A Just Harvest
Help us feed the hungry by supporting the community kitchen, A Just Harvest, in Rogers Park. On the fourth Wednesday of each month, we prepare dinner for those in need of a meal. The next evening (Thursday), volunteers from the church travel to A Just Harvest in Rogers Park to serve dinner to 50-100 guests. For more information about volunteering to prepare or serve the meal, contact Deb Valkenaar.
PADS Homeless Shelter
Our church sponsors a PADS shelter for the homeless at First Presbyterian Church Deerfield on the first Sunday of each month from October through April. PADS (Providing Advocacy, Dignity and Shelter) provides meals, a safe overnight shelter, and support services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Lake County. For more information, contact Devon Roane. To sign up to volunteer, click here.
Throughout the year the Deacon Board and other ministries will sponsor events to support the Northfield Township Food Pantry. Previous examples include: children at VBS collected over 100 canned goods, and community members donated during the Christmas Tree Lighting Event. In 2019, the Souper Bowl of Caring collected 1468 items for the Pantry and $150 in donations. For more information, contact Kara Haravon. If you would like to donate food at any time or serve as a volunteer, contact the Northfield Township Food Pantry.
Throughout the year our Deacons deliver a number of Welcome Packs to newly arriving refugees in the Chicagoland Area. Our members are asked to bring in donations to help set up a refugee family’s new household. Click here to view the items included in a Welcome Pack. For more information about this ministry, visit the Exodus World Service website or contact Wai Cheung.
Muslim Outreach Fellowship
This group meets every other week with local Muslims who desire to build peace and friendship across our cultures. There are also a number of larger fellowship events throughout the year. Contact Greg Buell.
South Asian Fellowship
Rev. Samuel Akhtar is a Presbyterian pastor of Pakistani descent supported by the Village Church. His mission is to build Presbyterian fellowship of Pakistani Christian immigrants in the Chicago area. Currently, the South Asian Fellowship worships on Sunday afternoons at First Presbyterian in Deerfield, IL.