To be notified of upcoming serving opportunities as they become available, please fill out this form.
The closings of schools, workplaces, and organizations has drastic implications for many. If you, or someone you know is in need of assistance, we are here to help.
Grocery Shopping Assistance
If you need assistance with grocery shopping or other errands, email Michael Goggins.
We have pastors ready to listen and pray with you. Simply email us at [email protected] to set up a time to speak with a pastor.
Do you want someone to partner with you in prayer? Fill out our prayer request form, and our prayer team will lift up your request.
Here are some ways you can help bring the hope and compassion of Christ to our neighbors!
Serve at the St. James Food Pantry
Help out on a weekly basis at St. James Catholic Church Food pantry by assisting with the weekly food pantry or making sandwiches for their daily lunch program. Multiple shifts available. Click HERE to sign up.
Serve monthly at the St. James Catholic Church Food pantry by helping unload the produce truck, organize food, and assist guests with loading their bags. The next serving opportunity is on August 8 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Click HERE to sign up.
Care for our Homeless Community
Let's show some love to our homeless community at Willow Chicago by providing them with needed clothing and hygiene items. Find an Amazon wishlist of items that are specific to the needs of our community HERE.
Donate or Serve at the Breakthrough Urban Ministries Trunk Party
Breakthrough Urban Ministries is hosting a Trunk Party on August 1st for 50 high school graduates from their community.
A trunk party is a celebration for someone who is getting ready to head off to college. At the party, guests fill the student’s “trunk” with essentials for college, such as bedding, towels, toiletries, laundry supplies, and more.
There are two ways to help: donate or serve. Find the Amazon wishlist and the serving signup link HERE. Please order items by July 24 so they can arrive before the event on August 1.
Become a Prison Pen Pal
Offer encouragement and hope to someone incarcerated through consistent correspondence. Email Compassion & Justice Coordinator Kim Gingerich for more info.
It is estimated that 80% of blood drives have been canceled over the next four weeks, and hospitals are struggling to meet needs for blood donations. Visit the Red Cross to learn how you can give blood.
Serve at the Greater Chicago Food Depository
Help repack food items for families to pick up. Click here to sign up.
Our ministries are able to support our church and community through your tithes and offerings. While it may be tempting to hold tight during times of uncertainty, we ask that you remain faithful in giving. You can set up online giving here.
Prayer is a powerful tool that God has given us to fight fear and confusion. He has given us a spirit of power, peace, wisdom, and courage. We ask that you pray for the following:
- Pray against fear (Romans 15:13)
- Pray for the sick and vulnerable (Jeremiah 17:14)
- Pray for those searching for answers or seeking God (2 Corinthians 4:6)
- Pray for public health officials, governments, and healthcare workers (1 Timothy 2:1–2)