Last week a call went out to all UM churches in the Northern Illinois Conference asking for our support in reaching out to and extending care to newly arriving immigrant families as they are bussed from Texas to Chicago and from Chicago to the suburbs for safe housing. 

Our missions team is already at work responding to this call. For the next couple of weeks, we will be gathering donations at the church.

Backpacks will be filled on October 1 and then delivered to one of the dropoff centers. Because of the generosity of the congregation, we will have 20 backpacks for men, women, and children. Totally a minimum of 60 bags in all!!

Immediate donation needs include:

Small size clothing (especially socks and underwear/sports bras)

First Aid kits (Band aids, Bandages, etc)

Medications for adults and children (e.g. Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, etc) 

Personal Hygiene items (toiletries, feminine products, etc)

Duffle Bags/Small Suitcase                                                                                                                                                

For more specific needed donations, please click on one of the links below:

Midwest Mission Distribution Center in Illinois

Noisy offering for September 2022 will go to support Midwest Mission Distribution Center in Illinois.  They were established in 2000 continuing to do God’s work globally and in our own neighborhoods.  Their work is both in support of world disaster relief and planned mission projects.

They have volunteers come from all over the USA to work on bike, sewing machine and school desk repairs.  As well as sewing items for back-to-school kits, birthing kits, and flood buckets.  They connect with God’s nomads that will come pick up medical equipment, or other supplies needed.

Midwest Mission continues to bring consistency to supporting communities in need and creating an environment where God’s helpers can come together and share talents and time to put kits, load trucks, inventory items, build and celebrate the good works being done day after day.

NOISY OFFERINGS  The Noisy Offering for September will go to support the Midwest Mission Distribution Center in Illinois. So, 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.  There are also shoeboxes to be wrapped, contact Marcia if you would like to help. 

CARPENTERSVILLE COMMUNITY MEAL continues on the third Saturday, September 17 with our drive through format. Reserve up to 6 meals in advance at and pick them up between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in the parking lot at Trinity Center, 1647 Ravine Lane, Carpentersville. 

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 ( with any questions.

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