Many of our neighbors from the surrounding community come from very low to middle income households. As a result, a significant percentage of the children in our local schools are enrolled in a free lunch program through the National School Lunch Program. Other signs of material poverty include the number of individuals seeking long-term assistance through federal housing programs, as well as temporary assistance through the Hope House shelter just down the street.

As a church, we acknowledge that our heavenly Father has a special concern for the poor and the oppressed. Thus, we are committed to the ministry of mercy and justice and to the task of serving the poor and the underprivileged.

Consequently, we offer or provide support for a number of programs designed to serve the underserved, within our immediate neighborhood as well as the greater Chicagoland area and throughout the world.

For more information, please contact Pastor Peter Park (peterpark@parkwoodcommunity.org).

35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’  40…‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

~Matthew 25: 35-36, 40


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