MLK DAY 2020
What a wonderful day full of fun, faith and working to help others. We participated in the following outside of the building:
Bernie’s Book Bank:
Feed My Starving Children:
And the following projects at the church:
Dog Treats: Providing healthy treats for dogs at Orphans of the Storm
Placemats for Meals-on Wheels:
Baskets for Mary Lou’s Place:
(A local Cub Scout Troop will be made lunches for The Night Ministry. They provided all the volunteers and the funding for this project.)
MLK day will arrive again on January 18, 2021, less than one year away. Put it on your calendar now so you will be able to join us. This is a community event, no need to be a member.
Oakton Community College Skokie
OCC offers opportunities every semester including summer to work with the Volunteers in Teaching Arts (VITA). They serve more than 1000 students annually in their quest to improve their reading , writing and speaking skills. If you would like to volunteer with VITA, call 847-635-1426 or check out their website at http://www.oakton.edu/onted/volunteer:programs/
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.
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. Here are some things that the pantry likes to have on hand, beverages, spaghetti, ravioli, chili, cereal, pasta sauce, paper products, peanut butter, jelly, pasta, macaroni and cheese, canned vegetables, stuffing, instant mashed potatoes, and baking supplies. Many people are hungry in our community and often we don’t even know, it may be the neighbor next door. All non perishable food is accepted and delivered direct to the pantry. Watch for BOGO (Buy One Get One) sales at the grocery store and generic or store brands that may be on sale. Please, no perishable items.
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 facilitates the collection, processing and redistribution of new and gently used children’s books to significantly 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 about 70 countries around the world. Typically working in two hour shifts packing food this is a family friendly activity for ages 5 and up.
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.
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.
in Evanston. We cook and serve for about 25 homeless residents every 5th Saturday. We have hosted special collections for socks and warm jackets.
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.
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.
On occasion we will schedule a full work day with groups like Habitat for Humanity.
Coordinates monthly mission projects for women. Making Easter baskets for Northfield Township food pantry is one of our many projects.
We work to host an annual Youth Mission and every other year adult mission trip.