Serving Local at Willow Crystal Lake

Willow Crystal Lake's local Compassion and Justice efforts are making an impact throughout Crystal Lake and the surrounding areas to bring the hope and help of Jesus to every individual. 

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Compassion & Justice Opportunities at Willow Crystal Lake

Anti-Human Trafficking

Our Anti-Human Trafficking Ministry seeks to break the bonds of local victims and vulnerable people, as well as educate the church through forums and books studies. For more information on how you can be involved email Donna

Community Helpers

Willow Crystal Lake’s Community Helpers aid those in need with one-day home projects. Individuals and families provide the project materials and our volunteers donate their time and skills. To learn more email Steve. 

Crystal Lake Food Pantry

The Crystal Lake Food Pantry provides temporary food assistance to qualified Crystal Lake residents with the help of volunteers from more than twenty local churches. Email Sandy to volunteer. 

Daytime Warming Shelter

Beginning on Mondays in October and continuing throughout the winter, Willow Crystal Lake provides shelter from the winter weather to people without a home. If you'd love to make a difference in their lives by preparing lunches, helping with laundry, or donating supplies, please join us. We'll train you and provide ongoing support. To discover how you can help with the Daytime Warming Shelter email Jen

Foster Care and Adoption Ministry

Our Foster Care and Adoption ministry connects, equips, and supports families through the foster care and adoption journey. To learn more email Julie


Juntos works to bring the Spanish and English speaking communities in the Crystal Lake area together for the purpose of helping adults and children take their next step in their faith journey. Our team works to create a warm and welcoming environment on weekends and events at Willow Crystal Lake. To learn more about our next meeting click HERE


Kids Hope USA

One-on-one, positive attention from a responsible, caring adult can make a lasting difference in the life of an at-risk child. Each Kids Hope USA mentor invests one hour per week reading, talking, playing, and listening to a child during his or her lunch period at school. Contact Laura to volunteer with the Willow Team. Learn more at

Prison Ministry

Willow Crystal Lake's Prison Outreach Ministry provides hope, encouragement, and support for incarcerated men and women, as well as their families. We partner locally with theHelping Hands Ministry, serving the men and women at McHenry County Jail. Our team helps lead Willow’s Christmas gift outreach in December–providing gifts for prisoners in Illinois. And the Prison Pen Pal Ministry writes letters to those incarcerated throughout the United States. To learn more about how your can get involved, email Judy.

Willow Pioneers 

In partnership with the Pioneer Center and many other area group homes, Willow Crystal Lake welcomes adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities into a meaningful gathering - including a light dinner, Bible study, worship and a craft. Meetings are the first Thursday of each month from 5–7 p.m.  For more information email Rosi


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: Julie Davis, Outreach Pastor, (224) 512-2106