LEADING CHANGE IN OUR WORLD
We believe MINISTRY is seeing a need and meeting it, feeling a hurt and healing it. The OUTREACH team takes ministry outside of the four walls of the building and into the communities around us.
city church christmas list
This Christmas we are encouraging our church to give generously towards and volunteer alongside the outreaches listed below. GIVE to any of these outreaches by clicking the link below and select the respective option or “Christmas List” from the Pushpay drop down menu.
gifts for students at otis and o’keeffe elementary schools
December 18, 6pm - 8pm
city church chicago
Help us give a Christmas gift to every student at our adopted schools, Otis and O’Keeffe Elementary schools. Each student receives a hand-written card and a gift from our City Church Santa!
Write a card to a student! Look for our Otis/O’Keeffe card stations in the lobby every Sunday in December through the 16th. Wrap your heart out on December 18th at our gift wrapping party! Give toward the drop down for “Christmas List Kids” to support the purchase of all the toys!
City Church Online: We invite you to participate by writing a personalized note of encouragement to a student! Someone from our local campus will transfer it to a handwritten card.
christmas caroling for the elderly
December 12, 6PM
Lakeview Rehab & Nursing, 735 w diversey
Join us as we go Christmas Caroling this season and bring Christmas cheer to the elderly community at Lakeview Rehab and Nursing!
home for the holidays
December 11, miles donations & STUDENT Requests due
Help 5 students from our City Church Chicago community fly home for Christmas!
Donate miles or points! Fill out the brief form and we will match you with a student who is hoping to go home for Christmas. Students - click “I NEED MILES” to tell us where is home for the holidays!
CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER KIDS HOLIDAY PARTY
December 15, 8:30Am or 10:30am
1240 s damen ave
Each December, ChicagoCAC hosts a Kids’ Holiday Party for more than 600 clients, their siblings, and caregivers. Families enjoy crafts, games and lunch, and caregivers have the opportunity to “shop” (free of charge) for gifts for their children.
Volunteer at the party! Sign up for one of two shifts available. (Must be over 18. Background check required.) Give $25 or more toward the drop down for “Christmas List Kids” and support two children to attend the party.
Breakthrough christmas store
December 15, 9am-5pm
breakthrough family plex, 3219 w carroll Ave
The Breakthrough Christmas Store provides families in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, as well as Breakthrough’s homeless guests, a dignified way to purchase gifts for their loved ones. The Christmas Store empowers parents, grandparents and caregivers to be part of the gift-giving process.
Volunteer at the Christmas Store on December 15th! Donate an item from the Wish List. Wish list items can be dropped off at the Connect Bar in the lobby now through December 9th.
riccioni fund for single moms
December 15, nominations due
The Riccioni Fund was started in honor of the late Jerry Riccioni who was a member of our City Church family. Around the Christmas season, Jerry’s heart was to provided resources so that City Church could bless single moms in our community during the holidays. The Riccioni Fund is dedicated to continuing Jerry’s generous heart to support our single moms.
Nominate a single mom from our City Church Chicago community that is in need! Give toward the Riccioni Fund by clicking the link and selecting “Christmas List Families” in the drop down menu.
salt & Light coalition
now through december
Salt & Light Coalition is a grassroots movement that mobilizes individuals and organizations to heal, educate, and empower youth and women in the fight against slavery.
Give toward the drop down for “Salt & Light Coalition” to give the gift of transportation! This gift helps alleviate the financial burden to ensure participants are able to attend programming and on the job training.
Thank you to everyone who voted for SLC in The Chicago Foundation for Women’s #GivingTuesday campaign! Voting is now closed.
EMPOWER INTERNATIONAl kids christmas
now through December
Thailand, burma, pakistan
Help our missions partner, Empower International, provide Christmas for all of the children in their schools and children's homes in Thailand, Burma and Pakistan. This year, over 600 children will receive toys, clothes and personal items from their Empower family!
For $25 we can give one child the warmth and joy of a Christmas they'll remember forever. Give toward the drop down for “Christmas List Kids” to show your support.