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  • Phone: (630) 584-6434
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  • Mailing Address: 36W925 Red Gate Rd.; St. Charles, IL 60175

 

 

Serving Opportunities

We all are responsible to help others in need.  Hosanna! takes the Bible to heart and partners with dozens of other ministry organizations to impact both our surrounding community and the world in Christian love and support.  Jesus Himself said that He came to serve others, not to be served.  We can do nothing less. For a list of many of our ministry partners and links to their websites, click here. 

Hosanna! has won awards for our various community service efforts - and we welcome you to participate! There are one-time special serving projects, ongoing service efforts and international initiatives taking place year-round. If you need more details on anything listed on this page, contact the church office at 630-584-6434 or drop an email to

Special Serving Opportunities   

Wednesday Evening Lenten Serving Opportunities

 Thank you to all who stayed after the worship services during Lent to help with the Wednesday evening serving projects.  Together, we accomplished so much!

Ongoing Serving Opportunities

Hosanna!'s Community Care Center Food Pantry

Hosanna! has a food pantry that is available for those who are in emergency need of food.  The Food Pantry is open to families and individuals on the first and third Mondays of the month from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm and also the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. (Food Pantry times are subject to change without prior notice, for example in cases of holidays, emergencies, church-related events, etc.)   

Those in need have to stop at the food pantry entrance and register with a Hosanna! volunteer, present a valid photo ID, sign in, and receive 2 bags of groceries from the pantry every 4 weeks. 

We thank the increasing number of scout troops, service organizations and individual families who are helping to keep our pantry shelves stocked on a weekly or 1-time basis ... you are making a difference with your contributions! 

Donations of these suggested non-perishable items are welcomed weekdays (9:00 am - 5:00 pm) and weekends (during church service hours):

  • Canned goods (fruits, vegetables, chicken, tuna, soup, beef stew, spaghettios, chili)
  • Pasta/starches (noodles, spaghetti, rice, macaroni & cheese)
  • Miscellaneous (breakfast cereal, oatmeal, applesauce, pasta sauce, peanut butter, jelly/jam)
  • Baby items (dry baby food or baby food in jars, diapers any size)
  • Toilet tissue  
  • Standard quantities preferred (please, no supersized items).

Thank you for supporting this much-needed ministry!

Lazarus House – First Fridays

On the first Friday of each month, Hosanna! volunteers minister to the homeless and hungry in our community by preparing food, serving dinner, and providing an overnight volunteer to assist the staff at Lazarus House, 214 Walnut Street, St. Charles, IL 60174.  Add your name to the sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center in the Narthex, or contact the church office with any questions if you can help with any of these monthly needs:

  • Prepare a hot dish for 15 people (Bring the food in a disposable container to the shelter, hot and ready to eat at 6:45 p.m., as dinner is served at 7:00 p.m.).
  • Prepare a salad for 15 people (Bring salad in a disposable container by 6:45 p.m. -- if you prepare a lettuce salad, please include a salad dressing).
  • Prepare 10 bag lunches (Each should contain a drink, sandwich, chips, cookies, piece of fruit; Pack refrigerated items in a separate bag; Drop off lunches any time during the day on Friday).
  • Be an overnight volunteer (Assist a Lazarus House staff person overnight -- arrive by 9:00 p.m. Friday and stay until 7:00 a.m. Saturday).
  • Donate beverages (Bring to the shelter by 6:45 p.m. -- please call Lazarus House, 630-587-2144, to see what specific beverage items are needed).

Download an informational sheet (click here) outlining the ways you and your family can help out on First Fridays!

Hosanna! International Ministries

Hosanna! is actively involved in some very exciting and dynamic international efforts sharing the love of Jesus with others around the world!

Mendi, Ethiopia, Africa - Rescue a Generation Ministry

Thanks to everyone for their support in the "Mission: Possible" effort! Contributions toward helping the children of this minstry are accepted at any time. To learn more about Rescue a Generation and the amazing work Abdi Tadesse and his team are doing to share the hope, light and love of Christ with children in rural Ethiopia, see below. 

Here are some quick facts:

  • Hosanna! has been involved with "Rescue a Generation" for over 10 years
  • Mendi is a remote, very poor town in western Ethiopia
  • Many children have lost one or both parents to disease
  • Children must pay for their own school fees, uniforms, books, and supplies in order to receive an education
  • Thanks to Hosanna!, over 300,000 hours of education have been received
  • Thanks to Hosanna!, 10 children have earned a college degree
  • Thanks to Hosanna!, these children understand Christian hope and love

 

Visit this page often to stay up to date on all serving opportunities!
“Each of you has been blessed with one of God’s many wonderful gifts to be used in the service of others. So use your gift well.”  - 1 Peter 4:10