Here at Sidney First, we are involved in a variety of missions activities. Listed below is just a sampling of all the places we go. Look through the list and see what stirs the Spirit in you! For more information on any of these outreaches or upcoming trips please contact Gary Mintchell our missions coordinator.
Local MissionsAlpha Community Center helps at-risk families and their children through a variety of programs. Volunteers are needed for After-School program and to serve meals. Contact Jan Harmon at 498-9758. Compassionate Care provides health care services for the underinsured of Shelby County. Medical personnel are needed, as well as those who can perform general maintenance and secretarial services. Also needed are small groups who can host the Tuesday night meal for medical volunteers. Call Teresa Ditmer at 492-9400 or www.ccsccares.org.
Hands of Hope is a Saturday morning outreach that provides a hot meal for those in need. Small groups and individuals are needed to help cook, serve and visit with those who attend. Donations are also needed. Current needs include: coats, shoes/boots, hats, gloves, socks, food/meals and monetary gifts. You can contact Hands of Hope via David or Tracy Porath at email@example.com. Handyman Team is a group of men and woman who have a heart to serve by doing manual labor. The team has done such things as construct handicap ramps and paint houses. Whether you have skill and experience in this area or just the desire to serve, contact Steve Whittenberger 498-1973. Samaritan Works provides short-term housing for the homeless while encouraging whole-life recovery. Volunteers are needed who can do general maintenance, hospitality, and mentoring. Contact Mike Martin at 492-3738.
Teams from Sidney 1st travel to Salyersville, Kentucky partnering with Christian Service Internation (CSI). Teams are involved in relational ministry, manual labor, and cultural adventure in this area that struggles with poverty, unemployment and addictions. Construction skills range from advanced to basic, or just a desire to serve.
Our Mexico mission family is the Tijuana Christian Mission (TCM). Our youth, adults, and sometimes families travel to Tijuana during the summer. These week long trips focus on relational ministry with children and staff at two orphanages, the city dump and a women’s shelter, manual labor, going “deeper” in your relationship with Christ, cultural adventure, and more. We have also hosted our friends from Tijuana here in Sidney when they are in the area.