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									                              Community Missions
                [Volunteer Opportunities] [Volunteer Network] [Partner Agencies]
     [Building a Servant-Missional Church] [Volunteers' Reflections] [Agency Appreciations]
                 [Board Members] [Community Missions Home] [Missions Home]



                        Community Missions Deacon Board


Eighteen ordained church members divided into three-year classes serve as
Community Mission Deacons. At the beginning of the year, they analyze funding
requests from various local agencies to determine their commitment to do Christ’s
work, the agency organization, needs, and other available funding. The requests
are then prioritized. Because of limited funds, we prioritize our selection so that
we can provide meaningful financial support. The Deacons attention is focused
upon the agencies that can be helped best. During the year, a Deacon is
assigned to each agency as we work in partnership with them. Periodic
discussions are held to determine special or unique needs that we may provide.
The Deacons also look for unique community opportunities where the church
membership can be involved in a more meaningful way. Such is the case when
we joined Canaan Baptist church a few years ago to co-sponsor the SAFE
House.
                                Community Missions
                [Volunteer Opportunities] [Volunteer Network] [Partner Agencies]
     [Building a Servant-Missional Church] [Volunteers' Reflections] [Agency Appreciations]
                 [Board Members] [Community Missions Home] [Missions Home]



                                    Partner Agencies


A Woman's Fund                      [Description] [Volunteer Opportunites] [Web Home]

Center for Women in Transition      [Description] [Volunteer Opportunites] [Web Home]

Community Day Care School           [Description] [Volunteer Opportunites] [Web Home]

Crisis Nursery                      [Description] [Volunteer Opportunites] [Web Home]

Eastern Illinois Food Bank          [Description] [Volunteer Opportunites] [Web Home]

ECIRMAC                             [Description] [Volunteer Opportunites] [Web Home]

Empty Tomb                          [Description] [Volunteer Opportunites] [Web Home]

First Call for Help                 [Description] [Volunteer Opportunites] [Web Home]

Jesus is the Way Prison Ministeries [Description] [Volunteer Opportunites] [Web Home]

Restoration/Urban Ministeries       [Description] [Volunteer Opportunites] [Web Home]

Round House                         [Description] [Volunteer Opportunites] [Web Home]

SAFE House                          [Description] [Volunteer Opportunites] [Web Home]

TIMES Center                        [Description] [Volunteer Opportunites] [Web Home]

Stratton Partnership                [Description] [Volunteer Opportunites] [Web Home]

Emergency Shelter Annex             [Description] [Volunteer Opportunites] [Web Home]
                            Community Missions
             [Volunteer Opportunities] [Volunteer Network] [Partner Agencies]
  [Building a Servant-Missional Church] [Volunteers' Reflections] [Agency Appreciations]
              [Board Members] [Community Missions Home] [Missions Home]



                     Comunity Missions Board Members


Members                                  Agency

Al Bailey              [Crisis Nursery]
Kenneth Chapman        [Roundhouse}
Miriam Chenault        [A Woman's Fund]
Tom Craddock           [Community Day Care Center]
Whit Daily             [Restoration/Urban Ministries]
Peter Fox              [SAFE House]
Peggy Glatthaar        [TIMES Center] [Emergency Shelter Annex]
Steve Gritten          Mission Coordinator
Steve Huber            [ECIRMAC]
Denny Hutton           [empty tomb]
Sallie Hutton          CMD Moderator
Dick Joy               [empty tomb][ECIRMAC]
Pat Kane               [Jesus is the Way Prison Ministries]
Byron Kemper           [SAFE House]
Don Kuhlman            [empty tomb]
Nancy MacGreqgor       [Stratton School]
Rob Meyer              [Eastern Illinois Food Bank]
Naomi Rempe            [First Call for Help]
Mary Sproat            [Center for Women in Transition]
                            Community Missions
             [Volunteer Opportunities] [Volunteer Network] [Partner Agencies]
  [Building a Servant-Missional Church] [Volunteers' Reflections] [Agency Appreciations]
              [Board Members] [Community Missions Home] [Missions Home]



                                 A Woman's Fund
                     [Volunteer Opportunites] [Web Home]

Their mission is “to eliminate violence against women and children and until
that happens, to provide safety and support to survivors of that violence as
they take control of their own lives.”

