Ways to Serve at FOF

1st Way Life Center
We are a life affirming, faith based pregnancy center that provides compassionate care, emotional support, and educational services for women who find themselves in an unplanned pregnancy.

Contact Judy Cocks at life@1stwayjohnsburg.com

Jesus says in Matt 25:40, “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” Help serve Home of the Sparrow at FOF on Thursday nights as well as other compassion initiatives.

Contact Bob Marckese at bmarckese@comcast.net

FOF adopted Crystal Lake Rd. from Bull Valley Rd. to Mason Hill. Lend a hand and pick up trash. Bring the family! 2-3 times per year.

Contact Pastor Dave at pastor@fellowshipoffaith.org

Care Team
Help bring encouragement to people in times of need. Time: 3:30–4:30pm on the second Tuesday of the month + contacts.

Contact Pastor Dave at pastor@fellowshipoffaith.org

Health & Wellness Ministry
Use your unique gifts if you are a health care practitioner (RNs, MDs, EMT, CNAs etc.). Serve by assisting with health and wellness programs, taking BP’s on Sundays, or being on a team that is available during worship.

Contact Mariann Hisel at health@fellowshipoffaith.org

Hope Center Uganda
Hope Center Uganda’s mission is rescuing abused, abandoned and orphaned children of Uganda and restoring their future with a Christ-centered home. For more info, head to www.hopecenteruganda.org.

Contact Barbie Wells at barbie.pardee@experian.com

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship – Neal Overbay
Neal Overbay, an FOF attender and staff member, is a full-time campus minister with InterVarsity. He will be working to bring the gospel to students on the campuses of the University of Illinois and Parkland Community College in Champaign, IL. Partner with him through prayers and funding.

Contact Neal Overbay at neal.overbay@intervarsity.org

Turkey is a primary destination for Middle-Eastern refugees facing persecution because of race, religion, nationality, and political instability. Millions are forcibly displaced. FOF helps supports workers in Istanbul who are reaching out with the love and care of Jesus, meeting their holistic needs. Partner, pray, or participate on short term trips.

Contact Pastor Dave at pastor@fellowshipoffaith.org

Kenya Ministry Team
We partner with Oasis for Orphans to give holistic support to orphans in southwest Kenya. Serve with us by joining our team (meetings on the second Monday of the month). Walk or run with us as part of Team Oasis during the McHenry River Run in July. Sponsor a child through Oasis for Orphans. Join a short term mission team to Kenya. For more general information, head over to fellowshipoffaith.org/oasis.

Contact Lynn Overbay at overbays@sbcglobal.net

Network of International Christian Schools, Kenya – Elaine Filter

Elaine Filter, an FOF member, is a full-time missionary with NICS at West Nairobi School in Nairobi, Kenya. She shares the gospel with unreached students and families from all over the world and supports local missionaries serving overseas by offering quality education to their children. She also volunteers with local ministries to train and encourage local Kenya teachers, especially those serving orphaned and vulnerable children. Partner with her through prayer and funding.

Contact Elaine at elaine.filter@gmail.com and visit www.nics.org
Follow Elaine’s blog: www.theafricaseason.com

Salam Christian Fellowship
Show the love of Jesus to Muslims and Middle Eastern immigrants. Help with Saturday worship, driving people to the doctor, or upcoming events.

Contact Mona Daouk at mdaouk@yahoo.com

Altar Guild
Set up/clean-up communion supplies, dust the Sanctuary, and decorate for the holidays. Serve with a partner for one month ~3 times a year.

Welcome people into the sanctuary and assist with seating. Assist with offering, communion, and other needs during the service. Serve on a team of 5-6 people from 8:25am–12:15pm one Sunday a month.

Greet and welcome people as they enter the church. Escort people with questions to the Welcome Center and Info Table. Serve with a partner from 8:25–10:40am one Sunday a month.

Sanctuary Clean-up Crew
Help reset the sanctuary for the 10:30 service. Pick up papers and pens, straighten chairs, and replace connection cards. A great opportunity for families to serve together! Serve 10–10:30am one Sunday a month.

Wednesday Night Greeter
Greet and welcome people as they enter the church. Escort people with questions. Assist with behind-the-scenes logistics. Serve Wednesday nights from 6-8:15pm.

Contact Charlynda Marckese at cmarckese@fellowshipoffaith.org

Coffee Bar
Set up/clean up the coffee bar and serve food and coffee. Serve with a partner for a shift (7:30–9am or 9:45–noon) one Sunday a month.

Create and serve specialty coffee drinks and hot chocolate. Serve from 8:25am–12:15pm one Sunday a month.

Bring baked goods for the coffee bar once a month.

Help stock the coffee bar! Purchase from a list of specific items needed. Drop off on Sunday mornings four times a year.

Wednesday Night Meals Team
Prepare and serve food for Wednesday night ministries in the fall and spring. Serve one Wednesday/month from 5:30-7:15pm

Contact Melinda Putnam at mputnam@fellowshipoffaith.org

Visual Tech
Help us enhance our worship environment by running our Sunday morning slides and operating our lighting board. Not only is it easy, but it’s fun! And on top of that, no experience is necessary! Serve one Sunday a month.

Set Builders
Help build our backdrops and sets! This can be anything from making mountains to tying up our trusses with string. If you like building things, give this a try! Time: As needed per project.

Contact Steve Wells at swells@fellowshipoffaith.org

Rock Teachers
Lead lessons, activities, and crafts. Time: Weekly, 8:35–10:15am on Sundays.

Rock & Stepping Stones Check-In Staff
Register, greet, and introduce students to the Rock. Time: Two times per month at either 8:35–9:15am or 10:10–10:45am.

Stepping Stones Staff
Provide a welcoming and comforting environment for our infant–5 year olds as their parents worship. Time: One Sunday a month during our 9am service.

Stepping Stones Junior Helpers (8–15 yrs old)
Assist our staff in providing a welcoming and comforting environment for our 1–4 year olds. Time: One Sunday a month, 10:15–11:45am.

Weekend Meal Ministry
FOF provides weekend food bags each Thursday for McHenry K-5 school children who would otherwise not have enough to eat for the weekend. Volunteer to donate food or pack bags on Sunday.

Contact Gwen Johnson at gjohnson@fellowshipoffaith.org

Meals Team
Whip up a meal on Sunday evenings for 10–15 people. Expenses covered. Time: 5:30pm, 1 Sunday every 4-6 weeks.

Event Helpers
Help with events 1-4 times per year. We’re looking for drivers, food prep, set up, tear down, etc. for special events.

Contact Jason Weber at jweber@fellowshipoffaith.org

Offering Counters
Help count and track weekly offerings as part of a team. Time: One Monday morning per month.

Can you fix stuff or build things? Let us know what you can do, and we’ll call you when the need arises! Time: On call as needed.

Custodian Subs
Cover when our custodian is unavailable. Training provided.

Contact Sara Bodinus at sbodinus@fellowshipoffaith.org