Community Assistance

SUNDAY NIGHT SUPPER KICK OFF DINNER | Sunday, August 18, 5-7 pm: Park Ridge Presbyterian Church

Members of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and Park Ridge Presbyterian Church are excited about how close we are to the beginning of the 2019-2020 Sunday Night Supper season.
Everyone is invited to dine as our guests at the Host Team Kick Off Dinner on August 18th. We hope you experience all the hospitality, love and nourishment we will extend to the SNS guests beginning September 8th.
You will be greeted at the Lounge Doors like our guests, invited to sit around a table with friends like our guests and served a generous hot meal like our guests. Come and experience a shared meal, no questions asked.
Contact Pastor Amanda with any questions,


Sunday Night Suppers is a collaborative food ministry of Park Ridge churches and the Park Ridge Ministerial Association. On Sunday evenings from September to May, members of our community experiencing food insecurity are invited to share a meal together, no questions asked. 

Beginning in September 2019, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and Park Ridge Presbyterian Church will join together as co-hosts of this vital ministry. As the 2019-2020 program year will be the first year of our joint partnership, the Vestry has chosen Sunday Night Suppers as our One Big Thing for 2019-2020. One Big Thing is about rallying ourselves and working as a team doing something that we enjoy, something that fits our strengths as a parish, and something that challenges us to dig deep together. And Sunday Night Suppers is just that: a prime opportunity to live into our gift and enjoyment of feeding our neighbors!

Sunday Night Supper Hosts, if you're interested...

PRPC has kindly organized the following options for CPR training for anyone interested in getting certified prior to becoming a SNS host. This is not a requirement to be on the Host Team to be certified but training has been organized in case anyone is interested in being more prepared should we have any incidents arise during the dinner. 

The trainings will be offered:  Tuesday, August 27 at 4pm  and Saturday, August 31 at 9:30am


I just wanted to personally thank you for the blessing you bestowed upon our group with the Spring baskets donation. Kurt told me that you were instrumental in getting the cleaning items together for the baskets. My clients were elated and so shocked that someone actually thought of them. I have 25 clients who were formerly homeless and have moved into apartments. Most clients feel forgotten or misunderstood because of their homelessness. As a program, we are one of the smallest here at Catholic Charities, with a very meager budget.

Welcoming Refugees: Presentation at St. Mary's






On February 8 more than 70 people, both parishioners and visitors, attended a lively presentation about refugees and how to help  welcome them upon their arrival in the United States.

The discussion was led by Sue Horgan of Exodus World Service, a Christian advocacy group. Information about Exodus can be found here.

If you would like to be added to our Refugee Email list please let us know either via email or call us at 847-823-4126.
This email list will be used exclusively to communicate regarding issues relevant to welcoming refugees.