As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
– 1 PETER 4:10-11 –
We have a passion for outreach at Christ Church. We grow in relationship to God and one another as we respond to the needs of a broken and needy world by giving generously of ourselves. Can we do it alone? No. Can we do it together, with God’s help? Yes. There are many different ways to engage in service at Christ Church. We invite you to join us, to make a difference in other people’s lives, and transform your own.
Local Outreach Committee
Children, the homeless, the poor, the jobless, the hungry, refugees and other newly arrived immigrants: There is so much need right here in the Chicago and North Suburban area. Are you interested in making a difference in the life of another human being?
Christ Church’s Local Outreach Committee has been working diligently to identify easy, effective and fulfilling opportunities for you and your family to make a difference. You can join this effort in any of the following ways:
1. Find a volunteer opportunity that is right for you! Under the Serve tab of the Christ Church website, you will find a number of local service opportunities, each of which has been researched and vetted by the Local Outreach Committee and in which other parishioners have already participated and had positive experiences. Click here to see a slideshow from our recent Donate-A-Day outing at St. Leonard’s. In addition, nearly all of Christ Church’s over 60 Benevolence grant recipients have requested volunteer assistance with everything from building help to board work. See Christopher or any Local Outreach Committee member for more info.
2. Sign up to receive specific news and event info about Local Outreach. We are putting together a newsletter with info about upcoming events and opportunities and highlighting recent experiences from our parish. Click here if you’d like to be on the emailing list.
3. Join us on the Local Outreach Committee. If you have a passion for local outreach and would like to join us in identifying and developing promising opportunities for our parish, we’d love to have you! Contact any of our committee members if interested.
Christ Church Local Outreach Committee Members include: Robin Anstaett, Melissa Durbin, Julie Flood, Nina Gray, Lisa Kerpan, Jim McGee, Julie Montgomery, Suzie Peregrine, Christine Peterson, Leah Romanelli, Bob Spencer, Barb Tubekis and Mary Walther.