Serve Near
Serve Near
Serve Near
Serve Near
Serve Near

Serve Near

God calls us to help our neighbor, and through our opportunities to Serve Near, we want to do just that. Many people in the surrounding communities, and even our own, desperately need the love of Christ. Serve with us in spreading the Gospel and necessary resources to the people in our own backyard.

Join us for one of our Serve Near opportunities below:

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    Resilient | 3rd Thursday Dinner 
    Thursday, July 19 | 4 p.m. -8 p.m.    

    Partner with Resilient and Calvary United Methodist Church in Villa Park to serve dinner to the seniors, unemployed,  and underemployed individuals of Villa Park. 

     

    Join us on Thursday, July 19 st at 4 p.m. to help cook, plate and serve dinner, visit with our neighbors, and assist with clean up.  


    If you are in a small group please contact Heather Franklin at hfranklin@christchurch.us. Individuals who wish to serve can register here. 

     

     

    Contact: Renee Richel | rrichel@christchurch.us | 630.321.3921
     

     

     

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    Spend A Morning with the Pacific Garden Mission Serve Team
    Saturday, July 28 | 8:15 - 11:00 am | McDonalds in Hinsdale & Pacific Garden Mission

    Have you been interested in serving the homeless but have questions about what to do, what to say and even where to park? Come have a cup of coffee with experienced volunteers at 8:15 a.m. at the McDonalds in Hinsdale located at 935 N York Rd. After some fellowship and sharing about serving experiences, everyone will then head to Pacific Garden Mission where volunteers will meet guests in the day room during their down time.  The volunteers' goal is to listen, encourage and discuss where we are seeing Christ in our lives.  

    Pacific Garden Mission is located at 1458 South Canal Street, Chicago.  

    Contact: Renee Richel | rrichel@christchurch.us   | 630.321.3921

     

     

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    Paper Goods Drive | Christ Church West Parking Lot
    August 4, 8:30 am–12:00 pm | August 5, 8:30 am–12:00 pm

    We are collecting toilet paper, feminine products, paper products, diapers and wipes for two Christ Church of Oak Brook mission partners, Care Net and the Salvation Army / Christ Church Food Pantry. There will be a truck parked in the west lot of Christ Church along with volunteers to help unload your much appreciated donations.

    Thank you for your donations! 

    Contact: Renee Richel | rrichel@cc-ob.org | 630.321.3921
     

     

     

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    Missional Living Intensive  
    Friday, August 24 | 6:30 pm –9:00 PM | Saturday, August 25 | 9:00 am –3:00 pm

    Would you like to come alongside others in creating a community where Christ is the center? Join us in our Missional Living Intensive where we will gain understanding and insight in loving our neighbors. Be ready to engage your mind, heart and hands as you see things from new perspectives. Enjoy great interactive teaching that will provide a theological understanding and lead you into a living practice of loving your neighbors well. This is for beginners and experts alike as we unpack the theology and the practice of living for the sake of others. 

     

    There will be light snacks and coffee provided on Friday night as well as a brunch on Saturday. The cost of the training is $15 upon registration. If you would like to take advantage of our free childcare during these classes, you will be able to register through the confirmation e-mail that will be sent to you upon registration for the Missional Living Intensive Event.  

     

    Contact: Renee Richel, rrichel@christchurch.us 

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    Team World Vision
    Chicago Marathon: October 7, 2018

    This unique ministry challenges people, mostly whom are completely new to running, to take on the Chicago Marathon for one of the world’s greatest needs: lack of clean water. Over 25,000 people have said "YES" to running with Team World Vision (TWV) and have experienced life transformation in ways they couldn’t have imagined, while also changing the lives of thousands of children in Africa. TWV has a base training program that will take you from the couch to the finish line of your first marathon. Step, or run, through fear and see what God has in store for you on the other side! 

    Informational Meeting: Thursday, April 5 | 6:30 p.m. | Oak Brook
    Register: eventbrite.com
    Contact: Missy Eck | Mab0170@hotmail.com | 913.558.0233
     

     

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    Food Pantry Event | Second Saturday of Every Month
    Wednesdays | 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. | Elmhurst
    Fridays | 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Oak Brook Terrace 
    Saturdays | 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. | Oak Brook Terrace 

    Please consider volunteering at the Salvation Army with the Christ Church food pantry team on any or all of the following pantry set up and distribution days.

    Please join us the second Saturday of every month at 1 S. 415 Summit Ave in Oak Brook Terrace from 8:00 - 12:00 p.m.. We will distribute food to guests, help carry groceries out to cars and  help clean up. 

    If you are not available on Saturday you can meet us the night before and help set up from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Salvation Army Oak Brook Terrace.  

    On the Wednesday before, we meet at Life Storage located at 953 S. State 83 (frontage road on the east) in Elmhurst from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. to load donations into our truck. 

    Register now and you will be contacted by a Food Pantry team leader to answer any questions you have about the time and date(s) that you are available. 

    Contact: Renee Richel | rrichel@christchurch.us   | 630.321.3921

     

     

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    Resilient: Kids Hope - Mentor Local Students

    Kids Hope is a strong nationwide organization dedicated to helping children. Christ Church members Ellen Jurkonis and Ruth Vanderlaan are looking forward to leading a group of volunteers into the important roles of mentoring elementary aged school students or being a prayer partner to a mentor. Additional volunteers are needed for mentoring and being a prayer partner to a mentor.  Mentors will meet weekly at either York Center School or Stevenson School. Prayer partners will not meet with students weekly but will provide important spiritual support for their mentor. Both schools are in District 45 and are located near Westmore/Meyers Road and Roosevelt Road.  For more information about Resilient go to resilientstrong.com.

    Contact: Renee Richel | rrichel@christchurch.us | 630.321.3921