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

Ushers
Knox needs your smile to help usher!  Please fill in the information below and someone from our Usher team will contact you about new opportunities.  Thank you so much!

Usher Help

I am interested in helping at

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 Brian Smith

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 or 630.615.4325.  

COMPANIONS, JOURNEYING TOGETHER, INC. CHRISTMAS CARD PROJECT 2018

Already it is time to start planning our Christmas Card Project.

The Christmas cards we send mean so much to those who receive them.  Incarcerated people are isolated.  A simple card lets them know they are not forgotten.  Every year many write to say how much it means to know that someone cared enough to write. Often they tell us that our card was the only Christmas card he/she received.  

Will you help us with this project again this year? We would be so grateful.  It is as simple as signing cards and adding a message if you wish.  Messages should be uplifting, expressing compassion. Please do not be preachy.  Our witness is in our caring concern. 

We have already been gifted with many, many Christmas cards so we don’t need a lot of extra unsigned cards.  We have a big need again this year for postage stamps.

If you can, join us at one of our card preparation sessions or let us know if your group would like to schedule such a session.   Contact Jana to learn when card preparations sessions will be held or to schedule one.

Knox will be hosting a session on Tuesday, October 30 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am in the Coffee Bar. Please come for whatever length of time you can and address and sign cards. Bring STAMPS and cards with you then or drop them off ahead of time in the marked collection box on the mission table by the Coffee Bar. You can bring them to circle or give them to Mimi Neumeister (630-408-1553), Call her with any questions.  

 Very important:

  • Do not use stickers, glue, paste or tape on the cards or envelopes.  This restriction includes purchased cards.   Prison regulations will not allow us to use such items.
  • Last year we received a few cards back that had glitter on them so please don’t sign any cards that have glitter on them.
  • Do not enclose anything.
  • Do not seal the envelopes.
  • Please send us the stamps in a separate envelope.  Do not attach to the envelopes.
  • Do not use cards that talk about novenas or masses. Most of those on our mailing lists will not understand what that means.
  • Please use cards which represent a diverse population.
  • It would be helpful if you would rubber band the cards signed by children and keep them separate.
  • Please send cards by November 5th to Jana Minor1407 Star Grass Circle; Aurora, Il 60506 / 630-408-3743

 

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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