Have you every heard the phrase “Many hands make light work”? It means when you have more helpers, the task becomes easier. Can you imagine what can be accomplished when The Holy Spirit shows up? Check out Service this Thursday night or Sunday morning as Nick will be teaching about how partnering with others, and letting The Holy Spirit lead you can mean great changes for the world around you.
In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power.
– Acts 19:20 (NIV)
Thursday: 6:30 pm
Sunday: 8:30, 9:30, and 11:00 am
It is time for our annual ornament sale! This year we are changing it up a little bit. The ornament proceeds will be shared Locally: to help fund the children and student ministries at The Village, Globally: the Khutsala artisans are gauranteed Fair Trade Wage to provide for their families, and Socially: vulnerable children will be fed, clothed and educated all thanks to your generosity! You have a choice of the gingerbread man or the green shimmer tree shown above and each ornament is $12.
Night to Shine
Night to Shine is an incredible event – an unforgettable prom night experience centered on God’s love for people with special needs, ages 14 and older. The 2019 Night to Shine event will be held on Friday, February 8th from 5-9 pm and will be located at Crossroads Christian Church in Joliet.
This event can’t happen without the help of many volunteers. Please register to volunteer here and help make this a night to remember for these special people! If you know a special someone who would enjoy this wonderful experience, please register here as well.
Strengthen Your Relationship With Jesus
Connect In A Lifegroup
Lifegroups are a place to take a break from the busy demands of everyday life with a group of friends, a place to share, laugh, and serve together. Lifegroups are a place to grow in your relationship with Jesus, a place to learn the stories that Jesus taught and how they apply to your life today.
Make Prayer A Priority
Prayer is where it all starts. It can make a huge difference in your life.
Here are a few ways you can participate in prayer here at The Village:
- Pray with us on the 2nd and 4th Sunday at 7 am and the 2nd Thursday at 7:30 pm. We pray for our church, our community, and our country. This is open to everyone. No need to sign up, you can just show up and meet us in the lobby.
- Jump on our daily prayer calls at 7 am Monday – Friday! It’s easy – just call 641-715-0861 and enter 867402 or on Wednesday nights at 7 pm call 515-739-1423 and enter 605392. We pray for our church, our leaders, our community, our country, and whatever else is on your heart. You can pray out loud, or you can listen and pray silently. Everyone is welcome on these calls – you do not need to be an attendee of The Village.
- Visit the Prayer War Room, which you can use anytime during office hours (M-Th 8:00 am – 4:00 pm).
Heads Up: If you need immediate prayer for an urgent request, text or call Lilye at 779-875-5591.
Pulse for Students
Pulse Jr. (5th – 8th grade) meets Sunday mornings at 11 am and Sunday evenings from 6-8 pm. Our main focus is God, but we also have lots of fun! Part of group night is small group time, where students dive into scripture and talk about topics such as discovering who God designed them to be, and issues they’re facing every day, such as lying or gossip. There is music, food, games and lots of fun!
Pulse Sr. (high school) gets together Sunday nights, at the church, 6-8 pm! We worship together, eat, play games, and have a great discussion on tough issues. It’s a safe place to hang out with other high school students and great leaders. We encourage our students to bring friends to join in the fun!