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Join God where He’s working in our community.  Become more active in the Rejoice congregation and community.  Volunteers make a difference and create meaningful change in our neighborhoods.

Care Team

careThe Rejoice Care Team provides meals and other compassionate assistance to families in times of special need, such as the birth of a baby, illness or bereavement. Requests for necessary services are handled on an as needed basis. If you or someone you know could benefit from these services, please contact the church office at 630-262-0596.

The Care Team invites those who can be of assistance to others to sign up to be ready to provide help when needed. If you’re willing to cook dinners, write cards or make hospital visits, please let the Care Team know how you could help.

Compassion International

compassionCompassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.

Founded by the Rev. Everett Swanson in 1952, Compassion began providing Korean War orphans with food, shelter, education and health care, as well as Christian training.

Today, Compassion helps more than 1.2 million children in 26 countries.

Many Rejoice families sponsor children.

Feed My Starving Children

feed my starving childrenFeed My Starving Children is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and we ship the meals to nearly 70 countries around the world.

Rejoice supports FMSC with all-ages volunteer teams.

Hesed House

Hesed House is a shelter and advocacy center for the homeless located in Aurora. Through multiple programs, Hesed House provides food, temporary shelter, clothing, supplies, legal advice and health care to people in need. Several of these programs are administered under Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS). The PADS Overnight Emergency Shelter is the ministry that Rejoice currently supports. We are one of many area churches whose members volunteer to staff and provide food at least one night every other month throughout the year.

The volunteers from Rejoice staff this facility from 6 p.m. until 7 a.m. the second Saturday of alternate months, beginning in January. This includes providing and serving a hot dinner and breakfast, as well as a bag lunch for those not able to return to Hesed House during mid-day. There are many other tasks we help with including dispensing supplies, washing towels and dishes, monitoring the sleeping areas and helping guests with a variety of needs.

Angel Tree

angelAngel Tree is an opportunity for us to serve our community by providing Christmas presents to needy children in our area.

Rejoice partners with two groups for this project: Breaking Free, an outpatient addiction treatment program in Aurora; and Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, to provide gifts for foster children in their Aurora program.

Tags are generally available the Sunday after Thanksgiving and gifts are due mid-December.

Give Blood

heartlandRejoice Lutheran Church sponsors blood drives approximately every eight weeks in conjunction with other local Lutheran churches. The drive location rotates between Rejoice, Bethlehem Lutheran Church and Hosanna Lutheran Church in St. Charles, with drives held at Rejoice in April and October.  Heartland Blood Centers supplies the greater Chicagoland area, including our local hospitals.

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