For 2022

BEDS Plus Care LaGrange

Delivers emergency services including overnight shelter, housing services and homelessness
prevention to reduce and end homelessness in Southwest Suburban Cook County. Over 1,000 clients are
served annually with help from professional and lay volunteers. St John’s has partnered with this organization
for several years.

Interfaith Community Partners

Provides assistance to older adults living in greater Lyons Township.
The volunteers provide transportation, visits, and connections that allow seniors to remain
independent in their own homes. Over 220 people are served by members of 14 local churches,
including St. John’s.

CareNet Pregnancy Services of DuPage

Caring Network is a first step for women facing unplanned pregnancies. They provide free pregnancy tests, confidential consultations, ultrasounds, and practical resources as well as follow -up and post-delivery care. They partner with local ministries and maintain a database of hundreds of community resources.

St. Matthew Soup Kitchen

St. Matthews (LCMS) in Pilsen has provided hot meals to homeless, unemployed, seniors, and
families who are struggling financially for more than 30 years. The food feeds the hungry and the
devotions feed their souls. Meals are prepared and served by volunteers weekly on Sunday
afternoons. Members of St. John’s have volunteered here on several occasions in the past.

Salam Christian Fellowship-Hicham Chehab

Hicham, an ordained LCMS minister, is the pastor of Salam Christian Fellowship in Lombard and works
as a missionary to the Muslims. Through the ministry of Salam, 40 people have been baptized into
the Christian faith. This mission is funded exclusively through gifts and donations of organizations
and individuals.

Voice of Hope Prison Ministry

For over 30 years, Deaconess Lori Wilbert has served in a chaplaincy role at Stateville Correctional
Center. As she builds community with men who are incarcerated, she sees God’s grace and hope.
The Houses of Healing curriculum includes anger/violence management, addiction and recovery,
taking accountability for actions, and building healthy relations.