OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Through Operation Christmas Child we fill shoeboxes with
various items (school supplies, toys, hygiene items) and send them to children
living in poverty around the world. They not only receive these items but
the Good News of God’s Son being born into the world for our sake.
The collection is currently ongoing through November 23,
2020. You can pack a physical box and
drop it off in the Alleluia! Underpass on Sunday, November 15 or Sunday,
November 22 between 9:00AM and 6:00PM.
Or, you can deliver it to one of the area drop-off centers at various
times throughout the week.
HERE for information on how to pack a shoebox. Use your own shoebox or pick up a pre-printed
shoebox at the Alleluia! Welcome Booth.
HERE to pack a box online.
HARVEST SUNDAY FOOD
We are collecting non-perishables through Sunday, November
22nd for Loaves and Fishes.
Drop off your donations in the Alleluia! Underpass on either Sunday,
November 15th or Sunday, November 22nd between 9:00AM and
HERE to participate in Alleluia!’s virtual food drive for Loaves
and Fishes. Please list your connection
to Alleluia! when completing the virtual fundraiser so that we can track our
congregation’s efforts. Thank you!
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
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.
MOVING UP PROGRAM at Loaves and Fishes
Moving Up is a 16 week course during which Loaves and Fishes
clients, called investigators, learn skills, gain support, and make goals for
their lives. They move from “getting by” to “Moving UP”. Alleluia!
is a primary sponsor of the Moving Up Program.
Mentors are needed to meet with participants on a weekly
basis to encourage and support them. Contact Pastor Mark to find out
more about this impactful volunteer opportunity.
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.
HERE to ask to be put on the Alleluia! Evite list to receive
invitations to these regular events.
Alleluia! group volunteer events are currently suspended due to
restrictions on the number of people that can volunteer in a group (5
max). However, you can volunteer
directly with FMSC by clicking HERE.
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. The
2021 event will be a fundraiser instead of an in person event. Watch for more info as the date gets closer.
HOPE INTERNATIONAL’s mission is to invest in the
dreams of families in the world’s underserved communities as we proclaim and
live the Gospel. One of the primary ways they do this is through a model
of Savings Groups operating out of local congregations in impoverished areas.
Alleluia! supports the HOPE Savings Group program in Comas, Peru.
CLICK HERE to
learn more about HOPE International.
Mark to learn more about Alleluia!’s involvement and how to
support this mission.
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 learn more about Compassion
CLICK HERE to see pictures and stories from
the November 2019 Peru Trip
CLICK HERE to contact us with questions.
RUN WITH A MISSION 5K
In 2020, due to Covid-19, Alleluia! shifted from an
in-person run/walk to an online campaign to raise awareness of and funds for
Alleluia! Mission partners. Our goal was
$5K. We blew past that goal, raising
nearly $6,000! To see videos, pictures
and stories about Alleluia! missions, go to the Run with a Mission $5K page by CLICKING HERE.
The 2021 Run with a Mission 5K is slated for September 25,