There is a box in the hall for donations to the Kennebunk Food Pantry. We deliver donations monthly. Because the pantry can make dollars stretch further than food, we will also have a basket for monetary donations on Communion Sundays.
As we receive food for the spirit, we have the opportunity to help feed those who are hungry.
Did you know ...
...at least 70% of the funds allocated to South Church's Outreach Committee go to local organizations and initiatives? While worthwhile projects such as New Orleans mission trips and the AMIGOS project grab our attention, the bulk of Outreach contributions go to local organizations including Caring Unlimited, Good Shepherd Food Bank, York County Shelter, Harvest Café - the list goes on and on!
This year, the members of the Outreach Committee have been focused on providing opportunities for all of us in the South Church congregation who wish to do so to be involved in reaching out in the service of others. Your response has been amazing! Please check the Outreach bulletin board for activity signups. Information on upcoming activities will also be listed in the church bulletins, Newsletters, and the South Church website.
Bon Appétit Community Meal Program
The program provides meals to anyone in need, Monday through Friday from 4:30 to 5:30 at the Second Congregational Church. South Church members serve meals on the third Tuesday of each month. Please let Charles know if you’d like to volunteer anytime.
The Outreach Committee has made significant disbursements from the Panzenhagen Fund. This memorial fund was set up in 1986 in memory of Vicki Lynne Panzenhagen. The fund is intended to assist young women dealing with drug or alcohol abuse, poor family relationships, divorce or other family crisis issues.
Five thousand dollars from the fund has been sent to Crossroads for Women. This non-profit provides gender-responsive addiction and behavioral health treatment services. Their extensive program provides out-patient treatment for substance abuse and mental health issues, residential services for substance abuse, and transitional housing for those practicing independent living skills in a healthy, sober and safe environment. The donation is given specifically to serve 18 to 28 year olds to help defray costs of treatment.
As well, $2000.00 from the Panzenhagen Fund has been sent to Kennebunk High School for a District Workshop on non-suicidal self injury. The workshop will help the district develop protocols for different team members for managing students who require care within the academic environment. The workshop will be offered to administrators, guidance counselors, school nurses, school social workers, Special Education Staff as well as other staff members. An initiation is also being extended to local EMS teams, Wells School District and Massabesic High School.