5th Sunday Serve is inspired by Galatians 5:13-14. It reads, 13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself."
When: Sunday, May 30
Where: ECRC and locations throughout the area
What to Expect:
Opportunities to Serve Include:
Blood Drive: During the past year, a shortage of blood needed to treat both COVID patients and others has become a reality. We can help heal the world by donating blood. You can participate in the Garden Room at ECRC from 10 – 2 pm. Sign up for a slot and come and give blood. PLEASE NOTE: You DO NOT need to be vaccinated to donate blood. Donors who have received the COVID Vaccine are eligible if they received it ON or BEFORE May 27. ALL PRESENTING DONORS WILL RECEIVE A $15 E-GIFT CARD THAT CAN BE USED AT OVER 100 ONLINE STORES! Photo ID and email are required. Sign up HERE.
Jubilee Furniture II: Any ministry needs a funding plan. We can go to people and ask for donations, and we can have a business as a mission model. This resale furniture store will become a major funding source for York Resource Center in Lombard. It will also be a place to volunteer our time for the work of the Center in Lombard as they walk alongside kids. Come and help us get the building ready at 240 E Roosevelt Rd in Lombard. Some minor landscaping and some building maintenance work.
York Resource Center: This is one of our long-term community partnerships.
This Center walks alongside kids who need mentoring with schoolwork and families who need assistance in a variety of ways. Many of these kids and families work very hard but do not have English as a first language and need help navigating the school system. Some of these families need other kinds of emotional or financial assistance. Their all-day summer camp program will start in June. We will beautify the outside of the building, doing a little planting, some major cleanup (weeding and brush removal), some minor fence repair around the community garden, and spreading mulch. Bring your work gloves and yard tools - shovels, tree pruners, and shears especially (we also need two wheelbarrows - if you have one we can use, please email Kara Hackert.
Love Inc Blessing Bags: Love Inc is one of our diaconal partners. They work directly with people who are under-resourced and in need of someone to come alongside them. They also partner with churches to mobilize Christians into loving their neighbors, neighbors who they would not normally see. We will be assembling Blessing Bags for use with these families. The bags will be unique to different situations and allow Love Inc to bless families they meet with. Come to church ready to assemble these bags. All the supplies will be there.
Food Distribution: Food scarcity continues to be a reality for families as we move through COVID. We will have a truck of food out in front of the church, offering free food to those who come looking. We need willing people to unload the food, greet those who come warmly, load the food into people’s cars, and pray for those who show up.
Questions? Email Jeff Klein or call 630-600-5100.