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Local Mission Partners

As followers of Jesus, we are called to love and serve our neighbors. Our local partnerships provide opportunities for us to show God's love to those around us. Winnetka Covenant Church members are directly involved in service to our local community.

These volunteer programs depend on our monthly hands-on support.


Helps families who are temporarily homeless on the North Shore become self-sufficient again by finding housing and jobs. Our church works with 20 other area churches and synagogues, opening our doors to parents and kids for one full week, three times each year, to provide meals, temporary shelter and companionship.

Volunteer sign-up info: Joan Wallgren

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Serves 700 Chicago-area food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters, distributing 164,000 donated meals each day to 678,000 adults and children in Cook County. Our church provides volunteers who help sort and pack food at its South Chicago warehouse on the third Saturday of each month. Our work directly supports the North Park Friendship Center.

Volunteer sign-up info: Debbie O’Donovan or Rachel Rescorl

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Fighting poverty and hunger in the Rogers Park and greater Chicago community provides a weekly Food Pantry service for those in need of groceries. The Community Kitchen is open for a grab-and-go lunch from 12pm- 2pm every day of the week.

Volunteer sign-up info: Linnea Johnson

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The Friendship Center is a full-scale food pantry that provides groceries for 2,000 people every month. They service Albany Park, Lincoln Square, North Park, Ravenswood, and West Ridge neighborhoods of Chicago. The Center operates a food pantry four days a week and serves a hot meal on Thursday evenings. 


Our volunteer work at the Greater Chicago Food Depository directly supports the center’s food pantry. We also maintain an ongoing collection of non-perishable food in our church narthex, which is then delivered to the Friendship Center food pantry.

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Kingdom Covenant Church serves Chicago’s inner-city communities of Roseland, Pullman, and West Pullman. Our church helped plant this new South Side church, and provides financial support.  We have occasional joint outings with members of Kingdom Covenant and a group of WCC members attend services at Kingdom Covenant monthly.

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Founded in 2007, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting Chicago's homeless population by offering basic and substance abuse recovery services for indigent and homeless men and women. 

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LMDJ has been concerned with helping hurting people (love mercy) and to address the causes of that hurt (do justice). The mission of Love Mercy Do Justice is to "join God in making things right in our broken world." Their goal is to resource and equip the local church in its call to love, serve, and work together with people at the margins toward holistic individual, family, and community transformation.

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Cornerstone Community Outreach serves the homeless on Chicago’s North Side with shelters and social support for families, single men and women, and seniors. Our church provides financial support. 

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KICY Radio broadcasts from Nome, Alaska, serves the native Alaska villages throughout the Seward Peninsula, Yukon & Kuskokwim Deltas, and the Russian regions Chukotka, Kamchatka, and Siberia. Most of their annual operating budget comes from churches and individual donations.

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Covenant Youth of Alaska is committed to the development of youth ministry in Alaska. They minister to youth and young adults between the ages of 12 and 25 years. Activities include sustaining a youth group in a small village, equipping students for life with vocational training, and Christian mentoring.

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The Ethiopian School Project

Provided funds to dig a well and install a clean water system for the Champro School in Karsa, Ethiopia. Also constructing a new dormitory, the Stephen Fogel Building—for teachers who must travel on foot to the remote school—and need to live there all week. 

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