Mission Opportunities

GANews YouthGleanersThere are always plenty of opportunities to participate in local mission work at the General Assembly!

Assembly organizers have planned all kinds of mission work for Indianapolis. Review each project for dates, times, and locations. Some require registration.

During General Assembly, you can visit the Mission Volunteer Table, to learn more and to sign up for projects around town.

Inside the Convention Center

Habitat for Humanity Panel Build

The panels built will be for the home of Sebastian Quintero, a single student at IUPUI. Sebastian is building this home so he can provide shelter for his mother and himself following the recent death of his father. He is an active member of Our Lady of Carmel where he is often found staffing the day care and the food pantry.

  • Disciples will actually build a home or at least the frame of a home inside the Convention Center Hall A, which will then be hauled to a location for construction. Those desiring to stick around Indy for a longer period could help with the onsite construction as well.
  • Must be 16 years old or older
  • No materials or tools needed as Habitat will furnish all
  • Work scheduled for Tuesday, July 11
    • Set up crew – 7:00 – 7:30 AM
    • Panel build check in – 7:00 – 11:00 AM
    • Nail captain – 7:15 AM until complete
    • Panel build crew, Shift 1 – 7:30 – 10:00 AM
    • Panel build crew, Shift 2 – 9:30 AM -12:00 PM
  • Sign up for a slot

Peyton Manning Children Hospital Project

  • Making hero capes for children and parents in the NICU and PICU units
  • No age limit but supervision for younger volunteers
  • This project will be ongoing Monday – Wednesday in the hallway outside Convention Center Hall A

Crop Drop, a partnership with the Society of St. Andrews

  • Sort and bag produce which will be shared with Gleaners Food Bank. There will be about 40,000 pounds of produce.
  • Monday, July 10
  • 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • In the hallway outside of Convention Center Hall A
  • Sign up for a slot

Indiana Blood Center

  • Please note: Donors will need a picture ID, make sure to have eaten and hydrated before donation. If you have questions about eligibility to donate, call the Indiana Blood Center at (317) 916-5150 and speak to a Donor Specialist.
  • All ages welcomed but a release is necessary for minors.
  • Walk-ups welcome
  • Bloodmobile on Saturday, July 8
  • Monday, July 10, and Tuesday, July 11

Knitting

  • Volunteers will be knitting hats with looms  for “Little Hats, Big Hearts” for baby caps. When Mission Servants arrive, there will be instructions/directions, 50 looms (provided by West Street Christian in Tipton, IN), and red yarn. You are welcome to bring along some red yarn as well.
  • The caps will be distributed by the American Heart Association to hospitals across central Indiana.
  • in the hallway outside of Convention Center Hall A
  • Ongoing Monday through Wednesday

Bread for the World Advocacy Project

Send a handwritten letter to congressional representatives about hunger issues. Stationery and examples will be available Monday – Wednesday in the hallway outside of Convention Center Hall A.

 

Outside the Convention Center

Gleaners Food Bank

  • The major food bank for Indiana
  • All minors must be supervised
  • Various tasks
  • Monday, July 10, with 2 shifts.
    • 1st shift from 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    • 2nd shift from 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Sign up for a slot

Patachou Foundation

  • Community Gardening
  • All ages welcomed. Minors must have supervision
  • No tools or equipment needed as all will be furnished
  • Various tasks from painting to harvesting to beekeeping plus education about sustainable agriculture
  • Tuesday, July 11
    • 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Sign up for a slot

Youth Council

  • On Sunday morning, the Youth Council will visit both Ronald McDonald Houses in Indianapolis, preparing breakfast for families there and worshipping together.
    • 8:30 AM at Limestone location
    • 9:00 AM at Riley Children’s Hospital location

Cost per volunteer

  1. There is NO direct cost to volunteer as the committee has resourced to provide the cost of doing the project that need funding.
  2. Mission Servant T-shirts are $10. If you have not ordered one, you can do so at the Mission Volunteer table.

For more information or if you have question please contact: Rev. Brooks Barrick, Chair of the Local Mission Committee at Reved2@hotmail.com  |  317-847-1695