Shalom Outreach

Welcome to Community Fellowship Shalom Outreach! We're here to serve our neighbors and communities together on the basis of the Gospel. We desire to be active in mission and live on mission for Christ locally.


Shalom – (Hebrew concept, greeting)

A vision first articulated in the Old Testament but then coming expression in the New Testament; a state in which human being is dwelling at peace in all his or her relationships: with God, with self, with others, with nature; it is not merely the absence of hostility; at its highest, it is enjoyment in one’s relationships. (Nicholas Wolterstorff – Until Justice and Peace Embrace)

 Shalom – is a ministry vision to model God’s love that’s at the center of how we think, relate, and act with each other and our community.  

  • HEAD – Understanding and sharing God’s love – His desire that we all experience fullness and well-being across all dimensions of life.
  • HEART – Engaging and stirring compassion for the vulnerable – the orphan, the widow, the stranger, the hungry, the vulnerable, the lost.
  • HANDS – Building relationships within our community through relief of immediate needs and longer-term support of well-being.

We are committed to the CF ministry strategy of Gather, Grow and Go. We see an unprecedented opportunity for the local church to show Christ's love and for those around us to "see [our] good works and give glory to [our] Father who is in heaven" (Matt. 5:16)!

Senior Pastor, Will Pavone, and Shalom Outreach Team Leader, Genzo Yamamoto, put together this video in early 2020 when the CF Outreach initiative was launched in response to community needs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The video is dated but provides the original vision for what has become the CF Shalom Outreach ministry.


We're so glad you asked! We'd love to get to know you to help find the best fit for your gifts and passions. Would you take a moment to fill out this information request? You can also fill it out by texting "Shalom" to 630-416-9277. We'll get back to you as soon as possible.

The next step for anyone interested in serving with the Shalom ministry is to attend the Shalom Engagement training – offered a few times each year. Contact us at  for more information about the next training session.

We look forward to partnering together with you!

Current Needed Items

Caring Network 

Diapers (Newborn, 1, 2, 3)

Baby Wipes, Diaper Rash Cream

Enfamil (various types but "yellow" is preferred)

Baby Shampoo, Wash and Lotion

New Baby Clothes

New Car Seats

Small baby toys and books

Gift cards to Walmart

World Relief

Cooking Pots, Mixing Bowls, Tea Kettle, Kitchen Trash Cans

Bed Comforters (Twin / Full), Bed Sheets (Twin / Full), Bath Towel Sets

Tool Kits, Sewing Kits, Flashlights, Postage Stamps

Microwaves, Irons, Blenders - (new or used – clean and in excellent working condition)

Amazon Wishlist

Kindergarten - 12 Amazon Wishlist

ALL DONATED ITEMS CAN BE DROPPED OFF in the black collection container found in the main entrance of the church on Sundays or during the week at the church office Monday -Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm.