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Things to Know (July)
Starting Point Community Church is doing some really neat Migrant Ministry to address the influx of these new neighbors in our city! They are currently housing 18 migrant residents in their building. Pastor Jonathan de la O wants to invite you to an Open House on 8/11 to see what it looks like and visit the nearby police station. If you want to get a glimpse of this ministry, just RSVP HERE. Lunch will be provided!
Here is someone to know about – Maurice Gaiter.
Meet one of our newest church planters. The West Side of Chicago is home to Pastor Maurice Gaiter, who God called to be an encourager to humanity, a relevant gospel preacher, a champion for social justice, and a transparent man of God. His goal is to advance spirituality and social progress within his sphere of influence. For many years he has been a manager at MacArthur’s restaurant, a long-time neighborhood establishment (he’s featured in this recent Sun-Times article). Reverend Gaiter is the proud pastor to Empowerment Community Church of Chicago. He is married to Coretta, and they share a strong commitment to love and family. Pray for their upcoming efforts to engage the community through the Serve Tour. [oh, and he’s also a Cubs fan]
You can see all past ‘Someones to Know’ here.
Here are some events to know about –
Weekly Prayer Calls every Wednesday from 9:00 to 9:30 AM. Just click here to join anytime.
Monthly Discussions on the first Wednesday of every month from 9:00 to 10:00 AM. On 8/2 we’ll be talking about “How to Handle People Leaving Your Church.”
Upcoming Pastors’ Lunches for fellowship:
NOW IS THE TIME TO HAVE YOUR PEOPLE SIGN-UP FOR THE SERVE TOUR (8/4-5)!! We have about 50 different projects lined up. Lots of people are coming from outside our city to serve alongside us. But we still need more people from our churches to participate. Spread the word! Register here.
Bring your churches out for a City-Wide Celebration Service at the end of the Serve Tour on 8/5 at Broadview. Dinner is at 5:00 PM and the service starts at 6:00 PM.
Migrant Ministry Open House 8/11 from 10:30 to 1:00 PM. Sign-up here.
If you’re a pastor and have kids between the ages of 13 and 23, we want to pay your way to Great America on 8/17. Let me know!
NAMB is putting on an Evangelism Training 8/28 at Ashburn. More info here.
The All Church Equipping Conference (ACEC) is 10/20-21 at Hillcrest. Start thinking about leaders from your church that you’d like to bring with you.
Our Chicagoland Baptists Annual Meeting is 11/18 at Brainard Avenue.
Here is something else to know about –
Pastor Sean Stevenson at Elmwood Park Community Church has started using an amazing new tool to reach Ukranian and Spanish-speakers in his community. I thought others might benefit from it. It’s called Polyglossia and it basically provides closed captioning for live events in different languages. How cool is that! Check it out!
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