MISSION / SERVING
The Crop Walk is an October tradition at Alleluia! This year's CROP Walk will be held on October 15, 2017. This community-wide fundraiser benefits faith-based hunger and relief organizations both locally and globally. Walkers meet at Grace United Methodist Church, 300 East Gardner, between 12:30PM and 1:00PM for registration. The walk begins at 1:15PM and ends by 3:00PM.
CLICK HERE to register as a walker and/or sponsor walkers.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Fill a shoebox with school supplies, hygiene items, and small toys that are then sent to children living in poverty throughout the world through Samaritan’s Purse. These children not only have a gift to open at Christmas but receive the Good News of Jesus birth.
After worship during November pick up a brochure that has a tag and directions about packing the shoeboxes. This is a great project for individuals, families, and small groups alike.
CLICK HERE if you wish to contact Operation Christmas Child at Alleluia! with questions.
Advent Conspiracy is movement to counter the rampant consumerism that happens leading up to Christmas and encourages us to Worship Fully, Spend Less, Give More, and Love All. During the season of Advent, people can take tags off the Advent Conspiracy Giving Tree and donate Christmas gifts to children in foster care through LSSI, or give water filters or educational supplies to benefit people living in poverty through Compassion International. There are also tags to volunteer time in one of our missions.
HARVEST SUNDAY takes place the weekend prior to Thanksgiving when we are encouraged to give thanks to God for our blessings by donating food and finances to Loaves and Fishes.
CLICK HERE to learn more.
Compassion’s mission is to “release children from poverty in Jesus’ name.”
Through Compassion, you can sponsor a child who can benefit from Compassion’s programs, which enable the physical, social, economic and spiritual development needed to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults. As a sponsor you will have the opportunity to support your child through prayers, letters, birthday cards and Christmas gifts. Alleluia! has partnered with Compassion to sponsor children in Peru.
CLICK HERE to see a Compassion story of a young woman from Peru named Hilda
CLICK HERE to see pictures from the November 2015 Vision Trip to Peru.
CLICK HERE to contact us with questions.
FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN
Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s children who are hungry in both body and spirit. FMSC utilizes volunteers of all ages to hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children. These meals are then sent to nearly 70 countries around the world.
Join others from Alleluia! at one of our monthly packs at the local FMSC site. CLICK HERE to ask to be put on the Alleluia! Evite list to receive invitations to these regular events.
FEED THE NEED is a community-wide mobilepack event through FMSC held at the Res/Rec Center on the campus of North Central College during February each year.
CLICK HERE to learn more about Feed the Need.
LOAVES & FISHES COMMUNITY SERVICES
Loaves & Fishes provides food and hope to residents of Naperville and DuPage County whose financial circumstances make it difficult to provide food for themselves and their families.
They distribute over 60,000 pounds of groceries each week, and depend on a network of over 1000 volunteers to collect, sort, stock shelves, and assist clients. Loaves & Fishes also partners with local organizations to offer a holistic approach to meet the needs of those they serve offering services in areas such as nutrition, mental health, employment assistance and skills, financial and computer literacy, and language skills.
CLICK HERE to contact us about how you can support this important local mission or to receive invitations to join Alleluia!’s regular volunteer events at Loaves and Fishes.
CLICK HERE to learn more.
RUN WITH A MISSION 5K
Get exercise, run/walk, have FUN, and help raise funds for Alleluia!’s mission partners at the annual Run with a Mission hosted by Alleluia! The fourth annual Run With a Mission will be held September 30th, 2017.