Volunteer 2017-05-24T16:09:59+00:00

Volunteer

There are many ways to serve in our community along with UCE members and friends. Here is a list of some of the current volunteer opportunities and the links to sign up sheets:

Volunteer to Help with the Ordination of Eileen Wiviott

We are gathering to celebrate the ordination of Eileen Wiviott on Sunday, June 4 at 4 pm. It will be a grand event and we need to gather our resources to make it happen – folks to help with the service, to help with the reception afterwards, and to bring tasty treats for the reception. If you would like to volunteer to help, please sign up here. Many hands will make this happen!

Help a Vet — Volunteer to Help with Summer Standdown in Chicago

The UCE Military Bridge Builders is calling for volunteers to help with Summer Standdown, an event that helps provide hot meals, fresh clothes, counseling and comfort to the many homeless and indigent veterans in our area. Summer Standown will be held Friday, June 9th, 2017 8am-4pm and Saturday, June 10th, 8am-2pm at the General Jones Armory, 5200 S. Cottage Grove in Chicago. For more information, and/or to join the work group, contact Gary Zacny ([email protected]).

2017 Soup Kitchens 

 

UCE hosts soup kitchens when our neighbor Beth Emet celebrates the Jewish Holidays. Mark your calendars for the following dates: Wednesdays, April 12, September 20 and 27, October 4 and 11. We will also be hosting soup kitchens at Second Baptist Church on Mondays, August 14 and 21. Click here to sign up. For question, contact Winnie Stevenson or Marilyn Wroblewski.

SUNDAY MORNING HOSPITALITY TEAMS

Every member of the church has been invited to participate in one of 13 Teams, each team taking 4 Sundays a year to perform the roles of greeting, ushering, food prep and clean up, AV. These larger areas are broken up to many small tasks that are easy, fun for all members of the family and take 20-30 minutes (mostly). Here is a link to a document that includes a blank sign up sheet that leaders can use and detailed instructions of all the roles. If you don’t know what team you are on, contact Eileen Wiviott at [email protected] If you aren’t on a team but want to join one, we will gladly add you!

Sunday Morning Hospitality Teams – sign up and job descriptions

OUR GIVING HOUSE COLLECTION 

Our Giving House provides a place to collect monthly food and clothing donations for Connections for the Homeless. We ask for specific items that are in great need at Connections’ Entry Point and Hilda’s Place Shelter. Donations are matched by covenant groups, families, and good hearted individuals. Look for the house shaped box in the lobby and little signs of the house around the building to see what is planned for collection each month. If you would like to sponsor a month, please send a note to Johna Van Dyke ([email protected]) or Carol Nielsen ([email protected]).

2016-2017

Sept: Hearty Canned Soups/Stews
Oct: Razors, Shaving Cream, Deodorant
Nov: Gift Cards—you don’t need or will not use–please put in envelope to leave at the office
Dec: No Collection
Jan: Tuna/Salmon/Chicken
Feb: Socks and Long Underwear
March: Adult Diapers
April: Hearty Canned Soups/Stews
May: Tuna/Salmon/Chicken