Starting years ago from our church office, to a closet, and now to fill our Bethany House, the Food Pantry ministry distributes food to those in need each Wednesday morning from 9 am to noon. Food is received throughout the week from Harry Chapin, Midwest Food Bank, and individual contributions. This is a great VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY if you want to experience grace and love, and give back to others.
With two Sunday Morning services, we offer opportunities to "Make a joyful noise to the Lord" in may ways. Are you a singer? We have two choirs! Do you play an instrument? We have pianos, guitars, drums & percussion. We have cellos and bass clarinets. There's always a way to share your talent, serve the Lord and help lift the hearts of others by sharing your musical gifts. Contact Kathy Carapella at 309-830-5777 if you want to help.
Do you love computers? Every worship service and special event is an opportunity for you to use your skills to serve Christ and Our Alva Church. We have these opportunities:
8:30 am Sunday to run the slide show for worship.
8:30 am Sunday to run the sound board.
11:00 am for both!
Throughout the week for special services. AND ... We are always looking for someone to help keep this website up to date and fully alive!
Do you love to help children grow in their faithfulness to Christ and in their love of God's Word? We may have a place for you to serve. Our ministries with Children include Sunday morning classes at 9:45 am, Vaction Bible School in June, and Special Ministries throughout the year. Contact Rev. Cotten if you have a special interest in joining our team.
Our ministries with, for and to adults range from Spiritual Formation Classes on Sunday mornings to opportunities for Nurture, Outreach and Witness during the week. We want to help all of our adults connect with Christ and with one another in creative, loving and challenging ways. If you have gifts, we want to help you share them. If you are searching, we want to walk by your side!