"Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done" - Proverbs 19:17

Serving Christ here, near, and far away…

Serving others is a fundamental aspect of Christian life at Baker Memorial UMC. All are welcome to participate. Opportunities are listed below.

Recurring Opportunities

Day Guest Lunch  Baker Memorial serves lunch on Tuesday and Thursday to the under-served in St. Charles. Staff and other members attend to build relationships and extend ministry help over a meal. Please sign up to provide either a meal or the groceries. Also, let us know if you would like to become an ongoing volunteer extending Christ’s love to our Day Guests by attending regularly or assisting with rides and other needs.

Sign up and get more information here.

Connections Team  This team is looking for people to greet on Sunday morning, follow-up with visitors, prepare a fellowship hour, and connect with some of the groups that utilize our building. If you are interested, please contact Jayne Scales via email here.

Children’s Recharge  Want to help? You can be a part of this ministry by helping to teach or shepherd on Sunday mornings. Sign up here. Shelly Stienbarger, Director of Children & Family Ministry, will get you pugged in.

Lazarus House Meal  Every second Tuesday of the month, Baker members provide meals for nearby Lazarus House homeless shelter. The entire dinner is cooked and then taken to the shelter. Other members sign up to provide bag lunches. To get connected to the monthly sign up email with dinner donation needs, contact the church office at info@bakermemorialchurch.org.

Northern Illinois Food Bank  A team of volunteers heads to the NIL Food Bank on the third Monday of every month. Our shift runs from 9 am until Noon. Third Monday dates are: December 20, January 17, February 21, and March 21. Want more information? Contact Betty Erickson via email.

Prayer Quilt Ministry  Our Prayer Quilt Ministry seeks to envelop someone in need in God’s loving arms and prayers—literally. A quilt is made for a specific person. Whether you can sew, iron, cut fabric with a rotary cutter, or sort fabric we need help. Quilting day is the fourth Wednesday of the month from 10 am until noon in Wiley Hall. If you can sew, bring a small portable sewing machine.

Dates for the next few months are: January 26, February 23, March 23, April 27, and May 25. Use 3rd Avenue entrance.

One Time Opportunities

Throughout the year, we have a number of  areas where there is a need for extra help on a one time basis for an event or project. We call these Pop Up Teams. This is a great way to connect with other members and serve the church or community. It’s a win win! Take a look and see what might fit your schedule and talents. Come back often and see what’s new on the list.

  • 4th Sunday Youth Event Snow Day: Adult volunteers are needed on Sunday, February 27 from 10:30am to 12pm. We’re meeting up with Batavia and Geneva for a tri-city youth event at a local park for some pure winter fun. Sign up here.

God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them..”

– Hebrews 6:10