They sponsor three programs:

A Women’s Place, which provides advocacy and support to help victims of
domestic violence take control of their own lives

Rape Crisis Services, which provides crisis intervention and support to victims
of sexual assault, helping them regain control and begin the healing process

Eliminating Violence through Education (EVE), which works to prevent these
crimes through public education and school-based intervention with children
and teens.

Their needs/wish list: toiletries, make-up and other necessities that a new
arrival to their Women’s Place might need.
                            Community Missions
             [Volunteer Opportunities] [Volunteer Network] [Partner Agencies]
  [Building a Servant-Missional Church] [Volunteers' Reflections] [Agency Appreciations]
              [Board Members] [Community Missions Home] [Missions Home]



                         Center for Women in Transition
                          [Volunteer Opportunites] [Web Home]

Center for Women in Transition (CWIT) is the community's shelter for
homeless women - both with and without children. CWIT has three homes
which can accommodate 19 women and 25 children (The third home was
added in September 2006). Their mission is "to provide homeless women and
children support services and safe transitional housing to foster and sustain
self sufficiency." Women can stay up to 2 years, but the average stay is about
9 months while they are participating in appropriate community activities
designed to help them become independent. Based on the number of women
who leave the facility with the ability to support themselves and sustain their
independent living arrangements, the agency has a 70% success rate based
the women leaving the facility having the ability to support themselves and their
independent living arrangement.

Both nationally and locally, the number of homeless women is increasing.
CWIT provides a very valuable service to Champaign-Urbana and they depend
heavily on community volunteer support. Special needs are: pillows, diapers,
towels, deodorant, hygiene supplies, and lotions – other items may be needed
at particular times.
                           Community Missions
              [Volunteer Opportunities] [Volunteer Network] [Partner Agencies]
   [Building a Servant-Missional Church] [Volunteers' Reflections] [Agency Appreciations]
               [Board Members] [Community Missions Home] [Missions Home]



                         Community Day Care School
                         [Volunteer Opportunites] [Web Home]

The mission of this program is “to provide quality, reliable child care for the
extremely low and low to moderate income families in our community.”
Extended weekday and weekend hours permit the parents of children ages 6
weeks to 8 years to attend school or to work second shifts and weekend jobs.
Parents pay on a sliding scale. Grants and donations are a necessity. With
space for only 32 children, many parents must be turned away each day. They
are hopeful for a future expansion in order to serve more families.

The School would appreciate donations of baby formula and food plus teaching
and art supplies. Diapers are always in great demand.
                            Community Missions
             [Volunteer Opportunities] [Volunteer Network] [Partner Agencies]
  [Building a Servant-Missional Church] [Volunteers' Reflections] [Agency Appreciations]
              [Board Members] [Community Missions Home] [Missions Home]



                                    Crisis Nursery
                         [Volunteer Opportunites] [Web Home]

The Crisis Nursery is a child abuse and neglect prevention program that
provides short-term emergency services 24 hours a day, seven days a week
for families and children 5 years of age and younger. When parents have an
emergency or crisis, or parental responsibilities become overwhelming and no
other resources are available, children may be brought to the nursery for up to
72 hours. Crisis intervention, parenting support and education groups for
clients served are available. The program offers 24-hour phone accessibility. A
wide variety of volunteer opportunities are available. E-mail:
gdewar@crisisnursery.net
                            Community Missions
                [Volunteer Opportunities] [Volunteer Network] [Partner Agencies]
     [Building a Servant-Missional Church] [Volunteers' Reflections] [Agency Appreciations]
                 [Board Members] [Community Missions Home] [Missions Home]



                            Eastern Illinois Food Bank
                          [Volunteer Opportunites] [Web Home]

The Eastern Illinois Foodbank (EIF) is a non-profit food warehouse and
distribution facility working with a network of 180 agencies and programs to
better serve the needs of the food-insecure throughout a 14-county, 8,000
square mile area in the eastern Illinois. Last year, the Foodbank distributed 5
millions pounds of food and is currently serving approximately 31,000 people
each month through these member agencies and programs, whose clients
include the working poor, the elderly, children, single-parent families, and other
individuals and households dealing with food insecurity insufficient resources
to ensure all members of a household can be adequately fed.

