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During the week of October 14-21, groups from South Side will be teaming up to get out from behind the church walls and into the city we love as everyday missionaries.

Projects will include everything from raking a needy neighbor's leaves to blessing a local school to partnering with local organizations that serve the homeless and everything in between. The sky is the limit! Our hope is that each South Sider will find a place to "love our neighbors as ourselves" with the gifts and talents that God has given us. 

During this season of I Heart SPFLD, our group leaders will be organizing the specific projects for their teams.  Small Group leaders follow this link I Heart SPFLD for registration.  However, if you're not a part of a group but would still like to serve, we have a list of local organizations that would love your help. See that list here for a description of opportunities and contact information. 

Thanks for loving each other and for loving our city in Jesus' name! 

I Heart SPFLD Organizations (Fall 2017)

Christian Student Fellowship

  • Service Opportunity: Provide and serve dinner or snacks for bible study

  • Contact: Lindsey Lasley (217) 248-3979 or linzejo@gmail.com  

Lake Springfield Christian Assembly

  • Service Opportunity: Various upkeep projects around the property, like landscaping, stump grinding, painting the exterior of the Lakeview Lodge and the Dean’s quarters, prepare the old boy’s dorm for future renovations

  • Contact: Gale Lee (217) 529-2625 or lsca@lscaccamp.org

Food Pantry at Grace Lutheran Church

  • Service Opportunity: Pack bags, restock food, work the food pantry (during the week)

  • Contact: Church office (217) 522-3965

Inner City Mission

  • Service Opportunity: Provide dinner for residents and hang out

  • Contact: Caleb Payne (309) 270-8240 or caleb@innercitymission.net

Highlands Neighborhood Association

  • Service Opportunity: Inquire if there is anyone within South Side’s neighborhood that needs help

  • Contact: Kim Luz (217) 544-6464 ext. 50343 or kim.luz@hshs.org

Boys and Girls Club

  • Service Opportunity: Help with an after school program at Black Hawk school

  • Contact: Elaine Wright ewright@bgccil.org

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Illinois Capital Region

  • Service Opportunity: Meet with a child once a week at their school to eat lunch, play games, color or just talk.

Senior Services

  • Service Opportunity: For volunteers aged 55 or older, they need help answering phones, stuffing envelopes, giving tours, mentoring programs, teaching English as a second language, helping with veterans programs.

  • Contact: Karen Zelmer (217) 528-4035

American Cancer Society

  • Service Opportunity: Assembling signs and assisting with mailings (which can be brought to the church) or transporting patients to appointments and treatments.

  • Contact: Valerie and Kim (217) 523-4534  

Mercy Community

  • Service Opportunity: Help clean up yards, rake, paint, pull weeds and even clean up homes and apartments for incoming clients

  • Contact: (217) 751-1358

Midwest Distribution Center in Chatham

  • Service Opportunity: Pack kits, sort items, sew, help with mailings, build desks, repair bicycles and sewing machines, help load/unload supplies or whatever the current requested needs are at the time.

  • Contact: (217) 483-7911 or office@midwestmissiondc.org

Restore (Habitat for Humanity)

  • Service Opportunity: Help with merchandising and general customer assistance

  • Contact: (217) 787-7209  

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