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. (portions updated 4/6/17)
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
- Approximately 130 volunteers divided into several shifts
- Work scheduled for Tuesday, July 11.
- Set up crew – 7-7:30 am
- Panel build check in – 7-11 am
- Nail captain – 7:15 am until complete
- Panel build crew, Shift 1 – 7:30-9:30 am
- Panel build crew, Shift 2 – 9-11 am
- Panel build crew, Shift 3 – 10:30 am-12:30 pm
- Sign up for a slot (updated 3/15/17)
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 (updated 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
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 from 8:00 a.m. to noon
Indiana Blood Center
- Monday, July 10, and Tuesday, July 11, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
- 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
- Register for Monday | Register for Tuesday (updated 2/6/17)
Volunteers will be knitting hats with looms Monday through Wednesday 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.
Bread for the World Advocacy Project
Send a handwritten letter to congressional representatives about hunger issues. Stationery and examples will be available. More details to come. (updated 2/3/17)
Outside the Convention Center
- The major food bank for Indiana
- All minors must be supervised
- Various tasks
- Monday, July 10, with 2 shifts.
- 1st shift from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- 2nd shift from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (50 to 75 people per shift)
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.
- Mission Servant T-shirts are $10.00. Order here
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
- Check back often to see what opportunities may be planned.
For more information, you may contact Rev. Brooks Barrick.