One Wednesday night during Prayer, Praise, and Proclamation, Pastor Lee Ritchie began discussing her plan for our church to become intentionally intergenerational. You know, a safe, secure place where the young, the teens, the toddlers, and all other generations would begin to develop a more caring lifestyle toward each other. Lee suggested that I might want to volunteer time and share a kind heart with our four-year-olds in Worship Care. In saying yes to Worship Care, I became an uncle, a grandfather, and a friend to many. I have a list of young and old that drop into my lap every day about 10:00 a.m., not literally, but on my daily prayer calendar. That list is still growing.
Oh, what a joy to see the children on Sundays and Wednesdays. You haven’t lived until you have heard them pray, ask for another cookie, and even ask to sit beside you. Thank goodness for Wednesday Fellowship Suppers. You can catch up with the kids during dinner, play hide and seek, and have all sorts of fun, especially for me, getting to build relationships all the more.
Having the knowledge that through God’s guidance maybe he would use me to help his little ones has shaped me. They have been entrusted to my care once a month. I call them my kids. Their smiles and hugs are a huge reward. My life is better daily because I know them. We are continually seeking kind and loving adults to come alongside the children in Worship Care. It is a great place for our small ones. Jesus spent a lot of time with children, caring for them and about them. They learn about Jesus and his love for them. I just have to stop every now and then and tell Ms. Lee thank you. Worship Care at Ardmore is one of the best volunteer jobs in the city.
– Ed Lewandowski

Contact / Location

Contact info

123, New Lenox, Chicago IL 60606

Gathering Times


8:00am, 9:15am, 11:00am