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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    Bring New Year's Cheer to the Homeless at Pacific Garden Mission
    Wednesday, January 1, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    (Departing from Christ Church Oak Brook)

    New Year’s Day is one of the most difficult days for our mission partners to find volunteers. Will you be one of them? Kickstart 2020 with genuine Kingdom impact by joining a Christ Church crew at Pacific Garden Mission. We will be serving lunch, personally engaging with guests and cleaning the kitchen and dining area.

    This is a Group Serve opportunity, meaning we’re all going together and transportation is provided! Simply meet us in the Commons at Christ Church Oak Brook at 11:00 a.m. to join the van crew for free (and fun) travel to and from Pacific Garden Mission. We plan to return to Christ Church Oak Brook by 4:00 p.m. Space is limited, so reserve your seat in the van by registering ahead of time. 

    Contact: Renee Richel | | 630.321.3921

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    One-Day Service Opportunities with Inner City Impact
    Dates Available Throughout December and January 

    Inner City Impact works with children and teens in neighborhoods where the challenges of daily life severely affect their ability to pursue healthy, happy childhoods. Help make these precious young ones feel safe, loved and cared-for by serving at Inner City Impact's Christmas parties and club meetings at a time when their regular volunteers are often out of town and unable to serve.  To get involved or to find more information, contact Jeremy Lamour, Inner City Impact's Director of Engagement at or 773.384.4200 ext. 223.  

    Christmas Parties  Date Group Time
    December 18 Cicero Junior High  4:00 - 6:30 p.m.
    December 19 Cicero High School 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 
    December 20 Cicero K - 6th Grade 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.    

    Club Needs         Date

    Group Time
    December 6 Cicero k - 6th Grade 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. 
    December 12 Cicero High School 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    December 13 Cicero K - 6th  3:00 - 5:30 p.m
    Janurary 9 Cicero High School 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    January 10 Cicero K - 6th  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    January 16 Cicero High School 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.



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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 | | 630.321.3921

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    Love Christian Clearinghouse 
    Call In Center Volunteers Needed  | 3 Hours a Week 
    Customize Hours to Your Own Schedule

    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 | | 630.321.3921