Small Groups

KNOW IT          GROW IT          SHOW IT
 Believing in Jesus                                               Becoming like Jesus                                           Behaving like Jesus
Small Groups are exactly what the name implies. They are small groups of people who meet together
to help each other carry out our purpose as a church. at a more personal level. They meet in the comfortable
setting of various members’ homes and along with a time of fellowship, help each member of the group to
know of the faith, grow in their faith, so that we can show our faith to a world that desperately needs to see
it in action.
We have just completed our Fall Small Group Study, Rick Warren’s study,
The Miracle of Mercy. As a result of this six week sermon series and small group study, our groups have taken on five “Mercy Projects.” If you would like to get involved in one or more of these projects, contact one of the respective project leaders.
We are collecting canned goods and non-perishable food items to deliver to the Operation Blessing food pantry. Please bring your donations and place them in the marked container in the church foyer. Cash donations are also accepted.
Project Contacts:
Nikki Meersberg   (708) 308-9217
Maggie Miller   (708) 233-0351
Our group will be making and delivering a spaghetti dinner to one of the shelters
in our area. Contributions for this, or future meals, are greatly appreciated.
Project Contacts:
Maggie Miller   (708) 233-0351
Linda Schultz   (708) 902-4477
A joint service project aimed at collecting donated bicycles, bicycle parts, chains,
and locks for the service of others. We are asking for bikes that will either be repaired for use by homeless individuals, or donated to Working Class Bikes, an organization that collects and supplies bicycles and parts to be re-purposed and sent overseas to countries in need.
Project Contact:
Don Lundquist   (708) 388-1180
You are invited to a baby shower for the South Side Pregnancy Center!  We are throwing our first baby shower to assist SSPC in restocking their market that helps new mothers (families) with needed supplies for the baby they decided to give birth to rather than have an abortion. The shower is on Sunday, November 27th, following the worship service. Please bring your unwrapped donation to the shower. A list of needed supplies is available at the church welcome center.
Project Contact:
Pat Magliano   (708) 829-2439
Our goal is to support organizations that are working to free those caught in human trafficking. Our first Mercy Project will be working with “Reclaim 13” and the “Cherish House” Shelter. We will be putting together “Compassion Bags” of essentials for the survivors of trafficking who are choosing to take the first steps to freedom. Each bag includes new clothing, toiletries, and special items, with each bag costing $150. We are accepting monetary donations to make bags.
Project Contacts:
Sandra Mayorga   (773) 516-0422
Debbie Buckingham   (618) 218-9720