Ministries & Events

Our Social Action Ministries step out into different communities of the Chicagoland area.  As part of our commitment we continue to ask the question, what are we being called to do?  We hold regular meetings to explore and implement these callings. Here are some of our outreach programs:
 

Share Food Share Love Food Pantry — On Sundays, our congregants bring toiletry donations for the Share Food, Share Love Food Pantry located at Faith Lutheran Church, 3801 Madison Ave in Brookfield..  They serve the residents of Brookfield, LaGrange Park, Lyons, North Riverside and Riverside with food assistance.  The people of Holy Covenant MCC donate money and toiletries to help those in need in our community through this cause. The money that is collected is used to purchase food from the Greater Chicago Food Depository which includes fresh fruit, vegetable and sometimes meat. We also volunteer to work there on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings. If you are in the area you may call 630.347.5390, www.sharefoodsharelove.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharefoodsharelove for assistance information. The food pantry is open Tuesday evenings 7:00pm to 9:00 pm and Saturday mornings 10:00am to 12:00pm.

Pilsen Outreach — The fourth Tuesday of each month will find our Pilsen outreach coordinators and their many angels cooking delicious food for 100+ homeless and people in need, packing up clothing, blankets, backpacks, hygiene items etc., and heading to the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago to serve beside the Night Ministry volunteers. They brave many below zero and blizzard conditions, and drive in snow, rain and storms to bring their kindness to those they serve.

Pilsen outreach volunteers

Pilsen outreach helping to feed the less fortunate.

Loaves & Fishes — On the second Sunday of every month, we collect a second offering which is designated to various organizations to support our efforts to help the poor and the homeless, and to further the work of social justice in this country and around the world.

Partnering With Overnight Shelters — We prepare and serve meals in BEDS Plus and homeless shelters.

Beds Plus Ground Breaking for the new facility in LaGrange. Our own Laura Cleveland helped!

LGBT Suburban Resource Committee —  Holy Covenant is a member of this committee which works to bring LGBT awareness and resource information to the suburban areas.

S.A.G.E. – Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Elders – West Suburban Senior Services have been assisting senior citizens in the near West Cook County suburbs for over 40 years. WSSS was founded to serve seniors in the western suburbs and continues to evolve to meet the needs of the senior community in our area. Our services have grown over the years and include an array of community-based programs, including the Community Care Program; Adult Day Services; Elder Abuse Forensic Center; Geriatric Mental Health Center, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Seniors Programs; Friendly Visitor Program, Senior Center activities, and Podiatry services. Each year we serve over 9,000 different senior citizens and their families.

Adopt a Christmas Family — We provide and deliver gifts through Community Support Services (CSS) in Brookfield.

Connecting with your Senators and House Representatives in Washington

Want to write to the people who represent you in Washington including the President? Here are links to help you out.

Senators:  U.S. Senate: Senators of the 115th Congress

House: Find your Representative

President of the United States: Direct to the White House or Letter to Donald Trump (not a part of the White House)