MANNA is ministry of Parkview designed to welcome and walk alongside those men, women and families struggling with homelessness. We don't pretend to have all the answers, but wish to open our doors on Sunday mornings to everyone and anyone who wants to connect with God and seek out His provision for their lives. We desire to live life together and meet people wherever they are in their journey.
What months does Manna meet?
Manna starts the first Sunday after Labor Day and continues each Sunday through the first Sunday in June.
Help with a meal – Provide a meal for a particular Sunday, or serve in the kitchen on a rotating basis. Sign up at right or at Guest Services on Sunday.
Welcome Team – Welcome participants and help them check in and store their belongings. (7:15 - 8:15a)
Connections Team – Build relationships, provide a listening ear, pray with participants and encourage them toward the God of hope. (7:30 - 8:30a, training available)
Driving Team – Using Parkview's van, help with local transportation before and after Manna. (6:45 - 8:45a or 11:45a - 12:45p)
Manna teams are encouraged to participate two Sundays/month.
How can I get there?
Manna generally provides bus transportation at 7:00a on Sunday mornings from the central line DuPage PADS Interim Housing Site to Parkview from October through April. Transportation is also provided to a location near the next Interim Housing at the conclusion of Manna. Please note this is subject to change due to Interim Housing schedule changes.
What does a typical Sunday Schedule?
Arrive by 7:30a – Tag and check in your belongings to a secure storage area. Relax with a cup of coffee and a snack in the gym.
8:30a – Attend a bible discussion group or the worship service.
9:45a – Attend the second worship service in the Auditorium or by video broadcast in the gym. For women only, attend a bible discussion group.
11:00a – Enjoy a hot meal provided free of charge.
11:45a – Clean up, take down chairs and tables and get your belongings from the storage area.
12:00a – Depart
If you’re ready to serve or want to find out more about Manna, contact Chuck Howard
Manna provides hot meals each Sunday for those struggling with homelessness. You can be a part of this ministry by providing meals or helping to serve the meals.
Summer schedule for Manna begins in June. Hot meals will resume in the fall.