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Check below to see what’s currently going on. 

Questions?  Contact Pastor Cory Blackwell at 217-359-3631 or

Lenten Groups

Connect with one another and with God so that we all might become transformed followers of Christ.

Groups meet regularly, pray together, and discuss Scripture and/or faith issues together. 

Young Adult Group

Sundays @ 12pm

Each Sunday, Pastor Sheryl leads a young adult/college-age group.  This Lent, we will follow the Lenten sermon series called "God is on the Move."  Each week, they will discuss and unpack themes from the previous weekend's worship.

Pastor Sheryl Palmer

Lectio Divina for Beginners

Sundays @ 4pm

In-person in South Sanctuary of the church

Each Sunday, Pastor Cory leads a prayer and Scripture reading group from 4-5pm and will be focusing on Lenten passages.  Each week, they'll use a centuries-old practice called Lectio Divina that helps us think on and pray through a passage of the Bible.  Then, they'll follow with discussion and prayer.  Our hopes are that this will be part group experience and part reflective worship experience.  Childcare provided.

Pastor Cory Blackwell, 217-359-3631 or   

Monday Night Life

Mondays @ 5:30-6:30pm

On Zoom

A women’s group that meets weekly to talk about life, faith, and to learn how we can grow closer to God.  All studies are biblically-based, and this Lent we'll be using the 7-week video and discussion series called "A Journey Through Lent: Reflecting on Christ's Love for Us" by Timothy Keller 

Patti Stolte

Covenant Group   

Tuesdays @ 7pm

On Zoom

A mixed-generational group and a place to talk about life and to grow in faith.  We use a mix of videos and readings to guide our discussion.

Tod & Belinda Courtney

Space to Connect

Weds evenings @ 6pm

In-person at the church

Creating community where parents who are raising their kids can connect with each other and with God.  Childcare is available, and the group meets during Wednesday Night Live.  This Lent, we'll be using Kate Bowler's Lenten Guide. 

Grant Thomas

Wednesday Warriors

Wednesdays @ 10am

In-person at the church

For Lent, this group will be moving through Max Lucado's study called He Chose Nails.  Their purpose is to be prayer warriors for each other, for their families, friends, church, and nation.  They aim to support one another through whatever life throws our way, and they meet in person.

Ellen Mennenga,

New Connections

Wednesdays @ 6pm

In-person at church 

If you are newer to Faith, this group is for you.  It is specifically for people who have become a part of the Faith community recently.  Each week, we'll get to know one another and God through discussion on the Scripture and sermon from Sunday's worship.  Childcare provided.

Larry and Erna Todd

Wednesday Night Pastors' Group

Wednesdays @ 6pm

In-person at church 

This group is led by Pastor Sheryl and will follow the Lenten sermon series called "God is on the Move."  Each week, they will discuss and unpack themes from the previous weekend's worship.  Childcare provided.  

Pastor Sheryl Palmer, 217-359-3631 or          

Thursday Morning Bible Study

Thursdays @ 9am

In-person at the church

This class is continuing working through Ralph Earle's book on the Minor Prophets and will be incorporating discussion from the week's sermon during Lent as well.

Russ Hannegan

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