We are a volunteer run resale store seeking to raise funds for compassion ministry and Christian education in the Chicago area. Our team is made up of volunteers from four organizations: The Orchard, St. Peter’s Lutheran School, Prince of Peace Lutheran School and Breakthrough Ministries.
We collect donations during store hours including furniture, clothing, household goods, toys, books, music, sporting goods and some electronics. We also sell new mattresses at 40-50% below big box store prices.
Volunteers from The Orchard serve in a variety of ways. Based on donations and volunteer hours, The Orchard is given grants to be used for raising up next generation pastors, church planters, missionaries and lay-leaders through The Orchard Network. To volunteer, contact Karen Shudak.
For more information, visit the Community Threads website.
Sundays, 12:30 p.m. – bi-weekly
Fellowship Hall, Arlington Heights Campus
Since February 2004, Timothy’s Ministry has been dedicated to reaching out with love and compassion to people struggling with homelessness. Join us for lunch and fellowship with our guests from Chicago. We gather together for biweekly potluck luncheons where caring volunteers join together with our guests to offer fellowship, food, clothing, Bible studies, and more. We thank God for orchestrating this ministry and for bringing us together as one family in His love.
We always welcome volunteers to simply join us for lunch and visit, and there is no need to RSVP ahead of time. There are many different ways you can help, including: bringing a dish; staying for lunch and visiting with our guests; helping in the kitchen; in the clothing room; or helping wherever you feel comfortable. If you have a group of 8 or more friends and would like to host an upcoming luncheon, contact Marian Alvarado. Hosting a luncheon simply means that your group provides the basics, including the set-up and clean-up. Our other volunteers can provide whatever else is needed.
Visit the Timothy’s Ministry website for more information.
Last Sunday of the month, 6-8 p.m., Arlington Heights Campus
Many of our Christian brothers and sisters in other parts of the world are suffering because they want to follow Christ. Join us to pray for those who are oppressed around the world, especially those who are persecuted for their faith. We write letters to people imprisoned for their faith and to political leaders, interceding on behalf of particular individuals and encouraging governmental leaders to address and uphold human rights within their countries’ borders. For more information, contact Juliet Skuldt, 847.749.2587, or Stephanie Bucataru, 847.398.8404.
For more information, visit the Christian Advocacy Now website.