The Local Outreach Ministry of The Moody Church seeks to equip our congregation to reach out to our surrounding communities in different means and at various levels. We work to reach the lost ones of the world by partnering with organizations and through our own ministries, including Angel Tree, Bread of Life, Good News Jail Ministry, our Moody Business Network Luncheons, and our Chicago Marathon Cheering Section.
Leadership: Pastor Larry McCarthy, Jr.
Opportunities To Get Involved
Angel Tree, a ministry of Prison Fellowship, provides Christmas presents to the children of prison inmates on behalf of the incarcerated parent and in the name of Christ. Gifts are collected and then distributed to the children at a dinner and Christmas party at The Moody Church in December. Volunteers are needed beginning in October to call families, organize gifts, help host the party, and aid in parking and registration duties.
Bread of Life is a multi-church outreach ministry serving homeless and needy people in Chicago, providing tangible assistance while also building relationships to help them get back on their feet. Volunteers serve Saturday evenings in the downtown area distributing food, toiletries, clothing, and Bibles to as many as 150 homeless.
This ministry provides resources intended to bring the love of Jesus to our Muslim friends. Each Sunday after service, our kiosk in Memorial Hall is equipped with knowledgeable volunteers and materials like books, DVDs, and Bibles. Classes are also offered on various topics to educate believers.
The Moody Church works in conjunction with Good News Jail & Prison Ministry to minister to the inmate population at Cook County Jail. Andre Fiedler and his team conduct bi-weekly Bible studies in Division 9, a maximum-security division of the jail. This is primarily a ministry of teaching, encouragement, and prayer for those awaiting trial, often for serious offenses.
This annual October event allows The Moody Church to support the 45,000 runners participating in the Chicago Marathon and to reach out to the surrounding community, inviting them to join us for a fun morning full of music, food, and fellowship. Volunteers are needed to help with food preparation, set up, and serving. 7:00–10:00am: Cheering Section Outreach / 10am-11:30am: Morning Service
On the second and third Wednesdays of each month, The Moody Church sends a team to conduct an evening gospel service at Pacific Garden Mission (PGM). Volunteers not only serve from the platform but also show friendship to and pray with the men and women of PGM. For additional information about this ministry and how you can get involved, download our one-page info sheet here.
Are you a Christian in the business world interested in networking with other professionals? Join us bimonthly at the Union League Club downtown for lunch, opportunities to connect with Christians across various fields, and to hear an engaging testimony from a believer glorifying God in business. For more information and to register, click here.
Skyword Ministries is the incorporated organizational name for the Christian Protestant Chapel ministry at the interfaith chapels of O’Hare and Midway airports. It is the only authorized and approved Protestant ministry at both airports. Our team is made up of volunteers that include people from many backgrounds and vocations including seminary professors, pastors, military chaplains, business professionals, and ministry leaders. Our mission is to impact Chicago airline and airport personnel and passengers with the transforming message of the Gospel. Learn more here.
Our tract rack in Memorial Hall is filled each week with a wide variety of evangelistic literature free of charge. Anyone is welcome to take tracts to assist their personal witnessing endeavors as ministers of the gospel!