What does the Bible say about serving and putting our Faith into Action?
Through serving, we glorify God, build up the Church body and reach out to others. Here at Peace Community Church, we believe that service is absolutely necessary - the church body needs everybody's help! As Christians, we are directed to serve (1 Peter 4:10) and this is one of the ways we worship God (1 Peter 4:11, Romans 12:1). When each one of us does our part and uses our God-given gifts, we help to build up the local church and the larger Christian community (Eph. 4:12, Eph. 4:16). We want to help you to be fruitful and fulfilled in a meaningful place of service. Our desire is that every Christian at PCC engage in the work of Christ according to the gifts and passions given them by the Holy Spirit.
"...to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up..."
Feed My Starving Children MobilePack
Peace Community Church hosted a Mini Mobile Packing Event for Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) and committed to 120 volunteers packing 25,000 meals and to set out and raise raise $6,000. Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a Christian nonprofit hunger relief organization that provides food to help communities in developing countries become self-sustaining. One of the nation’s fastest-growing charities, FMSC’s approach is simple: volunteers hand pack scientifically designed meals, which are shipped to partners in nearly 70 countries and used to run orphanages, clinics, schools, missions and community feeding programs. In 2010, more than 515,000 volunteers joined FMSC to package more than 124 million meals for hungry children around the world. As a Mobile Pack Host, Peace has committed to raising the funds needed to produce 25,000 meals. $36 can feed 5 children for one month, $65 can feed a child for one school year, $240 can provide 1,000 meals and $1,620 can feed 25 students for one year. To learn more about FMSC, go to www.fmsc.org.
Church World Services Annual CROP Hunger Walk(s)
These are neighbors walking together to take a stand against hunger in our world. Together we raise awareness and funds for international relief and development, as well as local hunger-fighting. VIEW OUR CROP HUNGER WALK PHOTO GALLERY BELOW
Opportunities to Serve Outside of Peace Community Church
Children's Hunger Fund is a nonprofit organization that works to alleviate the suffering of children in impoverished regions across America and around the world. Through strategic partnerships in targeted communities, CHF works to improve the lives of poor children and their families comprehensively, meeting their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. There is a warehouse in Homewood, Illinois in which you can volunteer.
Feed My Starving Children
The volunteer program offers groups of all kinds the opportunity to work together in a positive, team-focused environment. Some of the groups who make FMSC an integral part of their service programs include: schools, churches, and corporations.
Roseland Christian Ministries
Roseland Christian Ministries is a comprehensive ministry for the sake of the Lord and for the sake of the people of Roseland on Chicago's South side. They are "centered" in "God's word of Hope and are a not-for-profit organization that offers a range of concrete and supportive services to the community.
10858 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60628
An orphanage of sorts, children in DCFS custody are placed in a community of town homes where a caregiver also lives. Needs: mentors, tutors, group outings, host an event, ground work (paint, rake, repairs...)
Morningstar Missions Serve meals (3 per day/7 days per week). 7 volunteers are needed per meal, not necessarily from the same group.
Habitat For Humanity - Nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that works to eliminate poverty and homelessness by providing shelter to those in need. Habitat depends on volunteer labor and funds to build and rehabilitate simple houses with the help of the homeowner families. Habitat serves in all 50 states and throughout the world in 92 countries. You can find your local office by clicking the "Get Involved" tab at www.habitat.org.
Frankfort Terrace- Institution for elderly care, rehab, overflow from mental institutions. Needs: "adopt a friend", visits, clothing, host an event (ice cream social, bingo, sing along...)