As most of you already know, the Night Ministry has cancelled their Howard Street stop are no longer serving food and supplies. This was our once-a-month volunteer service work, led by Michelle Schwartz, that has been very fulfilling for LSUS. In the coming weeks, the Outreach and Social Justice Committee will be looking at new possibilities for regular service work. Thanks to all those that have shown interest and made suggestions.
Here are some of the possibilities:
- Continue food preparation and serving at the Howard St. location without the Night Ministry
- Volunteer with the Night Ministry for a new location (possibly much further away than Howard St.)
- Volunteer with the Night Ministry at their Ravenswood location preparing meals for residents of "The Crib"
- Join with a another service organization/church to prepare meals for a shelter/soup kitchen (probably in Evanston).
- Volunteer with Feed My Starving Children (fmsc.org) at their Libertyville location to prepare food for children around the world.
- Volunteer and be trained by the Northshore University HealthSystem to provide in-home hospice assistance.
- Expand the work we have been doing with DCFS helping foster children, etc.
We welcome other ideas and look forward to exploring a new chapter in LSUS's service work.
Please contact John Jacobs or come to our upcoming meetings this month on February 9th or 23rd at 9:30 am before services on the second floor of the Winnetka Meeting House.