upcoming events

For a full schedule of our programs, events or activities, view our Calendar.

Want to help or need more information about an event or activity? Contact us.

  • Present Over Perfect

    All women, high school and up, are invited to this video and discussion series about embracing a simpler and more soul-ful way to live: Present Over Perfect. We meet on the first Tuesday of the month from 6:30 - 8 pm at GPS, beginning May 2nd. No preparation needed, just show up!

  • Girls' Night Out

    Fun and fellowship for women, 18 and up. 

    June 4th, 5 pm. Firehouse Pub, 1060 Main Street, Roscoe.  Order off the menu.

    Let Monica@gpsfaith.com know if you are coming so we can make reservations.

  • "Sister Act" at Starlight Theater

    June 24th at 8 pm. Join us as we gather to see another great musical "Sister Act" at Rock Valley College's Starlight Theater (3301 Mulford Road, Rockford). Ticket prices: Adult - $25.00, Senior - $21.00 ,Student - $21.00, Kids 12& Under - $10.00 (Checks payable to GPS). Payment and sign up deadline: June 11, 2017. Suitable for all ages. Sign up at the Volunteer table. 

    You are invited to the Blecker's home for pre show fellowship from 4:30 - 7:15 pm. Need their address? Call the office! Bring an appetizer to share and your own beverage. 

  • Growing Families Boating Day at Rock Cut

    For families with young children.

    June 25th, 2 pm. Paddle boating and canoeing at Rock Cut State Park. We will meet at Pierce Lake Concession Stand. Enjoy an afternoon with other families from GPS. Cost is $12 per boat/per hour boat rental (pay at the concession/boat rental stand at Rock Cut.) Sign up at the Volunteer table so we know how many are going. 

  • Maker's Fun Factory Vacation Bible School

    July 10 - 14, 2017, from 9 - 11:30 am. For kids 3 years old through completed 4th grade. Click here to go to our VBS page, for more information and registration. 

  • Growing Families Beach Day

    For families with young children.

    July 15th. Lake Gevena Day at the beach for young families. We will meet at Riviera Beach in Lake Geneva at 11 am. Please bring an item to share for a picnic lunch. Sandwich supplies and waters will be provided. Cost:13 and up $7, 7-12 $4 and 6 and under are free (Pay at Riviera Beach upon arrival). Sign up at the Volunteer table so we know how many are coming.

  • "Back to the 50s" at Fireside Theater

    July 23rd, 2:30 pm at Fireside Theater (1131 Janesville Ave, Fort Atkinson, WI). 

    Back by popular request - Steve Watts and the Fireside Bank present Back to the 50's. Take a trip down memory lane remembering the decade that brought us TV dinners, hula hoops, quiz shows, and most importantly the Birth of Rock and Roll! The show will feature the likes of Nat King Cole, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Connie Francis, The Everly Brothers, Patti Page, Toni Bennett Elvis, of course, and many more!

    Come hungry as you'll enjoy a 5 course dinner featuring beef short ribs and chicken complete with all the trimmings! Be sure and save room for the Pecan Turtle Ball Sundae for dessert!  Enjoy for the price of $67.95. (Dinner, coffee, tea, or milk, gratuity, and show!) Checks payable to GPS.

    We'll meet at Fireside at 2:30 pm or come early to shop!  Sign up at the Volunteer table and pay no later than June 25th!

GPS Faith Community

10714 North 2nd Street

Machesney Park, Illinois  61115

(779) 221-8491


A congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)