missions overview

Commit: “Jesus sends us out to serve others and share the Gospel.”


We are a church that responds to Jesus’ call to carry out his mission in the world. The purpose of the Alleluia! mission program is: "To enable all to commit to Jesus through the engagement of time, talent and treasure in Alleluia!’s mission efforts." Our vision is of an Alleluia! community that is actively engaged and making a visible impact by lifting people out of all forms of poverty (economic, emotional, intellectual, physical, social, and spiritual poverty) through personal and congregational involvement.


Click HERE to see the most recent mission information from the Alleluia! newsletter.







MISSION OPPORTUNITIES

run with a mission

The 8th Annual Run with a Mission 5K took place on September 25, 2021.  We surpassed our goal of $5K raising almost $7,000!  Thank you!


Run proceeds and mission fundraiser benefit our mission partners.  Together we are bringing God's love to our local and global community!

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.

 

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.  Due to Covid-19, the 2021 event was a fundraiser with the overall goal to feed 2,021 children for an entire year!  Alleluia!'s goal was to raise $5,000, enough to pay for 20,000 meals!  We not only met, but surpassed that goal, raising over $6,500!  Thank you!!!


CLICK 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.

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 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!


CLICK HERE to learn more about Loaves and Fishes. 

 

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. 

operation christmas child

Each November, 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. 


CLICK 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.


CLICK HERE to pack a box online.

Hope International

The mission of HOPE INTERNATIONAL 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.


Contact Pastor Mark to learn more about Alleluia!’s involvement and how to support this mission.

compassion international

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 International.


CLICK HERE to see pictures and stories from the November 2019 Peru Trip


CLICK HERE to contact us with questions.

harvest sunday food drive

Each year on the weekend before Thanksgiving we respond to the blessings we have received by sharing the blessing of food with our neighbors in need through a collection of non-perishables that is distributed through Loaves and Fishes.

advent giving tree

Each Advent the Alleluia! community has the opportunity to provide gifts for area foster care children through LSSI.  During Advent 2020, we raised over $1500 to buy winter clothes, toys, holiday meals, and other items for the children in LSSI's foster care program. Thank you for your support!