are groups of people of all ages who strive to live out the Gospel together. These are people who care about you, your family, your dreams, life's disappointments, and all of the big and little things that happen in your life. Community Groups come together to share life in different ways. While one may be helping a non-profit like Lazarus House in their mission, another may choose to support children in Liberia, adopt a neighborhood school, or simply help the elderly with housework. Even though each group will have different passions, people, and causes, the heartbeat remains the same: living to be the hands and feet of Jesus and giving the hope of Christ to others
Southeast St. Charles Community
Meeting regularly, we will focus on gathering in the southeast St. Charles Community (south of 64, west of the Fox River), meeting the needs and serving in our local neighborhoods. We will intentionally serve with Lazarus House every fourth week of the month making sandwiches, providing meals, and loving their community. Our monthly cadence is:
Week 1 - Men gather
Week 2 - Women gather
Week 3 - Rest
Week 4 - Everyone gathers (kids, too!) for dinner, games, and serving at Lazarus House
Young Families Community
Meeting once a month, we help families connect to simply and purposefully serve with other families. This is a perfect community for families with young children (toddler through elementary), yet open for all ages. Contact Jonathan and Julie Zimmermann
Meeting twice a month, we will serve basic needs in our community through the Northern Illinois Food Bank (hunger) and Habitat for Humanity (housing). In addition, we will help people with house projects for themselves or their neighbors. Contact Bob and Joan Bauer
Compete and Eat Community
Meeting at least
once a month, we will gather together to talk, laugh, and share while playing games and eating appetizers and other finger foods. We will intentionally serve with Special Olympics. Contact Ernie and LoAnn Gaudette
at (847) 533-8371.
Bread and Wine Community
Meeting at least
on the first Thursday of the month (starting September 1), we will have a theme of food and drink. We will discover together how that relates to our lives and Scripture in the community. We will intentionally serve in the area of food for the body and soul. Contact Dennis Gorski
at (630) 643-0009 or Jane Gorski
Meeting once a month, we will share our lives in Christ, grow in His Word, and serve specific needs as Christ leads us through prayer and sharing. Contact Gene and Sylvia Hemmann
at (630) 584-3359.
Start a Community
We are always looking for enthusiastic men and women of all ages wanting to start and lead new communities. If you are interested in fostering new relationships, intentionally growing in your spiritual walk, and purposefully partnering with others to meet real needs in our area, then get started by sending us an email
describing the Community Group you would like to begin. We look forward to hearing from you!
Learn more about Community Groups @ St. Mark's