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  • BINGO BUDDIES – Put a smile on seniors’ faces as you join them for Bingo at the Lutheran Home.  Saturday, May 20, at 2:00pm.  Great for families!  Coordinator: Jen Rooks-Lopez. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED


  • PACK RATS – Pack meals for sending overseas at Feed My Starving Children, 1072 National Parkway in Schaumburg. Label bags, fill and weigh bags or pack bags in boxes and move them to storage.  Two time slots available.  Saturday, May 20, 9:00-11:00am or 11:30-1:30pm.  Ages 5 and up. NOTE:  Limited spaces available.  Unfilled reserved spaces must be released to the public on May 13. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED


  • JESUS TIME – Join Pastor Klopke for Bible story, singing and prayer time for resident adults with disabilities at Meadows, 3250 S. Plum Grove Road in Rolling Meadows. Sunday, May 21, 2:00-3:00pm.  Ages 6 and up with an adult.  Max. 15. Coordinator:  Pastor Paul Klopke. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED



  • COMMUNITY THREADS – Lend a hand at Community Threads upscale resale shop at 250 W. Rand Road in Arlington Heights.  Help sort, bag, greet, clean or price items.  Three time slots available.  Friday, May 19, 6:00-8:00pm, Saturday, May 20, 10:00-1:00pm and 1:00-4:00pm.  Ages 10 and up. Ages 10-15 must be with an adult on a 2:1 ratio. Great for families!  Coordinator:  Mary Mayo. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED



  • HANDMADE WITH LOVE – Knit/crochet scarves/hats to be included in care packages sent out by Operation Gratitude to military overseas. Bring your own needles and yarn (must provide fiber content). If you are unable to buy your own yarn, let us know on your registration form and we will gladly supply it. Preferred yarn is worsted Size 4 (no bulky yarn). Can be acrylic or natural fiber, but not scratchy.  Scarves can be 4-6″ wide and up to 48-50″ long.  Neck warmers 4″x36″ will also be accepted.  Hats can be any adult size. Drop in any time on Saturday, May 20, 9:00am-4:00pm in the Living Room and/or Sunday, May 21, 10:00am to 1:00pm in the Motor Room. Ages 8 and up.  Children must be accompanied by an adult who can help. Coordinator:  Clarisse Moss.  SATURDAY SESSION IS CANCELLED DUE TO PASTOR SCHMIDT’S FUNERALDrop in anytime on Sunday, between 10:00-1:00pm.


  • PROJECT LINUS – “No Sew” security blankets for critically ill children, distributed through Project Linus.  This project, hosted by Encounter families, will take place during the second half of the Encounter worship service on Sunday, May 21.  Any and all are welcome to join them when the project begins (about 10 am when the Life Center doors will be opened).  This project will conclude between 10:30 and 11:00am. Coordinator: Stephanie Clark. 


  • BASKETS OF PROMISE – Assemble Personal Care Kits from donated items on Saturday, May 20, after the 5:00pm service. Lutheran World Relief will distribute the kits overseas. Coordinator: Cheryl Bokelmann.   REGISTRATION IS CLOSED


  • MUSICAL MOMENTS – Share music, a little or a lot. Individuals or small groups to play in a friendly, non-concert setting for the seniors at the Lutheran Home. Saturday, May 20. Times available between 10:00-11:00am and 2:30-3:30pm. Coordinator: Jean Mau. CANCELLED DUE TO PASTOR SCHMIDT’S FUNERAL 


  • FOOD AND FAMILYFor 10+ years, the loving, family atmosphere of Timothy’s Ministry has helped people struggling with homelessness, by offering a potluck lunch, friendship, Bible Study and other support. They’ve been meeting in St. Peter’s cafeteria every other Sunday afternoon for about a year now, but on May 21, we’ll offer more than just a room. We’ll provide food for 150-200 people, do set-up (11:15am-12:15pm), join their 12:15pm worship, serve food (12:45pm) and clean-up (2:45-3:30pm). Most of all, we’ll be part of the family for the day! Food should be dropped off at the cafeteria (Bartz Hall entrance) between 11:15 and 12:45pm.  Clothing can also be donated. Read about Timothy’s ministry here and menu ideas here. Sunday, May 21 in the cafeteria.  Choose from 5 options to serve.  A great way for families to serve together, see the homeless as individuals, and enjoy food and fellowship with them. Coordinator: Karen Kogler.  


  • CARDS FOR HEROES – Make cards, write letters, make drawings for our veterans and new recruits–show them that we care about them. These will be included with care packages being sent out by Operation Gratitude to veterans and new recruits.  Sunday, May 21, 10:00am-1:00pm in the Motor Room.  All ages welcome.  Great for families!


  • DOGGIE BAGS – Put together bags of fun toys for the LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry dogs and make cards for their handlers.  Kare 9 is a ministry by veterans for veterans.  This project is hosted by Fusion and is only open to children attending Fusion and their families on Sunday, May 21, at 10:00am. Coordinator: Jill Schutz.


  • DUMPSTER BEAUTIFICATION – Paint dumpster bay at JOURNEYS/The Road Home, 1140 E. Northwest Highway in Palatine. Saturday, May 20, 9:00am-Noon.  Ages 8 and up with an adult. Max 3.  REGISTRATION IS CLOSED


  • CLOSET CLEANING – Clean and organize food pantry (some heavy lifting required) and clothing closet at JOURNEYS/The Road Home, 1140 E. Northwest Highway in Palatine.  Saturday, May 20, 9:00am-Noon. Ages 6 and up an adult. Max. 10.  REGISTRATION IS CLOSED


  • MINISTRY OF HOPE – This new community outreach for homeless and jobless neighbors offers breakfast, fellowship, worship and lunch. Volunteers will be serving food and engaging in conversation with participants. At Crown and Cross Lutheran Church, 1122 W. Rand Road in Arlington Heights.  Saturday, May 20.  Breakfast at 9:00am and/or Lunch at Noon.  Max. 6-7.  Families welcome!   REGISTRATION IS CLOSED


Want more info? Got questions? Contact Isabel Peterson or Karen Kogler.