Evangelical United Methodist, 401 Walnut St, Washington, IL 61571 .. 309-444-3228

Opportunities  to  Help  Others


The annual paper goods drive is going on during Lent. The box is outside the sanctuary to collect items which will go to the Food Pantry.  Donations of paper towels, toilet paper, facial tissues, napkins, paper plates and cups, wipes, plastic storage bags, plastic wrap, and such are very much appreciated!


The Food Pantry especially needs tuna, canned fruit, and canned soup.  Medium size boxes are also needed.  We are thankful for your continued support for our food pantry. (Updated March 16, 2023)
Help is needed the Thursday before the Pantry Give-Away to unload items from Midwest Distribution Center and to set-up for Saturday.   Help is needed on that Saturday to fill boxes and load boxes into cars.  Check the full calendar for these dates.  Let a member of the team or the office know if you are available to help.

Food Pantry Set-up

Food is pickup from Midwest Distribution Center the Thursday before the Saturday give away each month.  Help is need to upload and set up the distribution in the Fellowship Hall.   This usually takes  from 8:00 am until 10:00 am to do.   
Check the calendar for set-up dates.

HEARTS  for CHANGE  Rummage  Sale

EVAN is happy to provide Hearts for Change a place to hold their Charity Rummage Sale!  It will be held April 21-22.  They are looking for donations of items, volunteers to help, and lots of customers at the sale! There will be a raffle drawing and a bale sale, also.  You can learn more about the sale and the organization, and/or volunteer by contacting  them at HeartsForChangeIL@gmail.com or go to their Facebook page by clicking the link below.  See you at the sale!!
The Busy Bees thank everyone for the generous donations of bath towels! They have enough now to complete this project.  There are no specific needs at this time.  But whenever you are cleaning out a sewing cupboard, please check to see if the Bees can use any of the items before throwing them away.  And your prayer support is always needed!  Thank you!


As the humanitarian relief and development arm of the United Methodist Church,
 The United Methodist Committee on Relief – UMCOR –
 assists United Methodists and churches to become involved globally in direct ministry to persons in need. UMCOR comes alongside those who suffer from natural or human-caused disasters – famine, hurricane, war, flood, fire or other events—to alleviate suffering and serve as a source of help and hope for the vulnerable. UMCOR provides relief, response and long-term recovery grants when events overwhelm a community’s ability to recover on their own. UMCOR also provides technical support and training for partners to address emerging and ongoing issues related to disaster relief, recovery, and long-term health and development.  Offerings will be received March 1-19. 


Near Chatham IL, the United Methodist church has a facility to provide humanitarian relief for here and abroad.  Two volunteers from EVAN went to Chatham IL to pack meals that would feed those displaced due to the war in Ukraine.  They met with other volunteers and packed more than 2 pallets that day.  Each pallet contains 1200 meals!  And each completed pallet was covered with prayer.   The fellowship and the commitment was wonderful there.  What a blessing to both those who serve and those who receive!
The distribution Center also packs many other Ready-for-Disaster items such as flood buckets and Hygiene packets.    Volunteers are always needed!  If you would like to know more, please click on the link -- https://www.midwestmission.org/

Photos:  Packing meals, Display of items and kits sent out, gathering to pray over a loaded truck, Midwest Distribution Center emblem.