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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, June 16 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.
The depository would like all volunteers to register in advance.

Summer Music Opportunity
With the end of the choir’s season here, there is an opportunity for anyone in the extended Lyonsville Family who would like to contribute some music for summer worship. There are 15 Sundays this summer: May 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26, and September 2. Contact Mike Molloy if you, or someone you know are interested.

Feed My Starving Children – our next volunteer session at FMSC will be Tuesday, June 26th from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Aurora location. Please let Judy Birmingham know if you would like to go. I am also holding spots on Saturday, August 11th for both the morning session (9:00 am to 11:00 am and the session that is held from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm).  If you would like to go on August 11th, please let me know which session you prefer so I can organize car pools and release spots that we won’t be using.  Please let Judy Birmingham know if you would like to go.

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.