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

Backpacks for Sisseton

Sisseton backpack supply list HERE - send Knox love via backpacks and school supplies.  backpack We hope to get 415 backpacks this year so we can provide supplies to all the grades.  Please pick up a card, or print the supply list to buy the supplies and deliver it to Knox by August 6th.  It is a concrete way to let the kids know that they are God's special ones, that are loved, prayed and cherished by all the people at Dakota Partnership and Knox.  Any questions call Julie at 630-717-8240 or 630-470-7044.   

Backpack supply list HERE

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.

Happy Birthday Sisseton Kids!

Many Sisseton kids did not get a birthday this year.  We are going to throw a birthday party for the younger kids to remedy this.  We need your help.


  • Used or new Beanie Babies  or stuffed animals ( used as presents)
  • Used or new books (used as presents)

Any questions: Julie Milldrum 630-470-7044

It’s Pool Time In Sisseton

Time again to collect gently used or new suits for kids to be able to swim at the pool in Sisseton. We will take any swim suit; any color, size, sex and type.  All the suits need to go into the mission box between Lehman Hall and the Coffee Bar. We especially need girls 3T to size 10 and any size boys.

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  Julie Milldrum 630-470-7044

Towels & Bedding Needed

We will again be collecting any household goods.  The homeless shelter and our Sisseton community would love to have blankets, towels, and sheets.  Used or new would be fantastic.  Any questions Julie Milldrum 630-470-7044

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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