Mission: 1 -- Nov. 1-11, 2011 (11.1.11-11.11.11)... was an effort by ONE UNITED CHURCH on a shared mission for 11 powerful days to feed the hungry and confront food-related injustice. This is MISSION: 1
• In 11 days, the United Church of Christ collected more than 1 MILLION ITEMS OF HEALTHY FOOD and other household items for local food banks and outreach services.
• In 11 days, the United Church of Christ gather online contributions of more than $111,111 DOLLARS for Neighbors in Need, offerings that will be shared for hunger-action purposes with agencies of justice and compassion throughout the United States, and to help provide relief for the drought in eastern Africa.
• In 11 days, the United Church of Christ offered more than 11,111 LETTERS to Congress asking our government to reform U.S. foreign assistance in a way that more effectively benefits hungry and poor people worldwide, helping to provide a major final push to Bread for the World's 2011 "Offering of Letters" campaign.
Lyonsville Church participated in Mission: 1 and made significant contributions to the effort.
Food Pantry Lyonsville church maintains a small food pantry for individuals and families in need. The pantry is normally open and staffed by volunteers on Sundays from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Call the church office for more information.
Adults and children occasionally volunteer to help at the Greater Chicago Food Depository, or assemble food kits for Feed My Starving Children in Aurora, Illinois. The next opportunity to help at the Greater Chicago Food Depository will be on Wednesday, May 22, 6:00-9:00 p.m. We will meet at Lyonsville Church to carpool at 5:15 p.m. The next opportunity after that will be Saturday, July 27, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Contact the church office to learn how to help.
CROP Walk Nine church volunteers participated in the 29th Anniversary LaGrange-Western Springs area 5K CROP Walk on October 21, 2012 and raised more than $1100 for local and world-wide hunger relief programs. Part of the funds raised will go to support our own food pantry at Lyonsville Church.
THE NIGHT MINISTRY We support the work of The Night Ministry in Chicago by providing food and community for people on the nighttime streets. Watch here and on the "What's New" page for future events.
TURKEY DINNER Our traditional Harvest Home Turkey Dinner was last held on Saturday, November 10, 2012, and more than 200 people enjoyed a great meal together. Watch here and on our "What's New" page for information about upcoming events.
We do other community meals as well, including a Valentine's Day Pancake Breakfast. and a Chili cook-off. Watch the "What's New" page for more details about upcoming events.