2018 Chicago mission trip: sign up now!
Members of Covenant Community Presbyterian Church are making preparations to serve in mission to several Chicago inner city mission agencies. The mission trip, scheduled for September 20-23, will help the homeless and poverty-stricken at locations including Deborah's Place, The Night Ministry and other agencies. You can learn more and sign up. Contact Joanne Lapinske for more information.
what to expect in 2018
Long before we roll out of the church parking lot, many people have already been involved. From collection of clothing and other necessities, to shopping for the meals we will be serving, the mission begins before the trip itself. Early Thursday morning, before we depart, a dedicated group of volunteers will meet and put together 250 "Twilight Suppers," consisting of BLT wraps, chips, homemade cookies and bars.
We have multiple groups and establishments that we partner with while in Chicago. Our first night will involve sharing food and warm clothing with the homeless and needy along side the Chicago Night Ministry Mobile Health Vehicle.
A small group of our team will be helping serve breakfast to 18 to 25-year-old homeless at The Crib, a shelter specific to that age group. Yet another group of our volunteers will help serve dinner and play bingo at Deborah's Place, a living facility for women getting back on their feet.
Our team will be chopping, slicing, cooking and serving soup for roughly 150 people at St. Thomas of Cantebury, while finishing our experience of service at the Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church homeless shelter, where we will serve supper to another 50-60 people.