Thanks for checking in with us.  We are still serving our community but we have implemented some temporary changes because of COVID-19 .   We’ll be updating our website daily, so please check the links below for specific program and ministry updates.

Important Ministry Update from the South Side Mission

The South Side Mission New Promise Center shelter program is being phased out. Read more here.

Latest COVID Updates

Our latest COVID update includes the tightening of mitigations and restrictions as put forth by the Governor. We are closely monitoring this developing situation, especially as it pertains to our Thrift Stores, our main campus ministry programs and our Christmas Day feeding ministry. Please check back here often for any updates and changes that may affect our various ministries.  Thank you so much for your part in our ministry and please be safe!

Thanks To All Who Are Supporting Our Upcoming Christmas Meal Program

Our current mail package explains how your support helps make a difference for those we serve. Please watch for details in your mailbox!

Thank you to all of you who share your blessings with those we serve.



Christmas Feeding Program Volunteer Sign-Ups Now Open

Due to COVID restrictions, our usual Christmas Day will look different this year, so please check out our modified volunteer needs by clicking the button below to go to our Sign-Up Genius page! We will need to spread our normal duties out over the entire week, so please pay careful attention to the tasks and their assigned days! Thank you so much for your part in this wonderful feeding ministry!

Sign Up To Volunteer


South Side Mission COVID-19 Update as of 12-2-20

Our Administrative Offices (Located at 1127 S. Laramie Street, Peoria, IL 61605)

Our main campus and administrative offices located on Laramie Street remain open during normal business hours but we are limiting visitors to essential guests only.  All staff and visitors in our building are required to wear a face mask and follow all recommended social distancing guidelines.  We will continue to conduct most of our normal business including receiving and processing financial gifts. 

Our Staff

All of our staff are currently working and we have implemented many measures to keep them safe and healthy while they continue to serve our community.  

Youth and Children’s Ministry – Click here to check us out!

Chapel Services

Our Sunday Service at our main campus chapel has resumed and all guests are required to wear a mask and follow recommended social distancing guidelines. 

Benevolence Center – (Located at 2919 W. Garden Street, Peoria, IL 61605)

We are accepting donated items at our Benevolence Center Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8am-2:30pm.

Lighthouse Diner (Located at 1127 S. Laramie Street, Peoria, IL 61605)

Camp Kearney

Details on Camp happenings can be found here!  

South Side Mission Thrift Stores 

All 3 of our Thrift Store locations are open to shoppers.  Get more by visiting our Thrift Store page.

Our locations are:

Sterling Avenue Thrift Store located at 3033 N. Sterling Ave (near Forest Hill) in Peoria 

Morton Thrift Store located at 2125 S. Main Street (Field Shopping Center), in Morton 

War Memorial Drive Thrift Store located at 603 E. War Memorial Drive (near Peoria Stadium) in Peoria 


Going forward we will try to keep you updated.  Please continue to pray for us as we navigate the important decisions and changes that lie ahead.  We also understand that all of you are also navigating this difficult time and we are praying for your safety as well.  Thank you so much for your continued faithfulness in partnering with us to serve this community with the grace, peace, and love of Jesus Christ our Lord.   


     Our Vision 

           “Minister to our community in Christ loving ways that provide opportunity for positive change.”

      Our Mission Statement

           “Our mission is to proclaim Jesus Christ, in His name love our neighbors and provide hope to the community through life transforming ministries.”

Our Core Values