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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, July 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:15. 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.
The depository would like all volunteers to register in advance. Please see our website (Volunteer Opportunities post) or contact the church office for a link to their website where you can easily do this.

Lyonsville Church Food Pantry: Come and help out at our own food pantry.  The pantry is open on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  We would like to have 2 people there to help our guests/visitors during this time.  Volunteers help restock any donated food, and bag up food for guests.  If you would like to donate food, we have a current need for canned meat products (tuna and chicken), and paper products.  Contact the church office if you would like to help.  Donated food can be dropped off while the pantry is open, or contact the church office.

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.

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Below is a list of some upcoming events that we will be hosting or participating in. We would love to have you join us!

For details about any of these events, contact the church office.

In June we are collecting peanut butter and jelly for the Lyonsville food pantry.  If you would like to donate, please bring your items and put them in the donation box on the landing.

Summer Bible Study   2017
“We are no longer slaves but Free”
Wednesday 7-8:30        June 7 to August 30
The repeated theme of Passover and Exodus through the Hebrew Scriptures.
This is one part introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures, one part history, one part devotional.

Our next labyrinth walk is scheduled for Saturday, August 5. It is from 4:00 to 6:00, and takes about 20 minutes. Please join us for this time of meditation. We also have labyrinth walks scheduled for August 5, October 14, and December2.

CHURCH PICNIC—Sunday, July 9 from 10:00 to 3:00. At the Acacia Clubhouse: 111 Cascade Dr., Indian Head Park.

On Friday, June 23rd, at 6:00 we will get together for a make your own pizzas and game night.  We will take up a free will offering and the donations will be sent to Feed My Starving Children.  I hope you can all attend for a time of fun and fellowship. Bring your friends!

Pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House
We are collecting pop tabs to take to the Ronald McDonald House.  We will have a collection container located in the fellowship hall. If you have any questions please see Cindi Fiandaca.

Box Tops for Education
We are also collecting Box Tops for Education to give to Byrne School.  Collecting Box Tops is an easy way for schools to earn cash.  It’s easy to find Box Tops (a list will be by the collection box). In fact, you may have some in your home right now.  All you have to do is clip the Box Tops from your favorite products and put them in the collection container located in the fellowship hall.  If you have any questions please see a member of the Mission Board.

CHURCH WOMEN UNITED
Community Nurse Collection
New onesies, new receiving blankets, baby hats, bandages designed for children, and small, soft animals (e.g. Beanie Babies) are being collected.
Please bring donations to church.