Outreach to Chicagoland
Inviting everyone to know Christ...
...Inviting believers to share Christ
The People of St. Mark's are part of a group of Lutheran Christians in Northern Illinois working together to share the Gospel in God-pleasing ways, drawing people to Word and Sacrament ministry so that, by God's grace and the power of the Holy Spirit, they will be brought to saving faith in Jesus Christ.
People Ablaze! connects the people and ministries of the Northern Illinois District of the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod, and encourages and assists the people and these ministries through sharing the Gospel, sharing ministry and sharing resources.
Come visit the People Ablaze! movement's website where you will find powerful stories about local LCMS ministries that are Ablaze!, helping connect people to the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Subscribe (at no charge) to Sparks, a biweekly e-mail newsletter focused on outreach in Northern Illinois.
Lutheran Church Charities
Headquartered in Addison, Illinois, LCC was founded in 1947 as a nonprofit ministry to help support Christian human care ministries of the Church. LCC connects needs with resources, working with more than 400 congregations to help Christians make a difference in people's lives and in God's Kingdom. The purpose of LCC is to initiate, develop, coordinate, promote, and support a unified effort of Christian human care ministry.
Chicago Uptown Ministry
Chicago Uptown Ministries, Chicago, IL
4720 N. Sheridan
Chicago, IL 60640
Tel: (773) 271-3760
Chicago Uptown Ministry has served the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of the people living in Chicago's Uptown area since 1971. Made up of diverse races, nationalities, and cultural backgrounds, the area draws the lonely, the forgotten, and the confused into its web of poverty. Here the Ministry stands as an oasis where the love of Christ and His concern is manifested through a dedicated staff, motivated volunteers, and a solid, multi-faceted outreach program.
Chicago Uptown Ministry receives financial support through the annual budget of St. Mark's congregation. Over 80% of the funding of the Ministry is supplied from grassroots sources. In addition to approximately 400 individual supporters, a core group of 50 Lutheran congregations regularly provide food and financial support, and participate in special events. Another 80 congregations offer continuing support in various ways. The remaining funds come from the English District of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod and other supporting organizations.
Specifically, the Chicago Uptown Ministry provides these areas of service:
- Food Pantry
- Parent/Child Pre-School
- Learning Center
- Summer Camp
- Teen Group
- Worship-Friday Coffee Group
- Friday Bible Study
- Martha Dinner for Uptown Neighbors
- Nursing Home Visitation
- Home Visiting
- Christmas and Thanksgiving
- Outreach Program
African Immegrant Ministry
Exodus World Service
Walcamp is a Lutheran Church Outdoor Camp located near Kingston, IL.
Whether it is spring, summer, fall, or winter, there is something happening at Walcamp. Walcamp is a great place for people of all ages to seek peace and relaxation. There are fellowship, reunions, and weddings. It's a place to learn, develop, and nurture relationships with our families, our family in faith, and with Jesus Christ.
In 1963, a group of Walther Leaguers established Walcamp as a place where youth could enjoy activities and fellowship in a peaceful country setting. Walcamp continues to expand activities and programs to meet the needs of Christian youth and adults with many different backgrounds.
Walcamp is located less than 60 miles west of Chicago, along the banks of the Kishwaukee River. With 177 acres of woods, grassy fields and gently sloped prairie land, streams and ponds; Walcamp is a great place to see the beauty of God's creation and how God quietly and gently works in each of our lives
Walcamp Outdoor Ministries is part of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, specifically the Northern Illinois District.