Opportunities to Connect & Serve
Christ calls us to be in community with others, and to serve people. There are many meaningful events, causes, and opportunities to serve our community in fellowship with the great people of Carol Stream and DuPage County. Here are some of the many ways to connect & serve through Heritage!
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Key opportunities by month
NEW! Milk Jug Collection
Caroline is now collecting clean and empty plastic milk jugs to use in making luminaries for Christmas Eve. Please drop off your contribution in the coat room at the Church.
Church Christmas Decorating: December 2nd starting at 10:00 am
Help Wanted for Church Decorating. On Saturday, December 2, we will be putting up the Christmas tree and other decorations in the sanctuary. It goes quickly when we have lots of helpers. Please come and help, beginning at 10 am that day.
West Chicago’s Frosty Fest: Saturday, December 2nd from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Heritage Children and Youth invites you to Frosty Fest in West Chicago. The event is free of charge, but you will want to bring some money to purchase food from local vendors and gifts from local crafters. To find out more, click on this link: West Chicago Frosty Fest.
The Christmas Store - December 9
A ministry of one of our mission partners, Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream is the Christmas Store. The Christmas Store is a special one-day event held each December for families living near Outreach Carol Stream. Qualifying families can affordably shop for Christmas gifts for their children — at a savings of 75% off retail price. This is a win-win! Purchasing affordable gifts honors parents and grandparents, while proceeds from the Store are designated to Outreach’s case management services, which help families throughout the year who need financial assistance. Heritage supports the Store through gift drives and volunteering to serve as gift-wrappers, shoppers' helpers and hospitality hosts. Go to this link to find more info https://weareoutreach.org/events/christmas-store/
SAVE THE DATE -- Heritage Christmas Dinner: Saturday, December 9 Be sure to mark your calendars and plan to attend this festive event at 5:30 pm at the church. There will be lots of food and the Biblical Story teller's will be our entertainment again this year! If you joined us last year you know what a treat that is!
Christmas Joy Offering - December 24 - The Christmas Joy Offering has been a cherished Presbyterian tradition since the 1930s. The Offering distributes gifts equally to the Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions and to Presbyterian-related schools and colleges equipping communities of color. The Assistance Program provides critical financial support to church workers and their families. Presbyterian-related schools and colleges provide education and leadership development while nurturing racial and ethnic heritage. For more information go to https://specialofferings.pcusa.org/offering/christmas-joy/ To give, you may use HPC’s regular online giving link found on our Stewardship tab and click on the give now button, or you may give by check at church. Please make a note that it’s for Christmas Joy, either online or on your check.
Church Christmas UN-Decorating: Saturday January 13th starting at 10:00 am. Help Wanted for Church Un-Decorating. On Saturday, January 13th, we will be putting away the Christmas tree and other decorations.