HELPING

 

 

There are many ways to be of service and to use the talents each has been given.

From Altar Guild to Worship Assistant...opportunities abound.

 

 

ALTAR GUILD

Consider working with the Altar Guild to help care for Immanuel’s worship spaces, linens, and communion ware. The group meets as a whole three times each year and volunteers typically serve on a team twice each year for one month at a time. Contact Penny in the church office to learn more.

 

 

AMAZON SMILE

Shop Amazon.smile.com and designate Immanuel Lutheran Church and School as your charitable organization, and ILCS receives 0.5 percent of purchases in donations direct from Amazon. Click this link to designate Immanuel on Amazon Smile.

 

 

BIBLE STUDY LEADER

Lead adults in studies that are Bible based and topical on Sunday mornings and possibly other times during the week. Contact Pr. Kennaugh to learn more.

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS

Welcome leaders and planners! Please click the button below and complete and submit the Marketing/Communication Request Form to help the Marketing/Communications team share information about your event or focus.

 

Individuals interested in helping communicate the mission and ministry of Immanuel are invited to contact Lori St.Vincent. The team is looking for copywriters, graphic designers, proofreaders, social media masters, photographers, and videographers.

 

 

COPYWRITER

Work with Immanuel’s ministry directors, especially Lori St.Vincent, on providing copy for press releases, Discover ILCS magazine, and event marketing.

 

 

CHRISTUS CHOIR

The Christus Choir sings traditional sacred music approximately twice a month during worship services. This group also takes the lead at the annual Service of Lessons and Carols each December. Sharon Dalpini has all the details.

 

 

CLASSROOM READER AT ILS

Read aloud to students in elementary grades as arranged by the classroom teacher. Contact Heidi and Judy in the school office to learn more.

 

 

DISTRIBUTE POSTERS

Visit local businesses and request that they allow ILCS to hang posters inviting the community to events hosted by Immanuel. Contact Lori St.Vincent to let her know you are willing to fill this need as it arises.

 

 

EVENT COMMITTEES

Be part of a development committee for an event at Immanuel like the annual OCC Packing Party or special events like Cinco de Mayo. Contact Megan Popp regarding current and upcoming opportunites.

 

 

FEEDING THE HUNGRY

Accompany one of the ILCS teams that serve at the Northern Illinois Food Bank or Feed My Starving Children each month.

 

 

FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE

Help develop a new work team that will take the lead in coordinating the fellowship portion of ILCS events. Contact Pr. Kennaugh to learn more.

 

 

GARDENING TEAM

Get together with family and friends and spend some time together in the garden at Immanuel. Help with weeding, pruning, and watering is much appreciated. Contact Penny in the Church Office for information.

 

 

GO GRANTS

Help Immanuel's High School Youth (HSY) with their travel expenses to this year's mission trip serving people in Elkview, West Virginia. Click here for complete information.

 

 

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Work with Immanuel’s ministry directors, especially Lori St.Vincent, on providing designs for posters, flyers, invitations, and social media for special events sponsored by ILCS.

 

 

GREEN TEAM

Use ILCS equipment to mow and trim the lawn on campus approximately one time each month. Contact Paul to learn more and/or to schedule your time slot.

 

 

GREETER

Sign up for the date and service that best fits your schedule, then warmly welcome all to worship. If requested, share information on locations of nursery, drinking fountains, etc. The sign up sheet is available on the ledge at the entrace to the sanctuary. Contact Penny in the church office to learn more.

 

 

LAY READER

Share the weekly Bible readings in worship services. Each week’s readings are provided ahead of time by the church office. Contact Penny in the church office for details.

 

 

LAZARUS HOUSE MEAL PREP

A great ministry opportunity for individuals, families, and small groups! Prepare the meal for Lazarus House homeless shelter on the third Friday of the month of your choice. Recipes and ingredients are donated—all you need to do is cook and pack for transport by other volunteers. Contact Lori St.Vincent for details or to schedule your Friday.

 

 

LEAD AN ILS ELECTIVE

Share a talent or special knowledge with students in a half-day elective; ideas include artistic talents, model construction, computer skills, musical instruments, etc. Contact Heidi and Judy in the school office to learn more.

 

 

LEAD AN ILS AFTER SCHOOL CLUB

Share a talent or special knowledge with students by leading an afterschool club. Contact Donna Laughlin, Principal, to learn more.

 

 

LIBRARY HELPER AT ILS

Work with students as they search for the perfect book on Library Day! Contact Heidi and Judy in the school office to learn more.

 

 

PRAISE TEAM

Instrumentalists and vocalists are invited to join in praising God through contemporary Christian music. Members rotate responsibilities during the month. Pr. Kennaugh has all the details.

 

 

PRAYER TEAM

Pray from home or come to ILCS and spend time in prayer in the chapel. The current prayer list is supplied by the church secretary each week via email...or stop in and pick up a hard copy. Contact Penny in the church office to be added to this team.

 

 

SALT (Sound and Light Team)

Help build services or work as screen commander during worship advancing screens as needed. Contact Penny in the church office to learn more.

 

 

SHOP WITH SCRIP

Raise money for ILCS and save money on everyday purchases! Shop with Scrip allows families to do both while purchasing items such as gas, groceries, and clothing. Retailers offer a rebate percentage; 55 percent of this rebate goes to ILCS and 45 percent is refunded to purchasers at the end of the school year. Email Megan Watson at mwatson619@yahoo.com with questions. Summer due dates are Jun. 18 and Jul. 23.

 

 

SPORTS COACH AT ILS

Work with other volunteers to coach students in cross country, track and field, basketball, volleyball, or cheerleading. Contact Sharon Dalpini, Athletic Director, to learn more.

 

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS

Lead children through each week’s Sunday School lesson with help from additional classroom volunteers using materials supplied well ahead of class. Contact Mary Wert to learn more.

 

 

SUNSHINE COMMITTEE

Brighten someone's day by delivering altar flowers to them after worship services. Sign up or learn more by contacting Penny in the church office.

 

 

TUESDAY LUNCHROOM SUPERVISOR

Sign up for once or twice (or more) to work with other volunteers on Tuesdays to supervise the student lunch hour to give the teachers a quiet lunch break once a week. Contact Heidi and Judy in the school office to learn more.

 

 

YOUTH LEADER

Work with Immanuel’s ministry directors to develop programming and events for ILCS High School Youth (HSY). Meetings are currently held on first and third Sunday evenings each month. Contact Kari Larsen to learn more.

 

 

USHER

Help worshippers locate seating, provide directions, locate large print copies or amplification devices, collect offerings and tithes, and provide other services as needed. Contact Penny in the church office to learn more.

 

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL VOLUNTEER

Provide leadership and care for a group of 10 to 12 children during VBS week (Jun. 18-22). Leaders reinforce the lessons taught through a variety of means and ensure timely and safe travel from station to station. Volunteer here or contact Mary Wert for more information.

 

 

WORSHIP ASSISTANT

In addition to being available to assist worshippers with a variety of needs and collecting offerings, assist the pastors with baptisms, and Holy Communion, as scheduled. Contact Pr. Kennaugh to learn more.