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Leader: Dolores Kampert  |  

Day & Time: Quarterly

Location: Conference Room


This committee is charged with the responsibility of overseeing and disseminating information about opportunities being held at St. Michael’s through a variety of media and print channels. It interfaces with every active ministry in order to promote their work. It provides information to the general public about opportunities to grow, events that take place, or, upcoming programs.


Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Leader: Nancy Holmes  | 

Day & Time: Thanksgiving Day

Location: Community Room



Our Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner takes place at noon on Thanksgiving Day — we began this event in 2006. This ministry is evolving every year with new guests and over 50 volunteers. Our guests are diversified: dozens of sailors from Great Lakes Naval Base and many residents from the surrounding area. We gather in the Community Room for a traditional homemade meal and warm fellowship. Holiday meals are also delivered the day of to homebound neighbors. This is a wonderful outreach opportunity for singles to entire families to come together and create a day of warmth and welcome for those who may have otherwise been alone on the holiday.



Home Lay Eucharistic Ministry (HLEM)

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Leader: Dave & Donna Brooks  | 

Day & Time: Sundays after church service or when scheduled with person needing to receive Eucharist at home.


The ministry of the HLEM is “to take the Consecrated Elements in a timely manner following a Celebration of Holy Eucharist to members of the congregation who, by reason of illness or infirmity, were unable to be present at the Celebration.” 



Little Red Wagon

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Leader: Ruth Silver |  847-381-1871


The Little Red Wagon is parked in St. Michael's narthex and is a collection point for food that is distributed to food pantries throughout the Chicagoland area.  With more people unemployed, food pantries in the area are facing a rising crisis in that the number of families requiring assistance is far exceeding the amount of food available.  Parishioners are encouraged to bring with them any non-perishable items or household goods (paper towels, toilet tissue, etc.) and leave them in the Little Red Wagon when they visit the church.




Prayer Shawl Ministry

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Leader: Vicki Ridges  | 

Day & Time: Last Tuesday of each month @ 7 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: St. Michael's Library


This ministry is a quiet one but has deepened spiritual connections as the members touch the lives of others and remind them that they are loved by God and wrapped in prayer.  Prayer shawls are given to individuals in our congregation, in our community and mailed to loved ones and strangers out-of-state.  Prayer shawls are given for all the circumstances of life where the tangible presence of God is needed.  The group is open to all knitters and crocheters, experienced or not!




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Leader: Ann Ross and Jackie Smith| 

Day & Time: Meetings are called as needed.


Our ministry raises funds to help support Renk Theological College in South Sudan.  Our main fundraiser for the past five years has been a dinner benefit held in the fall.  **NEW THIS YEAR is the "Non-Event" Fundraiser, which you can view by clicking here

8:00 AM - Rite I   &   10:00 AM - Rite II   Click for directions
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