At various times of the year EGBC members and friends are asked to provide items for or spend time with families or organizations that need material assistance or joy. Although not exclusively, these talents are put to use during November and December, the season we call #ThankSharing.

ANGEL TEAM — EGBC is one of two sites to host a gift-wrapping and delivery project for Chicago-area homeless families.  Two Saturdays — one is November, one in December — volunteers are invited to spend a few minutes, a few hours, or just drop in to help. Donations accepted. Learn more.

ADOPT-A-FAMILY — Each Christmas, EGBC helps Elk Grove Village and Elk Grove Township collect specific items to donate to families needing to provide food or gifts. Donations are collected at the church then delivered to the host agencies for distribution. Learn more.

CHRISTMAS CAROLING CHOIR — Before phones, TV, or the internet, the Gospel of Christ was conveyed door-to-door in song. More specifically, Christmas carols. Today, carols are sung as a way of sending greetings to friends or family who are not able to attend church or get out much. Our men's ministry sponsors an all-church caroling night to sing for our friends. Guests are welcome to participate. Watch for details.