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The people of Holy Spirit take to heart our Lord's command that we love and serve our neighbors in need.  Here are some of our many programs under our Human Needs ministry efforts.  If you would like to get involved, please contact Pastor Tim at


“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday, September 10th. 

This year marks the 10th anniversary of ELCA’s annual day of service. This year, we are collecting new clothing for PADS. They are in need of       

  •   Men’s and Women’s sweatpants and sweatshirts, M-XL

  •   New Women’s underwear and sports bras, S-2XL

  •   New Men’s underwear/boxers, M-2XL

  •   New Men’s and Women’s Tshirts, M-2XL

Please bring these items to church by Sunday, September 10th.  Items can be placed in the collection bin in the Gathering area. If you have any questions or wish to make a monetary donation, please contact Kari Davenport, or 773-844-7542.

PADS Shelter Volunteer Opportunities —

Volunteering Group

PADs has resumed limited rotating shelter operations, and St. Mark's Lutheran in Lindenhurst has reached out for volunteers on Fridays.

More information and sign-up is available at

Soup Kitchen

The Chapel is now hosting a site on the second weekend of the month, as well as other dates, with information available at


Charity Donations

First Presbyterian in Deerfield is hosting a Sunday PADs site, with more information available at



C.O.O.L Food Pantry

C.O.O.L. food pantry supplies four days of emergency food to clients referred by area agencies and churches. C.O.O.L. also assists those in need with transitional housing as they begin the journey back to self-sufficiency.  In addition to monetary gifts, congregation members are able to participate in hunger issues by actually bringing food to the Church.
PADS Amazon Wish List — 

PADs maintains an Amazon Wish List to provide items to individuals and families in need this Winter:

Please consider donating to

this Wish List.

PADs is currently in need of shelf-stable items in microwaveable ready bowls: Easy Mac

· Chef Boyardee

· Dinty Moore Meals

· Cup of Soup

· Ramen Cups

Cafe Owners

Highland Park & Evanston

Sometimes giving back is as simple as grabbing a coffee, or ordering some lunch.
At Curt's Cafe that lunch provides so much more than a meal, it can change the direction of a young person's life and have a positive lasting impact on their future.
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