Upcoming Church Happenings



Potato Project is a program of the Society of St. Andrew that diverts potatoes rejected by food processors to the poor. The Potato Project has salvaged over 500 million pounds of produce since 1979, reducing landfill waste while supplementing the diets of the poor. Tractor-trailer loads of potatoes are often rejected by commercial markets or potato chip facilities due to imperfections in shape, size, surface blemishes, or sugar content.

The United Methodist Men of UMCNL will be hosting a special drive-thru event on Saturday, October 15 to distribute 42,000 lbs. of potatoes. The potatoes will be in 10 lb. bags, ready for pick-up by local food pantries and government agencies in our surrounding communities.

We are asking our church family to help in the organization and distribution of these potatoes. That morning, we will be loading approximately 30 vehicles. This would be a great opportunity for our youth to get service points.

If you are interested in participating in this event or if you have any questions,

please contact Bob Bruozas at 708-729-9151.

During the month of October, UMCNL’s Missions Committee will be collecting
new items for the Cookson Hills Mission Center’s “Christmas store”. Cookson
Hills is a Cherokee land area located in Oklahoma. Needy families will register
with the Center to be able to shop at minimal prices for Christmas gifts for family
members. Paying a minimal amount gives residents dignity in shopping for
others during Christmas season. Please consider helping to provide a hopeful
Christmas at Cookson Hills United Methodist Mission Center by donating any of
the following items.

Suggested Items:
 toys and games for all ages (please include batteries if needed)
 stocking stuffers
 balls and other sporting equipment
 new winter coats (all sizes toddler through adult)
 sweatshirts (all sizes)
 socks (all sizes)
 underwear (all sizes)
 hats, gloves, mittens
 toolboxes, tools
 coffee makers, clocks, crock pots
 fishing poles, jumper cables
 teen gifts

Donation boxes will be available in the fellowship area of the church until October 30th.

Potato Bar Luncheon 

Second Time Around Shop and Bake Sale

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Buy your tickets early in the office M-F 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

or between worship services beginning September 25!!!  

Potato Bar Tickets will have two different seatings at 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. respectively.  Carry out meal tickets are also available at each seating.  The cost per ticket is $12 for adults and $8 for children ages 12 & under.  There are only 100 tickets for in-person and 50 carry out for each seating.  Each ticket includes a large baked potato with your choice of many different toppings:  cheese, broccoli and cheese, chili, onions, tomatoes, sour cream, etc.  There will also be your choice of coffee or lemonade and a dessert. 

We are accepting gently used items for the Second Time Around Shop beginning in October, (no clothing, please).  There will be a collection bin in Fellowship Hall for the donated items.

We will also be accepting donations of freshly baked items for our Bake Sale tables beginning on Friday, November 4 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. or just before the Potato Bar and sale on Saturday, around 9 a.m.  

All proceeds for the Potato Bar, Second Time Around Shop and Bake Sale go to fund over 300 missions supported by United Women in Faith in the USA and around the world which support women, youth and children in need.

For more information, please call the church office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 815-485-8271.

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