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Volunteer Opportunities

Here are some upcoming mission opportunities you can help with:

Feed My Starving Children – our next volunteer session at FMSC will be Saturday, August 11th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. If you would like to go, please let Judy Birmingham know.

GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY    
Please come join us to help volunteer at the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) on Saturday, August 18 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.

Grant Writing For Funds
We are looking for editors, writers, English majors, proofreaders or anyone who loves the written word. We need your help. Lyonsville has an opportunity to apply for some grants to help in revitalizing our church. The LEEAP (Illinois Conference UCC) grant has a deadline of Oct 1, 2018, so we are hoping to start on it soon. Interested in helping out, please see Laurie Tsukuno.

Fundraising Committee
Lyonsville church is looking to form a fundraising committee. We would like to have a group of people who can brainstorm and organize different fundraisers for the church during the year.  We will then present our ideas and ask for volunteers to help in assisting with these activities. If you are interested in joining this group or are willing to help assist in the fundraisers, please see Laurie Tsukuno.

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 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.