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Register for our Prayer Vigil – Saturday, March 16th – 17th. 

Connecting With Our Local Community

Ministries, Events and Activities happening within our own local community


2018 Winter Sermon Series 

Pastor Dave will continue his winter series this Sunday, March 11th.  Sunday morning service is starts at 10:15 am.  Come join us in worship.  If you missed a week and want to hear the message go to Sermons on the drop down menu and listen to the most recent weeks sermon or past sermons. 
Congregational Meeting
Sunday, March 11th, 2018  – 12 pm
Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, March 11th right after service to vote on our candidate, Stephen Carlson for the Pastor Of Family Ministries position. A Q & A Session was held back on Feb. 25th.  All feedback was very positive.  If you have any questions please contact the search committee or call the church office. 
Spaghetti Lunch Fundraiser 
Sunday, March 11th – 12:30 pm (after meeting)
Our Spaghetti lunch fundraiser will be Sunday, March 11th starting at 12:30 pm after our church service. All proceeds raised from this event will help support our students attending AWANA Great Lakes Bible Camp in June. Suggested donation for the lunch is $10 for adults and $5 for children and families of 4 or more $20. Come have lunch and enjoy some fellowship while helping our students. Thank you so much for your support. Tickets are on sale now if you would like to purchase yours early.  See the church office for details.  Thank you. 
Prayer Vigil
Friday, March 16th – Saturday, March 17th, 2018
GEC will be having a 24 hour prayer vigil. Please consider joining us by volunteering to sign up for a 30 minute turn to pray. It looks like this: 6 pm Friday, March 16th to 6 pm Saturday, March 17th
Where: At your home (or elsewhere)
What: Spend 30 minutes (or more) in prayer for Grace Church, Witness and Great Commission prayer guides will be supplied.  There are 3 ways to sign up: Bulletin board at the church, at the spaghetti lunch fundraiser on Sunday, March 11th or go on-line to www.gecelgin click on the community link and then click on Prayer Vigil.  Sign up for a time to pray today! 
Good Friday Blood Drive at GEC
Friday, March 30th, 2018  8 am – 12 pm
GEC will be hosting a blood drive on Good Friday.  Sign up today to help save a life.  You can go to hearlandbc.org or email Warren Krup at w.krup@comcast.net.  If you have any questions please contact the church office at 847-742-6818.  Thank you for supporting this event. 
Indoor Family Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 30th, 2018  – 10 am – 11 am
We would love for you to attend our Family Easter Egg Hunt. If you plan to attend please complete the  Registration Easter egg form and return it our Children’s Ministry Director, Jennifer Ogaard or email it to her at jennifergecelgin@gmail.com.  This is a FREE event. After the Easter Egg Hunt, as family, you will put together a Resurrection Egg Set to take home. Easter Egg Hunt is for ages 1 through 5th grade. 
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 Ruth Stuart for more information at Rusty@comcast.net 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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Feb 18, 2018
02-18-18 The Wounded Healer
"02-18-18 The Wounded Healer" from Winter Series by Pastor Dave Bohyer. Track 1 of 1. Genre: relgious.
  • Feb 18, 201802-18-18 The Wounded Healer
    Feb 18, 2018
    02-18-18 The Wounded Healer
    "02-18-18 The Wounded Healer" from Winter Series by Pastor Dave Bohyer. Track 1 of 1. Genre: relgious.
  • Feb 11, 201802/11/18 The Road To Damascus
    Feb 11, 2018
    02/11/18 The Road To Damascus
    "02/11/18 The Road To Damascus" from Special speaker by Stephen Carlson. Track 1 of 1. Genre: religious
  • Feb 4, 201802-04-18 A Carpenter and A Fisherman
    Feb 4, 2018
    02-04-18 A Carpenter and A Fisherman
    "02-04-18 A Carpenter and A Fisherman" from Sermon by Stephen Carlson. Track 1 of 1. Genre: relgious.
  • Dec 10, 201712-10-17 THE LORD HAS COME DRAW NEAR
    Dec 10, 2017
    Series: Christmas
    "12-10-17 THE LORD HAS COME DRAW NEAR" from Christmas by Pastor Dan Bohyer. Track 2 of 2. Genre: religious.
  • Dec 3, 201712-3-17 SPEECHLESS
    Dec 3, 2017
    12-3-17 SPEECHLESS
    Series: Christmas
    "12-3-17 SPEECHLESS" from Christmas by Pastor Dan Bohyer. Track 1 of 1. Genre: relgious.
  • Nov 29, 201711-26-17 AFRICA
    Nov 29, 2017
    11-26-17 AFRICA
    Series: Thanksgiving
    "11-26-17 AFRICA " from Thanksgiving by Pastor Dave Bohyer. Track 1 of 1. Genre: relgious.
  • Nov 29, 201711-26-17 AFRICA
    Nov 29, 2017
    11-26-17 AFRICA
    Series: MISSIONS
    "11-26-17 AFRICA " from Thanksgiving by Pastor Dave Bohyer. Track 1 of 1. 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.
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!