There are always plenty of opportunities to participate in local mission work at the General Assembly!
Assembly organizers are still planning and arranging more mission work for Indianapolis. A tentative list of projects is provided.
Please continue checking back for updates and changes. (updated 1/23/17)
Inside the Convention Center
Habitat for Humanity Panel Build
- 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
- Approximately 85 volunteers divided into two shifts
- Work scheduled for Tuesday, July 11.
- 1st Shift from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- 2nd shift from 9:30 a.m. noon.
- There will be a link to sign a release and commitment form soon (1/23/17)
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
- A link will be provided to register to do this volunteer project (1/23/17)
- People of all ages may volunteer
- This project will be an ongoing project during the General Assembly near Hall A in the Mission Area
Indiana Blood Center
- Monday, July 10, and Tuesday, July 11, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
- Donate blood for the Indiana Blood Center
- All ages welcomed but a release is necessary for minors
- A link to register for a time will be provided soon (1/23/17)
- As well, walk ups will be welcomed
Outside the Convention Center
Gleaners Food Bank
- The major food bank for Indiana
- All minors must be supervised
- Various tasks
- Monday with 2 shifts. 1st shift from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 2nd shift from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (50 to 75 people per shift)
- A link will be provided soon to register (1/23/17)
Growing Places Indy
- 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 weeding plus education about sustainable agriculture
Cost per volunteer
- There is NO direct cost to volunteer as the committee has resourced to provide the cost of doing the project that need funding
- Lunch each day is $5.00 for those volunteering outside the convention center. Those working on projects within the convention are responsible for their own meals.
- Mission Servant T-shirts are $10.00 – A link to order these will be provided soon. (1/23/17)
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
- Weaving blankets for clients at Horizon House, a day center with supportive services for people experiencing homelessness (partnership with Week of Compassion and Division of Overseas Ministries)
- Travel-size toiletry collection for Horizon House (partnership with Disciples Men)
For more information, you may contact Rev. Brooks Barrick.