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Sat, Jan 13

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Naperville

MLK Day of Service

MLK Day of Service
MLK Day of Service

Time & Location

Jan 13, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jan 14, 2024, 9:00 PM

Naperville, 300 E Gartner Rd, Naperville, IL 60540, USA

About the event

** INCLEMENT WEATHER UPDATE FOR SATURDAY, JANUARY 13 **

The Loaves & Fishes and Feed My Starving Children activities scheduled for Saturday, Janaury 13 have cancelled due to the extreme weather conditions. Unfortunately, they cannot be rescheduled. 

We have rescheduled the Birthday Kit Packing Event until Saturday, January 20 at 10:00AM.

If you have items to donate to the birthday kits, feel free to bring them on Sunday, January 14 or anytime during the week and place them in the container provided.

Thank you for your flexibility. If you have questions about any of the events or collections, please contact Gaye Lynn Loufek at gayelynn.loufek@peopleofgrace.org or 630-355-1748, ext. 3234.

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Grace UMC is embracing advocacy for justice, by raising awareness, providing education, and serving in ways that make a difference. Through our most recent Tisby studies, a group of people have come together and committed to continuing to live out that passion for learning more, and providing opportunities for our congregation to learn, study, and serve.

On Saturday, January 13, ALL AGES are invited to participate in a Day ON, not just a Day Off in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend. Multiple opportunities for serving are available for all ages, both here at Grace and in the community.

** CLICK HERE sign up for one of the many ways you and your family can participate. **

Opportunities include:

T-shirt Collection Kick-off

Donate January 7 to January 21 for Indian Prairie School District Clothesline Project. The Clothesline Project is a visual display to raise awareness of interpersonal violence including sexual and relationship violence. NEW multi colored t-shirts are needed in Adult sizes Small, Medium, and Large. (More information to come about the project and an opportunity to view the completed t-shirts at a later date.) The collection bin is located at the Connection Center. 

Loaves & Fishes - Birthday Party Bags

Birthday Party Bag Donations & Kit Creation for 3-12 year olds & assembly. Gather at Grace on Saturday, January 13 from 10:00AM to 11:30AM to assemble donated items into kits. For ease of donating and packing GENDER NEUTRAL items are requested:

  • Cake mix
  • Frosting
  • Sprinkles
  • Crepe Paper Streamers
  • Small toys (bubbles, coloring book, crayons, small stuffed animal, playdough, travel sized games)

Loaves & Fishes - Family Volunteer Day

Serve on Saturday, January 13 at 1:00PM to 2:30PM at 1871 High Grove Lane, Naperville, IL 60540. Register directly with Loaves & Fishes by emailing Susan at sochoa@loaves-fishes.org. Please also visit the MLK Serve Saturday link included above so we may keep track of who in our congregation will be serving there.

Feed My Starving Children - Volunteer to Feed the Hungry

Serve on Saturday, January 13 at 11:30AM to 1:00PM at 555 Exchange Ct, Aurora, IL 60504.

  • We have 15 slots available...first come, first served
  • Please register at the above link, meet at Feed My Starving Children that morning
  • Wear closed toe shoes, no jewelry.

We look forward to serving with you on this exciting weekend. Questions may be directed to Gaye Lynn Loufek at gayelynn.loufek@peopleofgrace.org.

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