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 Pastor Craig 

 

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, April 29th
The upcoming collection will be for the Laundry and Shower Program, Hope Totes Program, and Diaper Program at Cross-Lines.  Any questions please contact a Mission Committee Member, or call/email the Chair at jennyhatfieldcallen@aol.com or 816-728-6770.  Thank you for your continued support!     
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.
HUGS Program (Hats, Underwear, Gloves, Socks)
We collect sizes for ADULTS and CHILDREN.
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.

Most needed items are:  Bar soaps, Deodorant, Detergent, Dish soap, Disposable diapers, Disposable razors, Full-size shampoos, Toilet paper, Toothbrushes, and Toothpaste.

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!