You can help the Foodbank achieve its mission of alleviating hunger and
nourishing stronger communities through volunteering and through donations.
While the Foodbank receives large shipments of good-but-unmarketable food
donated from the food industry or other generous donors, they still depend
upon local and regional communities to help with financial donations. Money
helps to purchase the kind of food that is rarely donated to the Foodbank in
quantity (proteins, frozen food, etc), defray rapidly-rising transportation and
energy costs, maintain the facility and vehicles, and keep the operation running
smoothly. For every dollar donated to the Eastern Illinois Foodbank, ten dollars
worth of food can be acquired.
                            Community Missions
             [Volunteer Opportunities] [Volunteer Network] [Partner Agencies]
  [Building a Servant-Missional Church] [Volunteers' Reflections] [Agency Appreciations]
              [Board Members] [Community Missions Home] [Missions Home]



                                      ECIRMAC
                         [Volunteer Opportunites] [Web Home]

East Central Illinois Refugee Mutual Assistance Center (ECIRMAC) is an
important agency that helps people from other countries meet the challenges
of moving to a new country with its new language and culture. It has played a
vital role in the lives of hundreds of families over the past twenty years. Their
mission is to help refugees and their families meet all legal requirements, find
housing, make appointments for physical examinations, work closely with local
“sponsors”, and connect the families to community agencies, services and
schools. There are currently over 1400 people on their mailing list.

 This church has sponsored several families over the past 20 years of our
involvement. Two of these families have joined our church. Volunteers can
participate in the Saturday Morning Program for children ages Pre-K through
middle school or in a daytime tutoring program for adults during the week.
                            Community Missions
             [Volunteer Opportunities] [Volunteer Network] [Partner Agencies]
  [Building a Servant-Missional Church] [Volunteers' Reflections] [Agency Appreciations]
              [Board Members] [Community Missions Home] [Missions Home]



                                     empty tomb
                         [Volunteer Opportunites] [Web Home]

empty tomb is a Christian service and research organization that offers
discipleship opportunities, assist people in need free in Jesus’ name, and
promotes oneness in the body of Christ. Their mission is to serve the Church in
reaching out in Jesus’ name to a hurting world. Some of the services provided
by Empty tomb:

•Clothing, food, and basic furniture to people in need.
•Health services by employing a registered nurse plus financial support for
prescriptions
•Monetary assistance towards a bill or rent.
•Home maintenance assistance for low-income homeowners
•Hosting Christian Family to Family Dinners to build up friendships.

empty tomb needs volunteers to help with clothing, food, moving furniture,
home maintenance and similar services. The largest numbers of volunteers
from our church are needed to deliver food to needy families. Each week
during the year a different volunteer delivers food to a needy family. Contact
the church or one of the community deacons to offer your service in this
rewarding role.

Financial contributions are also needed to meet ongoing needs,
                            Community Missions
               [Volunteer Opportunities] [Volunteer Network] [Partner Agencies]
    [Building a Servant-Missional Church] [Volunteers' Reflections] [Agency Appreciations]
                [Board Members] [Community Missions Home] [Missions Home]



                                  First Call for Help
                          [Volunteer Opportunites] [Web Home]

For many local residents, First Call for Help is their last resort—where they go
when no else is available or willing to help. It is the place that our church sends
funds and then directs walk-in people at our church who are seeking
assistance. We keep no cash in our building to help walk-ins, because we
believe this agency is in a better position to evaluate and respond to the needs
of individuals seeking assistance.

First Call for Help is a part of Family Services of Champaign County, serving
nearly 4,000 clients a year. The funds that we and other churches contribute to
them are not enough to meet the needs of this community. Funds they receive
from United Way, Champaign County Mental Health and local governments do
not pay for direct services such as food & rent assistance. Those funds are
restricted to medical co-payments plus bus and gas tokens. First Call for Help
is a worthy organization for your personal contributions.
                            Community Missions
              [Volunteer Opportunities] [Volunteer Network] [Partner Agencies]
   [Building a Servant-Missional Church] [Volunteers' Reflections] [Agency Appreciations]
               [Board Members] [Community Missions Home] [Missions Home]



                      Jesus is the Way Prison Ministeries
                          [Volunteer Opportunites] [Web Home]

