begin Serving Today
Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men, because you know that the Lord will reward everyone for whatever good he does. Ephesians 6:7
Our new 2015-2016 Volunteer Ministries handbook is now available! Inside you will find a full list of various service opportunities both at Second and with our ministry partners.
Children's Ministry Fall 2015 Volunteers
The children's ministry is beginning to look for a few good members to be teachers and assistant teachers for Sunday School, Fall 2015. This is our church's largest volunteer need each and every year. If anyone has a desire to share in the spiritual training of our future generation please let Dylan Franklin know at .
Ministry Partners Volunteer Opportunities
NCC provides summer day camps to their students beginning the first week of summer each year. This year funds are needed to support these students to be able to attend and run the 6 week long camps. This is such an incredible ministry and important in giving the kids a positive and encouraging way to spend their days without falling into negative activities. $340 is needed for each student to attend a week of camp.
NCC Meals Requested: Meals have been requested for the high school youth participating in the NCC Arts and Summer Scholars program. This program provides students the opportunity to gain college-level class credit at MidSouth Community College, gain real-life work experience as part-time support staff for Camp NCC, develop leadership skills, learn study and time management skills, attend college tours, and participate in career site visits at various businesses. Meals are needed weeks June 8 – July 16 and would be for 40 participants. Pizza, fried chicken, tacos, hamburgers, hot dogs along with drinks and a cookie would be wonderfully appreciated. Please contact Kim at if you can help. This is a great family or group opportunity.
SOS 114: 2PC Volunteer Week: It is time again for our volunteer support week of the SOS114 staff during a week of their summer camp. We will be serving them the week of June 14-19, 2015. Please note this week and let me know if you can do kitchen duty, 5:30-7pm Sun-Thurs; Popsicle delivery, 1-2pm or prayer 7-7:45am. These fill up fast so email Kim Blankenship asap! SOS114 meets at St. Matthews UMC at 1362 S. Prescott St in Orange Mound. It is a lovely, safe, generous church and area.
Advance Memphis: Jobs for Life lunches - a new JfL class started on Tuesday and we still have nine days with no scheduled lunch providers. If you are seeking a low-level volunteer opportunity this is it. Stop in and bring lunch by for the class, which is 15 people this time around. Open dates can be viewed on the sign-up: http://vols.pt/KaofCU. Lunch delivered between 11-&11:15am
Advance Memphis: Childcare for Faith & Finances – Advance has an evening class called Faith & Finances on Thursdays from 5-7 pm. It goes for 12 weeks. We need (2) volunteers each week to spend time with the kids of the participants, for as many weeks as possible. The classes meet every Thursday evening from 5-7 pm, May 14 through July 23. Help one time, two times or weekly; whatever works for you.
Repairing the Breach is planning to take students to New Orleans' 9th Ward to do missions work for the Kingdom. Many of you know that we went a couple of years ago and it had a huge impact on our students. They did personal evangelism on the streets as well as ran a vacation bible school at Journey Church in the lower 9th ward. We are planning to take 12 students this year. The cost per person is $275 totaling $3,000. The dates are June 24th-27th. Please help us to raise 100% of the total cost for the trip which includes transportation, food and lodge. Please make any checks payable to Repairing the Breach. Your thought consideration is greatly appreciated!
1. Decorations Committee-design and plan decorations for our camp (boating/nautical theme). Also, responsible for installing decorations and maybe freshening them up each week. This opportunity is very flexible and can be done at anytime before camp starts.
2. Donate Supplies-individually packaged snacks/drinks, paper goods, general craft supplies (glue, paper, etc).3. Elementary Group Leaders-commit to leading a small group of kids for one week of camp. Volunteers will participate in all activities with their assigned group and will get plenty of one-on-one time with the kids. All activities are planned and lead by Su Casa staff, no prep required.
4. Nursery Volunteers-commit to watching our babies and toddlers while their parents are in adult classes. This could be either a weekly or daily commitment. No prep required, any special activities will be planned by Su Casa staff.
5. Camp Substitutes-volunteer as a floater/sub. This volunteer would need to be flexible and available to do whatever was needed.
6. Adopt a Field Trip-Help fund (or partially fund) one of our field trips. Current trips include, petting zoo, Children's Museum, KROC Center, and water day (at Su Casa-plan to rent various water slides and games). We will have estimates on costs soon.
7. Sponsor a Camper-Pay camp fees for campers unable to afford the cost of camp. The camp fee is $50 per child, however, the actually cost for camper is much higher. Any contribution to the scholarship fund is greatly appreciated.
Urban Young Life, YoungLives Program "ministry to teen moms"
Ministry is growing and more schools are calling for UYL to impact the population of teen moms in our public schools. Through UYL ministry young moms are making some positive decisions that are healthy for them and their babies. Our job training program has allowed UYL to place 2 teen moms at Chick fil A on Union whose partnering with us in ministry to provide jobs. Contact Danita Calhoun at . These are our needs:
1.Mentors to mentor teen moms
2.Baby Bucks Store, Continual Need diapers all sizes, baby and female hygiene products, boys and girls clothing for infants up to 4 toddlers, baby beds, blankets, towels, children’s books, Bibles (ESV or version they can understand), bouncers, pack & plays.
3.Sponsorship for summer camp July 29, 2015-August 3, 2015 in Goshen, VA. Ten (10) teen moms and babies are going.
Life's most persistent and urgent question is, "What are you doing for others?"
Martin Luther King, Jr
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