Upcoming Events

Come one, come all to the in-person worship service, Baseball is the theme – Sunday, September 25th – service starting at 10:00am, with Sunday school starting after the Children’s Time portion of our morning worship service.  NOTE: We are asking both adults and children to wear a mask in Sunday school.  In the sanctuary for church worship masks are optional.  As you enter the sanctuary (if interested), you can participate in a scavenger hunt while you enjoy the worship service and after service in Dettmann Hall you can enjoy food and fun.  Baseball food such as hotdogs (with vegan option), popcorn, chips, beverages, and cookies, maybe ice cream will be available.  Feel free to wear baseball gear if you want.  There will be games to play and prizes will be awarded.  The biggest prize is you being present in worship with us, this Sunday and other Sundays going forward.

Be blessed,

Your Stewardship and Hospitality committees.

Snack and Chat 

Have you been missing our social time after worship? So have we!

Now that many of us are vaccinated, let’s get together – safely – in Dettmann Hall.

Wander on over to Dettmann Hall after “in-person” worship.

It’s that simple! Sit with your friends and prepare to be amazed! We can visit once again!

Food Pantry Sunday
Food Pantry Sunday is the third Sunday of each month.
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Bensenville/Wood Dale Food Pantry

192 S. Center St., Bensenville, IL 60106
Phone: (630)766-9382

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For more than fifty years our community has cared about our people without sufficient food on their table. What began as an ecumenical ministry of our faith communities has grown to be supported by the entire community – churches, local businesses, individuals, grocery stores, corporations, school districts, social organizations, civic organizations, etc. In 2019 we established our own 501(c)3 as a community-wide, non-profit organization and our Board of Directors as well as our volunteers reflect this community-wide support.
 
The Food Pantry is normally open from 8:30 – 11:00 am on Wednesdays and Saturdays serving around 200 people a week with 15-20 volunteers working five days a week to collect, organize, and distribute food. Clients are able to select their own food as in a grocery store. Clients self-identify that they are in need of food – support is not based on income levels.
 
With the COVID-19 pandemic and shelter-in-place decree, the Food Pantry is now open 8:00-10:00 am on Saturdays only – serving around 500 people a week with 8-10 volunteers working five days a week to collect, package in bags/boxes, and load food into our clients’ vehicles.  The limited number of volunteers is to safeguard the health of our dedicated volunteers even as it increases their workload. Personal protection equipment (masks, gloves) is worn by all volunteers. Clients are given pre-packaged bags of dry-goods, produce, dairy, meat, bread/desserts, and (when available) personal-hygiene products and household cleansers.
 
In addition to the community support offered at the Food Pantry primary location on Center St., 50 to 80 bags/boxes each are prepared regularly for distribution at Castle Towers (Section 8 Housing), Fenton High School, Wood Dale Jr. High School, and District #2 schools.
 
Financial donations to The Food Pantry allow for purchases through Northern Illinois Food Bank where each dollar donated translates to food/products costing approximately $8.00 at retail stores. Donations can be made via checks or e-giving, please see address and website above.
 
The Food Pantry is currently in need of the following items: canned vegetables, bleach, laundry detergent, toilet paper, body soap, toothpaste, adult diapers, and feminine hygiene products. Donations may be dropped-off any weekday 8:30-11:00 am.