Elmhurst CRC maintains great relationships with several local social-service organizations. Our Local Impact ministry exists to highlight the many opportunities for our members and friends to serve our broader community. We encourage everyone to get involved where and when they can. Whether it’s a weekly, monthly, or even a one-time event, giving your time and talent can make huge difference in someone’s life and our community.
(Love, Interact, Neighbor, Kneel) is a ministry at Elmhurst CRC through which we reach out to the homeless and others in need in the community. We work with existing organizations in the area: Bridge Communities and PADS.
Lampstand Ministries is a Christian outreach that serves the inner city of Chicago by offering help and hope to people by:
Contact: Chris Langkamp
My Brother's Kitchen is a collaborative ministry, bringing together suburban and urban people to serve a meal to the community and eat together. This is an opportunity to be a source of shining light and living water to the homeless and hungry in Chicago!
Where: My Brother’s Kitchen in Lawndale at 1241 S. Pulaski
When: 2nd Saturday of the month from 9:30 am -1:30 pm
Who: Any individual or small group
Our church has committed to serving every 2nd Saturday of the month. You can sign up to help one time or numerous times - whatever works best for you.
If you or your small group are interested, please email Bob Keizer.
Founded in 1981 as part of the nationwide Christian Action Council movement, CareNet works to prevent unplanned pregnancies, and by providing emotional support, spiritual counsel, and practical help to anyone dealing with the effects of an unplanned pregnancy. Services provided include:
Contact: Diane Van Drunen
Elmhurst CRC collects food for Yorkfield Food Pantry on the third Sunday of every month.
Elmhurst CRC is a supporter of the Elmhurst Walk-In Ministry, where the people of the Elmhurst faith communities, service organizations, businesses and caring individuals unite in partnership to provide compassionate and effective emergency assistance to people in need in our community.
New To You is a resale store that supports Christian Education through the following schools: Chicago Westside Christian School, Daystar School, Humboldt Community Christian School and Timothy Christian Schools. Members and attenders of Elmhurst CRC are encouraged to donate their unwanted and reusable items to New to You.
ShareFest Elmhurst grew out of a desire to see the churches of Elmhurst unite as one body to reach out to our neighbors in need. It is a yearly event that Elmhurst CRC is happy to be part of.
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. Elmhurst CRC partners with Habitat for Humanity on local building projects. In addition, Elmhurst CRC has supported Habitat for Humanity through our Annual Garage Sale.