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Connecting With Our Local Community

Ministries, Events and Activities happening within our own local community



Join us Sunday mornings as Pastor Dan Bohyer talks about Freedom.   On Sunday, November 12th Pastor Dan will be continuing in his series “I Am Free”. This week he will talk about being the True Vine.  As we continue into the winter Pastor Dan Bohyer will share how to have Freedom in Christ.   Please join us on Sundays at 10:15 am.  Come and grow in Christ.    
We packed over 120 shoe boxes at our packing party this past Sunday.  It was a great  event and a lot of fun.  Many families came out.  Thank you to everyone who came and packed a box, donated items and prayed over the boxes. 
Monday, November 13th – Monday, November 20th
GEC is one of the drop-off locations for the Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes.  During the above listed dates, people from the community can come by during the hours posted and drop off their shoe boxes.  What a great time to connect with the people right here in our community.  If you see some new faces greet them with a smile and thank them for packing a shoe box.  As of Today, Monday, Nov. 20th we have collected over 1,400 shoe boxes!  Praise God.                          
Sunday, November 26th  12 pm – 3 pm
Give the gift of life this Thanksgiving season.  GEC is hosting a blood drive and you can be part of it.  Our goal is to receive 20 units of blood.  Every person that gives blood gets a long sleeve T-shirt from Heartland Blood as a thank you for donating.  Sign up HERE and reserve your spot.  If you are a GEC attender please sign up after 12 pm.  Thank you so much for supporting this ministry.  If you have any questions please contact Warren Krup. 
Sunday, November 26th after service
Come help decorate our church for Christmas. Lunch will be served and then we will decorate. Come and enjoy some good food and help make our church look beautiful for the holidays. Please sign up in the foyer.  Any questions please contact the church office. 
Saturday December 2nd 10 am – 11:30 am
Ladies you won’t want to miss this year’s Annual Christmas Brunch. Tickets required and will be available starting Sunday morning, November 5th in the Fellowship Hall. Suggested donation is $5 per ticket. Tickets are limited, so get your’s early!  Invite your family and friends.  Jr. High age girls and up.  Please see Jennifer Ogaard or Nelli Pries for tickets and information.  Thank you. 
Sunday, December 2nd, 2017 –  4 pm
Come and enjoy a night of singing Christmas Carols to those in nursing homes, hospital and shut-ins.  Several groups will go out from our church and be assigned to areas that they will carol at.  Then everyone will come back to the church for a Soup Suppler.  Sign up on the bulletin and let us know what type of soup you will be bringing and a dessert.  If you know anyone who would us to come and carol to them let the church office know.  If you have any questions please see Ap Maranion or contact the church office. 
Sunday, December 17th, 2017 –  6 pm
GEC will be hosting a Christmas Concert with Jeorge Holmes on Sunday, Dec. 17th at 6 pm. Invite your family and friends to this fun filled night and prepare your hearts for Christmas!
Our church directory is now available on-line.  The church office can provide you the password.  Once you have the password,click here  to pull up the directory. If you would like to access the online directory from your own computer or device go to members.instantchurchdirectory.com You will create a login using the email that is provided in the church directory and then make up your own unique password. Once you confirm your email you will be able to access the directory from your computer.  You can also load the directory to your mobile device by going to the app store and downloading  the “Instant church directory” app.  You will need your email address that is in the church directory in order to access the directory  from your mobile device.  If you have any questions please contact the church office.
the-story_001 THE STORY
The redemptive message of God (the Good News of Jesus Christ!) is the news that informs all other good news or bad news we hear each day. While there is temptation to reduce the Gospel message to a few bullet points, historically the Great Commission has advanced from everyday Christians knowing, living, and sharing the beauty of the Gospel within the context of their everyday lives. In response, Spread Truth is committed to putting forth the centrality of the Gospel message with an unyielding submission to the inerrancy, infallibility, sufficiency, and beauty of the Bible’s redemptive storyline for everyday Christians. Please Read The Story to help understand how it all began and how it will never end. Then share it with your family and friends.
prayer-band-ministry-_001 PRAYER BAND MINISTRY
If you would like to submit a prayer request click here “Prayer Band”. GEC has created a prayer band which is a group of people to assist in praying over individual prayer requests. These requests will be prayed over daily for 30 days. People can resubmit if they need continued prayer after the thirty days.  Be reassured these requests are kept confidental and will be prayed over by a group of individuals in our church. If you are interested in being part of the “Prayer Band” and would like to pray for the needs that come in please contact Dawn Simon at dawn.simon7@outlook.com.
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Connecting With Our Global Community

Ministries, Events and Activities happening around the world

Leadership Vistas International Ministries

Pastor Dave Bohyer is excited to be serving part-time with Leadership Vistas in Africa!  He has been involved in helping train pastors from Rwanda, Congo, Uganda, Kenya, & Burundi since 2005.  His wife Jan also has served with women’s conferences alongside Dave.  The Kingdom of God is exploding in Central Africa, but the crying need is for trained leadership. 
dare to care– Sept. 2017 news letter

Click here for more information about this ministry.


missions GEC Missionaries

We have several missionaries that we support. Please click on the link below to read and find out more about our missionaries.

