Ministering to the Under Served

  • 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: 10:00am - 12:00pm (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 -

  • Downers Grove Community Kitchen

    In response to the pandemic of 2020 our church began serving meals on Monday nights outside of our west entrance.  A grass-roots group of individuals began serving food at the public parking garage and train station.  We joined together in a true community response and this coalition of churches, community organizations, and individuals all began serving from our newly acquired building.  

    The Community Kitchen is open once again!   On Monday nights, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, FCUCC hosts a sit-down meal at our Two Way Street Coffee House.  Other churches host sit-down meals and grab-n-go meals on other evenings.  

    Click the link for the full Community Kitchen MAY CALENDAR.  

    Please use the following FCUCC Community Kitchen MAY SignUp link to volunteer!  

    Click the following link for the FCUCC Shower Ministry MAY/JUN SignUp link to volunteer!  

    Questions? Call or text Rosemary Brooks at 630-606-9982.  We serve the local unsheltered and food insecure communities, providing not only meals, but also toiletries, coats, boots, gloves, and other necessities.      

    CONTACT: Rosemary Brooks - email

                        Dave Humphreys - email

  • 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:  Nadine Bahaveolos - email  

  • 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 -  

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

    Volunteers are always 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.