When is the service?

Our service is Sunday evening at 4:30 PM.

Where are you located?

We are sharing space with our friends at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church across the street from Downers Grove North High School (4501 Main St Downers Grove, Illinois 60515).

Ted Coniaris, Downers Grove Community Pastor, and family

Welcome.

Welcome to COMMUNITY! Our Downers Grove location holds Sunday evening celebration services and Small Groups during the week for women, men, kids and students. Find out more about us by downloading the app, or joining the enews list, we’d love to meet you!

What kids/students programs do you offer?

Infants through 5th grade

Kids’ City, the children’s ministry here at COMMUNITY, is committed to helping families find their way back to God. We provide fun, age-appropriate, Bible-based activities and teaching for kids every weekend for infants through 5th grade. Every month, we cover one core virtue that shows God’s character in creative and engaging ways. It is reinforced with key Bible stories, a monthly memory verse and additional resources to use at home.

We want kids to know God’s big story and help them discover the active part they can play in this life-long adventure, to be more like Him. For Kids’ City parent resources, click here. For more information, contact Traci Wappes, Kids’ City Director. Kids’ City will meet during our normal service times.

6th through 12th grade

Student Community (StuCo), our student ministry, is a movement toward helping students find their way back to God. In fact, we believe that StuCo could be the most influential force in our community, so we are set on challenging students to grow in there key relationships: with God on a daily basis, with each other for encouragement and accountability, and with the world to restore God’s dream for all of creation. We will do this through weekly gatherings, relational small groups, serving opportunities, and life-changing special events and retreats. For more information, contact Garrett Cook, Student Community Director.

What are COMMUNITY’s local/global ministries?

Local:

Community 4:12 – people unite to restore communities by mobilizing Christ-followers to be agents of compassion, justice, and love. Through this organization, we are able to provide resources for students and families.

GiftMart – partners with businesses and faith-based organizations to collect more than 100,000 new toys. Parents from Giftmart’s partner schools in East Aurora and Joliet are able to choose gifts for their children at a discounted price of $2 per toy.

Summer Serve – 500+ volunteers at more than 25 different locations in East Aurora and Naperville gather to bless others (during the month of June)

Global:

Philippine Frontline Ministries – Face the Children

Compassion International – Nicaragua and Haiti

NewThing – A Catalyst of Movements of Reproducing Churches

How can I get involved/contribute?

Contribute

Sign up to serve on one of our many other teams: Parking, Security, Creative Arts, and more.

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Connect

Sign up to learn more about our small groups. These are groups of typically 6-12 people who build friendships and grow spiritually together.

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Downers Grove Events

June

9: Leadership Community (9-11 am)

17: Father’s Day

21-24: GroveFest

24: Celebration Service at Fishel Park (10 am)

July

14: Summer Serve