Get Involved at Southside
All of the activities and ministry happen at Southside because of the dedication and volunteerism of its members. We all started as new members once. Here are some suggestions of how you can become more involved in the life of the church.
If you can't find someone at worship on Sunday, contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-623-6857, and the office will forward your name and information to whoever you would like to reach.
Join the Choir - Choir meets at 7 pm in the Kiva every Wednesday, except for the months of July and August. All are welcome. Talk to Mrs. Reid or Susan Halversen for more details.
Be a Liturgist - Read scripture, the call to worship, and other parts of worship during the service on Sunday. Contact Mark Reinl-Bautista if you would like to be involved. Mark is the Elder that leads the Worship Committee, which along with the Congregational Nurture Committee, is also responsible for planning special services like Native American Sunday, Migrant Sunday and More Light Sunday.
Help with maintenance and improvements to the facilities - Much of the work around the sanctuary and fellowship hall is done by volunteers. If you have skills in this area, and would be willing to help, contact Albert Jordan, Elder for Facilities and Maintenance.
Join the Social Justice Committee or one of their ministries - This is a special passion of Southside, and there are many opportunities to get involved, like Samaritans, Cross Street Community, Southside Worker Center, or with any of our Ministry Partners.
If you would like to help guide decisions on how Southside is called to help our neighbors, especially with the emerging situation of Central American Minor Migrants or Sanctuary 2014, join the Social Justice Committee or speak with the Elders for Social Justice, Sarah Roberts and Leslie Carlson.
Garden - Help maintain our garden in the back courtyard. The Eco committee organizes seasonal planting days, but there are always weeds to pull and new projects to plan. Contact the Elder for Eco, Greg Lewis, for more details.
Bible and Book Studies - Watch for details in the bulletin, newsletters and the Calendar of Events about the current Bible and Book Studies happening. You can also speak with Lisa Anderson, Elder for Adult Education.
Mens' Group - Meets on Saturday mornings at 10 am at the church for bible study and fellowship. Contact Bill Captain or Herbert Lee for more information. Twice-yearly Mens' Retreats are announced in the bulletin and newsletters.
Host Coffee Hour - Every week someone or a group of people prepares snacks and goodies for coffee hour in the Fellowship Hall after church. You can sign up on the sign-up sheet next to the kitchen doorway. Bring a few plates of cookies, some chips or crackers, fruit, or punch or lemonade. Coffee is provided - you just need to set it up (directions are next to the sign-up sheet). Please contact Susan Halversen or Teena Cross for questions.
Community Engagement - Get more involved in the neighborhood surrounding Southside by contacting Karan Stewart, the elder for Community Engagement. Past events have included a Spring Block Party/Pachanga, a Neighborhood Clean-Up, and volunteering at the neighborhood elementary school, Ochoa Community Magnet School.
TIHAN - Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network - Volunteers are needed to help with this Ministry Partner doing office work, mailings and special events, or to cook and collect sundries for the monthly POZ cafe for people living with HIV/AIDS. Contact Linda Ray for more details.