Ministering to the Under Served

Due to ongoing Covid 19 restrictions, DuPagePads, The Night Ministry, and The Greater Chicago Food Depository volunteers are no longer working with the public, but there are other opportunities to help. Check each ministry listed below for details.


Both GCFD and DuPagePads Emergency Response Fund are asking the community for monetary donations, Hope's Front Door is collecting school supply donations and other toiletry type supplies, and Night Ministry needs volunteers.

  • An independent 501(C)3 walk-in ministry located in our building. Volunteers from our church and the greater community serve residents with emergency needs and referral services.


    Hope's Front Door is open with curbside, walk-up assistance.

    Hours: 10 a.m. - noon on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

    To volunteer, please email Hope's Front Door. To donate items, see this list

    To donate to the annual school supply drive, ending August 10, see this list


    CONTACT: Kathy Nazzarini - kathy.nazzarini@hopesfrontdoor.com

  • This  Chicago organization provides housing, healthcare, and human connection to those struggling with poverty and homelessness. On the third Sunday of every month, volunteers make sandwiches from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. and deliver them to Humboldt Park to connect with those in need from 5:30 - 8 p.m.


    Volunteers needed on the third Sunday of the month from 4:30 - 7 p.m. to make sandwiches and deliver them to the Night Ministry bus. To volunteer, contact Nadine Bahaveolos. 


    CONTACT: Nadine Bahaveolos - nbahav@att.net

  • Our church hosts homeless families on Monday nights from October - April providing dinner, a bed, showers, laundry facilities, breakfast, and a bag lunch.


    CONTACT: Tom Williams - dontomas23@aol.com

  • Our church partners with this DuPage County organization providing mentors and an aprtment to a family in need as they work through a two-year program of self-sufficiency.


    CONTACT: Char Wild - charwild@comcast.net

  • Cook County's local food  bank strives to fight hunger. Every Wednesday night, volunteers travel to this food warehouse and repack bulk food into smaller packages that are distributed to 700 partner agencies including food pantries, soup kitchen, and shelters.


    CONTACT: Dave Hersemann - dah5@comcast.net

                       Laurel Carlson - lacduke@comcast.net

  • Mission Trips

    There are opportunities offered each year for youth and adults to get outside of their comfort zones, meet those in need, and grow in faith.


    CONTACT: Pastor Scott Oberle - pastorscott@uccdg.org

1047 Curtiss Street

Downers Grove IL 60515

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630-968-0358

office@uccdg.org