Our church vision statement calls us to be “water and light” in the western suburbs and beyond. That’s a powerful reminder that we do not exist for ourselves alone, but to serve others. Elmhurst CRC is committed to sharing love through serving, whether that be locally with our ministry partners, globally with our missionary partners, or within the walls of Elmhurst CRC.

Not sure where to serve? Our GPS Survey helps you understand yourself and your gifts better as it connects you with specific ministry opportunities within the life of our church, locally and globally, with our church community partners. Find out more.

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Fall Ministry Volunteer Needs

Vibrant ministries need vibrant volunteers! No matter what your skill set or passion is, there is a place for you at Elmhurst CRC. From worship to children's ministry, to LINK mentoring to special needs buddies. Teams of friendly people make Elmhurst CRC a great place to be on Sunday and throughout the week, working together serving each other and the community.

Here are some areas to plug in this fall. Join the team!

Song Leader once weekly.
Bible & Creative Learning substitutes needed,
Craft Assistants & Free Play Assistants needed Weds or Thu mornings.

GOD TIME Small group leader to help with Bible activities at the York Community Resource Center on Thursday afternoons for 90 minutes.

CHILDREN'S LIBRARY Help children check out books on Sundays, 1x monthly.

GEMS GIRLS CLUB COUNSELORS Counselors for grades 4th-8th and special events volunteers.

1st grade counselor and a games helper.

CADETS BOYS CLUB COUNSELORS One or two men are needed for 5th or 6th-grade group. Also special skills (glass etching, welding, etc.) that you'd be willing to demonstrate/teach at two meetings during the season.

PATHFINDERS BOYS CLUB COUNSELORS One or two men are needed as counselors Wednesday evenings, 2x monthly.

NURSERY VOLUNTEERS Volunteer once a quarter as a nursery volunteer for parents of young children desiring to attend the worship service. 5th grade and older (grandparents welcome!).

We have a need for someone with nice penmanship to paint the Child of God (stencil), names, and dates on our baptism pitchers. Would you be interested in helping? Please contact Kara Hackert

My Brother’s Kitchen, a Lampstand Ministries partner, is in need of kitchen servers and kitchen help the. It’s an opportunity for small groups, families, or friends to interactive and help serve this community. Tara Tameling spearheads this partnership activity. Please sign up to help – it’s the 4th Saturday of every month! SIGN UP Here.

Middle & High School Small Group Leaders
Small group leaders help lead a small group of students on Sunday nights, following other youth group activities. Small groups open the Word and discuss the talk for the evening.
Contact: Jeff Klein

The LINK Team invites you to join its effort to help support our current mentors as they work with a single grandmother and her 3 young grandchildren who currently occupy an apartment our church rents in Lombard. The family is working through the Bridge for Communities transitional housing program to become self-sufficient. Seeking volunteers with a heart for the homeless population and a desire to make an impact in a family’s life right in the community we live in. Contact Bob Boomsma or Rachel Rieger with questions or to get involved!

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If you enjoy the following experiences, then the Hospitality team is for you.


Greets people with a warm and welcoming demeanor, and extends hospitality to guests, members, and friends.


Guides people to seats and provides informational resources lends a hand as needed, and contributes to a warm and welcoming environment.


Provides information, answer questions, give directions for guests and friends about anything related to the function of the church.

Team Leader

Leads team huddle prior to service and sets schedule and maintains unity and purpose within each team.

If Hospitality sounds like it’s the right fit for you, sign up below.

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Creative Arts

If you enjoy the following experiences, the Creative Arts team may be your place to serve.


Music is an important part of our worship each week. If you sing or play an instrument, share your gift, we would love to hear from you.

Lights & Audio

You’ll help enhance the worship experience with good lighting and sound. If you have some technical experience, we would like to hear from you.

Visual Arts

Contributes to all the visual experiences in worship: video, photography, multimedia projects, and other creative visual elements.


We’ve got a lot of things plugged in here, and it takes a lot to make things run. If you have experience, or a knack for, all software and tech, we need you!

If Creative Arts sounds like it’s the right fit for you, sign up below.

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