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!

  • 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. 

  • Blood Mobile at the GPS Farmers Market

    Thursday, July 13th

    Spots available from 3:30 - 7 pm

    At GPS: 10714 N. 2nd Street

    Donate blood, give the gift of life! Sign up for a spot, or walk in. All donors will receive $2 in "market bucks" to spend in the GPS Farmers Market. 

  • 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.

  • Blooze Brothers Concert at Sinnissippi Park

    Thursday, July 27th at 7 pm.

    Come early, bring a chair. Look for the GPS Yellow Flag for our group.

    Free! Everyone is invited (including kids) to join us at the Bandshell in Sinnissippi Park on for the Blooze Brothers. Special Appearance by the Blooze Mobile! Officially endorsed by Dan Aykroyd and The Belushi Estate, this high-powered, choreographed 11-piece show band covers music from the ‘40s to today: Motown, soul, R&B, classic rock, swing, and of course, the music and crazy antics of the famous original Blues Brothers!

    Sign up at the Volunteer table so we know how many are coming

  • Rummage Sale

    August 3rd-5th. 

    Donate your gently-used-but-no-longer-needed clothing, household items, and furniture for our annual Rummage Sale (no TVs, please). Sale runs Thursday, 3 - 7 pm, Friday 9 am - 5 pm, and Saturday, 9 am - noon. Drop off donated items beginning Sunday, July 30th.

    A fundraiser to help send our youth to 2018 National Youth Gathering.

    Volunteer to help all week long! 

  • Girls' Night Out

    Sunday, August 13th

    4 pm Boat ride ($6), 5 pm Dinner at Capri (order off the menu)

    Women, 18 and up, join us for a Forest City Queen riverboat ride at 4 pm, followed by dinner at Capri, 313 East State Street, Rockford. Meet at the Trolley Station in Rockford no later than 3:45 pm. Don't want to ride? Meet us at the restaurant at 5 pm. You must reserve and pay for your boat ticket in advance - contact Monica@GPSFaith.com or sign up and pay at the Volunteer table no later than July 23rd. 

GPS Faith Community

10714 North 2nd Street

Machesney Park, Illinois  61115

(779) 221-8491


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