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Children

Kids are encouraged to take their own faith journeys, right along with the rest of us. In fact, we devote our children's ministries to helping all children to know God (the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), to know that he loves them, and to grow up in him.

Students

For young people in grades 6-12

Student Ministries consists of programs and ministries for young people in grades 6-12.

  • GEMS is for girls through 8th grade and meets on Wednesday evenings
  • Cadets is for boys from 4th - 8th grade and meets on Wednesday evenings
  • Maximum Velocity is for Middle School (grades 6th - 8th) and meets Sunday evenings
  • The Edge is for High School and meets on Sunday evenings
  • For much more information, visit the STUDENT MINISTRIES site.

    Contact Student Ministries Director Andy Pasek (or call 630-600-5073).

    Adults

    Our Adult Ministries offer great opportunities to connect, learn and grow in your relationship with God and with others and to find a meaningful place of service. Just click on the links below to get more information and start connecting.

    Care
    "Life is full of challenges, we're here to help."
    Our Care Team, resources and prayer are available to assist you and walk with you during life's troubled times.

    Worship and Arts

    Worship at ECRC

    We believe "worship" is the posture we assume in relation to God, our Creator and Savior. When we genuinely hear God's voice and experience the depth of his love through Jesus' sacrifice for us, we are naturally and inevitably grateful. This posture of gratitude is worship.

    The heart of a worshipper desires to live every moment as a thankful response to God. Worship definitely happens on Sunday morning when we meet together to sing, pray, hear the Word, break bread and share stories. But it's not the only place we worship.

    Worship happens on the job. It happens in the car.

    Worship happens in the silence of the evening at the end of a tough day.

    Worship happens in our relationships; with kids, with friends, with strangers. It can even happen in the line at the grocery store.

    And when worship doesn't happen, we stop-recognize, confess our lack of gratitude and accept God's forgiveness-and then start all over again.

    Every moment is an invitation to live out a joyful response to the presence of God.

    9:00 a.m. Blended Worship
    10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship

    Nursery

    Nursery

    The nursery provides a safe, developmentally-appropriate place for young children (0-36 months) while their parents attend church services and programs.

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    Children’s Worship

    Children’s Worship

    For children during the Sunday services

    Children's Worship welcomes children age 3 through 5th grade to a worship time that includes a Bible story/lesson, singing and prayer.

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    Music Ministries

    Vocalists are often used as soloists or in small groups during our blended worship service. Praise Teams lead worship at our contemporary service. Vocalists and instrumentalists (guitarists, drummers, bass, keyboards, singers) are needed and encouraged to contact us for more information.

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    Get Connected

    Interested in using your musical gifts in worship at Elmhurst church? Contact us to talk about your story and discuss the possibilities. We'd love to hear from you.

    Contact Caryn Rivadeneira, Worship Planning and Production Assistant

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    Visual Arts

    The Visual Arts team encompasses all of the volunteers who contribute to the visual experience in worship: fine art pieces, graphic design, multimedia projects, photography, sanctuary decorations and other creative visual elements.

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    Little Lambs

    Little Lambs

    A ministry for preschool children

    The Little Lambs ministry provides a safe, inviting preschool environment where Jesus Christ is the center of the program. We want the children, parents and staff to experience the love and knowledge of Jesus.

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    Pathfinders

    Pathfinders

    A ministry for boys, 1st to 3rd grade

    Pathfinders is an exciting ministry for 1st-to-3rd-grade boys. The name is based on Psalm 119:105: "Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path."

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    Cadets Boys Club

    Cadets Boys Club

    A ministry for boys, 4th to 8th grade

    The Cadet ministry is for boys in the 4th - 8th Grades to help them grow spiritually in all areas of life. It's a fun and faith experience.

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    GEMS Girls Club

    GEMS Girls Club

    Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior

    GEMS Girls Club is a ministry for 1st through 8th grade girls.

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    Coffee Break Bible Study

    Coffee Break Bible Study

    A weekly Bible Study for the Community

    Coffee Break Bible Study is a place where you can come to discuss the Bible and everyday spiritual issues.  It is a safe place to connect with others and to share life's joys and concerns.  

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    Healing Hearts

    Healing Hearts

    A Referral Ministry to Those in Need

    Healing Hearts is a referral ministry to those in need: addiction, abuse, homelessness, depression, divorce and spitirual guidance.

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    Journey to the Center of the Church

    Journey to the Center of the Church

    New Members Class

    A three-week class designed to introduce you to the basic beliefs of the Christian faith and our Reformed doctrine; to tell the story of ECRC and what we believe; and to prepare you for membership.

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    LINK

    LINK

    Helping homeless people in the community

    LINK is oura ministry through which we reach out to the homeless and others in need in our community. 

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    Men’s Bible Studies

    Men’s Bible Studies

    For men to study and discuss God's Word

    Thursday Morning Men's Bible Study A morning Bible study for men meets from September to May at the church. The group meets at 9:00 a.m. in the Conference Room.  All men of the church are...

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    Journeymen

    Journeymen

    Walking together

    Journeymen is a place for men to walk alongside one another as we move deeply into Jesus and move out widely inviting others to walk with us.

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    MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

    MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

    A learning and sharing experience for mothers

    This exciting program, a local chapter of MOPS International, provides a caring atmosphere for today's mom.

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    Prayer Ministries

    Prayer Ministries

    Prayer gatherings and the church prayer chain

    "Where two or three have gathered together" in the name of Jesus, He is in their midst. Prayer opportunities abound.

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    PrimeTime (55+)

    PrimeTime (55+)

    Pime Time (55+) is the area's place for those 55+ interested in connecting with others through social, spiritual and service opportunities.

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    Servants on Standby (S.O.S.)

    "On call" to serve when and where needed

    The S.O.S. Team provides short-term assistance to those in need.
     

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    Sisters Helping Each Other

    Sisters Helping Each Other

    A Support Group for Single Mothers

    SHE is a support group for single mothers. Our mission is to serve the needs of single mothers through education, networking, social activities, volunteerism, skill building and more.

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    Life Groups

    Life Groups

    Because life really is better connected.

    We believe that a life group is the best place for sustained life change to occur. It's a place to study God’s Word and discuss the issues and challenges of life and to to pray together and care for one another.      

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    Hospitality Team

    Making sure Sunday morning visitors are welcomed

    Hospitality teams serve to create an atmosphere of welcome as we strive to greet all guests and members of Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church with "more than a smile" on Sunday mornings.

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    Journeying With

    Someone to "come alongside" during crisis or transition

    We have many ministries to come alongside and support you as you go through a difficult time, a transition or or a loss. Please reach out so we can give you the love and support that you...

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    Deaconesses

    Showing God's comfort, care and loving help to people who need assistance

    The Deaconesses assist the Deacons of Elmhurst CRC in showing God's comfort, care and loving help to people who need assistance in a tangible way.
     

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    Under the Rainbow

    Do you have a loved one who is part of the LGBTQ community?

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    Care Access and Delivery

    Who Do I Contact If I Need Care?

    Who do I contact if I need care?

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