Our next CARPENTERSVILLE COMMUNITY MEAL will be on Saturday, September 16, 2023 in the Fellowship Hall at Trinity Center. Join us for food and fellowship. This is an opportunity to connect with our neighbors. We will be serving from 4:30 to 6:45 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.

Learn more at carpentersvillecommunitymeal.com . Volunteers are always welcome! We’ll see you soon at Trinity Center, 1647 Ravine Lane, Carpentersville. 

NOISY OFFERINGS  are donated to Churchwide Missions. Please save your coins , bring them to church and place them in the buckets that the children will be holding out to you.

PORCH DROP OFF is available for donations to PADS and the Spirit Lake Shoebox ministry.  Please leave items at Marcia’s or the Snyder’s. 

Shoebox Mission 

This Christmas Shoebox Mission supports over 1,000 children at Spirit Lake, North Dakota. We are collecting items that fit in a shoebox for infant to 13-year-old boys and girls. The Journey of Hope Elgin congregation organizes the wrapping, assembly, and delivery of the boxes. Our 11-year partnership with Journey of Hope Elgin provides gifts, sometimes the only gift, children receive for Christmas. Toys, socks, toothpaste, shampoo, activity books, school supplies, baby items, and more are being collected through Friday, September 8. We will assemble the boxes at Journey of Hope UMC on Saturday, September 9, 2023 with a simple lunch provided. Please drop off any items you may have at First UMC of West Dundee or contact Marcia to arrange for pick up. 

PADS Lunch Support

PADS of Elgin is sheltering 45 guests including 4 or 5 children.  Our church delivers lunches on Monday after the first Sunday of every month. We always need help.

Donations should be dropped off at First UMC  before the first Sunday of the month. Thank you for your continued support and for being a part of our efforts to make a positive difference in the community.

If you would like more information, please contact Marcia.


The 2023 Bishop’s Appeal focused on migrant needs. Your donations will help area organizations provide migrants with immediate needs like hygiene kits, temporary shelter, and food, as well as longer-term needs like employment, housing, medical care, and legal assistance. Tom Miller and Pr. Wendy presented the check representing your offerings to the Cabinet during Annual Conference. 

Northern Illinois Food Bank
Our multisite team has reservations to help with sorting and packing at the Geneva Warehouse, ongoing shifts are scheduled every month. No experience is required! To register, please use the form below or contact Pat Ziebart (psziebart@gmail.com) with any questions.

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