Crop Walk 2019

Click HERE to register for the 10/26 Crop Walk, or make a donation. THE CORRECT DATE IS THE 26TH FOR LYONSVILLE.

We will gather at First Congregational Church of Western Springs (1106 Chestnut Street). Please bring a canned food item to donate. There is a break for bathrooms and water at the half way point. Please let a member of the Mission Board know if you are interested in walking.  A minimum donation of $50 per walker is requested as we are celebrating the 50th year of the founding of the CROP Walk.

The Good News for October

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October 2019

September 2019

July & August 2019

June 2019

May 2019

April 2019

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February 2019

January 2019

December 2018

November 2018

The newsletter is also available via email.  Send your email address to lyonsville@sbcglobal.net and we’ll add you to the distribution list.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Here are some upcoming mission opportunities you can help with:

GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY    
Please come join us to help volunteer at the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) on Saturday, October 19 from 8:30am to11:15. We will meet at church to carpool at 7:45. We also go every Wednesday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. (meet to carpool at 5:15). The GCFD, Chicago’s food bank, is a non-profit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people. The Food Depository distributes donated and purchased food through a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to 678,000 adults and children in Cook County every year. They rely heavily on their volunteers to help repack bulk products, assemble boxes with assorted food, check expiration dates, glean produce, etc. Participants must be at least 14 years old. For more information go to http://www.chicagosfoodbank.org or see/call Cindi Fiandaca or Judy Birmingham to sign up.

BEDS Plus – BEDS Plus is looking for volunteers!  BEDS Plus is committed to reducing and ending homelessness in our communities.  Volunteers make their work possible.  Please join one of their volunteer orientation training sessions to find out how you can make a difference.  Please sign up directly on their website:  www.beds-plus.org or contact breitbarth@beds-plus.org (708-354-0858 x 137).

Do you enjoy making repairs, painting, gardening, or other building & grounds work? The Building and Grounds Ministry Board would love to hear from you, and help match the work you enjoy doing with our needs at Lyonsville. Reach out to board chair Tom McSweeney to let us know how you’d like to contribute.

LYONSVILLE FOOD PANTRY
The food pantry is only open on the last Sunday of the month. The hours are 11:30—12:15pm. We would like to have two or three people there to help assists our guests/visitors during this time.

We are looking for people who can serve as Sunday Greeters and/or Coffee Hour Hosts. If you can help, please sign up on the sheets in the Fellowship Hall or contact Sherry Suomi.