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VAN MINISTRY: Dedicated to transporting to and from church people who would otherwise be unable to have fellowship and worship services of our church. We want to ensure that our members who need a ride to church have one. If you would be interested in driving or are in need of a ride, please contact Van Ministry Coordinator Larry J. Phillips (815-297-1447).

MEALS ON WHEELS: Drivers and runners are needed to deliver meals to those who cannot get out and shop for themselves. The route is very short, most generally we have four to five meals at one time, and it takes about a hour of your time. We meet at the hospital at 10:30 a.m., meals are ready by 10:40 a.m., and you are back by 11:30 a.m. Next Meals on Wheels delivery is the week of February 29. We are down to one route and will be delivering every 15 weeks. Please call Helen Hoover (815-232-6588) to volunteer or for more information.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY: If you knit or crochet, please join us 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. the first Monday of the month at the church. Also, we have a nice selection of shawls, so if you know someone that is ill or homebound please feel free to take a shawl. We just need the number from the card on the shawl and who you are giving it to. Please give this information to a prayer shawl ministry member or to Liz in the church office.

MEN’S BREAKFAST: Come join us for a great time of fellowship the first Saturday of every month at the Big Apple restaurant on Galena Avenue, just east of Park Boulevard. If you need a ride, call the church office (815) 232-6210.

FREEPORT AREA CHURCH COOPERATIVE: In February we have been asked to collect 250 cans of beans (black, light red, fat free refried) and dry beans (black, red, navy, pinto, lima). NOTE: If you cannot purchase these items yourself, give Mary Zumdahl a cash donation and she will purchase them.

MOTHER HUBBARD’S KIDDIE CUPBOARD: The church collects the following items to supply the store: disposable diapers (all sizes), blankets (baby and adult), toys (infant-3 year old) clothing (infant-3T),children's books, baby lotion, baby swings, baby wipes, baby food, deodorant, high chairs, pacifiers, strollers, sleepwear, bath soap, toothpaste, hair brushes, toothbrushes, socks/booties, laundry detergent.

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