Serve with Hope

Bethany members have come together to serve

with hope in many different ways.

  • Our quilters prepare quilts and distribute them all over the world in partnership with Lutheran World Relief. 
  • Work days and fundraising for Habitat for Humanity Will County
  • Serving Community Meals at South Loop Campus Ministry
  • Creating Blessing Bags for people experiencing homelessness
  • Community events to support the Open Pantry
  • Advent Service Projects
  • Lenten Service Projects
  • Volunteering with Feed My Starving Children at Mobile Packs and at Illinois Headquarters in Aurora. 

The Bethany Quilters

For over 40 years, women of the congregation have gathered weekly to make quilts for Lutheran World Relief. Collectively, they have put together over 2,500 quilts that have went to people in countries around the world.


These quilts are then blessed by the Congregation and distributed to countries experience war, natural disaster, or other form or economic despair that prevent them from having basic shelter needs. 


Lutheran World Relief also operates Fair Trade agriculture partnerships that work to provide good jobs that pay fair wages to farmers and crafters throughout the world. Through these partnerships you are also able to make personal donations of life sustaining agricultural items to families in need through the Earth. 

Habitat for Humanity Will County

We became involved with Habitat for Humanity of Will County in early 2019 through their Faith Build. 


Through the Faith Build we have already had so many amazing experiences including Fundraising for the Build with a Musical Bingo night at a local Lemont restaurant, going to a site build and getting out hands dirty hanging drywal in nearby Lockport, working alongside families conducting their sweat equity on their own home, attending the groundbreaking ceremony for the Faith Build home site in Joliet, providing prayer for a House Blessing Ceremony on a completed home, and making some truly great friends!


Habitat for Humanity is a global non-profit organization that provides that works to provide affordable home ownership to qualified candidates across the Earth. They also operate a resale furniture store where 100% of profits go back to fund future builds. 


To explore more about Habitat for Humanity make sure to visit the site via the link below or let us know you are interested in joining us on our next Habitat for Humanity volunteer day!

South Loop Campus Ministry/Blessing Bags

South Loop Campus Ministry is the ELCA Campus Ministry that is connected with the Metro Chicago Synod. Pastor Elaina and Pastor Ben at South Loop are friends and connected to make very meaninful volunteer experiences happen for our Congregation. 


We join the South Loop Campus Ministry regularly to volunteer at the South Loop Community Table Ministry which serves healthly and warm meals to those experiencing homelessness. 


In 2018 as a Lenten Service project we packed Blessing Bags that we distributed at the Community Table. 


The link below will help you learn more about everything South Loop Campus Ministry does!


Feed My Starving Children

Feed My Starving Children has been a frequent visitor to Lemont for their mobile packs. We are grateful to be able to continue to participate in the mobile packs and also send our members to the FMSC Illinois headquarters in Aurora. 


Feed My Starving Children volunteers pack nutritious MannaPackā„¢ meals specifically designed to assist in reversing and preventing undernutrition and other hunger related problems in countries around the world. 


We often send our Sunday School and Confirmation students to FMSC. 


Bethany's Community Projects

In addition to our ongoing relationships with the organizations above, we conduct many projects throughout the year that benefit our local communities. Our projects work to benefit all members of our community from the youngest to the oldest. Here are a few projects we have done over the years. 

  • Quilters Celebration event at Next Mex with proceeds benefitting our Quilters!
  • Distributing Christmas Cookies to the Homebound. 
  • Making Twist & Tie Fleece blankets for infants in the NeoNatal Intensive Care Unit at Rush-Copley Hospital in Aurora.
  • Making a Christmas Tree forest and collecting items for our Food Pantry and for PLOWS Council on Aging.