OUTREACH & MISSIONS
We “Go” to share the good news through our actions, sharing God's love with our neighbors.
The South Shore UMC Food Pantry
South Shore UMC's Food Pantry serves the community on Fridays, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. The entrance for this ministry is on the 74th street side of the building. Masks and temperature checks are required for entry..
The Safe Haven Program
The Safe Haven After School provides a safe safe place for children and youth to learn, enjoy activities, and socialize during the summer break.
Kairos Prison Ministry
Kairos Prison Ministry (selected weekends for training and visiting state prisons along with opportunities to bake cookies, send cards and crafts to prison residents).
Food Delivery for Chicago Frontline Heroes
During the COVID crisis, our frontline workers are encouraged and shown appreciation with prayer and hot meals. This effort has blessed hospital staffs, police districts as well as a local business during this very difficult season.
Thank You Note Campaign
Write thank notes or prepare care packages with snacks or other treats to offer first responders who care for our community. Let them know we remember and appreciate them on other days, not just September 11th.
Be an Angel Shopper
Next time you are going to do your own shopping at the store or pharmacy, check with neighbors or those who may not be able to go and offer to pick up groceries or prescriptions. Be an angel to those who may be uncomfortable leaving their homes during the stay-at-home recommendation.
Get some exercise while going on a prayer walk with your family or friends. Pray for God to bless the people you see along the way and those who work, play, or live along the route. Note: signs aren't necessary. Just open eyes and heart to all God will reveal to you and through you on your way.
Be A Generous Supporter!
Even if you don't feel comfortable leaving your home, you can still be involved in our efforts to make a difference through our ministries of outreach. We are grateful for all gifts and all givers!
Capture the Moment
As you engage in outreach activities, take pictures or video and tag us @ssumcchicago. Through your pictures, you may inspire others to get involved too!
Knitting for Jesus
Contribute to helping children stay warmer this winter with hand-made sweaters and other items made with love. Donations of funds or yarn are welcome. If you knit or crochet, join us and share your talent and time as we strive to dress more kids in God's love.
If you would like to volunteer for any of our programs, please contact us below.