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Local Missions @ South Shore

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Scripture teaches us that there must be a connection between what we believe and how we live out those beliefs in the world. We are called to make the love of Christ real to people by giving of ourselves and our resources. We do this by sending people into the world to be the hands and feet of Jesus by feeding the hungry, healing the sick, sheltering the homeless, welcoming the stranger and helping God’s children everywhere (Matthew 25:35-40).

We realize that not everyone is able to serve in the same way or has the same amount of time available to serve. South Shore seeks to offer a variety of opportunities to be in mission or service that accommodate a variety of capabilities and/or schedules. The key is to be doing something that is significant for you at this very time and place in your life.  Take time to browse through some of our local as well as global opportunities to be in missions and service in the world.

Backpacks on a Mission

South Shore addresses food insecurity for children in four of our neighborhood schools by providing a backpack full of healthy snacks and easily prepared food for the weekend for those in need.

We invite South Shore members and friends to donate items towards this effort. Donations may be placed in the shopping cart in the Welcome Center throughout the month. The suggested list below provides a guideline for requested items. We encourage supporters to purchase 'smaller ounce' cans or jars due to be mindful of the weight for small children to carry. Please no glass containers and no perishable items.

Peanut Butter (plastic 18oz jar or less)

Jelly Assorted (plastic 18oz jar or less)

Snackpack Pudding assorted

Instant Oatmeal - Variety Packages

Canned, Cups, or Boxes of Ravioli and/or Macaroni and Cheese

Individual Fruit Cups

Individual Applesauce Cups

If you are interested in helping host a food drive at your workplace, volunteering, or donating money towards the purchase of food and supplies, please contact Connie Bishop.

Find out more about a significant grant to Backpacks on a Mission by clicking here.

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Manna Bag Ministry

Manna Bags are a way to minister to folks in need of non-perishable foods as well as the Word and the love of God.

Manna Bags – A Recipe of Love

Gallon Sized Ziploc Bags

Small bottled water

Toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash (no alcohol content)

Soft Wipes

Small bar soaps

Small shampoo/conditioner

Granola/Breakfast/Snack Bars

Snack Crackers

Beef Jerky sticks

Hard candies that won’t melt

Any other food that does not require preparation

Scripture; personalized if you wish

 

Mix together with the love, hope, peace and joy of Jesus.

Keep in your car and give out to those in need!

Cans For Scouts

Cans for Scouts is a recycling program to help out Troop 606, the Boy Scout troop SSUMC charters. If you would like to help them out, all you have to do is place your used (and rinsed, please!) aluminum cans in the little aluminum can trailer that is next to the SSUMC corral and shed. 

 

These cans will be collected and recycled. Proceeds from this initiative will help the troop pay for its needs, such as funding campouts, replacing old or broken equipment , and paying for advancements and awards as scouts achieve their ranks. 

 

Please refrain from giving scrap metal as the center we use only accepts aluminum cans. 

Please consider helping out Troop 606 as they raise funds, care for our environment through recycling, and strive to help out our community . Thank you in advance for your kind generosity.