Outreach

Helping to meet the physical, material, social and spiritual needs in Springfield and beyond

Food Pantry

The Christ Church Food Pantry has partnered with Covenant Presbyterian Church and together host a pantry the third Wednesday of each month from 11 am until 2 pm. The pantry is funded solely by contributions. Most of the items distributed by our pantry are obtained through Second Harvest Food Bank of Clark, Champaign, and Logan County and are either free or cost very little, helping keep our total expenses down. The Food Pantry has many volunteer opportunities. On the first and second Wednesday of each month starting at 8:30 am until about 10:15 am we need volunteers to help unload the boxes from a pallet and load them onto a cart and take the food to the church basement. The third Wednesday of each month starting at 9 am until 2 pm there are various jobs to volunteer for including distribution, bagging groceries, breaking down cardboard, and loading food into the client’s vehicles. We strive to meet the needs of our clients and continue to encourage others to use our available resources.

 

Interfaith Hospitality Network

IHN is a vital ministry in Springfield that provides housing, meals, and employment assistance to homeless individuals and families. IHN helps the clients find affordable housing, learn the skills they need to live independently, and find employment. How can you help?

  • There is a sign-up sheet on the kiosk in the East Entrance
  • Get with 2 or 3 fellow parishioners, form a team, and sign up for a meal.
  • Plan a menu that is simple and enjoyable by people of all ages.
  • Cook!
  • Deliver the meal to IHN on the assigned evening.

 

Rainbow Table

January and August are Christ Church months to serve lunch at St. John’s Lutheran Church each Friday. There are two shifts. The first shift prepares the meal and sets up from 9 AM to 11 AM. The second shift comes in at 11:30 AM to serve and clean up, finishing at 1:30 PM.  There is a sign-up sheet posted on the kiosk in the East Entrance.