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

Do You Like To Decorate For Christmas?

The Worship Council Would Like Your Help!  Families very Welcome!

The Worship, Music and Arts Council will be decorating the whole church on Saturday, November 30th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and we need your help.  This is a special time in our Knox Church season and we would we love to share this opportunity with you.  Please click on the following link and it will bring you to a sign-up form that explains all of the possible jobs that need to be covered.  We need help decorating Lehman Hall, the coffee area, the Parlor and Chapel, the outside of the Church and even the restrooms.  Please know that there will be a person from the council there to help you in each of the locations that are being decorated.  Come Join The Fun!!!


Dakota Partnership Christmas Angels

The Christmas forms are coming in from the families.   The families are so appreciative 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: 

  • Wait until Sunday, November 24 or call Julie Milldrum if you have a specific age or child you would like to buy for.
  • Go to the Commons on Nov 24 or later, select an Angel, fill out the back of the angel with Information and leave that Angel on the counter.
  • Then pick up the direction sheets for that specific child there is a number on the original angel.  
  • Purchase the presents on the sheet, wrap them. 
  • Drop presents off at the church office or on Saturday, December 14 by 9:00 am 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.

 We prefer presents be back before Saturday December 14 but they have to be back before the 9 am service on December 15, 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 Sunday December 15th.  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 630-717-8240 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  or 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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