SERVE

Get connected and use your gifts and talents to serve through our church!

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!

This year for the first time we will be volunteering at an Operation Christmas Child processing center to process all the donations that will go to many kids around the world to brighten their Christmas and share God’s love. Find out more information about the organization at www.samaritanspurse.org

The number of volunteers is limited, so make sure to sign up now to reserve your spot. Parents/guardians are welcome to join us!


All volunteers must be at least 13 years old.


Processing Center Location:

Chicagoland

2800 Lively Blvd

Elk Grove Village IL 60007

PACK A SHOEBOX

We encourage all young people to also pack their own shoebox and drop it off at church by Sunday November 22.


Pick up empty boxes at the collection container at church.

Click to find instructions!

CHRISTMAS TREE SALE

Every year we partner with the Boys Scouts to fundraise for our ministry selling Christmas Trees. This opportunity is only possible due to students and parents volunteering on Tuesday evenings.

This service opportunity counts towards confirmation service requirements and school service hours.

Contact Laurie Kaya to sign up: lauriekaya@sbcglobal.net

YOUTH BAND

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, gonzalo.santillan@umcl.org

TECH & MEDIA

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, ben.hallet@umcl.org

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

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, debbie.williams@umcl.org

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 adwest5@yahoo.com

WELCOME TEAM

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, Joyce.bedell@umcl.org

HELPING HANDS

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 tplohr@comcast.net


WHEELS OF HOPE

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, johnmcnally0901@gmail.com

contact gonzo for more details or questions: gonzalo.santillan@umcl.org