Volunteer and Donation Opportunities


Volunteer and Donation Opportunities

"So in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member and each member belongs to all the others.  We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us." Romans 12: 5-6

You make a difference by volunteering or donating

Swimsuits For Sisseton

The Sisseton public pool expects everyone in a swimsuit.  Most of our VBS kids don’t have suits.  So we need to bring the suits to them.  With around 165 kids, we need all the help we can get, getting those kids outfitted.  We will take any swim suit;  any color, size, sex and type.  Gently used or new ones.  All the suits need to go into the mission box between Lehman Hall or the coffee bar. We especially need girls 3T to size 10 and any size boys. Any questions Julie Milldrum 630-470-7044

Do you know anyone on or with a swim team?  Julie Milldrum is teaming up with some swim teams and they have donated many suits that the kids have out grown.  We would love to have any connection we can with any swim team.  Please contact me at Julie Milldrum 630-717-8240.

Mission Trip

The Call is going out for Christian service to our fellow Americans in greater Houston whose homes were flooded during Hurricane Harvey.  They have not been forgotten and we are still praying for them.

Many residents are still waiting for help before being able to move back into their homes.  Lacking flood insurance and other resources, the need is real and ongoing.  Is God calling you to serve?

Volunteers from Knox Presbyterian Church, Elmhurst, Beaufort SC and Castle Rock CO have already indicated their plans to serve on this mission!  Here are some of the details:

  • 25 Volunteers Maximum can be accommodated on this trip
  • May 19 - 25
  • Cost:  $100 registration fee per person plus round trip airfare (tbd) and shared ground transportation costs (stipends are available on an as-needed basis). 
  • Room and Board is provided.
  • more information on Facebook here
  • answers to FAQ here
  • Hurricane Harvey information here

Our Mission Partners in Texas:

  1) Fuller Center Disaster Rebuilders

  2) Clear Lake Presbyterian Church, 1511 El Dorado Blvd. Houston, TX      

We will be given Room & Board at Clear Lake Pres in two large rooms and an additional Gathering Area.  Showers and bathrooms are nearby.  Volunteers 16 and above are eligible with mandatory parental guidance for minors.  Bring sleeping bags and/or blankets and linens and towels.  There are no laundry facilities on site.  Pack work-clothes, casual attire, work-boots, etc. and bring any tools/belts/gloves/safety-glasses etc. for personal use.

  The work will be primarily interior.  So we’ll be insulating, dry-walling, floors and doors, cabinets and vanities, trimming, painting, etc.

Please contact Elder Mark Lively, Pastor Clint or Pastors’ Assistant Bev Mayer (630-615-4325, ) if you are interested in serving or in learning more about this mission.

“Carry each other’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”  -Galatians 6:2

Deacon Helper

The deacons seek to serve the congregation by responding to parishioners' needs for prayer, meals, rides, and notes and calls of encouragement.  They also usher funerals and serve the refreshments at receptions. 
Please consider signing up to be a "deacon helper" if you are willing and able to assist the deacons in this ministry by occasionally providing a meal or a ride, baking for a funeral reception, ushering, and/or any other forms of assistance.  We'll call you if and when we could use a hand for a particular situation or event. Thank you!

Deacon Helper Form

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I can help our Knox family in the following ways:

Please select each one that you can help with.

Communion Servers

Communion servers are needed for services the first Sunday of each month at both services.  If you are a member of Knox, and would like to help serve at the 9:00 am or 10:30 am services, please contact Bev Mayer at   or 630.615.4325.  

Would you be interested in being a part of a team?  The Knox Ushers are looking for individuals to join a team to help on Sunday mornings at both services.  

Team Scheduled Months
January, April, July, October; February, May, August, November; March, June, September, December

It would be extremely helpful to have a list of subs that could help out on occasion.  If you would like to find out more information or would be interested in serving in any way, please contact Tom Smith   or 630.800.2260 Home

Do you have a friendly smile and a warm handshake?
Knox Presbyterian Church is committed to being an open and welcoming congregation. The Knox Greeters ministry is an important part of this mission in our church. This simple act of welcome is the first impression of Knox Church as people walk through our doors.

