Volunteer and Donation Opportunities

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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

Dakota Partnership Christmas Angels
The Christmas forms are coming in from the families.  The families are so appreciate of our efforts so help make Christmas wonderful for their kids.  The Angels are Knox's way to show Native American children that they are cherished by God and Dakota Partnership. To participate:

  1. Wait until Sunday, November 19 or call Julie Milldrum if you have a specific age or child you would like to do.
  2. Go to the Commons on Nov 19, select an Angel, fill out the back of the angel with information, leave  that Angel on the counter.
  3. Then pick up the direction sheets for  that specific child.  
  4. Purchase the gifts, wrap them. 
  5. Drop them off at the Church Office or on December 17 by 9:00 to Lehman Hall. There will be someone by the tree before and after services after the tree is up to show you how to do it or call Julie Milldrum 630-717-8240/630-470-7044.
  6. Presents must be back no later than December 17 before the 9 am service to Lehman Hall. We need to sort and pack them into the truck.

Want to Help Pack Presents?
We always need help sorting and loading on December 17th.  Any amount of time you or your family can give us we would be appreciated.  It is a great way to get the kids involved in mission.  Call Julie Milldrum 630-7178240 or 630-470-7044 , or just show up.

Interested in joining us on the Christmas adventure? 

We always need help. Call or contact Julie Milldrum 630-717-8240   630-470-7044  Or Randy Johnson 630-851-2511.  

Things needed for our Christmas Sisseton adventure:

  • Coats, blankets, sheets and towels
  • Gently used or new toys that we can give to a family. There always seems to be someone who did not make the list.
  • You can also donate money to help with the transportation costs.

The most important part  of the Christmas Angels are prayers that we have a flawless trip and these presents give the children joy and the knowledge that God is there with them all the time.

If you have any questions feel free to call Julie Milldrum 630-717-8240  630-470-7044 

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.  

Ushers
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

Greeters
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

Acolytes

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.

Greeters

  • 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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