We support several outreach ministries including:
We are currently supporting 4 different missionaries. The first one is Jen Johnson, serving as a Young Adult in Global Missions (YAGM) through the ELCA in the West Bank of Israel outside of Bethlehem. Jen is from Barrington, IL and her home church is Lutheran Church of the Atonement. She attended Valparaiso University and has a degree in Social Work.
The second is Antje Oostrkamp. She is from the Netherlands, has worked with two Lutheran hospitals in Bangladesh serving primarily women and children at various times since 1997. After earning her degrees in obstetrics and general surgery, she has returned to Bangladesh as the head surgeon at the LAMB (Lutherans Aiding Medicine in Bangladesh) hospital.
The third is Patrick Meers. He is serving a three year program teaching English in Japan through the ELCA. His home base is Illinois and he has an Art Education degree from U of I – Chicago and has taught high school as an art teacher with a specialization in working with special needs students. He also plays in the Scottish pipes and drum band.
For the fourth, we will continue our support to Henrik and Patty Christopherson serving in Chiclayo, Peru. They serve through the World Mission Prayer League in Minneapolis.Please contact Michelle Minasola (847) 705-8492 or Theresa Greinig (847) 359-1422 with questions.
MISSION QUILTERS – Mission Quilters prepare quilts to be distributed by Lutheran World Relief A quilt is made of colorful pieces of donated fabric sewn to a sheet for a backing. A quilt provides warmth as a blanket, may be a room divider, a backpack for possessions or a wrap to carry an infant. Since 1945, U.S. Lutherans have provided materials that travel through a coordinated, intercontinental pipeline to 27 different countries. Once a year, we celebrate Quilt Sunday where the quilts adorn pews, a blessing is given, and the quilts are then paced into boxes for delivery to a shipping location. Mission Quilters meet the second Friday of each month from 10 am until 2 pm in the church just outside the sanctuary. Donations of polyester batting and sheets are appreciated.
We are a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. This organization supports Lutheran World Relief and Lutheran Social Services of Illinois.HEALTH KITS are prepared and distributed through Lutheran World Relief throughout the world.
APPLE TREE CAMPAIGN, ANGEL TREE AND FOOD PANTRY are supported by CLC through Palatine Township.