Serving Greater Carlisle

Second is committed to loving our neighbors in the community that we call home:  Greater Carlisle.  On our own and through strategic partnerships with others we are making a difference in Carlisle, South Middleton, Cumberland, Perry, and Adams Counties, and more.  Over the past ten years we have invested over $300,000 in this work.

Some of our local mission partners include:

Project SHARE

Safe Harbour

Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland and Perry Counties

Samaritan Fellowship


We invest dollars, volunteer hours, and leadership skills in these partners.  Our goal is to work together to improve people’s spiritual, physical, and emotional well-being.  We’ve filled and donated hundreds of health kits to local shelters, renovated 9 rooms for the local domestic violence shelter, under-written the cost of a van for Community CARES, provided masks and hand sanitizer to local neighborhoods, supported the Carlisle Emergency Response Fund and Salvation Army during the pandemic with  large donations and more.

Listed below are some ways you can join Jesus in this life-changing work without packing a suitcase.

Local Serve Opportunities

Food Distribution at Project SHARE

Cook and Serve a Meal at Salvation Army

His Hands Auto Ministry Office Volunteer

8-16 Hours per week; contact Susan at 717-258-5483

Ongoing Needs for Safe Harbour

Community CARES Check in Volunteer at the Shelter

Arrive around 8:30 pm; help check people in and take temperatures of those staying overnight at the shelter

Community CARES Resource Center Volunteers

Volunteer to man the front office; CDC guidelines are in place such as wearing a mask, monitoring temperatures, hand washing stations and sanitizing every 2 hours..

Community CARES Drivers

For bus trips to Walmart, Smart Meds, SS Office, Driver’s License Center, Weis, Giant Scheduling 2 trips a week to start. If anyone is interested in volunteering for those trips, please let me know.

 There is a starting drop off point and make a loop to all the locations and then loop back around to starting drop off point and pick those up who we dropped off and return to the RC. We will not have a full bus load as we are still trying to keep social distancing guidelines in place. 50% capacity on the bus and masks must be worn at all times

Ongoing and Urgent Needs for Community CARES

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Interested in Providing A Meal?  Community CARES needs your help.

They are looking for dinners to be provided during the week and breakfast and dinner on the weekends. You can drop off dinners anytime from 4pm-5pm and breakfasts on the weekends from 7:30am-8:30am. There is a no contact donation station outside for you to place the meals. Please ring the door bell and someone will come out and assist you.

Click Here to Sign Up

One Carlisle

In 2017 Second began the “One Carlisle” movement, an effort to build bridges of relationships across race and religion. We have forged vital connections with the people of B & H Islamic Center, Bethel AME (Carlisle), and Hope Station (Carlisle).  We eat, pray, and celebrate important events together.  We have also organized interfaith dinners and rallies for unity against the KKK in Carlisle.  One of our pastors recently organized Carlisle Clergy United, the first inter-racial group of religious leaders in Carlisle.