Season of Service

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Our Annual Season of Service is underway! Service is central to South Church’s mission to boldly embody God’s love and compassion. So we are taking it up a notch – offering opportunities to serve in small groups, individually, and/or make donations over a five week timeframe.

There are projects for anyone and everyone including those done at your own convenience, and some that have a specific date and time. Some require sign-ups, others do not. Some are out in the community, others are done in the comfort of your home. There are project ideas for kids and kids at heart. 

Giving Garden: Fall harvest and winter garden prep. Click here to sign up.

  • Mondays 9-11am, Thursday 4-5:30pm, Saturday 9-11am, Sunday 1:30-3pm
  • All are welcome, 12 and under with adult supervision 

AVIS – Trail work: Trim vegetation along the edges of fields at the West Parish Meadow Reservation. Click here to sign up.

  • Saturday, October 23rd, 9am-1pm Rain Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021
  • All are welcome, 12 and under with adult 

Halloween Treat Bags for Lazarus House: Assemble and decorate 8 Halloween treat bags with nut-free candy, small school supplies, or other practical and useful trinkets. Click here to sign up.

  • Drop off completed treat bags to church by Wed., October 27th.

Click here to sign up to deliver the premade bags on Fri., Oct. 29th.

Bread and Roses: Prepare and/or deliver bagged lunches. Click here to sign up. 

  • Thursday, October 28th between 10am-2pm 

Halloween Treats at Communities Together: Bake and deliver Halloween-themed cookies or cupcakes and 1 gallon of apple cider for the children attending after-school programs.

  • Thursday, October 28th – Deliver snacks (for 12-14 kids) to Hancock Courts between 1:30-2:00pm. Click here to sign up.
  • Friday, October 29th – Deliver snacks (for 18-20 kids) to Stadium Courts between 1:30-2:00pm. Click here to sign up.

Lazarus House: Work with a member of the Lazarus House Development team to sort, organize and label event supplies in the basement store room at Lazarus House. Click here to sign up.

  • Tuesday, November 2nd from 1:00-3:00pm

Habitat Build Day: Work at the Lupine Road worksite right behind the church. The site supervisors will find work that matches skill levels – yard cleanup, painting, flooring, drywall, carpentry. Click here to sign up.

  • Saturday, November 6 from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
  • 16 with a parent, over 18, independently

Make Lunch for Habitat: Provide lunch for 10 Habitat volunteers and supervisors at the work site behind South Church. Confirmands have volunteered for this project.

  • Saturday, November 6 from 11:00am-1:00 pm

Pop the Trunk: For Lazarus House – Collect and sort donations as they are dropped off at South Church. Click here to sign up.

  • Wednesday, November 10 from 3-5pm

NEW DATE! Bread and Roses: Clothes sorting. Click here to sign up.

  • Thursday, Nov. 18th from 2-4pm

POSTPONED: AVIS (rain date pending): Help clear an overgrown trail on the Merrimack River Trail. Click here to sign up.

  • Saturday, November 13 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • All are welcome, under 12 with adult supervision.

Boys & Girls Club Homework Helper: Come and offer some homework help for youth ages 7 and up! Click here to sign up.

  • Monday, Nov. 15th from 3:15-5:15pm

Care Package Delivery: Pick-up pre-made care packages on Friday afternoon, and deliver over the weekend to people on our Care & Calling List. You can sign up for as many deliveries as your time allows. Click here to sign up.

  • Pickup on Friday, Nov. 19th from 4-6:30pm (deliver that weekend)

Pop the Trunk: For Neighbors in Need – Collect and sort donations as they are dropped off at South Church. Youth Group has volunteered for this project.

  • Sunday, Nov. 21st from 1-4pm

Photographers: Take photos at one or more of our projects for our traditional slide show when Season of Service wraps up in late November. Help promote all of the service happening in the community! Click here to sign up.

Please drop donations off in the church office or in the large “donations” bin outside the church office side door.

Pop the Trunk: $25 Market Basket Gift Cards for Lazarus House – Lazarus House will distribute to their pantry clients to purchase culturally-relevant food for their Thanksgiving holiday. Purchase and drop off a gift card at the drive-through, or make a donation by clicking here and a volunteer will purchase a gift card for the event. 

  • Wednesday, November 10 from 3-5pm

Journals for Communities Together: Leaders at Manos Felices are encouraging children in the program to journal. They would appreciate donations of new lined journals for this activity. 

Girls’ Clothing for Bread & Roses: We are collecting girls’ clothing (infant, toddler, girls sizes up to 16). No other clothing types will be collected as they are full with other types of clothing.

  • Drop off outside the church by 11/10 or at the 11/10 drive through from 3-5pm.

Pop the Trunk: Food and $25 Market Basket Gift Cards for Neighbors in Need – We are collecting potatoes, onions, apples, carrots, sweet potatoes, stuffing mix, gravy, dessert & bread mixes, brownie mix, pies (not frozen), and $25 Market Basket gift cards for Neighbors in Need. Drive through the circle drive at South Church and just pop your trunk!

  • Sunday, Nov. 21st from 1-4pm

If you prefer, you are invited to make a financial donation to your choice of several of our partners for this year’s Season of Service.