The Purpose of outreach

Gurnee Community Church Outreach puts into action the key purpose of "serving Gurnee and beyond with the love of Christ." By the use of our compassionate hands-on service and our spiritual gifts and resources, we further search, discover, and minister to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of people of all cultures and generations, first locally and then beyond. We seek those opportunities that will strengthen our commitment to serve others in a Christ-like character and further nurture them in their intimate relationship with God.

UPCOMING OUTREACH EVENTS

  • FOOD PANTRY

    Open to the community every Wednesday from 9am - 3pm

    We can provide a bag of groceries and a few household items

    We ask that our guests limit their visits to once a month

    Note - we will be CLOSED on Christmas Day and New Year's Day

  • REVERSE ADVENT CALENDAR FOOD DRIVE

    Sunday, December 8

    An opportunity to GIVE each day of Advent

    Collect a bag and a list from our table in the lobby on 12/8

    Each day of Advent, place an item for our Food Pantry in the bag

    You can also see the list of items HERE

    Bring your bags to GCC on 12/29 or 1/5.


  • LOVE INC CHRISTMAS WITH OUR NEIGHBORS

    Saturday, December 14

    We will be celebrating relationships with our neighbors that are participating in the New Hope Ministry life skills classes by sharing Christmas preparations together. Festivities will begin with a breakfast. As the shoppers head out to Walmart, the kids will decorate cookies, make crafts and have fun with a therapy dog. When parents return, they can wrap up all their goodies and we'll all have lunch together.

    To make all this happen we need your help! Please visit our table in the lobby on Sunday, December 8 to volunteer to help on the day, and/or provide a financial contribution towards gift cards that the families will use for shopping

MISSIONAL LIVING PARTNERS

GCC supports the following missional partners on a regular basis, both financially and by active participation:


LOCAL

Love INC (www.loveinclakecty.net)

Kindred Life Ministries (www.kindredlifeministries.org)

Man in the Mirror (www.maninthemirror.org)

Intervarsity (www.intervarsity.org)

Navigators (www.navigators.org)

Go! Together (www.go-together.org)

Alpha

Threadz

Coats for Clearview

Kid's Hope Mentoring

GCC Food Pantry

Thanksgiving Dinner

Park City Outreach



GLOBAL

Independent Gospel Missions - Paul and Leah Manyara-Kenya  (www.igmonline.org)

Abba's House -First Love, International  - Simon and Margaret Muhota-Kenya  

Little Lambs Orphanage - Kenya - Africa Inland Mission  (www.littlelambskenya.org)

Word of Life - Panama - Traci Delibasich  (www.wol.org)

Word of Life - Panama- Jon and Bianca Fowler (http://followingthefowlers.com/)

ReachGlobal - Costa Rica - Carlos and Suzanne Tejada

Reliant/Perspectives USA - Amy Deming

Pioneer Bible Translators - Canada - Carsten and Thea Colburn

Operation Christmas Child - Samaritan's Purse