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.
Questions, contact Jenny Hatfield-Callen (jennyhatfieldcallen@aol.com

 

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, July 30th
WE NEED SCHOOL SUPPLIES
to fill 150 backpacks
Shawnee Community Services will provide 150 backpacks this year and here is what they need to complete all 150. 
Please place your school supplies in the basket in the hallway.     
100 Spiral Notebooks – Wide Ruled
150 Notebook Filler Paper – Wide Ruled 
50 Colored Markers – Big Markers
70 Colored Pencil packs – 8-10 pencils per pack 
50 Glue Bottles
120 Glue Sticks
35 Boys Back Pack – No Pink, No Purple, No Princes

This program has been highly successful, and will continue throughout 2017. Our upcoming collection date is Sunday, July 30th and we will concentrate on school supplies. For ideas check the list below.

2017 Schedule
October 29, 2017:  HUGS
December 31, 2017: Personal Care and Home Care Items
2018 Schedule
April 29, 2018: Personal Care and Home Care Items
July 29, 2018: School Supplies
September 30, 2018: HUGS
December 30, 2018: Personal Care and Home Supplies

There will be 3 types of “5th Sunday Giving throughout the year:
1. Person Care and Home Care Items:
• personal hygiene items (soap, shampoo, lotions, etc)
• cleaning supplies (dish soap, laundry detergent, general household cleaners, etc)
• paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, tissues)
• home medical supplies (Band-Aids, diapers, incontinence briefs, feminine supplies)
2. School Supplies:
Crayons, pens pencils, notebooks, colored pencils, erasers, Glue sticks (at least three for the year) Scissors (blunt ended for younger kids, pointed for older ones), Water-based markers, A four-ounce bottle of white glue, Highlighters, Loose-leaf notebook paper, Pocket folders, A ruler with English and metric measurements, Watercolor paints, Index cards, ruled and un-ruled, etc.
3. HUGS for kids and adults in the winter time:
H—Hats (warm knit caps, etc.)
U—Underwear
G—Gloves
S—Scarves or Socks

Call/email the Chair at jennyhatfieldcallen@aol.com or 816-728-6770. Thank you for your continued support!