Help for Tornado Victims
During the past week, tornados have claimed innocent lives and have destroyed communities throughout the southwest. Your generous gift through Week of Compassion will assist with immediate and long-term recovery efforts. Take this opportunity to serve from our doorsteps!
Water for People
SCC member Sarah Altizer traveled to Rwanda last summer working with Water for People, an organization focused on the challenges of providing drinking water, sanitation systems, and hygiene education to the people of Rwanda (“The Land of a Thousand Hills”). Join Sarah on Sunday, June 9th at 9:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall to become enlightened and begin using water through ‘Rwandan-colored” glasses!
Habitat for Humanity Panel Build
The Greater Indianapolis Disciples Association (GIDA) will be holding this year’s Habitat for Humanity panel build on Saturday, June 15th at the Speedway High School. Sign-up will start Sunday May 12th in the Gathering Space. Contact Larry Baldauf, SCC Representative for more information.
Ronald McDonald House
Every second Tuesday of the month, our Youth sponsors purchase, prepare, deliver, and serve meals to families who are staying at the Ronald McDonald House in downtown Indianapolis. Along with serving the food, the sponsors share Christ’s love with those who are going through difficult times. If you are interested in participating in this ministry of care and love, contact Nina Eads, Youth Advocate.
Midwest Food Bank
Members of our First Tuesday Fellowship Seniors group volunteer once a month at the Midwest Food bank which provides food to over 230 agencies in 43 Indiana counties. The Hunger, Inc. pantry that Southport supports is one of these agencies. Our thanks to those who have stepped up to volunteer. For more information on the Midwest Food Bank or how you can volunteer, contact Jane Kixmiller, Director of Senior Ministries.
2013 Mission Trips
Each year, typically during the summer and fall months, our membership reaches out to those in our immediate community and to those across the nation by volunteering for mission trips. This summer our CYF youth will once again partner with Rippling Hope serving communities in Detroit Michigan. Our Chi Rho youth will be serving our local communities with day camp type experiences
Our adults are in the final planning stages of a mission trip to Chavies, Kentucky working with the Appalachian Service Project Sunday, September 29th through Saturday, October 5th. Approximate cost per person is $325 plus food and transportation. A minimum of 6 adults are needed to confirm the trip. A $50 deposit is due on Wednesday, May 15th to hold your spot. Betty Briggs and Susan McNeely are leading this effort.
Our Oversight Team welcomes suggestions for additional mission trip.
Southport Christian Church has been a long supporter of Hunger, Inc , a local food pantry on the south side of Indianapolis serving residents of Perry Township. It is run completely by volunteers with no paid staff so all donations go directly to supply food for the clients. Many members of Southport volunteer regularly at the pantry and transport food collected by our congregation. Staples for the pantry include: soup, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, canned meats and tuna, canned fruit, noodles, spaghetti and sauce, boxed macaroni and cheese, pudding, jello, paper products, toothpaste, deodorant, bar soap, shampoo. A collection bin is located in the Christian Living Center.
Our Disciple I & III classes collected as a special project 220 pounds of food that was donated to Hunger Inc. on April 20th along with 25 pounds of food that SCC had in the donation barrel.
Our Birdhouse Impacts the Community
Serving from our doorsteps to the ends of the Earth can begin with just a few pennies. When those pennies are combined with nickels, dimes and quarters, big things can happen. The change you drop in our little birdhouse is regularly sent to food pantries and local ministries in our area. Thank you for filling our community with hope as you fill our birdhouse.