Our Community Partners
As people called, gathered, and sent by the Holy Spirit, Christ Lutheran Church makes community service a top priority.
Caring for God’s people and God’s world is a joy for us. We work with several groups to provide vital services in Monticello and Piatt County.
WILLOW TREE MISSIONS
CLC has prayerfully decided to become a strategic partner of Willow Tree Missions! While we are still exploring what all this entails, we are excited to know that we will be helping Willow Tree with our time, talents, and treasures.
Our ultimate goal is to help serve our community by supporting this vital ministry and joining in service with other organizations who are also supporting Willow Tree.
We give thanks for the work of the Holy Spirit that has guided and continues to guide us on this journey!
KIRBY DERBY WATER STATION
The Kirby Derby, put on by Monticello’s Kirby Hospital, is a great way to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle while having fun. Proceeds raised from this 5/10K go to the development of the Wellness Trail provided by the Kirby Foundation.
Our CLC crew loves to get out and support the runners at a water table stationed near Dairy Queen. Many people get dressed up and show their spirit with props and costumes. Way to go CLC!
Piatt County Ecumenical Food Pantry
The Piatt County Food Pantry, housed at the Monticello United Methodist Church, provides non-perishable foods and County Market vouchers for perishable items. The Food Pantry is an essential link to other assistance services, including the Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois.
Christ Lutheran Church supports the Food Pantry with frequent food drives, and the 1st Sunday of every month is designated as Food Pantry Sunday.
A Small Hand – Piatt County Cares
A Small Hand distributes diapers, formula and baby supplies to young families in need. It also offers emergency assistance to families in Piatt County. Christ Lutheran Church has supported A Small Hand in various ways:
- Two of our members, Donna Witt and Karen Molloy, volunteer and serve on A Small Hand – Piatt County Cares Board.
- CLC provides collection bins for coat/clothing/and baby supplies.
- It financially supports A Small Hand through benevolence offerings.
Starting Out Right
Starting Out Right is part of A Small Hand – Piatt County Cares community ministry. Every year, Christ Lutheran Church provides volunteers and helps A Small Hand collect and assemble school supplies for Piatt County children from Kindergarten to High School. Approximately 300 children in Piatt County receive school supplies from this drive.