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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    Help Young Life Share the Gospel with Local Youth
    Wednesday, Feburary 5, 2020 | 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
    The LT Corral (Near Lyons Township South High School) | Western Springs
     

    Young Life helps middle school and high school students experience life as God intended it by loving them as they are, giving them a place to belong, introducing them to Jesus and nurturing their faith. Young Life offers weekly rhythms of fellowship via Club (“parties with a purpose”) and Campaigners (gatherings with deeper study, service and leadership). Young Life offers the WyldLife program for middle schoolers, and the Capernaum program offers kids with differing abilities their own place to belong and experience God’s love. Young Life also ministers to kids through unforgettable camps and retreats and engages them in friendship in their own communities. 

    Join a crew of Christ Church volunteers serving at Club, Young Life’s weekly gathering for high schoolers. Volunteers will help with setup, observe the ministry during the party, serve snacks to students and perform some light cleanup. This is the perfect chance to experience Young Life up close and see how God might be calling you to walk alongside local youth.

    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 7:00 p.m. to join the van crew for free (and fun) travel to and from the LT Corral in Western Springs. (You may travel separately if preferred, though we do ask that you join us for orientation and prayer at church beforehand.) We plan to return to Christ Church Oak Brook by 9:30 p.m. Space is limited, so reserve your seat in the van by registering ahead of time. 

    Contact: Peter Celauro | pcelauro@ChristChurch.us | 630.321.6751

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    Food Pantry Event | Second Saturday of Every Month
    Wednesdays | 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. | Elmhurst
    Fridays | 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Oak Brook Terrace 
    Saturdays | 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. | Oak Brook Terrace 

    Please consider volunteering at the Salvation Army with the Christ Church food pantry team on any or all of the following pantry set up and distribution days.

    Please join us the second Saturday of every month at 1 S. 415 Summit Ave in Oak Brook Terrace from 8:00 - 12:00 p.m.. We will distribute food to guests, help carry groceries out to cars and  help clean up. 

    If you are not available on Saturday you can meet us the night before and help set up from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Salvation Army Oak Brook Terrace.  

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

    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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    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

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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 | RRichel@christchurch.us | 630.321.3921