Spiritual growth (learning to love God and others) takes practice and proximity. That is why we gather every Sunday morning for corporate worship.  It is also why we gather in small groups where we can relate with others on a deeper and more personal level. In that context we can help one another press into all that God has for us as we share life, pray together, study the bible, and encourage each other. Spiritual growth is a journey that is best taken with others. Join a small group today— CLICK HERE!
ARISE & SHINE (for Women)
This women’s prayer and fellowship group meets in the Atrium from 8:30-10:30am (2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month). Bring your own snack & beverage. We will pray together at 9:30am. Come and go as you need. (Led by Eryn Bee)
Men are invited to meet for breakfast together at Gus’s Diner in Palatine (2160 S. Plum Grove Road) at 6:30am on the 3rd Saturdays of the month to connect and recharge over faith, food and fellowship. Join anytime!
CARING FRIENDS (a ministry for adults with disabilities)Caring_Friends_Logo_square_white
Believing God is creator of all, has a purpose for every life, and that people with disabilities are a necessary part of the body of Christ, we launched CARING FRIENDS. 
This growing ministry reaches many adults with intellectual disabilities in our community. Once a month Caring Friends provides adults with disabilities a place to fellowship, worship and use their gifts to serve the body of Christ. Our mission is to honor God by helping them to know, love and become like Jesus Christ.
Our Program is centered around Faith, Family, Friends and Food. Come enjoy dinner with friends in a comfortable setting, followed by a time for spiritual growth, worship through music & prayer. This program also strives to provide opportunities for participants to use their gifts in service to others. For more information on how to participate or to volunteer contact Sharon Rickerson at:
2019 Schedule:
July 20     August 17     September 21     October 19     (November / December – No Meetings) 
Corporate prayer is an important part of the life of our church, along with worship, sound doctrine, communion, and fellowship. The early church met regularly to learn the doctrine of the apostles, break bread, and pray together (Acts 2:42). When we pray together, with other believers, the effects can be very positive. Corporate prayer edifies and unifies us as we share our common faith. The same Holy Spirit who dwells within each believer causes our hearts to rejoice as we hear praises to our Lord and Savior, knitting us together in a unique bond of fellowship found nowhere else in life.
To begin the prayer chain…please contact:
  • Karen Smilden, our Primary Coordinator at 847-398-6591
  • Marcia Jarrett at 217-649-1059