The Greeter ministry is seeking individuals and families who would like to provide a welcome to our members and visitors as they enter our church each Sunday morning.  We are in special need of greeters for the 9:00 service. Knox greeters are scheduled once every 6-8 weeks. Greeters arrive 20 minutes prior to the service to welcome people as they arrive for worship.

If you would like to join this important ministry, please contact Don DuChane at 630.747.8512 or   You may also leave contact information with Diane Heintz in the Knox Church office.  

The Praying Crafters

Do you enjoy using knitting needles or crochet hooks? Come join Lisa and Anne in the Parlor, typically on 0 at 7:00 pm.  Bring your hooks or needles. Want to learn how to use these hooks and/or needles, join us!   You are invited to come join us for a Spiritual time of creativity and fellowship. Our goal will be to have Christian Fellowship while creating pray cloths and prayer shawls for members of our congregation.
For more information call either Lisa Bonomo at 630-305-8869 or Anne Sherren at 630-932-0481.

Help Wanted: Worship Council
Like to do things behind the scenes, we need you!  The Worship Council has many different areas needing many hands and feet.  Please contact Renee Hicks-   or Mike Komma  to find out more.

YMEN - Saturday University

Saturday University needs you!
Knox partners with the YMEN in Lawndale most Saturday mornings throughout the school year to encourage and academically support the middle and high school youth of YMEN through a tutoring and mentoring program.  If you have a couple Saturday mornings a month to spare - join us and make a difference in the life of a child. For more information contact Robin Kolar ( )

Coffee Hour

Would you and a friend, your family or small group like to help with Coffee Hour?  Church Life is looking for volunteers who are willing to serve others during this time of fellowship. It takes less than two hours to set up, host coffee hour between services and clean up. The more people you have, the less time it takes. Contact Diane Noreen at or Patti DeNichols at  Thank you! ~ Church Life Council 

Yes, there are many parts, but only one body.  The eye can never say to the hand, "I don't need you."  The head can't say to the feet, "I don't need you."  In fact, some parts of the body that seem weakest and least important are actually the most necessary. 1 Cor 12: 20-22

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities


3rd - 7th Grade - Light the candles on the communion table at the beginning of the 9:00 am service. Contact Jenny Hubbard  via e-mail or phone at 630-615-4318.


  • Do you have a friendly smile and a warm handshake?
  • Would you like to greet on Sunday mornings about once every other month?

The Knox Greeters ministry is seeking individuals and families who would like to provide a welcome to our members and visitors as they enter our church each Sunday morning. If you would like to join, please contact Don and Joan DuChane at 630-747-8512. You may also leave contact information with Diane Heintz in the Knox Church office.

Hesed House

Join us to help feed the homeless  Make a meal or work a shift at the Hesed House facility.  Sign-up to help HERE.  Full details can be found here

Loaves & Fishes

Hunger Sundays are the first Sunday of every month.  Loaves &
Fishes donations are based on the most needed items as identified
by Loaves and Fishes here.  If you prefer to donate money, donation envelopes are in the pews, or write "Loaves and Fishes" on memo line of your check or on your envelopes.  

Teen Parent Connection

Teen Parent Connection (TPC) is a nonprofit organization in DuPage County which provides comprehensive programs and services related to teenage pregnancy and parenting.  For over 20 years, Knox has assumed the responsibility for providing the facility, childcare and family style meals as one of our vital mission and outreach programs. 

We would love to have your help to provide and serve a pre-planned meal to TPC young parents and their infants and toddlers on  a Tuesday evenings.  Dates are available from September through May and meals need not be home cooked or complicated. Instructions, reimbursement and personal support are available. Dinner is served at 6:00 p.m., allowing you to finish before 7:30 p.m.!!

Click HERE to get more details for TPC and the list of available dates to provide a meal.

Women's Prison Ministry

In conjunction with "Companions Journeying Together, Inc." we will be providing gift packets of stationary and note cards for women in prison. This kit allows women in prison to write to their children and other loved ones and thus strengthen the family bond. For more information, contact Mary Ellen Neumeister at 630-357-8328.

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