Connecting With Our Local Community

Ministries, Events and Activities happening within our own local community


2018 Winter Sermon Series 

Join this Sunday, Feb. 25th. Pastor Dave will be sharing another great message on Sunday morning.  Please join us on Sundays at 10:15 am.  Come and grow in Christ.    
Congregational Meeting
Sunday, February 25th, 2018  – 4 pm
Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday, Feb. 25th at 4 pm to discuss our candidate, Stephen Carlson and his interest in the Pastor of Family Ministries position.  This will be a Q & A time for anyone who would like to ask questions about the candidate and the above referenced position.  If you have any questions please contact the search committee or call the church office. 
Sunday, February 25th, 2018  – 6 pm
Huntley  Brown’s music ministry has taken him all over the world.  He recently performed at one of Bill Gaither’s Homecoming Concerts.  Huntley performs for big and small churches alike.  He has an amazing gift to play the piano and we want to share it with you.  Tickets are $5.  A free will offering will also be taken the night of the concert. Purchase your tickets here Huntley Brown ConcertYou can also purchase your tickets by contacting the church office at (847) 742-6818.  Purchase your tickets early so you don’t miss this incredible show.  Watch this video.
Spaghetti Lunch Fundraiser 
Sunday, March 11th – 12:30 pm (After service)
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. 
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 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
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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