Connecting With Local Community
Ministries, Events and Activities happening within our own local community
2017 SERMON SERIES – FREEDOM
Join us Sunday mornings as Pastor Dan Bohyer discusses Freedom. This Spring he will focus on Grace. In the late Spring/early Summer he will focus on what the bible says about addictions and in the Fall he will share how to have Freedom in Christ. This Sunday, April 2nd, Pastor Dave Bohyer will start off our Easter season. Please join us at 10:15 am as we learn and grow in our faith.
Saturday, April 1st – 7:30 am
GEC hosts a Men’s Breakfast the first Saturday of each month. Please join us this Saturday, April 1st for some great food, fellowship and amazing bible teaching. All men junior high age and up are welcome. Bring your friends.
PRISCILLA SHIRER SIMULCAST
Saturday, April 8th – 8:45 am to 4:30 pm (Doors open at 8:15 am)
The Deaconesses will be selling tickets on Sunday, March 12th for this event. The simulcast will take place at Elgin Evangelical Free Church. For more information visit Priscilla Sheirer.
GAME OF LIFE – JESUS EDITION AT GEC
Sunday, April 9th – 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sunday, April 9th Calling all families and friends. We are hosting a new event that will be a full scale version of the Game of Life but this is the Jesus Edition. Come with a friend, come with a spouse, come with your family and play through the life of Christ this Easter. Walk through the events of Jesus life from birth to death to His resurrection and collect your PayDays to see who will win. Sign up today for your time slot. Game will run from 3pm-7pm with available time slots every ten minutes. Average game length per group is estimated to be 45-60 min. Fun for all ages. Sign Up Today!
BLOOD DRIVE AT GEC
day, April 14th – 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
GEC will be hosting a blood drive on Good Friday. Come donate and save a life. Heartland Blood will be on site. All are welcome to come and give. The more blood we donate, the more lives we can save.
At 7pm we encourage you to attend the Good Friday Service at 2nd Baptist Church.
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 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
ESL CLASSES OFFERED AT GEC
2017 September – April
If you are interested in learning english as a second langauge GEC is now offering classes. Please contact Ellie Bach (224) 489-1255 for more details.
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.
Pray Your Life Away-Feb 2017 (1)
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about this ministry.
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