This Christian based aftercare facility for released state and county prisoners
and is located in Rantoul. They can house approximately 20 men at a time and
provide services other than housing for 40 men from the 600 men that the
Illinois Department of Corrections and Champaign County Corrections release
annually. The statistics tell much of the story. At the price of $500 per month
per resident utilizing this after care, approximately 85% - 90% of the clients
never return to prison. At the price of $5,000 – 7,000 per month, approximately
75-85% of those that do not receive this aftercare support do return to prison.
Services that they provide are:

•Transportation to court hearings and parole visits
•Counseling
•Parenting classes
•Family living education
•Life skills building; aptitude assessment and GED preparation
•Bible based training and education
•Spiritual guidance
•Drug and alcohol rehabilitation
•Job skills & development skills
•Job placement
                             Community Missions
             [Volunteer Opportunities] [Volunteer Network] [Partner Agencies]
  [Building a Servant-Missional Church] [Volunteers' Reflections] [Agency Appreciations]
              [Board Members] [Community Missions Home] [Missions Home]



                          Restoration/Urban Ministeries
                          [Volunteer Opportunites] [Web Home]

Restoration Urban Ministries (RUM) is located at 1213 Parkland Court near
Mattis and Bradley Avenues in Champaign. It is the only facility in Champaign-
Urbana that serves as a transition space for homeless families. Other facilities
in our area serve men, or women and children, but not families. Residents are
expected to conform to a strict discipline of behavior and abstain from the use
of drugs or alcohol. RUM is a totally private program based on the principals of
Jesus Christ. RUM was started in 1993 by Rev. Ervin Williams and he
continues today as director. RUM is totally dependent on the donations and
contributions from local people, businesses, and Churches.

RUM offers a structured program that is designed to not only house and
support the individual but also provide training in order that they might become
self-sufficient. RUM wants to teach people the skills and discipline necessary
to be successful in life. Participants receive counseling, personal and spiritual
support, and skill training necessary to achieve their goals. Presently, residents
spend approximately nine-months at RUM before moving on. A new RUM
sponsored program provides training for specific technical skills. These include
professional cleaning of offices and other facilities, flooring installation,
retailing, and business ethics. RUM also presently runs a thrift shop located on
Bradley Avenue just west of Prospect Avenue. The objective of this shop is to
provide some support for RUM operations and provide training opportunities.

Food distribution to those in need continues as a major RUM program. The
bulk of food distributed comes from donations and the Eastern Illinois Food
bank. RUM distributes more food (with prayer!) than any other agency in our
county. First Presbyterian Church directly supports this program.

Past support for RUM by First Presbyterian Church has included funds for their
operation and separate funds for the food program. Special additional
donations have been provided for Appliance repair and last year they were
given a truck. Volunteers are always needed to help in teaching the “Life Skills”
                            Community Missions
            [Volunteer Opportunities] [Volunteer Network] [Partner Agencies]
 [Building a Servant-Missional Church] [Volunteers' Reflections] [Agency Appreciations]
             [Board Members] [Community Missions Home] [Missions Home]



                                    Round House
                         [Volunteer Opportunites] [Web Home]

Roundhouse is a temporary 24-hour, crisis shelter for children between the
ages of 11 and 17 years who are runaways, and/or homeless. The agency
operates under the guidance of the Mental Health Center of Champaign
County Inc.. Services include temporary shelter for up to 15 days, which
includes 24-hour professional supervised shelter services, individual and group
counseling, individual and group rehabilitative services, continued education
linkage, recreational activities and case management services.
                            Community Missions
             [Volunteer Opportunities] [Volunteer Network] [Partner Agencies]
  [Building a Servant-Missional Church] [Volunteers' Reflections] [Agency Appreciations]
              [Board Members] [Community Missions Home] [Missions Home]


                                    SAFE House
                         [Volunteer Opportunites] [Web Home]

The mission of the SAFE House is to provide a “substance abuse free
environment” (SAFE) in which a person can be delivered from the throes of
alcohol and drug abuse by a rigorous re-parenting process and by instilling a
spiritual foundation to break the cycle of addiction. The philosophy of the
program is based on the premise that an inadequate spiritual condition is one
of the fundamental causes of addiction. Co-founded by our church and
Canaan Baptist Church, Urbana 11 years ago, the SAFE house provides a
rigorous, highly successful, 12-month residential drug recovery program for
men. Each day the 10 residents attend chapel, prayer services, classes, work
projects, and studies. The men come to know Christ in a new way and
understand that there is a place for them in God’s world without the need for
dependencies, such as drugs. Through this knowledge and the program, the
men are prepared to return to society as supporting husbands, fathers, and
contributors to the community.
                            Community Missions
              [Volunteer Opportunities] [Volunteer Network] [Partner Agencies]
   [Building a Servant-Missional Church] [Volunteers' Reflections] [Agency Appreciations]
               [Board Members] [Community Missions Home] [Missions Home]



