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Days of Serving: Sept. 14-15 & 21-22

Come Join Us!

Knitting & Crocheting - a Cause for Kids

If you know how to knit or crochet and would like to join us in making child-sized hats and scarves for Wheeling Township, drop by between 9:00am and 2:00pm, on Saturday, September 14, in the living room area of the church lobby. Bring your own materials. (Children must be supervised by an adult). Completed hats and scarves can be brought to the Main Desk by October 27 for delivery. Coordinator: Clarisse Moss. Register Now

Pew Patrol

We’ll be cleaning pews in the Sanctuary on Saturday, Sept. 14, 9:00-11:00am. (More details coming soon) Coordinator: Pam Pearson Register Now

Baskets of Promise

Put together personal care kits from items donated for Lutheran World Relief. Care kits are shared with people who have lost everything from a natural disaster or life-threatening violence. Saturday, September 14, after the 5:00pm service. Max: 5 people. Coordinator: Cheryl Bokelmann. Register Now

Songs of Joy

Join a group of volunteers at Meadows, a home for the developmentally disabled adults. Sunday, September 15, from 1:30-2:30pm. Led by Pastor Klopke, the group will sing simple, fun songs with the residents. Families are welcome! Meet at the Meadows lobby at 3250 S. Plum Grove Road, in Rolling Meadows. Coordinator: Pastor Paul Klopke. Register Now


Once again we have a team participating in the Arlington Heights annual Paint-A-Thon. You can join in painting the home of a resident who cannot take care of it themselves. Saturday, September 14, all day. Coordinator: Scott Kristiansen. Register Now

Palatine Park District Stables

Have some fun, paint fences, tour the stables, and enjoy a lunch provided by the Palatine Park District. Saturday, September 21. Painting 9:00-11:30 am, at 1510 West Northwest Highway in Palatine. Stable tour, group photo and lunch will follow. Will accept 6-15 volunteers. Ages 12 and older (under age 18 must be with parent/guardian). Waiver to be completed by all volunteers. Sign up by Sunday, September 16. The project will be cancelled if minimum is not reached. Coordinator: Jillian Cichon. Register Now

Bernie’s Books

Help sort, sticker and pack books for Chicagoland area infants, toddlers, and school aged children, to enable at-risk children to have the tools to read. At Bernie’s Book Bank, 917 North Shore Drive in Lake Bluff. Saturday, September 14, 12:30-2:30pm. Volunteers under age 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Waiver must be completed by all volunteers. Max: 20. Join up or car pool to Bernie’s Books. Coordinator: Jonelle Frayder. Register Now

Pack Rats

Pack meals for sending overseas at Feed My Starving Children, 740 Wiley Farm Court, Schaumburg (note new address). Label bags, fill and weigh bags or pack in boxes and move to storage. Saturday, September 14, from 9:00-11:00am. Ages 5 and up. Register by Sept. 6. Any remaining slots will be released to the public on 9/7. Coordinator: Debbie Chenault. Register Now

Trinity-Meade Work Day

General clean-up, inside and outside. Saturday, September 14, morning. In addition to sprucing up the church grounds, we will clean the sanctuary, cafeteria and gymnasium in preparation for the special worship service to be held there the following Sunday afternoon. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church at 2601 N. Meade in Chicago. Coordinator: Jim Thomas. Register Now

Food & Family

For over 10 years, Timothy’s Ministry has helped the homeless with a potluck lunch, friendship, Bible study and other support every other Sunday. On Sun. Sept. 22, from 12 Noon-3:30pm, we have the opportunity to host their luncheon for 150-200 people. You can help in any or all of these ways: drop off food; help set-up; join their 12:30 pm worship; serve lunch; help clean up. Clothing can also be donated.  A great way for families to serve together, see the homeless as individuals, and enjoy food and fellowship with them. New Location: New Hope Community Church, 1023 E. Palatine Road, in Palatine. Coordinator: Deb Erdmann. Register Now

Goodie Bags for PADS

Come help assemble some gift bags! The bags will contain useful items for people struggling with homelessness, and they will be distributed through our regular PADS ministry. Saturday, September 14, in the Life Center, 11:00am-2:00pm. “Funded by the Thrivent Financial Action Team seed money and a generous donor.” Coordinator: Missi Morris. Register Now

Freezer Meals

Cook for a cause! Safe Families for Children surrounds families in crisis with a supportive community, including host families who offer a temporary home to the children. We're supporting those host families with meals they can pull out of the freezer when a new child arrives. Saturday, September 14, starting at 9:00 am in the very large kitchen in the Bloomingdale home of coordinator John Hill. More details to follow. You'll be helping the volunteer hosts help more children. “Funded by Thrivent Financial Action Team seed money”. Register Now

Witness Bracelets

All women and children are invited to join LWML Zone 5 at their Fall Workshop making bead witness bracelets for Most Ministries. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In Bartz Hall, Saturday, September 14 , 9:00am - Noon. Coordinator: Ruth Riederer. Register Now

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