Serve in Community
FOOD DONATIONS NEEDED
Lazarus House Meals Lazarus House provides services to the homeless. On the third Friday of every month Immanuel provides meals to support this cause. Volunteers prepare Friday dinner and Saturday breakfast and lunch for the St. Charles location which serves families from all over the tri-city area. Contact Lori, firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to register to receive the most recent signup sheet.
Lazarus House is doing a Great Western Freedom 4 Run/Walk fundraiser on Monday, July 4th. This competitive 4-mile race and 2-mile scenic walk sis suited for the whole family to enjoy. For more information or to register visit their event page at https://www.lazarushouse.net/greatwesternfreedom4/
Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry is a not-for-profit organization founded by local churches. They serve our community by providing food and household supplies to those in need. Your financial or non-perishable food or paper product donations can be placed in the grocery cart near the Fellowship Hall. A current list of most needed items can be found at bataviafoodpantry.org/current-needs/ Email Mary Jo Nottke email@example.com with questions.
FOOD PACKING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Northern Illinois Food Bank The NIFB provides nutritious meals to residents in 13 counties in Northern Illinois. Join us for a volunteer food sorting & packing session! Ages 8+ are welcome. Email Bill firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to register. Regular packing sessions are scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month 5:30 - 7:30 PM.
Feed My Starving Children FMSC is a Christian nonprofit dedicated to seeing every child whole in body and spirit. FMSC works with food distribution partners that empower communities to move from relief to development. Join us for a volunteer packing session! Anyone over the age of 5 can participate. Email Linda email@example.com with questions or to register. Regular packing sessions are scheduled for the second Friday of each month 9:00 - 10:45 AM.
MISSIONS WE SUPPORT
See the event calendar below and current announcements for opportunities to raise funds and support these ministries.
Redeeming Life Outreach Ministries
Motivated by God’s grace, Redeeming Life Outreach Ministries seeks to reach out with the love of Christ to support single expectant and postpartum mothers. They do this by providing a safe and stable home. The women have opportunities for growth in their relationship with their Savior, as well as career, parenting, and life skills education. RLOM is a pro-life ministry. They support mothers whether they choose to place their baby for adoption or to parent. Either way, they walk alongside them in their journey. Every woman who calls Redeeming Life home will find help, love, and support. Redeeming Life is a recognized service organization of the LCMS-Northern Illinois District. They are excited to announce their new maternity home location in Carpentersville, IL.
The story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-37) gives a clear picture of God’s desire for us to help those in desperate need wherever we find them. After describing how the Samaritan rescued a hurting man whom others had passed by, Jesus told His hearers, “Go and do likewise.” For over 50 years, Samaritan’s Purse has done their utmost to follow Christ’s command by going to the aid of the world’s poor, sick, and suffering. They are an effective means of reaching hurting people in countries around the world with food, medicine, and other assistance in the Name of Jesus Christ. This, in turn, earns them a hearing for the Gospel, the Good News of eternal life through Jesus Christ.
During the Christmas season, Immanuel actively supports Samaritan's Purse through Operation Christmas Child. Both church and school families donate and pack shoebox items. Donations are collected in classrooms and at the giving tree in the church lobby.