Serve the Community
Outreach and Social Justice are important to the people of St. Christopher’s for at least two reasons: one, because such ministry helps others, and two, because it changes our lives. Like a medical school whose primary mission is to train doctors and nurses, the church's primary mission is to train disciples. In the process, we treat the sick, but just as importantly, we create healers. For this reason, it's not enough to write a check for outreach from the church treasury. The check is important, but we also need to send people along with the check if we are to be changed. Both help make God's love visible in the world, but the latter helps make the world's needs visible to the church as well, especially when a member returns saying, "My eyes have been opened; my life is changed."
For over 40 years, Beyond Hunger has provided hunger-relief programming and services to 13 zip codes across Cook County, including Oak Park and surrounding communities. St. Christopher's has actively supported Beyond Hunger' mission for the last decade. On the second Saturday of each month, St. C's has a dedicated spot for about 10 parishioners to spend a couple of h…Read More »
In its 30-year history, Housing Forward, located in Maywood, IL, has evolved from just providing emergency overnight shelter to local homeless people, to providing a wide range of permanent solutions to prevent the occurrence or reoccurrence of homelessness. Members of St. Christopher's have actively worked with Housing Forward for almost its entire history. In the…Read More »
DONATE OR PURCHASE SUPPLY CLOSET GOODS
Here is what we are accepting as of 12/3. All other supplies may be turned away. We will accept these donations on Wednesday, 12/6 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, December 9th, from 11-2 p.m.
Children's snow pants ages 3T to youth XL
- Resale or excellent condition children's boot…