Who We Are

Our Mission

Our Mission is to be a community of disciples with a heart for God and hands to help others.

 

WHO ARE WE?  QUICK STATS & OVERVIEW

  • Founded in 1943, we are a member congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
  • 200+ in weekly worship: infants – 97-year-olds, multi-generational, young families and older adults with growing racial diversity.
  • We have as many former Catholics as well as life-long Presbyterians.
  • Characterized by strong children & youth programs: Nursery, Sunday School, mid-week Logos TOWN for grade-school aged kids, Middle School Youth Fellowship, Senior High Youth Fellowship. We regularly have 165 children in our Vacation Bible School – 2/3 of whom are not from our congregation.
  • Two worship services during the school year: 9:00am Traditional (Organ) and 11:15am Praise (Band), and a single 10:00am summer service that combines both styles.
  • Emphasis on outreach to those who are hurting in the world. We house the largest food pantry in Elmhurst, regularly staff a PADS site for the homeless in the winter, send both adults and youth on mission work trips and support many other causes with our mission dollars.
  • Value small groups outside of worship as a profound opportunity for members to create deep bonds with others and grow in their faith. 40% of those in worship on Sunday are in a small group.
  • Annual budget (Local Ministry & Mission) = $585,000.

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