Faithful Followers

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Social Services

The Social Services Program at Evangelical United Church of Christ is a community outreach ministry which provides services to members of the church and to individuals in the Alton-Godfrey area.  The program also provides opportunities for individuals to volunteer their time to further this mission of the church. Following is a list of outreach events and a description of volunteer opportunities: 

Outreach: Meals on Wheels – This program provides a nutritious, well-balanced noon-time meal for those individuals who cannot cook for themselves.  Meals for regular and special diets are available 5 days/week including holidays. 

Volunteer Opportunity- Drivers are needed to pick up meals from local hospitals and deliver to clients on a rotating basis. Usually drivers deliver meals for one week, and then will not deliver for 5-6 weeks. 


Outreach:  Flu Shot Clinic- Evangelical UCC, in coordination with a local Pharmacy, provides a location for individuals to receive flu and pneumonia immunizations. 

Volunteer Opportunity- Help is needed to organize the space and greet clients. 


Outreach:  Saturday Café – Lunch is provided at First Presbyterian Church in Alton to disadvantaged individuals in the community. 

Volunteer Opportunity: Help is needed to prepare the meal, serve, and clean-up every           third month, on the first Saturday of the month. 


Outreach:  Life Line Screening- Evangelical UCC provides the location for individuals to receive various health screenings. 

Volunteer Opportunity:  Help is needed to organize the space, greet and sign in clients.


Outreach to Parishioners- Transportation is provided for taking individuals to various appointments. 

Volunteer Opportunity:  Provide transportation to and from appointments.


Outreach to Parishioners- “Classic Caring Cart Ride”- On Sunday mornings, church members are picked up from their cars in the parking lot and transported to the church doors, via golf cart. Members are returned to their cars after the worship service. 

Volunteer Opportunity:  Drivers are needed starting 45 minutes before the worship service begins to transport members from the parking lot to the church doors, and after the service to return members to their cars.

For more information, contact Char Williamson, Social Services Director at 466-6077.

Women's Fellowship

Women’s Fellowship is composed of all women of the church who show an interest in and express a desire to become part of the membership. The organization’s purpose is to promote Christian service through the church and home for the sake of the community, and the world.

The Women’s Fellowship Board consists of eleven members who are elected from the general church membership at the church’s annual meeting. The Board meets the first Tuesday of every month to plan projects and activities in accordance to the organization’s purpose and include but are not limited to:

  • The Fall Festival
  • Ladies’ Night Out
  • Funeral Luncheons
  • Seasonal Decorating
  • All-Church Gatherings
  • Mission Support

 

The Women’s Fellowship Board seeks to enlist every woman of the congregation in the program and invites all women to attend board meetings. Email inquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hearts in Service (HIS)

Hearts in Service is a lay ministry of congregation care for members of the Evangelical Church expressing love in the name of Jesus.In 2004 H.I.S. Ministry was developed at Evangelical United Church of Christ by lay memberps for the purpose of providing pastoral care to members of the congregation to supplemet the work of the called pastor.

Areas of ministry:

  • Regular and intentional contacts through cards, phone calls, and visits to individuals.
  • Assistance with meals and transportation during times of crisis
  • Comfort baskets for times of bereavement.
  • Welcome baskets for new babies.
  • Care packages for persons in the military and college.
  • Christmas baskets to shut-ins.

Pathfinders

Pathfinders is a chance for our church to have casual, fun, social interactions.  Their mission has always been to “provide a path to connect friends and families through fellowship and fun.”  Currently, our Pathfinders gatherings include Second Saturday Potlucks at various church members homes, get-togethers at area restaurants and various other fun spots.  Anyone – families, singles, couples – is welcome!  To find out more about upcoming Pathfinders events, contact Tim at 618-466-6077.

The Journey

Adults of all ages meet together during the Sunday School hour (10am) in The Journey.  Our class is led by Tim Sandifer, our Director of Youth and Christian Education, in the Music Room, and includes a variety of interactive material.  Often, our discussions include DVD clips or book excerpts to stimulate our brains and heart and get us talking.  The Journey is always a place of genuine community, as we come together in a warm, welcoming environment to discuss and strengthen our faith over snacks and coffee.  To learn more about The Journey, call Tim at 618-466-6077.

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