Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good…” —I Corinthians 12: 4–7
The Care Guild at Kenilworth Union Church provides care to our members with meals, rides, and visits in times of illness, bereavement, arrival of a new baby or other events. The Guild is comprised of over 75 volunteers, working in teams headed by monthly team leaders who offer this care quietly.
If you or someone you know needs help—or if you’re interested in volunteering—you may call the team leader directly at the Care Guild Hotline (847) 853-3534 or the church office (847) 251-4272. The monthly team leader is listed in the bulletin each week.
Care Guild Leadership Team: Katie Nahrwold
Care Guild attends to Church members by delivering meals, writing notes, assist with transit, and making phone calls to individuals and families during life’s ups and downs. Please consider participating in this vibrant and important ministry. Volunteers are needed year round. Please register online here or contact Kathy McCabe to register.
Care Guild Positions
- Team Leader-coordinate care guild services for one month, assigning team members to tasks needed to be performed during the month.
- Team Member-deliver meals, write notes or visit members as assigned by the team leader for your month.
- Cook: The Care Guild freezer is stocked throughout the year with comfort-meals that are delivered to individuals and families. Cooks will be contacted by email to either cook at home or with a group.
- At-Home-Cook: Individuals will prepare meals in their homes and store them in a freezer at Church. Cooks are provided with simple recipes for soups and casseroles, containers, and food labels.
- Group Cooking: A group will gather in the Church Kitchen to prepare soups and casseroles for the freezer.
- Driver-pick up and drop off members who do not or cannot drive to appointments, errands or Kenilworth Union events.
- Care Connections-provide occasional visits and ongoing companionship to those who may not be able.
- Substitute-on call position, flexibility to cover assignment when someone is needed to fill in.
KUC Cares—a “Care Guild” for Youth
KUC Cares is a group of teens and adults who reach out with extra support to the youth of the church and community. If a young person you know is facing difficulties like illness or hospitalization, family crisis, mental distress, relationship problems or any other kind of situation that could use some extra support, please fill out this form.