GEC supported Missionaries 



young-mom-edit-2_001 MOM’S BIBLE STUDY – FRIDAYS – 9AM

Young mothers need time away to recharge. Join us for a time of Bible Study, fellowship, refreshments and prayers for mom’s with young kids. Childcare is provided. We have great group discussion on various topics including parenting, marriage, and spiritual growth. We meet every Friday morning from 9:00am – 11:00am from September to May. You can join at any time. Please contact Jan Bohyer at dgbohyer@juno.com or Dao Maranion at daomaranion@sbcglobal.net

A Bible study for women every Tuesday night at GEC at 7:00pm . All ladies are welcome to this study. If you would like to be part of this study please contact Ellie Bach for more information at elidab0618@yahoo.com or Cathy Stellman at stellmanfamily@aol.com
womens_bible_study1 WOMEN OF THE WORD – TUESDAY – 9:30AM
A Bible study for older Women every Tuesday morning at 9:30am at GEC. The Women of the Word is discussion oriented, teaching shared and prayer time with great refreshments. This study goes all year and you can join any time. Contact Donna Rees for more information.
bible20study_t1 GOLDEN BELIEVERS – WEDNESDAY – 8:30AM
A Bible study for older men every Wednesday mornings at 8:30am at GEC. The Golden Believers study the bible, pray and fellowship. Fun, laughter and great teaching! Contact John Feldman for more information. This group meets year round.  
A Bible study for young couples meets the 1st and the 3rd Friday of the month at 7:00pm at Dave and Lisa Erb’s. The Young Couples Bible study is on building relationships with the Lord, your spouse and family. Childcare is available. Contact Dave & Lisa Erb for more information at Lisa.erb@ameritech.net
 A Bible study for men and women meets Friday at 7pm twice per month at Group Homes. Deeper   study on various topics/books of the bible. Prayer time and refreshments. Builds strong relationships.   Contact Kevin Oggard at kjogaard@gmail.com  



Grace church is blessed to share fellowship with the Lao Ministry. The Lao Ministry joined the Grace Church Community several years ago lead by Lay Pastor Siripong Leal. For more information contact him at SiripongLeal@sbcglogal.net

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Grace Evangelical Church 
1800 Bowes Road in Elgin, IL.
Phone number :(847) 742-6818
Fax (847) 742-2788.  
Our website : www.gecelgin.org.
Worship service is at 10:15am on Sunday mornings.  
We have sunday school for all ages that starts at 9am (Sept – May)  Come join us!  

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Nov 12, 2017
11-12-17 I Am The Alpha & Omega
Series: I AM, FREE
"11-12-17 I Am The Alpha & Omega" from I AM FREE by Pastor Dan Bohyer. Track 2 of 2. Genre: relgious.
  • Nov 12, 201711-12-17 I Am The Alpha & Omega
    Nov 12, 2017
    11-12-17 I Am The Alpha & Omega
    Series: I AM, FREE
    "11-12-17 I Am The Alpha & Omega" from I AM FREE by Pastor Dan Bohyer. Track 2 of 2. Genre: relgious.
  • Nov 5, 2017Track 11-05-17 I Am The Way
    Nov 5, 2017
    Track 11-05-17 I Am The Way
    Series: I AM, FREE
    "Track 11-05-17 I Am The Way " from I AM, FREE by Pastor Dan Bohyer. Track 2 of 2. Genre: religious.
  • Oct 22, 201710-22-17 I Am The Ressurrection – Eternity
    Oct 22, 2017
    10-22-17 I Am The Ressurrection – Eternity
    Series: I AM, FREE
    "10-22-17 I Am The Ressurrection - Eternity" from I AM, FREE by Pastor Dan Bohyer. Track 1 of 2. Genre: religious.
  • Oct 15, 201710-14-17 MISSIONS SUNDAY
    Oct 15, 2017
    10-14-17 MISSIONS SUNDAY
    Series: MISSIONS
    "10-14-17 MISSIONS SUNDAY" from MISSIONS by Eric Hanson . Track 1 of 1. Genre: Religious.
  • Oct 8, 201710-08-17 I AM THE GOOD SHEPHERD
    Oct 8, 2017
    Series: I AM, FREE
    "10-08-17 I AM THE GOOD SHEPHERD" from I AM, FREE by Pastor Dan Bohyer. Released: 1997. Track 1 of 1. Genre: Religious.
  • Oct 1, 201710-01-17 I AM THE LIFE
    Oct 1, 2017
    10-01-17 I AM THE LIFE
    Series: I AM, FREE
    "10-01-17 I AM THE LIFE" from I AM, FREE by Pastor Dan Bohyer. Released: 2015. Track 1 of 1. Genre: religious.
  • Sep 17, 201709-17-17 I AM HE
    Sep 17, 2017
    09-17-17 I AM HE
    Series: I AM, FREE
    "09-17-17 I AM HE " from I AM, FREE by Pastor Dan Bohyer. Track 1 of 1. Genre: relgious.
  • Sep 1, 2017SELF CONTROL
    Sep 1, 2017
    "SELF CONTROL" from THE FRUIT OF FREEDOM by Pastor Dave Bohyer. Track 1 of 1. Genre: relgious.
  • Aug 20, 201708-20-17 E Pluribus Unum
    Aug 20, 2017
    08-20-17 E Pluribus Unum
    "08-20-17 E Pluribus Unum" from Summer series by Pastor Dan Bohyer. Released: 1985. Track 1 of 1. Genre: Religous
  • Aug 6, 201708-06-17 He Is Stronger
    Aug 6, 2017
    08-06-17 He Is Stronger
    "08-06-17 He Is Stronger " from Summer series by Pastor Dave Bohyer. Track 1 of 1. Genre: religous
Job Opportunities
  Grace Church is seeking the Lord for a passionate follower of Christ to serve with us as Family Ministry Pastor!
  We are a medium-sized spiritual community focused on GOD’S WORD, GOD’S FAMILIES, AND GOD’S WORLD.
  Making disciples who make disciples is our calling and heartbeat.  As a first step, please check out our job description at the link below and church website.  If you are interested in sending a resume digital responses are preferred.  Resumes can be emailed to officegecelgin@gmail.com Further information is available as God leads.  Thank you!