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The Call to Serve
January 23, 2020

The St. Sabina Parish Food Drive, I:
The Call to Serve

Written by: Julia Smolucha

 

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When the call for help is received by each of us at Kenilworth Union Church we respond generously as people of faith. Giving is a very personal experience and while I cannot speak for each of you, let me share why I believe we are so moved toward generosity. It begins with John 3:16, God so loved the world he gave his only son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. As incredible as this sacrifice is, the simplicity and beauty of God‘s magnificent love for us is completely overwhelming; because God loves us so much he gave! By instinctively embracing this love we as Christians eagerly seek ways in which we can live out the love of God throughout our daily lives.

One way we can live God’s love is by supporting the upcoming food drive benefiting St. Sabina Parish. We have a great opportunity to come together in helping to make a difference in the lives of many. Through a collaborative effort with the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, St. Sabina reaches out to 2,000 people monthly; over 35,000 people a year; and throughout the Lake and Cook County region, 250,000 people come to them seeking support in fulfilling their food needs and clothing requirements.

The parish is becoming a “Full Choice Pantry” focused on nutritional education, making good choices and food preparation; serving equally the homeless, young single mother families, and aging senior citizens.

The food drive runs from Sunday, January 26–Sunday, March 1.
Please Focus on the Indicated List of Needs Here.