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outreach volunteer team

Check out the Volunteer Teams for our Local & Global Outreach Ministries and sign up today for more information! If you have questions about Local & Global Outreach Volunteer Teams, email our Outreach Director, Michelle Santiago, at


January | The Foyer

God is on the move in Champaign-Urbana and around the world. In 2022, our church donated over 1,100 Bibles to ministry partners. They reached people in our community, all over the United States, and even in South Africa! We are excited to continue to support our ministry partners with Bibles in 2023. To do so, we are dedicating the month of January to collecting new and gently used Bibles in any translation. Bring them to the Outreach table in The Foyer all month.

Eastern il foodbank deliveries

Wednesdays, Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 15, Apr 19 | 11am | WRCC Food Pantry | Audience: Adults

We receive hundreds of pounds of food each month and need helping hands to handle the delivery. If you can lift and carry boxes, or help organize shelves, please consider pitching in. No sign up is necessary but to help us plan tasks,

please email Laura

Food pantry service night

Thursdays, Jan 19, Feb 16, Mar 16, Apr 20 | 6:30-8pm | WRCC Food Pantry | Audience: Adults & Families

Join us the 3rd Thursday of each month, as this is an easy way to start helping with our Food Pantry. Volunteers will organize and sort food, fill bags, or help with other ministry-related tasks that keep our Food Pantry running smoothly.  No sign up is necessary but to help us plan tasks, please email Laura.

First Saturday service

This Spring, we will continue to offer a church-wide serving opportunity on the first Saturday of each month. We will have three available for you to choose from, and you can do the same one each time or try a different one each month. Each experience will train and equip us as a church family (adults and children) to serve together in simple, yet impactful ways. 

As we continue to serve our community together, we fully expect God to open doors to pray for people and organizations, share the gospel with non-believers, and empower believers with timely encouragement. We also expect God to increase our own faith and boldness to step out and do things for Him in our everyday lives.


Saturdays, Mar 4, Apr 1, May 6 | 9am-12pm | Salt & Light | Audience: Adult & Families

We will gather from 9-11:30am and split in groups to help sort donated items, organize, clean, and do other essential tasks of this ministry. We also invite the whole church family to participate by shopping at the grocery store on this day from 9am-12pm. Our sales goal for each 1st Saturday is to top the previous month’s sales. This is a great opportunity to serve or shop with your family, friends, Small Group, or coworkers. If you’re interested in serving, please sign up online one week in advance. No sign up is needed if you just want to shop.  


Saturdays, Mar 4, Apr 1, May 6 | 11:30am-2pm | WRCC Food Pantry | Audience: Adults & Families

We will hold a client choice-based food distribution from our Food Pantry. You can help by organizing food, assisting clients, greeting families, directing traffic, and praying with clients. Volunteer orientation will begin at 11:30am and client shopping will be from 12-2pm. Please sign up one week in advance.  


Saturdays, Mar 4, Apr 1, May 6 | 11am-1pm | Locations TBA | Audience: Adults & Families

Each month, we’ll gather in the parking lot of a ministry partner for food, fun, & fellowship with others in our community. The goal is to bring the amazing hospitality that occurs inside our walls to the different neighborhoods in our city. The specific location will vary from month to month and will be made known one month in advance. Please sign up online one week in advance.

One winter night

Friday, February 3rd – Saturday, February 4th

One Winter Night is an annual event that provides a powerful opportunity for our community to learn about homelessness and raise awareness of both the needs and the resources available to this population. In addition to being a box dweller to raise funds for CU at Home, there will be other ways to be involved throughout the community, more info is available at If you’d like to be a box/car dweller or attend their fundraising concert with other WRCCers, email Michelle.

Summer Mission Trip - Montana

Saturday, June 10th – Saturday, June 17th 

This summer, we’re taking a team to Saint Ignatius, MT, where we’ll be partnering with Pinehaven Christian Children’s Ranch and School. Our team will work alongside staff and other volunteers to help carry out the vision of this ministry. This trip is open to adults and families. The application deadline is March 31st. For an application, or if you’d like more information,

please email Michelle.

OUTREACH email list

Want to connect with the Outreach Ministry and stay up to date on opportunities to serve in and around our community? Sign up for the Outreach email list by submitting the form below.

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