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***COMMUNITY TABLE IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO THE STATEWIDE ORDER-OF-STAY***
Each Wednesday night, people from the community are welcome to come to Fellowship Hall at First Church of Lombard for a free dinner—no questions asked.
Supported with donations as well as food from the Northern Illinois Food Bank, this free dinner program has also received expert help (chefs) from area restaurants.
Outreach House (click link to go to the Outreach House website)
The 8th century BC Hebrew prophet Amos wrote, “Let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” The Amos Project is First Church’s social justice ministry. Believing that it is vital to give food to the hungry, provide shelter for the homeless, and care for people who are mentally ill, Amos Project believes that it is just as important to address the social systems and structures that cause hunger, homelessness, and conditions that leave the mentally ill without social services. In other words, charity is important, but so is justice. The mission of Amos Project states,
Trusting God’s promise of courage in the struggle for justice and peace, we will work together as Christians to build relationships, educate, and take action in our community and beyond.
Amos Project and First Church work closely with DuPage United, an “organization of organizations,” adding our church’s voice to that of other churches, mosques, and synagogues to make meaningful social change in DuPage County. Activities include meetings with elected officials, educational events, and actions designed to bring “people power” to bear on systems and structures that stand in the way of God’s coming reign of peace and justice on earth. DuPage United’s website is www.dupageunited.org.
Questions about Amos Project can be directed to the minister at (630) 629-2630 x213.
Mission Partners (click link to go to each website)