OUTREACH & MISSIONS

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

The South Shore UMC Food Pantry serves the community on Fridays, 4:00pm-6:00pm. The entrance for this ministry is on the 74th street side of the building.The ministry is currently suspended due to Covid closures.

The Safe Haven Program

The Safe Haven After School or School Break Programs: Registration is required: Call church office for more information. Most of these programs utilize our spacious gym—a big hit with the kids! {This program is currently suspended but we look forward to it being up and running again.}

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 Health Care Heroes

During the Covid crisis, we have encouraged those on the front lines in hospitals in some of the City's hardest hit communities by providing a hot meal during days when it was hard to get one for a variety of reasons. This effort has blessed the hospital staffs 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.

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.

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.

Join Us!

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

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