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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!   

Check back frequently for additions!

Key opportunities by month


  • All Church Prayer - Thursdays May 11, 18 & 25 at 1:00 pm on Zoom. 

Meets every Thursday.  Check Monday's email for link. 

  • Game Night Saturday, May 13 at 6:30 - Fellowship invites you to Game Night, Saturday, May 13 at 6:30 pm, at the church. Come play Bunco and enjoy an evening together. Refreshments will be served.

  • Breakfast with Baby Mother’s Day Collection: through Sunday, May 14 Breakfast With Baby is a faith-based ministry for babies up to 36 months old and their families in the Carol Stream area. To support their efforts and to honor the mothers in our lives, the Missional Action Committee (MAC) is collecting the following items, please bring your donations to the church during office hours or when you come for worship. We will transport the items to Breakfast with Baby after May 14:

    • Baby food (jars, pouches, or other canisters of oatmeal & teething crackers)

    • Baby plates and spoons and cups

    • Baby wipes and diaper cream

    • Baby wash 

    • Diapers size 4-6, but especially 6

    • Underwear, girls & boys size 2-3T

  • The Gathering - May 16 at 10:30
    Join us for a time of learning, discussion, and fellowship. The Gathering meetings are a hybrid format, with folks coming to the church or joining online via Zoom. The Zoom link can be found in the Weekly Congregational e-mail.

  • Pentecost Offering - May 28
    The Pentecost Offering unites us in a church-wide effort to support young people and inspire them to share their faith, ideas, and unique gifts with the church and the world. The Pentecost Offering is collected on Pentecost Sunday and helps the church encourage, develop, and support its young people, and also address the needs of at-risk children. 40% of the Pentecost offering is retained by Heritage to make an impact in the lives of young people within our community. 


  • All Church Prayer - Thursday June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 at 1:00 pm on Zoom. 

Meets every Thursday.  Check Monday's email for link. 

Do you want to help address food insecurity in DuPage County? Join the Heritage Hunger Fighters as we participate in the Neighborhood Food Pantries' Shopping Cart Shuffle on June 24! There are many ways to join in the mission of NFP!

  • You can run or walk with the team on the 5K (3.1 mile) course around Mallard Lake Forest Preserve. The run/walk will start at 8:30 am. Registration for the 5K is at 2023 — Shopping Cart Shuffle — Registration.  If you register, please choose the option to join team Heritage Hunger Fighters. 

  • You can donate to the NFP through our team fundraising page - Heritage Hunger Fighters - help us raise money.  $20 feeds a family for a month, and $50 provides more than 1,000 lbs of food for our neighbors in need!  And, an anonymous donor has pledged to match donations up to $7,000! Your money will be doubled in its impact for the Food Pantry.

  • You can volunteer to help at the Shopping Cart Shuffle. Volunteers are needed as course marshalls (keeping people on the course), serving at the water stations, helping with registration, and many other jobs on the day of the run. If you're interested in volunteering, please contact David Wroth.

  • You can pray for a great event, good weather, and for the great staff of the Neighborhood Food Pantries!


  • Peace and Global Witness Offering - October 2
    The Peace & Global Witness Offering encourages the church to cast off anxiety and fear, discord and division, and embrace our God's mission of reconciliation to those around the corner and around the world. A gift to the Peace & Global Witness Offering enables the church to promote the Peace of Christ by addressing systems of conflict and injustice across the world. This offering is collected on World Communion Sunday

  • Harvest Fest - Date TBD
    A gala event with food, silent auction and many stories of impact and service, the Harvest Fest is a fundraising event for the Neighborhood Food Pantries. Heritage members join for fellowship and fundraising at this annual event.

  • CROP Walk - October 15
    Heritage participates in the Church World Service CROP Hunger Walk, raising funds to combat hunger around the world and in our local community. 


  • Thanksgiving Turkey Baskets
    Heritage collects all of the necessary elements for a Thanksgiving feast for underserved families in the area. We gather the turkeys, cranberries, stuffing and many more ingredients for a thankful meal, and work through the Neighborhood Food Pantries to distribute them to deserving families.


  • The Christmas Store - December 10
    A ministry of the Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream, the Christmas Store provides opportunities for the underserved people of our community to shop for discounted gifts for their families while supporting the Center. Heritage supports the Store through gift drives and volunteering to serve as gift-wrappers, shoppers' helpers and hospitality hosts.

  • Christmas Joy Offering - December 24
    By giving to the Christmas Joy Offering, you honor God's gift of Jesus Christ by providing assistance to current and retired church workers in their time of need and developing our future leaders at Presbyterian-related schools and colleges equipping communities of color.

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