GatheringPoints of Service

GatheringPoints of Service (GPS) makes serving in the community simple for attendees of GatheringPoint Church. We aim to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ through serving others. To serve, we move beyond our building into the community to care for our neighbors in need.  

GroupLife small group leaders or individuals can indicate their interest in serving and our team will do the behind the scenes work of connecting the group to a serving opportunity.

Please note, many of the serve opportunities have been placed on hold due to COVID-19. However, if you sign up now, we'll get the details in place for you to serve when the opportunities become available.


Areas of Service:

Weekly Grace Meals (family friendly)
- 1 meal/month/group
- Provide simple meal to family/individual (i.e. Little Caesars pizza or rotisserie chicken and bag of salad)

Ronald McDonald House Oak Lawn (family friendly)
- Provide cookies or a meal during designated time
- Interaction with family/patients at the home
- Pre-training available

Mattea’s Joy (family friendly/group specific)
- Serve meal at Comer Children's (2nd Thursday of month -adults only)

Teen Mops (family friendly)
- Assisting with childcare and meal preparation

Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center (various volunteer opportunities)
- reception
- organize boutique
- meeting with clients (additional training required)

Salvation Army (14 y/o & older)
- Daily lunch clean-up
- Sorting donations
- Landscape & clean-up

Pembroke Bible Witness Camp (family friendly unless indicated)
- Volunteer group leaders for Awana on Wednesday nights (Fall 2019)
- Summer camp volunteers
- Kitchen assistance for special programs
- Landscaping 
- Light cleaning for Sunday worship

Azzarellis Outreach Clinic (adults only)
- Various opportunities (i.e. bilingual help, office work, RN, physician)

American Cancer Society (adults only)
- Transportation for cancer treatments for patients
- Will need to be registered with ACS (we will help with the registration process)

Riverside Nursing Homes (family friendly)
- Assist with church services, play games, play piano, visit with residents

Center of Hope (adults only)
- Weekday organizational assistance at the center

Gigi’s Playhouse (family friendly)
- Volunteer opportunities to work with an individual with Down Syndrome

Letters of encouragement (family friendly)
- Write quick note to attendees of GP and beyond who need a little hope

Celebrate Recovery (family friendly)
- Provide light snacks for Tuesday night meetings

Bickford House (family friendly)
- Bingo with residents
- Table games
- Saturday night  movie/popcorn
- Sunday afternoon worship service (3:30pm)

Kids Hope USA (adults only- Fall 2018)
- weekly mentors for elementary students in community (summer training required)

Aunt Martha's
-Provide meals for various family and/or parenting classes
- Male volunteers requested for parenting classes
- Light landscaping

Love Moves Us (family friendly)
- Provide monthly meal for meetings
- Provide childcare for meetings

Fortitude Community Outreach (
Volunteer for street ministry on Thursday nights
-Volunteer for serving meal to homeless
- Various office volunteer opportunities

Habitat for Humanity (family friendly- 12yrs and older)
-Various opportunities to partner with home re-builds

Sleep In Heavenly Peace ( family friendly - 12yrs and older)
build beds so no child in Kankakee sleeps on the floor(no building experience needed)

KC-CASA (family friendly)
help with a building/grounds cleaning day
- provide snacks or meal for various team/task force  meetings






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