Southmin Presby's Students Mission and Programs

Being the Change we want to see in the World…

What is service-learning?  DV8ers (students in Grades 5-8) are committed to serving the community and making a difference in the world.  We learn best by doing!  Thus, our service-learning projects are designed to help others.  We have learned – “we are helped just as much as we help others.”  Come and find out for yourself…

  • Fall –We gather food for the Oregon Foodbank and serve a meal to approx. 90 homeless men at the Transitional Project in Southeast Portland.
  • Christmas – We adopt a needy family and together provide a meal, basic needs, and Christmas gifts to all the members.
  • Winter – We participate in the 30-hour famine for the hungry (fasting for up to 30 hours and getting sponsors).  We also host the SOUPERBOWL on Superbowl Sunday (gathering money and canned goods for the hungry.)
  • Spring – Student Leaders and small groups of DV8ers decide on and adopt a small project in the community.  Also, during the Spring Retreat at Manzanita Beach, students participate in a Beach clean-up project (SOLV).

S.P.C. Service Opportunities:  DV8ers are also encouraged to make a difference in the life of our church.  Each student is encouraged to participate as a

  1. Sunday Morning Greeter,
  2. Participant in Worship,
  3. Supporting Children’s Ministries,
  4. Clean-up / Set-up projects…