                                    TIMES Center
                         [Volunteer Opportunites] [Web Home]

The Transitional Initiatives and Men’s empowerment Services Center (TIMES
Center) provides a transitional living program for men who are homeless and
operates a community soup kitchen open to anyone in need for both lunch and
supper. The mission of the transitional living program is to empower
menthrough a structured program of support services to achieve independent
living as well as to prepare “men who are homeless to re-enter society as
contributing community members.” Services for men include meals,
individualized case management, onsite groups and classes, mental health
and substance abuse assessment, counseling, referrals, laundry, and showers
for 50 men in an open transitional dormitory. An additional 20 men who have
“graduated” to Level II of the program live in 10 semi-private rooms. The
center welcomes donations of food, men’s clothing, toiletries, laundry and
cleaning supplies, and food. They invite volunteers to help with meal service,
classes, and health services.
                            Community Missions
               [Volunteer Opportunities] [Volunteer Network] [Partner Agencies]
    [Building a Servant-Missional Church] [Volunteers' Reflections] [Agency Appreciations]
                [Board Members] [Community Missions Home] [Missions Home]



                                Stratton Partnership
                          [Volunteer Opportunites] [Web Home]

Stratton Elementary School has become a rising star within our community
during the past four years of our partnership with them. From a school that was
failing to meet minimal standards in many areas, it is now receiving awards of
excellence. To say that our partnership may have been a deciding factor would
be a stretch, but through the efforts of the excellent administration, professional
staff, innovative curriculum and help from the community, it is now a school of
choice with many parents. Our volunteers help the teachers in the classroom,
in tutoring, in mentoring, and in a unique program called the Investigative
Learning Hour. As the program develops, there will be opportunities for
expansion.

Currently, Investigative Learning Hour activities are enrichment subjects taught
5 days a week for a quarter. The subjects are limited, though, to areas in which
the professional staff have experiences. Principal Duckworth welcomes the
opportunity to expand the subject areas that an experienced church volunteer
might offer to teach for a quarter. Results, so far, are very positive as the
school administration is matching their needs with the wishes and available
time of each of our volunteers.
                            Community Missions
               [Volunteer Opportunities] [Volunteer Network] [Partner Agencies]
    [Building a Servant-Missional Church] [Volunteers' Reflections] [Agency Appreciations]
                [Board Members] [Community Missions Home] [Missions Home]



                            Emergency Shelter Annex
                                  [Volunteer Opportunites]

The Emergency Shelter Annex is an extension of the TIMES Center. At times,
particularly in the winter, the TIMES Center overflows. Our church, with other
organizations, provides temporary overnight accomodations for the individuals
who need to be turned away from the TIMES Center for lack of space.
Presently, we provide transportation to and from the TIMES Center to the
Annex and staff the Emergency Shelter Annex one week each month January
through March.
                            Community Missions
               [Volunteer Opportunities] [Volunteer Network] [Partner Agencies]
    [Building a Servant-Missional Church] [Volunteers' Reflections] [Agency Appreciations]
                [Board Members] [Community Missions Home] [Missions Home]



                                 Volunteer Network


The volunteer network consists of church members who are interested in
finding out about opportunities for volunteer mission work by email.
Periodically, a listing of the "most wanted" volunteers will be sent by email.
In addition, requests for emergency help will be sent as necessary, and
information about upcoming mission trips (Follow Me, Go and Serve,
Mission for all Ages, Mission Possible, World Missions) will be provided.

If you are interested in hearing about opportunities for carrying out Christ's
work by helping those in need, please join the Volunteer Network.

To join, send your name, email address, and phone number to the church
by:

email: fpcc@fpcchampaign.org (Put "Volunteer Network" in the subject line)

mail: First Presbyterian Church
      302 W. Church St.
      Champaign, IL 61820

Phone: (217) 356-7238

Fax: (217) 356-7242 (indicate you would like to join the Volunteer Network)

								
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