Mission Quilters
Every year, the Lord of Life Mission Quilters sew hundreds of quilts for world relief. On Quilt Dedication Sunday, all of the quilts are placed over the pews so that everyone can enjoy seeing them before they are boxed up and shipped all over the world. A quilt is special. It brings warmth on a cold night, shelter from the sun on a hot day. It can become a bed, a room divider, or a backpack to carry belongings. Each quilt crafted with love is a gift to God.
Loopy Ladies
Since 1985, talented women at Lord of Life have been assembling layettes for families in need. Diapers, receiving blankets, and other baby items are collected throughout the year. Many are handmade. The “Loopy Ladies” have crocheted countless afghans and sweaters. Once a year, on “Make a Difference Day,” a group gathers to assemble the layettes, after which they are counted, boxed, and delivered to Lutheran World Relief.
Prayer Blankets
The Prayer Blanket ministry, which began in 2004, provides prayer blankets to individuals who are going through difficult times. The lap-size fleece blankets remind the recipients that they are not alone, that there are people who care about them and are praying for them. In 2008, the ministry was expanded to include men and women of the military who have come back wounded physically and/or emotionally.
Food Pantries
Hunger knows no season. Members of Lord of Life periodically collect and distribute items to families and individuals in need, and to the area food pantries listed below:
  • Hanover Township Food Pantry
  • Schaumburg Township Food Pantry
  • WINGS (Women In Need Growing Stronger)
  • Vital Bridges (HIV/AIDS patients)
Members of the Schaumburg Garden Club raise fresh vegetables in a “Pantry Garden” of nearly 4,000 square feet on Lord of Life property. All of the harvest is donated to the Schaumburg Township Food Pantry, which serves approximately 450 households every month. In a typical summer, the garden yields over 1,000 pounds of tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, onions, zucchini, squash, broccoli, and peppers. Thanks to the Schaumburg Garden Club for partnering with Lord of Life to provide this vital ministry!
Advent Ministries
For many years, Lord of Life has supported five exceptional ministries in the greater Chicago area with special Advent offerings. To find out more about the good work being done by these organizations, click on the links below.