Serve

How Can You Help This Week?

Often our lives feel so busy that finding the time to volunteer seems impossible but every week at South Church there are low-commitment opportunities to get involved! We are involved in a variety of activities. Some are ongoing, some are one time events, some are great for kids, others require the use of power tools. Our Board of World Service faithfully contributes to 12 core missions, many of which are also supported regularly by members of both our Board and our congregation, who volunteer their time, serve on organizational boards and personally donate to the programs.

Help at the Andover Farmers Market

We need six volunteers to help at the market each Saturday and we’ve created two, two and a half hour “shifts” per day, making room for twelve volunteers per market. Details and sign up here.

Plant, weed, water, & harvest

Volunteers are needed in the GIVING GARDEN. Come learn about growing organic produce while helping to feed our hungry neighbors. No gardening experience required. Details and sign up here.

Build affordable housing in Andover

First Saturday of the month 8:30am We invite you get hands-on building at the HABITAT FOR HUMANITY site in Andover. Habitat is welcoming back small groups of 8 volunteers. Safety protocols are in place including distancing, hand washing, masks, tool cleaning, and fever checks. Volunteers 16 and up are welcome. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Would you like to help build? Email Ellen Arvidson.

Bring lunch to our Habitat volunteers

First Saturday of the month Would you like to help without swinging a hammer? The volunteer builders need lunch! Email Ellen Arvidson.

Cook meals for church members in need

Email Linda to sign up!

Grades 7-12 Summer of Service

Kids entering grades 6-12 engage in hands-on service projects in Lawrence, Lowell, Boston, and the greater Merrimack Valley and wrap the days up with fun back at South Church.

Details and Sign Up Here

Help with our youngest in the nursery

Sundays 9:45-11:15am Email Jennifer Murray if interested or have questions.

Help teach our youth

Sundays 9:45-11:15am Assist our Sunday School teachers. Email Jennifer Murray if interested or have questions.

In the parable of the good Samaritan, Jesus teaches us that our neighbors may be different from us, they may not be who we expect. If we are to truly love our neighbors, we must serve them and lift their burden. We welcome you to use your skills and talents to serve others and our greater community.

Service opportunities also include the Social Justice Coalition, Green Team, Healing Hands knitters, Day of Service, youth mission trips,  food drives,  diaper drives,  and bike drives.

Interested in our other missions? Contact Linda, Church Administrator