Meals at The Boulevard (formerly Interfaith House)
NUMC continues its efforts to help the ill and injured homeless adults to restore their health, rebuild their lives and regain self-sufficiency by serving at The Boulevard. Join us as we plan, shop, cook and serve a meal. We carpool from NUMC at 8:30 am and serve until 12:30. You must be over the age of 18 to cook and over the age of 14 to serve. Please contact Linda Nixon at 847-217-9353 if you are interested in participating.
Collection of supplies for Refugees and support a Refugee family
Would you like to help support refugees who are resettling in Chicago? RefugeeOne annually helps 25oo refugees and immigrants rebuild and improve their lives. It is Illinois’ largest full-service refugee resettlement agency. NUMC will be sponsoring a family from Syria beginning the last week in September. We will have training and orientation on September 7 at the church to help prepare us for working with our family. Support we will need includes meeting at the airport, preparing a welcome meal, stocking the pantry and social visits. Please let the office know if you are interested in being involved.
Northfield Township Food Pantry Collection
Each month NUMC collects food to give to the Northfield Township Food Pantry to distribute to needy families. This pantry was established close to 50 years ago and serves many hundreds of families per month. Please help us help our local families. During January, the pantry requests beverages, February is canned spaghetti, ravioli or chili, March is cereal, April is pasta sauce, May is paper products, June is peanut butter and jelly, July is pasta, August is macaroni and cheese, September is canned vegetables, October is stuffing, November is mashed potatoes and December is baking supplies. Many people are hungry in our community. All non perishable food is accepted and delivered direct to the pantry.
The Boulevard…65-Bed residence for homeless, ill or injured adults that are restored back to health and back to contributing members of society. Cook and serve meals quarterly for the residence and/or prepare housing kits of essentials as residents move to temporary apartments.
Bernie’s Book Bank… Bernie’s facilitates the collection, processing and redistribution of new and gently used children’s books to sifnificantly increase book ownership among at-risk infants, toddlers and school-age children throughout Chicagoland. Run a book drive on an annual basis, donating 8 bins of books and volunteer during our MLK day event, sorting and packing books for needy children.
Feed My Starving Children… Locations in Schaumburg and Libertyville. Provide food for malnourished children in aobut 70 countries around the world. Typically working in two hour shifts packing food this is a family friendly activity for ages 5 and up.
UMCOR…United Methodist Committee On Relief… not-for-profit global humanitarian aid organization of the United Methodist Church working in more than 80 countries worldwide, including the United States responding to natural or civil disasters that are interruptions of such magnitude that they overwhelm a community’s ability to recover on its own. UMCOR makes Flood buckets, Birthing Kits, and donations to disaster locations all over the world.
Right now, UMCOR is collecting cleaning supplies to take to both Harvey and Irma, areas damaged by heavy water and winds. If you are interested in donating, please go to the following website to see how you can help: http://umcor.org/donate
The Night Ministry…providing food, shelter and support services for the homeless in the city. We prepare lunches for their night rounds. We have also sponsored toiletry and clothing drives.
Hilda’s Place… in Evanston. We cook and serve for about 25 homeless residents every 5th Saturday. We have hosted special collections for socks and warm jackets.
Kingswood Suppers…We cook and serve once or twice for approximately 100 homeless individuals during the summer months.
Youth Services or ChildServ Holiday Gift Program…In November our members purchase Christmas gifts for needy local children.
Linus Foundation…dedicated to supporting fun, innovative programs that educate and empower children, encouraging them to reach their full potential. We prepare Linus blankets as part of our Martin Luther King service day.
Missions Holiday Fair… During the month of December, you can choose one of our Mission Partners to make a donation to in honor of a friend or family member as a gift.
Work Days…On occasion we will schedule a full work day with groups like Habitat for Humanity.
Sophia’s Circle…Coordinates monthly mission projects for women. Making Easter baskets for Northfield Township food pantry is one of our many projects.
Mission Trips…We work to host an annual Youth Mission and every other year adult mission trip.
The Can Project…Recycling aluminum cans for money donated to SHORE, whose mission it is to improve the quality of life for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities