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We are a community that believes in having a transformative influence for God's kingdom on this world. We want to make a lasting IMPACT! Check out all the opportunities that your child can get involved with and make a difference!

Some of the opportunities are ongoing and some are just for one time or seasonal:

Always keep checking back for updated opportunities or contact us for specific requests!


On April 17th we will be volunteering at AAUW Preschool, which is a not-for-profit cooperative preschool where young children are respected, nurtured and encouraged. The school serves students from northern Lake County, Illinois, including Waukegan, Gurnee, Wadsworth, Beach Park and Zion, as well as southern Wisconsin.

We will meet directly at the school:

AAUW Preschool 

2500 N. Northern Avenue 

Waukegan, Il. 60087

What will we be doing that morning?

This particular day we will be helping out with their outdoor space. There are a variety of projects on the to-do list, so students could select those that fit their enthusiasm/skills:

  • Laying mulch
  • Cleaning out plant materials around the fence line
  • Moving/placing the outdoor musical instruments
  • Helping lay pavers for the "amphitheater"
  • Laying grass seed
  • Seeding vegetable gardens
  • Helping lay a perimeter edge for a climbing feature
  • Weeding etc.

What to bring?

Everyone should wear appropriate clothes for gardening and shoes that can get muddy, gardening gloves if possible. It’ll be outside so weather-appropriate clothes and masks please.

If you have any gardening tools such as shovels, spades, loppers, etc. those are always helpful as well. There are some tools that will be provided but definitely not enough for a larger group.

If you have any questions, please contact youth leader Laurie Kaya <> that will be leading this project.

Don't forget to RSVP to plan accordingly!

Thank you!


If you enjoy music, know how to play an instrument or sing and are passionate about worship, you definitely need to join the Youth Band to serve leading people in congregational singing!

Contact Gonzo,


If you like tech or are interested in event production elements, you should consider serving in the tech team at Youth Group or during our church main service! You don't need experience, you just need a desire to learn!

Manage the sound board, slides and band set up. Control the lights and be behind the scenes on the production side of the different services at UMCL.

Right now you could be part on helping put on the online services!

Contact Ben Hallet,


Do you enjoy kids in general? Join the Children's ministry team and help teach kids about the Bible, help put together events like the Easter Party or VBS and make an impact in the lives of the little ones!

Right now they are looking for helpers to volunteer for the annual Trick or Trunk.

Contact Debbie Williams,

Special Music or Special Performance

Participate in performing a special number for a Sunday service like playing an instrument, singing a song, reciting a poem, performing a skit etc. We love creative performances to worship God.

Contact Andrea West


A great welcome, mostly during these times is much appreciate, that's why we have a great team that makes sure people that come to church feel welcome, know where to go and follow the different guidelines to stay safe.

Join Joyce and be part of the Welcome team.

Contact Joyce Bedell,


Our furniture moving, storing, and donating team. Helping hands provides some love and muscle to help move furniture for those who need assistance. A beautiful new partnership with Love INC of Lake County is just now beginning too!

Contact Tom Plohr for more info: Tom Plohr


Like uber, but free and friendly

Do you or someone you know need rides periodically to the grocery store, doctors office, or to pick up prescriptions? We can help arrange that! We have gathered a few folks who are willing to help offer periodic transportation if you need it.

Contact John McNally,

contact gonzo for more details or questions: