Shawnee Presbyterian Church

 

Giving to Our community

Food When We’re Fed
1st Sunday of every month
in the Sanctuary

We have a wonderful opportunity to feed the hungry in our community each 1st Sunday during worship.  Each first Sunday of the month we celebrate the Lord’s Supper together as part of our worship.  Our children have the opportunity on this same Sunday to remind us to give staple foods to the needy around us as the children bring a wagon through the sanctuary to collect our food offerings.  All the food collected is then taken to Shawnee Community Services for distribution.  Please join in this celebration of feeding others on the same Sunday we are fed at the Lord’s Table.

 

Hands-on, Sitting-down
2nd Wednesday of every month, 10:00 am
in the Parlor or the Narthex

On the 2nd Wednesday of the month a group gathers for mission projects that do not require a great deal of standing or other physical endurance or prowess.  This group gathers to tie blankets for children in the hospital, to make sandwiches for clients of Crosslines Ministry, to create valentine cards for veterans living in the nursing home, and many other projects.  The beauty of this team and their effort is that absolutely anyone can participate and share their talents.  If you are able to join in every month or only every once in awhile that too is perfectly fine with us.  Hands On Sitting Down meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10:00 in either the Parlor or the Narthex.  We would love to see you at our next gathering.
For more information, contact Maxine Lewis at maxlewis2@yahoo.com or 913-219-6652. 

 

Noisy Offering
4th Sunday of every month
in the Sanctuary

Thanks to the donations of pocket change by members and visitors  to SPC, donations have been sent to both Hocker Grove Middle School and Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, through our Love Fund program for these schools.  School Counselors at both  schools use these funds to help students who are unable to pay for lunches, are in need of clothing items, are unable to pay a fee or purchase an item required for a class, are in need of funds for a  school activity, or do not have the basics for a school day, such as paper/pens/pencils.  We will continue to collect the Noisy Offering on the 4th Sunday each month, and help to keep the Love Fund for these schools going strong.  Again, the participation of the members, visitors, and friends of SPC are making a positive impact on our  community.  THANK YOU!

 

5th Sunday Giving Program
Sunday, December 29th    
Giving in December will go to Christmas Joy denominational offering which helps ministers in the Presbytery with things such as $1000 for minister's kids going to college, college student loan assistance, and also for retired ministers that for extenuating circumstances have a shortage in covering needs with their pensions. Pastor Craig indicated that his family has been the recipient of the college amount.  The monies for Christmas Joy should be put in the offering plate designated for "Christmas Joy".

Some of the other programs that this program supports throughout the year are listed below

Laundry and Shower Program
Each morning, individuals are able to take a shower before breakfast. This is a necessity for many of their clients, especially those experiencing homelessness. Additionally, individuals can leave their soiled clothes, and Cross-Lines staff and volunteers will launder the clothes by the next day. These services help restore dignity and hope to individuals needing it the most.

Hope Totes Program
Deodorant, soap, toothpaste, and toilet paper are necessities in everyone’s life, however these items are often expensive and not covered by Food Stamps. When families enroll in this program, they get a Hope Tote bag. Every 60 days, they can bring their bag back to Cross-Lines, and volunteers and staff refill the bag with these necessities.

Diaper Program
Cross-Lines provides a monthly supply of diapers to babies under the age of 3. Every baby deserves a clean diaper, yet diapers are a very expensive necessity.

Questions, please contact Maxine Lewis.  Thank you for your continued support!