SHARE your gifts and passions to care for others in the community.
The Night Ministry
Our congregation has been blessed by a partnership with The Night Ministry. Using proceeds from our monthly Game Nights, we purchase food for and put together sandwich lunches for the homeless in the Uptown and Humboldt Park neighborhoods of Chicago. We are always looking for volunteers to help make the lunches and/or travel with a small group to hand out the meals and engage with the folks being served. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please call or email the church: 708-453-3662 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Life for Old Bags
Another organization that has drawn support from members at Acacia Park Lutheran Church is New Life for Old Bags. Folks join together in fellowship to make sleeping mats out of plastic grocery bags for the homeless. NLOB work days are the first Saturday of each month from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at United in Faith Lutheran Church, 6525 W Irving Park Road, Chicago and the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at Acacia Park. Make sure to check the Calendar of Events for upcoming NLOB dates.
Pub Theology: Basements to Backyards
Do you enjoy good conversation? Are you curious about God, spirituality, and the Christian faith? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then please join us for our monthly Pub Theology small groups gatherings. Adapting the “theology on tap” model, a different member of our community will open up his or her home/backyard for fellowship and discussions about current and relevant topics in a comfortable setting. For more details, such as the location and date of our next Pub Theology group, check out our Calendar of Events.
Join us for fellowship and fun for a cause. We meet the first Saturday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the church basement. We have tons of different board games and serve hot dogs, bottled water and chips. It’s all free, but we will be accepting donations towards our work with The Night Ministry (see above). The donations will be used to supply sandwich lunches to the homeless in the Humboldt Park and Uptown areas. We try to serve once a month, and your contributions greatly help. Invite your friends and neighbors. Everyone is welcome! Make sure to check our Calendar of Events for the date of the next Game Night.
Every other month, church and community members get together to discuss a book that we’ve all read. Please join us for fellowship, conversation, love of books and reading, and perhaps a snack or two. Everyone is welcome, so feel free to invite your friends, family and neighbors. Make sure to check our Welcome page for our current book selection and the date of the meeting.