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 (1st and 3rd 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 Red Apple in Palatine (2121 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:
April 22, 2018: Don’t Miss Adults with Abilities Sunday
2018 Schedule:    April 21     May 19 (Open House)   June 16
July 21     August 18     September 15     October 20     (November / December – No Meetings) 
Meadow’s Meals Ministry demonstrates the love of Jesus by providing meals to those in our body that are in need. Our Meals Ministry seeks to honor and glorify God by serving the MCF community by providing food, love, and prayer.
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples,if you love one another.”  
(John 13:35)
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
The mission of our Visitation Team is to care for others by providing comfort, care and companionship for those who are homebound, hospitalized, in a convalescent center, or recuperating at home. Visitation may be for the short term or for the ongoing provision of encouragement and support to those who may feel isolated or alone. We nurture each other, as we serve God and care for others. 
If you know someone in the church who needs this ministry or you would like to help with this ministry, please contact the church office for more information.