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Open and ready to help. I could tell they enjoyed giving. They met my needs, preserved my self-respect, and left me blessed.”

A woman recently came to the community Care center for the first time on a recommendation

The Body of Christ: Bound to Grow The center also gives The Chapel the opportunity to expand

from her mother. The woman shared how her

our relationships with local organizations like Northern Illinois

mom did not believe in God or go to church.

Food Bank, Mariano’s, Starbucks, Trader Joe’s, Butternut, Piggly

However, when she found herself in need of food,

Wiggly, Fresh Market, and Medline — all of whom graciously

she went to the cCc for help. The mother told

donate the items we provide.

her daughter that because everyone treated her

“This is just the beginning,” said Grayslake Campus Pastor

warmly and with kindness, she decided to give

Brent Davis. “God is clearly using this new resource to bless,

church a try. Because of the mother’s interaction

serve, and grow his family. Let’s continue to pray, put our full

with the volunteers at the cCc, she is now being

effort behind this outstanding opportunity, and watch as God touches lives.”

fed physically and spiritually and telling others about her experience.

The cCc is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

—Michele Stanger, cCc Volunteer

An average of

More than

At least



$128,000 250

square feet was built

volunteer hours

volunteers contributed

was donated for the

families come to

or remodeled for

were given to build

to the project, and five

building expansion, with

the cCc each time

the new community

the new space.

dedicated men donated

additional donations

we open our doors

more than 40 hours

coming in weekly.

to serve food.

3,100 Care center.

each week as full-time volunteers. The Chapel |


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Stories of our church in 2011