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
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 .
All Church Clean Up Day at Berclair Elementary, April 25
This is the one day a year we join with the Berclair staff and families to help them beautify the school grounds. It is a day of church fellowship, service and working side by side with those we serve. Come to Berclair Elementary on April 25, 2015 beginning at 8:30am to serve and we complete the morning with a hot dog lunch at 11:30am. Bring WHEEL BARROWS, gloves, rakes, brooms, shovels anything you can and know how to use to help with this day. Kim Blankenship
Proctors are needed for upcoming assessment testing at Berclair Elementary. A second adult (proctor) is needed in each classroom before testing can begin. Please consider serving in this easy entry opportunity where you are greatly needed. Dates: Grades 3-5 Tues-Fri, April 28-May 1 and Grades K-2 Tues-Fri, May 5-8. Contact Ashli Avis to sign up or ask questions: .
Ministry Partners Volunteer Opportunities
Su Casa Super Vacas Camp is June 8-July 2, 8:30am-noon, Monday-Thursday
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.
Orange Mound Outreach Ministry Community and Art Garden
OMOM is a community-initiated after-school program started by Reverend Reggie and Mary Tucker. 2PC has been supporting and involved with OMOM for over 5 years. With a vacant lot, we hope to transform an area of urban decay into an outdoor place where our relational God is glorified through the beauty of art and wonder of nature. We hope to bring a holistic approach to healing through on-going art projects, creative writing, and watching their actual garden grow. A garden where both our differences and sameness are celebrated. If interested, please join us at OMOM on Thursdays 4:00-5:30 or contact if interested in serving in any capacity or if interested in hearing more about the ministry.
There are some very important items needed to begin this ministry of a community and art garden. Please bring any of these items you can to 2PC beginning Sunday, April 19 through April 26.A barrel for collection will be at the Second Cup coffee bar area by the Mission Memphis kiosk. Here is a complete list of needed items.
- White drawing paper
- acrylic paint (all colors)
- watercolor packs
- paintbrushes (all sizes)
- pipe cleaners
- washable markers
- used gardening tools (shovels, rakes, hoes, etc)
- smooth decorative rocks
- wine corks
- fabric scraps
- egg cartons
- bottle caps
- old scratched CDs
- old sheets
- broken pottery/china pieces
- plastic stringing beads
- clean liter bottles
- old hardware pieces (nuts, bolts, rings, knobs)
- old, clean food jars,
Advance Memphis Needs
Immediate volunteer needs at Advance Memphis for the month of March. If you are looking to get connected to what God is doing in the 38126 community, please respond!
1. Champion for the March/April Jobs for Life class - Need: Champions for the upcoming Jobs for Life class.
2. Lunch Providers for the March/April Jobs for Life class. You can sign-up directly online here; or contact Amanda Coop, for more information about the dates.
3. Computer Lab Assistants to help with basic computer skills and resume prep for the March/April Jobs for Life class on Tuesday mornings.
You can view brief explanations for some of the opportunities on our website www.advancememphis.org
NCC Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities/Events
Out of the Box volunteers are needed. Out of the Box is a program that teaches purity and financial literacy to middle school and high school students. Volunteers are needed to help with meals, teach sessions, etc.
Interested in Out of the Box, contact Ashley Davenport at 901-881-6013 or by email to for more information.
Other fun and important events at the NCC:
- Quiz-a-thon Bible Trivia- Saturday, May 2nd (8:30 am - 12)
- Summer Day Camp - Monday, June 1st - Friday, July 3rd
- After school programs- Monday - Thursday - 2:30 pm - 5 pm at various sites
Contact Pamela Cox at 901-881-6013, ext 115 or to sign up or for more information.
MNM Is a Christian Outreach that serves refugees and immigrants who need help understanding and acclimating to this culture, achieving academic success and experiencing the love of Christ. MNM’s main target area or the children and families of Bruce Elementary.
Reading and Homework programs start the week of February 2. 1548 Poplar (the MLF Building, enter on the east end off Willett for MNM) and help these kids learn to read and do their homework. We have all the materials needed -- all we REALLY need is YOU! Just an hour a week not only will make a huge difference in their lives ...but, even more, in your own.
- Monday Night Reading - 5:45-7:00 pm (one on one reading with all ages)
- Tuesday & Thursday Homework Help - 3:30-5:00 pm (elementary age students – you can do it)
- Wednesday Bible Club - 3:30 - 5:00 pm (elementary age Bible Club)
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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