Partnering Opportunities

Food Pantry

1st and 3rd Mondays from 9-10:30am

Helping at Food Pantry

New volunteers are most welcome and encouraged to join us on food distribution days.  No special skills are necessary.  It is helpful if you arrive about 8:30 AM to join us as we set up by placing enough food items on our distribution tables to start the distribution.

Each table contains items from a particular food group, from which our guests select the items they prefer.

When our guests enter at 9:00 AM, each volunteer will stand behind one or two distribution tables and assist our guests as they choose from each food group. More inventory is kept on shelves just behind the table; most tables need to be refilled partly through the distribution by simply moving more of the food items from the shelf behind you to the distribution table in front of you.

Most of our guests visit our pantry rather regularly, so be prepared to meet some new, friendly acquaintances who warmly greet each other, share recipes, and catch up on what’s been happening the last two weeks.

Thank you for your interest in serving our food pantry guests.  If you have any questions please call our office at 219-865-8947.

Night Ministry in Chicago

Every First Wednesday – Meet at the church at 5:30pm

With an open heart and an open mind, The Night Ministry provides housing, health care and human connection to members of the Chicago community who are struggling with poverty or homelessness.

There are many ways to serve the Night Ministry through our church. You can:

  • Donate food items for the meal we provide
  • Help prepare the meals at 5:30pm every first Wednesday of the month
  • Join us as we travel to the Southshore Neighborhood to serve the people there

We leave the church building at 6:15pm and typically return before 9pm. If you would like to serve in any of these ways please contact the office.

Hammond City Rescue Mission

Every Fourth Thursday – Meet at 5pm at Dyer UMC or 5:45pm at the Hammond Rescue Mission:

527 State Street
Hammond, IN 46320

There are two ways to serve the Hammond Rescue Mission through our church. You can:

  1. Donate food items and prepare meals
  2. Join us as we travel to Hammond to serve the people

(There is limited space so we are only able to take 4 people each month.)

If you would like to serve in any of these ways please contact Melissa Cornet at 219-682-4543.