UPDATED Mask Policy

As a church one of our core values is to lead with love.  As the state mask mandate is being repealed effective today Feb 28th, we know that for some this will be met with great relief and joy and for others with hesitation and concern for continued health and safety.


Let us each show love and kindness to our neighbor whether masked or not.  None of us fully knows what it is to walk in our neighbor's shoes.


As a church we will continue to follow the state and CDC guidelines which means effective Monday masks will not be required for the building or for worship.  We do, however,  encourage people to consider wearing them around our neighbors who are higher risk.


We thank everyone for your patience and perseverance during these past few years as we have done our best to navigate these waters.  God's strength and blessing to all of you and together we continue to strive to do our best to reflect Jesus in all we say and do.  

You Can Help During COVID 19

The needs of the homeless and food challenged are even more critical during this outbreak. The safest way to help is to donate to DuPage PADS and the Greater Chicago Food Depository, both of which are organizations our church regularly supports. Details below.


Community Kitchen

Our church serves dinner every Monday night and the 2nd Friday of each month at 5:30 p.m. This takes place in the Community Kitchen, the former reading room of our new property next door at 1101 Curtiss Street.  


If you would like to volunteer for this community wide ministry, please follow this link to the MARCH 2022 SignUpGenius. If you just want more information or details, please contact Mary Dove at marykdove@gmail.com or 630.935.6166.

Hope's Front Door

Hope’s Front Door has reopened with curbside walk-up assistance. Regular hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. 


Interested in volunteering? Email info@hopesfrontdoor.org


Interested in donating? Here is a list of items that are especially needed right now. During this shelter-in-place time, donations can be dropped off at the west entrance of the church during Hope's Front Door regular hours.

Little Free Pantry

The homeless and other people in our community who are not homeless but are experiencing food insecurity have been using this pantry in front of our church for the last nine months.  With the advent of freezing temperatures, people are wondering what items will withstand a hard freeze.  While this list is not exhaustive, here are some suggestions: peanut butter and jelly in plastic, boxed/bagged grains/beans (rice, couscous, red beans, white beans), pasta (dry pasta, bagged pasta, mac n’cheese), pasta sauce in plastic, hot and cold cereal, snack crackers, applesauce in plastic, dried fruits, and granola bars.  No canned food or food in jars!  Toiletries and paper products will also withstand freezing.  


Follow this link for a full list of acceptable items.  If you have any questions, please contact Mary Dove. Thank you to everyone who has been supporting this pantry!

Greater Chicago Food Depository

From the Greater Chicago Food Depository website:


"As schools and businesses close across our community, the economic impact from this crisis is likely to disproportionately affect lower-income families and hourly workers. The Food Depository expects this pandemic will increase food insecurity in the city and throughout Cook County."


Donate here.

DuPagePads

Anticipating additional strain on already limited resources and funds, DuPagePads Emergency Response Fund is asking for the support of our community during this difficult time period. Your donations help to address unplanned emergency expenses such as purchasing additional food, water, health and safety supplies, transportation for clients, respite care, and other immediate emergent needs allows us to continue to provide support services during this emergency.