Christian Worship Service

As we look to care for the whole person, we believe it is important to create opportunities for people to worship God and grow together. We gather on Sunday mornings so that we can take time to pause in our week, acknowledge God as a community, encourage one another in our life journey, and grow together in to all that God has purposed for our lives.

 

As a community of faith, we believe that God has set for us, His children, a number of priorities that foster our ability to Love and be loved by God and others, and to be witnesses of that Love and the hope we have in Christ to the world around us. The priorities that we highlight as a worshiping community are Prayer, Worship, Growth, Service, and Mission.

Times

If you would like to join with us on Sunday mornings, we begin our worship time at 10:30 am and are usually done between 12:00-12:15 pm. Of course, conversations continue well beyond that on some Sundays.

Style of Service

Reflecting the diversity found in Rogers Park, Family Empowerment Centers enjoys a multi-cultural, multi-lingual church community. We offer a blend between traditional church and a small group gathering that is conversational in style. Our worship is often a mix of English and Spanish songs with a contemporary feel. We have a high value for Biblical teaching, and a team of pastors rotate to lead the discussion of a particular passage of scripture.

 

While children participate in the worship time, we provide Children’s Church during the service for children (toddlers through 5th grade) while the adults have their main teaching time. We also bridge the adult learning with what the children are learning in order to create conversational opportunities about the teaching throughout the week between parents and children.

Current Sermon Topic

ADVENT SEASON

 

12.2.18       Isaiah 7:14- HOPE

12.9.18       Jeremiah 33:14- LOVE

12.16.18     Luke 2:13-14- PEACE

12.23.18     Luke 2:9-101- JOY

12.30.18     Eph 2:10- JOURNEY TOWARDS 2019

In the book of John, Jesus is continually seen as someone who has just descended from heaven. His mission is to save His people: to heal the sick, show the blind, and guide the sheep. The people do not understand who He is because they are unfamiliar with God.

 

1.6.19            John 6:25-59          Jesus is the bread of life. The OT story of manna helps us understand Jesus as someone who holds us up and sustains us.

1.13.19          John 8:1-11            Jesus forgives the adulterous woman. “Cast the first stone”. We meet Him when He offers us forgiveness even though we have not earned it.

1.20.19          John 9                     Jesus heals the blind man, who is then harassed by the Pharisees. In the Gospel of John, people are blind to the Savior.

1.27.19          John 17                   Jesus’ mission was to link people to God. He accomplishes this by living with people, explaining with patience, and pushing with boldness.

We believe that the Bible clearly teaches that we are supposed to be totally committed to Jesus.

 

2.3.19          Romans 6                      Sanctified means we now belong to God instead of belonging to sin. In this sense we already are sanctified.

2.10.19        Romans 12                    Sanctified means we are growing and following Jesus in our journey. In this sense we are becoming more sanctified.

2.17.19        Colossians 3                  Belonging to God demands that our whole lives are shaped by that relationship. We must dedicate our whole lives.

2.24.19        Philippians 3:12-4:1     Sometimes sanctification seems like hard work, but it is worthwhile. to present ourselves blameless as a good offering to our creator.

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