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Community Outreach

Opportunities to serve with outside organizations

Batavia United Methodist Church partners with several non-profit groups throughout the community. To visit each group's website, click on their logo. For more information on how you can get involved, contact the church office.

Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry

3rd Friday every month - 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

BUMC volunteers help restock shelves. The Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry is a not-for-profit, volunteer agency that is directed and operated by community and local church volunteers residing throughout the greater Fox Valley. We are also a member of the Northern Illinois Food Bank Cooperative. Those who visit and use our Food Pantry are our neighbors and friends: people with disabilities, seniors, low income families, and families who have lost their jobs.

Appalachia Service Project

Youth Summer Mission Trip

Appalachia Service Project (ASP) provides one of the most rewarding structured service opportunities in the nation -- bringing thousands of volunteers from around the country to rural Central Appalachia to repair homes for low-income families. But ASP is more than just a home repair program. Yes, Appalachia's poorest families urgently need your help, but they can help change your life, too. Because when you change the lives of others, they have a way of changing you.

CHIP IN Batavia

CHIP IN Batavia is a local initiative that is dedicated to helping and meeting the needs of the 40-plus homeless families in Batavia. It was has grown to be a exceptional outreach program that includes many wonderful volunteers, businesses and churches that are also stepping up to help with their time, talent and money. Here is how you can get involved:

Bikes: Teen through adult size, used. Drop off at All Spoked Up in Batavia, and they will refurbish.

Gas/Grocery Gift Cards: Many of the families are commuting a great distance to keep their children in schools. Other families with life-threatening medical conditions must travel to and from Chicago. These are just a couple of examples.

Jewel Cuisinart Stickers: These will be pooled to allow for cookware for transitioning families.

If you are interested in helping to support this wonderful program, contact Barb Theuerkauf at or (630) 988-2559. We will also have a drop-off box for gift cards and stickers in the church office.

Blood Drive

4 times a year

We need people to donate blood and to provide hospitality to donors. Dates will be announced on this website as they are scheduled.

Northern Illinois Food Bank

Throughout the year

Their Mission: Leading the northern Illinois community in solving hunger by providing nutritious meals to those in need through innovative programs and partnerships. Northern Illinois Food Bank is the source of nutritious food, innovative feeding programs, and hope for more than 71,000 people each week. As a nonprofit organization with a goal of solving hunger in our 13-county service area, we rely on community partners – the local food pantries and feeding programs, food manufacturers and retailers, companies, foundations and individuals who join with us in our vision for no one to be hungry in northern Illinois.

Hesed House

4 times a year - months with a 5th Saturday

Hesed House's mission is to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless and give people the chance to hope again.

Lazarus House

4th Tuesday every month

Lazarus House is a charitable organization serving persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and connected to mid-Kane County. It's mission is to show the love of Jesus by providing hospitality, food, safe shelter, and support services.

We are looking for people to cook and deliver casseroles and to serve as overnight front desk monitors.

Feed My Starving Children

Throughout the year

Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and we ship these meals to nearly 70 countries around the world.

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