We reach out to others, serving in our local community:
Annual Sock Hop – Collects new socks for the homeless at Christmastime.
Habitat for Humanity – Work on building or remodeling local homes.
Hesed House – Volunteer for one of three 4-hour shifts to serve supper, distribute supplies, monitor dormitories, or serve breakfast once a month.
Holy Casserolers – Prepares large meals for Hessed House residents monthly.
Illinois Youth Center Horticulture Team – assist with landscaping projects developed jointly with IYC staff and residents.
Lazarus House – Volunteer to spend the night at this local shelter – needed twice a month.
Mats for the Homeless – Meets once a week to turn plastic grocery bags into mats for homeless folks.
Neighbor Project in Aurora – assists families to become first-time home buyers.
Rummage and Bake Sales – Twice a year – spring and fall – we hold large rummage and bake sales offering low-priced home goods, clothing and more to those in our area. Proceeds go to a variety of charities.
Support Groups – Memory Loss Caregivers, Alcoholics Anonymous, Grief Support, La Leche League, and Tri City Single Mom’s group.
Swedish Days Food Booth – Organized by the Men’s Club and runs during the June festival in Geneva. Money goes to missions.
We Reach Out in the World:
Appalachia Service Project – These annual, summertime week-long trips to central Appalachia provide home repair to people and families. Trips are for teens and adults.
Burkina Faso – A poor country even by West African standards, landlocked Burkina Faso has suffered from recurring droughts and military coups. Burkina Faso, which means “land of honest men,” has significant reserves of gold, but the country has faced domestic and external concern over the state of its economy and human rights.
Dominican Republic – Bi-annual trips to help build or teach with our mission partners.
Feed My Starving Children – Periodic trips to Aurora to pack meals that are shipped to hungry people in over 70 countries.