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Ways to Serve at FOF

1st Way Life Center
Provide assistance and support for girls and women in crisis.

Contact Judy Cocks at

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

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

Bethesda Lutheran Communities
Shop and donate at the Bethesda Thrift Shop in Crystal Lake. All donations go to support adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Sponsor a person aupported by Bethesda and send the love of Christ through birthday and holiday cards.

Contact Jana Peters at

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

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere and the 3rd poorest in the world. Its people are plagued by malnutrition, unemployment, illiteracy, disease, political corruption, and regular devastation from natural disasters. Partner, pray, or participate in short term trips in our partnership with the Haitian church.

Contact Pastor Dave at

Over 1.2 billion people live in India. That’s one out of every six people in the world. One billion live on less than $2/day. It’s estimated only 6% are Christian. One-third of the world’s unreached people groups live in India. Over 400 million have never even heard the name of Jesus. Persecution of Christians is growing. Partner, pray, or participate on short term trips.

Contact Pastor Dave at

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

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

Contact Lynn Overbay at

Oasis for Orphans Missionary to Kenya – Elaine Filter
Elaine Filter, an FOF member, is engaged in full-time missionary work. She will train Kenyan teachers, implement literacy programs, and oversee spiritual development of students. Partner with her through prayers and funding. Follow her blog:

Contact Elaine Filter at

Refuge for Women
A non-profit, faith-based organization that provides long-term care for women who have escaped human trafficking or sexual exploitation. Visit the
refuge website at

Contact Juli Chaffee at

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

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.

Contact Charlynda Marckese at

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.

Contact Melinda Putnam at

Instrumentalists & Vocalists
Help lead worship by using your gifts of singing and playing. You don’t need to be able to read written music or be a virtuoso, but you do need to have a
heart that desires to glorify God with the talent He has given you! Serve one Sunday a month along with one rehearsal.

Sound Tech
Mix the audio for services and make things sound awesome! Love music and like to play with knobs and sliders? Bring your ears. Training provided! Serve
one Sunday a month along with one rehearsal.

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 Mark Chaffee at

Rock Teaching Assistants
Work alongside a Rock Teacher in leading 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 1–4 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 Becky Williams at

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

Right Hand
Assist in coordinating with event locations, campgrounds, and help with special event schedules. Helpful if able to make calls during the week!
Approx 1-2 hours per week through the school year.

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

Help keep FOF’s campus beautiful! Volunteer for a mowing team or to maintain one of our flowerbeds. Training and equipment provided.

Offering Counters
Help count and track weekly offerings as part of a team.

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 Sue Zika at