Whether for an hour or two a week, or the same commitment once a month, volunteers are welcome to serve in many ways. It’s in our DNA. From the beginning, PCWS has been committed to:
  • hands-on mission opportunities for all ages
  • partnership with local, national and global organizations
  • benevolent giving
We welcome every person’s contribution to mission work—whether that be your time, talent or financial contributions—and invite you to serve with us. Hands on Mission You can find us several times a year at Maria Shelter, in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, painting, repairing, constructing and responding needs identified by this homeless shelter.  Or, sorting food at Chicago Food Depository and hand-packing meals at Feed My Starving Children. Throughout the year, clothing, household items and needed supplies are donated to Maria Shelter, BEDS PLUS Care, and other organizations.  We have teams preparing and serving a hearty meal every month for the Food for Life program in Chicago’s  Kenwood community in Chicago. Adult work trips are offered periodically lending willing hands at Habitat for Humanity or Presbyterian Disaster Assistance sites.  Trips may range from a weekend to an entire week near to home or where the need is greatest. PCWS has a long-standing commitment to refugee resettlement, hunger alleviation, and reaching out to women and children at risk. Intergenerational events provide “hands on” mission for the whole family.  It might be a “Mission Blast” Saturday offering a variety of family friendly events in and around PCWS or taking a group to the Kids’ Day packing session at Greater Chicago Food Depository. We offer kid-friendly mission events.  Whether assembling Church World Service hygiene kits for national or international disaster relief or making fleece blankets to share with local hospitals, opportunities for sharing skills and compassion can begin at an early age. Through Sunday School offering discussions, Vacation Bible School collections and special events such as Souper Bowl Sunday there are  opportunities for children and youth through Jr. High to be active participants in mission by sharing their time, talent and treasures throughout the year. The Jr. High youth group participate in the Presbytery of Chicago’s annual overnight mission event and take periodic trips to mission agencies such as Feed My Starving Children. Young or old, male or female, individuals or families, working solo or as a team—Come find your opportunity to serve. Volunteers are always needed in the church office:  answering phones, folding bulletins, scanning documents, etc.