Community Ministries

We want to be known as a church that is FOR the local community. and we encourage those who call EFC their church home to get involved! Many of our small groups choose to serve together as a part of group life.

Safe Harbor
Join us on the fourth Wednesday night of the month in preparing and serving food to the homeless. Each week we need three to twelve volunteers. Plan to arrive at 6:45pm. Dinner is served at 7:00pm.
Contact: Curt Drake, 
Safe Harbor Sign-Up page: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d48afa829a6f94-safe

Catalyst Ministries
A local organization dedicated to rescuing women and children at risk. https://www.catalystministries.net/

Volunteer opportunities include administration help, cafe nights, as well as various projects for small groups at the Catalyst Safe House. 

Big Give 
Big Give is a local effort of Home Sweet Home Ministries, Midwest Food Bank, Thrivent Financial, and area churches to provide over 1,000 Thanksgiving meal boxes for local families in need. Each fall, EFC partners with this effort.food donations

Home Sweet Home Ministries
Join us as we partner with HSH ministries by providing volunteers for sorting donations in their warehouse, serving meals to residents, teaching a skills class, tutoring kids, and much more. Volunteer opportunities vary based on time of year and needs.

Sheridan School
Volunteers from EFC come alongside the students, staff and families of Sheridan School to give support in ways such as donating school supplies, volunteering for the reading program, helping with childcare for PTA meetings each month, donating items to the school store, and helping at the Teacher Appreciation Lunch each spring.

Operation Hope Packs
During the school year, we provide backpacks filled with food for at-risk children. Volunteers spend  1 hour at Sheridan School, preparing backpacks filled with food donated from Midwest Food Bank. Once a month, a volunteer picks up food from Midwest Food Bank and transfers it to the school.
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