connecting with others



We believe that we are called by God to be in community with others. Check out the many ways you can get to know us with these programs and activities.

Contact us for more information or view our CALENDAR of events for the next meeting time and place of activities of interest to you.

  • Adult Retreats

    Various retreat opportunities are held throughout the year for adults at GPS. Some are just for men, some are just for women, and some are for both.

  • Bible Studies

    • A Weekly Wednesday  Bible Study meets at 11 am at GPS.
    • GPS Women's Bible study meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm.  


    Contact us if you would like more information about either of these Bible study opportunities. 

  • Breakfast Club

    For anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one. We gather to enjoy fellowship, understanding, prayer, and a meal on the second Saturday of the month at 9 a.m. at Sophia's Restaurant, 5467 Bridge St, Roscoe, IL. Order off the menu. Contact us for a schedule of meetings or for more information. 

  • Card Nights

    We gather twice per month on a the first and third Fridays at 6:30 pm to enjoy fellowship, laughter, snacks and to play a variety of card games. Open to all adults. Contact us for a schedule of meetings or for more information. 

  • Faithful Readers Book Club

    Open to all adults. We meet every 4 - 6 weeks on a Thursday evening at 7 pm to discuss books of interest to all, including novels, biographies, and more. Contact us for a schedule of meetings or for more information.

  • Fellowship Fun Outings

    Throughout the year our Fellowship Planning Team sponsors outings for all ages. From theater trips to sporting events to bowling and more, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Check our calendar of events for upcoming activity details or contact us for a schedule or more information. 

  • Girls' Night Out

    Open to all women, ages 18 and older. We meet once per month for fun and fellowship at a local restaurant. Order off the menu.  Contact us for a schedule of meetings or for more information. 

  • Got Yarn?

    We meet every other Wednesday from 1 - 3 pm to work on knitting or crochet projects for your own use or to donate to those in need. Want to learn to knit? We'll teach you! Contact us for a  schedule of meeting times or for more information.

  • Rainbow Connection

    Open to all LGBTQI people of faith and their allies. Join us for friendship, fun and food! Contact us for a schedule of activities or for more information. 

  • Senior Center

    Tuesdays from 10 am to 2 pm at GPS

           

    Join area seniors (and near-seniors) once a week at GPS for conversation, cards, games, snacks, and fellowship. We take day trips on occasion, periodically bring in speakers on topics of interest to seniors and have even been known to line dance!  Enjoy free coffee and snacks. We provide lunch for $5 or bring your own. No advance registration needed - just show up.

    For more information contact the GPS office or call (779) 221-8491.

  • Small Groups

    Beer and Bible: We meet once per month on a Thursday, from 6 - 8 pm at Lucha Cantina Restaurant, 1641 N. Alpine Road in Rockford, IL. Join us for a video study and conversation. Order off the menu. 


    Peacemakers: We gather monthly in our members' homes to enjoy friendship, Bible study, and service projects. 


    Contact us for a schedule of meeting times or for more information about either of these groups.

GPS Faith Community

10714 North 2nd Street

Machesney Park, Illinois  61115

(779) 221-8491


                  


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