Southminster’s Mission Team strives to educate and motivate the congregation to reach out in the name of Jesus Christ, by becoming involved in a variety of mission efforts through the Presbyterian Church (USA) and other worthwhile agencies.
We have service projects throughout the year that help both locally within Arlington Heights and nationally and internationally.
Local Serving Opportunities
The Night Ministry Collection
The Southminster Mission team is collecting small clothing and hygiene items through February for the Night Ministry mission. Please donate travel and sample-sized containers only and place items in our Mission box, one of which is located in the foyer by the elevator and the other just outside the Southminster library.
We are collecting the following clothing items:
- New white, adult-sized tube socks
- New men’s and women’s underwear
We are collecting the following travel and sample-sized hygiene items:
- shampoo, conditioner, small bar of soap, washcloth, pre-moistened towelettes
- comb, small brush, disposable razor, shave cream, toothbrush, toothpaste
- mouthwash, deodorant, hand lotion, lip balm
Any donation of any size is greatly appreciated. Thank you for helping others help themselves.
Good News Partners
A rehab mission project at Good News Partners is scheduled for Saturday, April 14. If you are interested in helping, please put this date on your calendar. For more information, email Jean Walker firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring of Life Habitat Partnership
Southminster volunteers have been building homes for qualified families since 1996. The Spring of Life Partnership welcomes men and women of all ages (16+) and walks of life, including church and synagogue members, employees of businesses, civic groups, high school / college students, retirees, friends and relatives.
Building homes requires help with different areas of construction. We depend on volunteers to work on every phase of home building from start to finish, from complex building tasks like carpentry and roofing, to simple tasks like carrying supplies and cleanup.
Maybe you’ve never held a hammer… have a little weekend project experience… or maybe you’re a highly skilled trades professional… We need and welcome your help no matter what level of skill.
Unskilled volunteers are guided by construction managers and instructed by construction crew leaders or other skilled volunteers. Skilled volunteers are also always appreciated for the talents they share to make sure that our affordable homes meet quality standards.
Southminster’s scheduled work days for 2017 are yet to be announced. Check this page in the upcoming months for more information on how you can serve Spring of Life Partnership.
Contact Tom Snyder at 847.342.3470.
Mission Trips & Service Projects