Mission Opportunities

Mission Opportunities


Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry In addition to making donations, Immanuel members help at the Pantry on the first Friday of each month, assisting clients with their purchases and providing a friendly greeting. 


Feed My Starving Children Anyone over the age of five can and does volunteer at Feed My Starving Children. These workers help pack nutritionally complete meals for children all over the world in nearly 70 countries!

In April, A total of 42 boxes were packed resulting in 9,072 meals which will feed 25 children for a year. Thank God for those 25 children that will be fed! Volunteerism is currently way down at FMSC and the need is so great! When I think our group alone used to pack 42 boxes and now that is the total for the whole session! Kate gave the statistic of 6,200 kids die each DAY from undernutrition-and that is pre-Covid. Stagering!

So, if you are able please join us for the following packing sessions. Our next FMSC event is Fri., May 14, 9-10:30 AM. Contact Linda Fass at fasslinda@yahoo.com.


Lazarus House Meals Volunteers prepare Friday dinner and Saturday breakfast and lunch for our homeless neighbors at the Lazarus House Shelter in St. Charles, which serves families from all over the tri-city area. Our next meal is Fri., May 21. Needs will be posted soon. Contact Lori St.Vincent at lstvincent@immanuelbatavia.org.


Northern Illinois Food Bank provides nutritious meals to residents in thirteen counties in Northern Illinois. In April, Immanuel volunteers packed 3,240 pounds of food, which equates to 2,700 meals for our hungry neighbors in Northern Illinois. For more information, contact Bill Pietsch at bdpeach@me.com.  Our next NIFB event is Tue., May 11, 6-8 PM at the Geneva Warehouse.

School Chapel Offerings for April

For 32 years, Deaconess Lori Wilbert has served in a chaplaincy role at Stateville Correctional Center. As she teaches classes and builds community there she continues to see God’s grace and hope permeate the environment. Prison is a place in which God’s spirit dwells and is found in the mundane, obscene, and obscure.

Deaconess Wilbert sees the light of God’s love in so many places behind the wall from cards and drawings sent in to growth within individual men both in the small moments and over the long-term. In her early spring newsletter she shared of one man saying “he is the one with advancing cancer, held in a prison infirmary call, fighting a disease that may take his life before his out-date and the life he knew on the outside. His faith is evident, a light in a dark place. His humility a thing to admire, his graciousness evident to all who happen to come by and give him a few moments time.”

Learn more at nidlcms.org/voice-of-hope-behind-the-wall/.


Online Option for Donating to Chapel Offerings Each month during the school year a different charity receives 100 percent of chapel offerings collected. The charities for the remainder of the school year are listed below. If adults would like to donate to charities that our students support through their chapel offerings, that can now be done online by clicking on the link here.


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