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 volunteer opportunities for service projects throughout the year that help both locally within Arlington Heights as well as Chicago, nationally and internationally.
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.
There are assigned church work days and all are welcome!
Mission Trips & Service Projects
We have had many Mission trips to help areas hit by natural disasters including Gulfport Mississippi, New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, Pensacola Florida after Hurricane Ivan, Washington Illinois after a tornado.
We also have worked with local organizations on various service projects like, renovating a Good News Partners Family Shelter, Kids Korna, The Shelter Inc. and our all church GEM (God Energizing Mission) projects that include many local homes in the area that need help with renovations and upkeep.
Our mission efforts touch the lives of many people. Projects range in location from Southminster’s own Arlington Heights and surrounding Chicagoland communities, to various locations throughout the United States and across the globe. To learn more about some of our mission partners, click on the blue links below:
C24/7 – Father’s Arms Ministries – C24/7 is a non-profit organization dedicated, through the power of Jesus Christ, to improving the lives of children and young adults in the North of Howard neighborhood by providing them with the necessary tools, security and environment for them to thrive economically, socially and spiritually. We seek these goals through an afterschool program, job training program, and community outreach.
Christopher House – Helps at risk kids through education and supportive services: family centered approach.
Family Forward – Provides temporary housing and a two-year mentoring program for near-homeless employed or employable families living or working in Arlington Heights.
Faith In Practice – Health care professionals form medical mission teams to help improve conditions for people in Guatemala.
Feed My Starving Children – Packages food for distribution to starving children all over the world.
Good News Partners – Provides a continuum of housing from a women’s and children’s shelter, through subsidized housing on to home ownership under a co-op structure.
Journeys The Road Home – Provides shelter along with services, mentoring and temporary housing leading to self-sufficiency for the homeless and near homeless in the Northwest Suburbs.
Kemmerer Village – A church supported home and school in central Illinois for youth with severe emotional and behavioral issues.
Night Ministry – Connect with Chicago homeless through street outreach, youth shelter and support services.
Ronald McDonald House – Provides a place for parents with hospitalized children.
Share Your Soles – Gives shoes to the needy around the world.
Spring of Life Habitat for Humanity – Builds/rehabs homes for low-income families in the northwest suburbs.
The Shelter Inc. – Our mission is to end the cycle of child abuse by ensuring safe, healthy and nurturing environments to children, their families and our community. Our programs include emergency housing, transitional living, foster care, home visiting, and clinical support services. We are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Wheeling Food Pantry – Distributes food in Northwest Suburbs