Serve Near
Serve Near

Serve Near

God calls us to help our neighbor, and through our opportunities to Serve Near, we want to do just that. Many people in the surrounding communities, and even our own, desperately need the love of Christ. Serve with us in spreading the Gospel and necessary resources to the people in our own backyard.

Join us for one of our Serve Near opportunities below:

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    Men's Mentor Lunch Open House 
    Resilient | Willowbrook High School
    August 29 | 10:00 a.m. | Departing From Christ Church | Oak Brook 

    On Thursdays, Resilient provides consistent male role models to students during lunch hours at Willowbrook High School. Volunteers spend time with students, encouraging moral character-building and developing life skills. Mentors may serve in one or more of the four 45-minute lunch periods from 11 a.m. to 2:10 p.m.

     

    The Mentors Lunch will host an open house at Willowbrook High School on Thursday, August 29. Christ Church volunteers will meet at the Christ Church's Oak Brook location at 10:00 a.m. for orientation and prayer, then travel to the high school to enter together and be escorted to the lunch location. Volunteers can drive themselves or ride with a leader from Christ Church. Please bring your State ID or Driver’s License.
     

    Contact: Renee Richel | rrichel@christchurch.us | 630.321.3921

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    Empower Hour (Formely Ladies Lunch Squad) Open House 
    Resilient | Willowbrook High School 
    August 30 | 10:00 a.m. | Departing from Christ Church | Oak Brook

    On Fridays, Resilient provides a safe place for female students to build relationships with each other and adult female volunteers through activities, guest speakers, arts, crafts and self-care. Lunch runs from 11 a.m. to 2:10 p.m. in four separate 45-minute lunch periods. Volunteers can be a consistent presence at Empower Hour by serving in one or more of these periods throughout the year, or a volunteer can serve as a one-time guest speaker for the four 45-minute lunch periods on one Friday.

    Empower Hour will host an open house at Willowbrook High School on Friday, August 30 at 11:00 a.m. Christ Church volunteers will meet at the Christ Church's Oak Brook location for orientation and prayer, then volunteers can drive themselves or ride with a leader from Christ Church to the high school to enter together and be escorted to the lunch location. Please bring your State ID or Driver’s License.


     

    Contact: Renee Richel | rrichel@christchurch.us | 630.321.3921

     

     

     

     

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    September Food Pantry | Adjusted Hours    
    Wednesday | September 11 | 5:45 - 6:45pm | Elmhurst 
    No Friday Set Up
    Saturday | September 14 | 6:30 to 11am | Oak Brook Terrace

    Serve at the Salvation Army with the Christ Church food pantry team on one or both of the following pantry set up and distribution days.

    On Wednesday we meet at Life Storage located at 953 S. State 83 (frontage road on the east) in Elmhurst from 5:45 to 6:45 to load donations into our truck.

    We gather on Saturday at 1 S. 415 Summit Ave in Oak Brook Terrace from 6:30am - 12pm. We will distribute food to guests, help carry groceries out to cars and help clean up. Register now and you will be contacted by a Food Pantry team leader to answer any questions you have about the time and date(s) that you are available.

    Contact: Renee Richel | RRichel@christchurch.us | 630.321.3921

     

     

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    Hunger Walk 2019 - Breakthrough Team
    September 7 | 7:00 - 11:30 a.m. 

    Walk to support Breakthrough’s Fresh Market Food Pantry! Every walker that registers with Breakthrough’s team helps us to serve over 3,300 families in East Garfield Park every year! Breakthrough partners with the Greater Chicago Food Depository to provide healthy, fresh groceries to the community. Walk with Breakthrough and automatically earn $12 on their behalf.

    The walk takes place in Jackson Park at 1793 East Hayes Drive in Chicago.  

     

    Contact: Renee Richel | rrichel@christchurch.us | 630.321.3921
     

     

     

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    Love Christian Clearinghouse 
    Call In Center Volunteers Needed  | 3 Hours a Week 


    LOVE Christian Clearinghouse Call in Center Volunteers Needed!

    Listen to callers, complete an assessment form and share the LOVE of CHRIST over the phone!  This volunteer position also provides the opportunity to learn about area social services and agencies available to assist our callers.  

    Do you love helping people but are unable to travel? Volunteer with LOVE Christian Clearinghouse just three hours a week helping local families in need by listening to callers, completing anassessment form,  providing resource information and sharing the love of Christ over the phone. This weekly commitment gives you room to take time off for vacation and grandkids/childrens soccer practice!
    Training is provided.

    Contact: Renee Richel | RRichel@christchurch.us | 630.321.3921

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    Disaster Relief | Samaritan's Purse | Multiple Locations 
    Tornado, Flood & Hurricane Response

    Samaritan’s Purse North American Ministries responds quickly when natural disasters strike, deploying an army of volunteers to come alongside homeowners and bring relief and compassion in Jesus’ Name. Samaritan’s Purse currently has response and rebuild projects underway way in 10 locations, from Michigan to Alaska — and they need your help. There is no cost to volunteer; you must simply provide your own transportation. Once you arrive to the worksite, food and lodging is provided free of charge.
     

    Contact: Renee Richel | rrichel@christchurch.us | 630.321.3921