Beading Connecting With Local Community
Ministries, Events and Activities happening within our own local community
Spring Sermon Series
2017 SERMON SERIES – FREEDOM
Join us Sunday mornings as Pastor Dan Bohyer discusses Freedom. This Spring Pastor Dan 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 23rd, Pastor Dan Bohyer will continue in his series on Live Free. Please join us at 10:15 am for our worship service. Come and grow in Christ.
Friday, April 28th – 7:00 pm
Each month our Deaconesses create an event to bring women together. It is a great time to invite others. This month we will be doing a Beading class. Please sign up on the bulletin board if you are interested incoming or call the church office at (847) 742-6818. All ladies are welcome.
LOVE ELGIN DAY
Saturday, April 29th – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Love Elgin Day is a massive outreach from over 40 churches serving together to help the community. Those in need can come and get food, clothing, car and bike repairs, hair cuts, etc. If you would like more information about this event go to LOVE ELGIN and see what is available and how you can volunteer to help those in need. GEC is collecting new and gently used clothing now until April 23rd for this event.
Saturday, May 6th – 7:30 am
GEC hosts a Men’s Breakfast the first Saturday of each month. Please join us this Saturday, May 6th for some great food, fellowship and amazing bible teaching. All men junior high age and up are welcome. Sign up on the bulletin board. Bring your friends.
CHURCH WORK DAY
Saturday, May 20th – 7:30 am – 2:00 pm
We need your help to keep our church looking beautiful. Please join us on Saturday, May 20th to
help clean, paint, organize and help the deacons with many jobs around the church. It is a great time to help out and make a difference. Sign up on the bulletin board. Lunch will be served to those who are working.
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-APRIL 2017
Click here for more information 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