God’s Work. Our Hands.

“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” – 1 John 3:16-18

There are so many ways to show God’s love to people right here in our own community. Here are some local organizations that we encourage our members to support, either through their financial or material donations, or by volunteering their time and assistance:

Bridge Communities – Help for homeless families
Carol Stream Christmas Sharing – a Village sponsored event that allows Carol Stream residents to share with other Carol Stream residents who may be less fortunate
CASA of DuPage – Advocate for neglected and abused children
DuPage Convalescent Center – Assist disabled and/or elderly adults
DuPage PADS – Help the homeless
DuPage Senior Citizens Council – Services for the elderly
ESSE Adult Day Care Centers – Day care for the elderly
Family Shelter Service – Help for domestic violence victims
Neighborhood Food Pantries (formerly Feeding Northwest DuPage) – Food pantries. Location at Lutheran Church of the Master
Habitat for Humanity – Builds homes for low income families
Humanitarian Service Project – Help for needy seniors and children
Literacy DuPage – Tutoring in reading, writing, or speaking English
Lutheran Social Services of Illinois – Services for adults and children
Marklund – Residential care for disabled children and adults
Metropolitan Family Services – Help for families facing challenges
Outreach Community Ministries – Services for children, youth, families, and elderly
People’s Resource Center – Variety of services for residents of DuPage County
Western DuPage Special Recreation Association – Sports for disabled children and adults
We Grow Dreams – Greenhouse provides jobs for people with disabilities

Here are some national and global organizations that our church supports:

Lutheran Disaster Response – Helps communities recover from disasters
Lutheran Services in America – Health care, Aging and Disability support, Community Development, Housing
National Service Organizations affiliated with the ELCA
Lutheran World Relief – International advocacy and support for children, families, and communities living in poverty
World Vision – Disaster relief, advocacy and support for children, families, and communities living in poverty in the United States and other countries
ELCA Global Mission Opportunities – Opportunities to serve in various roles around the world and to support those in global missions