We grow in Christ
This program provides necessary abuse-prevention and harassment-prevention training for our staff and congregation, as well as other churches in the deanery. All people involved in paid or volunteer ministry positions are required to take Parts 1 and 2 of this training.
Sunday School and Youth Group
Children at our parish enjoy a Sunday School program staffed by loving volunteers.
Pre-Kindergarten to High School religious education takes place from 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. each Sunday during the school year. For pre-K through grade 3, the program is based on the "Godly Play" program. For grades 4-6, the program is "Connects". Grades 7-8 is a two-year commitment for Confirmation.
We have Junior High and Senior High Youth Groups, which are focused on fellowship and Christian service.
We have a Youth Group for junior high students and one for high school. The Youth Group is more of a fun and fellowship atmosphere than the Sunday morning formation program. Each group meets once per month.
High school students travel together on pilgrimage trips and service mission trips.
Our youth groups organize food drives, fundraisers, and every summer the high school students go on a "Mission in the Mountains" to Kentucky, with the Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) and do work projects for people who cannot do the work themselves - repairing homes and growing in faith.
Ongoing education and fellowship
For adults, opportunities abound from traditional Bible study groups, Adult Forum, and Daughters of the King. Additionally, Education for Ministry is an academic and spiritual growth program for those who wish to delve deeper into their faith.
For more information about adult education programs, please contact the church office at 630-584-2596.
An Adult Bible Study meets most Sunday mornings from 9:45 - 10:30 AM with a rotating schedule of books to study and discuss.
Education for Ministry is a four year class that prepares people for ministry. The program of study includes:
Year 1: Old Testament
Year 2: New Testament
Year 3: Church History
Year 4: Theology and Ethics
The program was developed by the Department of Theology at the University of the South in Tennessee. Our participants meet once a week to discuss reading assignments.
The rector conducts a series of sessions with newcomers to the Episcopal Church about the history, life, and style of worship of our church. Classes are formed as the need arises.
Daughters of the King (DOK) is an international women's order devoted to daily prayer, evangelism, service, and personal spiritual development. Our parish chapter is named for St. Catherine of Siena.
Episcopal Church Women retreat for 2018 was held on October 26 - 28. Please see this PDF for more information.
Opportunities abound in our region
The Episcopal Diocese of Chicago offers many programs for adults and youth, including the annual Diocesan Convention, summer-time Camp Chicago, and the Happening.
For more information on youth programs, please click here.
The Diocesan Convention is held annually in November. For more information, please click here.