Be Second this Christmas with alternative gifts supporting Second programs. You can make a donation in one of the suggested amounts or in any amount you wish.
Gifts can be made in honor of friends or family members. Honor cards are mailed to the honoree or sent to you so that you can present them to the gift recipients.
1. Review the offerings in this booklet or online.
2. Fill out the forms.
3. Return it to the church office or submit it online.
4. Receive confirmation of your donation and acknowledgment cards, if requested.
To ensure you receive your acknowledgment cards before Christmas, turn in the form by December 10th. Late entries will be accepted, but you may not have acknowledgment card to present to the gift honoree.
You must be a registered user on this web site to use the online form.
Below are some of the many mission projects at Second Presbyterian. You can make a donation in one of the suggested amounts or in any amount you want.
Since 1997, the Bible Ministry has given away more than 16,000 Bibles to individuals in our congregation, community, and world. These include English and Spanish Bibles for toddlers, preschool, kindergarten, grade school, teens and adults. Each is labeled “A Gift from Second Presbyterian Church” and contains a bookmark and printed message from American Bible Society.
- $50 Four Bibles for adults
- $125 Eighty-five Spanish-language New Testament Bibles
- $250 Bibles for 16 children
Each December we provide food, clothing and gifts to more than 150 local families in need. This year-round effort involves gathering, sorting and packing gently used clothing, household items, new clothing and gifts, as well as turkeys and other groceries. Hundreds of volunteers share the spirit of the Christmas season on Christmas Benevolence Delivery Day.
- $20 Christmas turkey for a family of six
- $50 Bible story coloring books for 50 children
- $100 New gifts for four children or adults
Through the Global Interfaith Partnership, Second Presbyterian supports the Umoja Project, addressing the urgent needs of orphans and vulnerable children in the Chulaimbo area of western Kenya. The program focuses on meeting basic needs, providing educational and psychosocial support, and initiating food security and community development projects.
- $25 One month's supply of maize and beans for school lunch
- $60 One year's supply of lamp kerosene to provide light for studying
- $75 Secondary school uniform and supplies for one student
- $325 School tuition and expenses for a year
SAWs is a group of ecumenical volunteers (men and women) that work together to build wheelchair ramps for the elderly, disabled and infirmed that cannot afford to have the ramp built. These individuals are identified through social agencies as unable to financially provide a ramp.
- $50 Materials for a 5’X 5’ deck.
- $100 New drill or pay for a 7’ ramp section
- $500 Materials for the average ramp
Westminster Neighborhood Ministries
This program provides the surrounding neighborhood with a weekly Food Pantry, preschool and after school program. Financial donations will help to provide craft supplies, food, snacks and enrichment activities.
- $25 Feeds one child for an entire week of after school programming
- $50 Feeds one family for one month
- $85 Provides a family with a Christmas Basket