Community Service

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

Save Your Box Tops and Pop Tops

Looking for a fun and easy way to do wonderful mission work! Help us by donating box tops and pop tops this summer. The SPC mission team is collecting box tops for education labels to help our mission partner Kemmerer Village with their education program, and pop can tops for Ronald McDonald House. Below are some of the items that carry the Box Top for Education label, but there are lots more! For a complete list of box top products, visit BoxTops4Education.
Note: Campbell Soup is no longer a participating member and does not carry the label on its products.

So please remember to collect box and pop tops and drop off your donations in the church office whenever it’s convenient. Thank you!

  • Ziploc® Freezer Bags
  • Cheerios™ Cereal
  • Green Giant™ Vegetables
  • Finish® Dishwashing Detergent
  • Lysol® Bathroom Cleaners
  • Annie’s® Mac & Cheese
  • Yoplait® Go-Gurt® Yogurt
  • Mott’s® Fruit Flavored Snacks
  • Nature Valley™ Bars
  • Hefty® Renew® Tall Kitchen Bags and Trash Bags
  • Hefty® Twist Tie Tall Kitchen Bags and Trash and Lawn & Leaf Bags

Get Ready to Gear Up for GEM4!

November 2, 3, and 4 2018

GEM4 weekend begins with dinner on Friday evening, where everyone gathers to learn about the following day’s activities. We then enjoy breakfast at the church on Saturday before going off to do much-needed maintenance on local homes owned by low-income and senior residents. Worship on Sunday includes homeowner testimonials and church member experiences.

Southminster members Jean Walker and Sandy Pifer will again be project co-chairs of this wonderful event. Sandy believes, “We are truly spreading God’s love to our community.” And Jean says, “The people we help are so appreciative and a real joy to get to know.” We hope you’ll join this amazing Mission Project weekend. For more information, please email Jean Walker at jw13pr4@aol.com or Sandy Pifer at lucille111@aol.com.

Spring of Life Habitat Partnership

spring of life habitat3

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

Gulfport (Katrina)
Gulfport (Katrina)
Pensacola (Ivan)
Pensacola (Ivan)
Helping Hands at GEM
Helping Hands at GEM
Helping Hands at GEM
Helping Hands at GEM
Spring of Life Habitat
Kidz Korner
Kidz Korner
Kidz Korner
Kidz Korner
SPC Sponsorship at Compassion International
SPC Sponsorship at Compassion International
Guatemala Medical Mission
Guatemala Medical Mission
Feed my Starving Children
Feed my Starving Children