PEACE  CHURCH

SOCIAL MINISTRY

CARE AND SHARE

Care & Share provides material and spiritual support to under-resourced families and singles on a seasonal basis. Referrals come from outside agencies or congregation members. Our seasons of giving are Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.

We provide material things such as food gift cards, gift cards for kids at back to school and Christmas, gently used clothes, cleaning supplies, individual presents to family members at Christmas, and more. Spiritually, we provide a devotional service at Christmas and Easter, and a Prayer Buddy program from November until May. This ministry is funded only by donations from Peace members. Anyone can serve on this ministry team as either a team member or as a volunteer at one of our events. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Rose Hopkins through the church office.

If you are a member of the congregation and know of someone (member or not) who is in need, or if you are a congregation member who is in need, then please call Pastor Marty Hufford at the church office.

P.A.D.S. (Public Action to Deliver Shelter)

Peace serves the homeless as a PADS site every Wednesday night during the school year. Area churches join with us to provide and serve supper, breakfast, and sack lunches four Wednesdays each month. On fifth Wednesdays, Peace does the meals and provides the workers for three shifts. Volunteer sign-up is in the lobby prior to fifth Wednesdays. Peace volunteers wash the bedding laundry every week. Contact Bruce Anderson through the church office for more information about how to serve.

STORYBOOK

Members of Peace serve the inmates of Stateville Correctional Facility twice a month through a program called Storybook offered by Lutheran Social Services of Illinois. This wonderful ministry allows inmates to make a CD recording of a children's book, which is then sent to the offender's child along with a copy of the book so that the child can listen to their parent read them the story while they look at the pages. This is an earned privilege and offenders are allowed to participate. For more information, contact Pastor Marty.

CARENET PREGNANCY SERVICES OF DUPAGE


CareNet's mission is to serve Jesus Christ by working to prevent unplanned pregnancies, and by providing support and practical help to anyone dealing with the effects of an unplanned pregnancy. CareNet offers pregnancy tests and ultrasounds, emotional and spiritual counseling, material goods and abortion recovery. All services are free and confidential.

Client helpline: 630.455.0300. Client Website: www.pregnanthelp.com.

Informationwww.carenetdupage.com

Peace collects diapers, wipes, and formula for CareNet through a monthly pledging program. Families commit to donating one package of diapers a month for a period of one year.

Peace participates in several fund-raising opportunities to support CareNet's ministry throughout the year:

January: "Coins for CareNet" 

June: "Walk for Life" 

October: CareNet Annual Banquet

For more information or to join this ministry team, please contact Mary Stirtz at 630.627.1101. x116 or email mstirtz@peacehome.org

RESTORE POST-ABORTION

CareNet's Restore program reaches out to both women and men who have been affected by an abortion decision. Restore connects those in need of healing to each other for mutual support and to God for forgiveness and healing. For more information, visit www.restoreafterabortion.com or talk to Mary Stirtz.