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What is it?

The Mission Team hopes you will join us for this special annual day in the life of Southminster Presbyterian Church!  It is a day when we do not have a worship service so that we can worship and praise God through compassionate acts of service. Please sign up for one of the projects listed in this email as soon as possible so that you can get your first choice before available slots are filled.

(Please note that we need someone to be the leader of each project.  Contact the office or a member of the Mission Team if you are willing to be a leader.)

CHILDCARE: For Childcare on Oct 9, contact the church by Oct. 2.

They will do their own little project here at the church.


Hope’s Closets Collection

We are collecting items to send to the women’s shelter at the Dayton YMCA.

The list of the items that we need before October 9. are below.

Please sign up to tell us the items you are bringing.

See below sign ups for more project details


The Castle  (Leader: Tom Novak)         

Sign ups: 3 or 4 people, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Task: Yard work

Purpose: a gathering place of trust and friendship which supports people with mental illness and disorders to achieve their highest level of competence and independence

Blessing Box Assembly & Installation  (Leader: Kevin Dickson) 

Sign ups: 3-4 volunteers  (over the age of 12) from 9 to 11:00 a.m.

Task: Install a blessing box outside, on the grounds of a church TBD

Sign ups:  3 or 4 Volunteers for 9 to 11:00 a.m. shift

Task: To construct Blessing boxes for installation at new location

Purpose: A blessing box is a miniature food pantry where people can pick up non-perishable food anonymously.  Our food pantry would stock the blessing box.  Eventually, we hope to put them in additional locations.

Fisher House  (Leader: Pete Garland and Jane Hancock) 

Sign ups: 3 or 4 people for 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. shift          

Task: projects, repairs, & cleaning

Purpose: builds comfort homes where military and veteran families can stay, free of charge, while a loved one is in the hospital.

Jane Hancock is leading the PM Fisher House Shift

Shift 2 sign ups: 3 or 4 people for 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. shift

Purpose:  greet guests and help them get settled in their new rooms.

Ronald McDonald House (Leader: Cindy Battelle  & Holly Roschel) 

Sign ups:

3 or 4 people for 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. lunch shift 

3 or 4 people for 12:30 3:00 p.m. dinner shift 

Task: outside and inside tasks (food preparation, yard work, minor repairs & cleaning)

Purpose: provides a free place to stay for families that have to travel far from home to access medical care for their child and provides physical and emotional support.

House of Bread  (Leader: Jean Gaffney)

Sign ups: 6 volunteers 10:30 a.m -1:30  p.m.

Purpose:  Feed those who require a daily meal.

Hope’s Closet (Leader: Joan Johnson)

Sign ups: 4 – 8 volunteers Tuesday, October 11, time to be arranged, 4-hour shift.

Task: visit Hope’s Closet to help with sorting and organization of donations in the YMCA facility.

Purpose: to provide a safe and organized place for families to find items for daily requirements.

Pack up, drive, & deliver Casseroles to St. Vincent De Paul & Emmanuel Deliverance Church.

Sign Ups: 3 volunteers 

We will let you know if they can be delivered Sunday or if you need to wait until Monday.

CROP Walk (Leader: Cyndi Platt)

Sign ups:  Unlimited. 

This is an outdoor activity for all ages.  Shiloh Church, 5300 Philadelphia Dr.

Children under 12 should be accompanied by parent)

1 p.m. registration, 1:30 walk kick-off.

$5.00 registration fee.

Purpose:  To support Dayton Area Food Bank.


Beginning at 9 a.m.

Crayons to Classrooms (Leader: Jill Matteson)

Sign Ups: up to 10 people max  (9 a.m. to 11 a.m.)

Task: putting together journals for students

Purpose: Crayons to Classrooms provides school supplies to students for success in their classroom activities and studies.

Miami Valley Feeds (Leader: Joan Johnson)

Sign ups: 2 volunteers  9 a.m.-11 a.m. 

Task:  collecting fresh fruit and vegetable items

Sort for delivery to the food prep center.

Purpose:  for use in food preparations to feed those in need.

Sign ups: 2 volunteers time to be chosen by leader to accommodate volunteers.

Task of delivery of collected food Monday, October 10 to the center.

Hope’s Closet (Leader: Joan Johnson)

Sign ups: 2 volunteers 9 am- 11 am

Task: to sort and prepare donations for delivery to the YWCA.

Purpose:  to support the YWCA battered women’s project with personal goods and supplies for their children while in the care of the program.

Casseroles (Leader: Gretchen Cleaves)

Sign Ups:  Our goal is 50 casseroles  8-10 volunteers. 9 a.m. until done 

We will be making these at church again this year.  Supplies will be provided in the kitchen.

Task: Make a casserole from 5 recipe choices.

Purpose: These casseroles will go to homeless shelters through St. Vincent De Paul and Emmanuel Deliverance Church. 

Note: While we prefer to make the casseroles on site, if you can’t be here and need to make one at home, contact the church office for the recipe, and deliver it to the church


Hospice Blankets  (Leader: Joan Johnson)

Sign Ups:  Unlimited

Task: Sew or purchase blankets for Hospice Patients. They must be new and should measure 42”X42” or 40”X48.”

Purpose: to provide Hospice patients facing the end of their lives with warmth & comfort.

Sign ups: 2 volunteers to deliver to the Hospice facility the week after the collection. Time TBD.

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