SSUMC Cookout on the Block

SSUMC's Community Cookout on the Block returned to the corner of
74th & Jeffery on Family and Friends Sunday 2023.

SSUMC Christmas Toy Give Away 2022

SSUMC's Christmas Toy Give Away returned in 2022. Our Toy Give Away was hosted during food pantry hours and with the coordinating support of our valued community partner Common Connections Foundation.


We “Go” to share the good news through our actions, sharing God's love with our neighbors.


South Shore UMC's Food Pantry is now SSUMC Community Market! Open to the community on Fridays, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. The entrance for this ministry is on the 74th street side of the building. .

Prayer Walkers

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.

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.

Thinking of You Campaign

Write thank notes, thinking of you greeting cards, or prepare care packages with snacks or other treats for our sick and shut ins and first responders.

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.

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. Special thanks to our elder, Ms. Clara Houston for hand-knitting and donating these 20 beautiful sweaters!

Join Us!

If you would like to volunteer for any of our programs, please contact us below.

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