“To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” Matthew 28: 19-20a spells out the task of this mission. We seek to fulfill that mission by becoming an ‘inviting, welcoming, nurturing, and serving community of Christ.’ We invite you to join us in that endeavor. We eagerly want to be in ministry with you, sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 12:00 PM
Rev. Jim Gibbons will present a 30 minute worship, the last one for this Lenten season, on activating the power of healing. Then go to our dining room where a light luncheon will be served for a free-will donation. All are welcome!
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 12:00 PM
'One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.' (Luke 6:12) We have trouble praying for a couple of minutes, let alone the whole night! Come to our Chapel on Wednesday, April 10th, at Noon to hear Rev. Dr. Richard Wang tell us how to 'Activate the Power of Prayer.' Then go to our dining room where a light lunch will be served for a free-will donation. All are welcome!
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 12:00 PM
Come to our chapel and hear Rev. Dr. Richard Wang speak with us on "The Active Power of Faith; Where is your Faith?" We will have 30 minutes with him and then go to the dining room where a light lunch will be served for a free-will donation. This is part of our Lenten mid-week services based on Mike Slaughter's book, "Made for a Miracle."
(Rockford, IL) What a Miracle! What a Moment! What a Savior! Join us this Easter Sunday, April 21, at 6:01 a.m. for our 'Son'rise Service in the Chapel and again at 10:00 a.m. for Resurrection Celebration in the Sanctuary. Both services will have communion open to all who repent and believe in our Lord. Come experience a miracle.
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(Rockford, IL) The Passion story vividly expresses God's endless love for the world as Jesus willingly lays down His life so that all might experience eternal life. "What Love Is This?" is a moving musical and worship experience as it walks through the last days of Christ's earthly life, from the jubilant entrance into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday and the difficult days of rejection and crucifixion to the triumphant resurrection of Easter Sunday. The fullest spectrum of music is represented in this dramatic thirty-five-minute work from composers Lloyd Larson, Mary McDonald, Brad Nix, Marty Parks, and Larry Shackley. Featured in our 10:00 a.m. worship service on Sunday, April 14.
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(Rockford, IL) During the 40 days of Lent, we will be meeting in the Chapel each Wednesday at noon for a 30 minute worship service. We hope this reminds us that the journey of Lent comes to us as a gift. It is a reminder to us to slow down, unplug ourselves, and be still and quiet in your presence.
Lord, it takes discipline for us to do this. We are addicted to instant access and immediate response. We are so used to being "on" that we have lost sight of our need for rest, for renewal and especially for you.
So, we thank you for the spiritual discipline of Lent. We lay aside our calendars and "to do" lists and focus instead on your gifts and blessings. We stop long enough to say "thank you" instead of running hurriedly and unappreciatively through our day.
We acknowledge the work of your grace in our lives -- and the reality that it is anything but "cheap." And, we wait. We wait expectantly and patiently for you to speak and to make yourself known to us in new and surprising ways. To this we commit ourselves this day, for the sake of Christ. Amen.
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