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.

Grades 7-12 Summer of Service

July 8-12
July 15-19
July 22-26

Kids entering grades 7-12 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

Plant, weed, water, & harvest

Tuesdays 5:30-7:00pm
Thursdays 9:00-11:00am
Sunday 2:00-4:00pm

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

Sign Up Here

Help kids with homework, play games

Thursdays 3:30-5:30pm

No experience needed at HANCOCK COURTS! The children are ages 6-12 years.

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. 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! Sign up here.

Prep/serve dinner at Bread & Roses Soup Kitchen

3rd Saturday of the month 1:30-2:30pm (cooking)
4th Thursday of the month 1:30-2:30pm (cooking)
4th Thursday of the month 4:30-7:15pm (serve, set up and wash dishes)

Prepare dinner for the 200 clients who seek a hot meal at this soup kitchen. Individuals and families with younger children can sign up to prepare and cook but you need to be 16 years or older to serve. Email Ellen Arvidson with questions or to let her know if you might join us.

Help with our youngest in the nursery

Sundays 9:15-10:45am

Email Jennifer Murray if interested or have questions.

Help teach our youth

Sundays 10:15-11:45am

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 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