Purpose Seekers Fellowship

The Purpose Seekers Bible Class was formed in 2004 after a church-wide study of “The Purpose Driven Life” book.  Our small group was inspired to continue to grow in our Christian faith by forming a new Sunday School class.   Our curriculum has been as varied as our group.  We recently completed a study of Romans and a study of the Old Testament and New Testament.  We welcome anyone seeking to learn more about God’s word and our walk in faith.  We meet in the basement at the bottom of the east stairway.
Faithful Followers
The Faithful Followers adult Bible class meets in the Church Library on the main floor.  We are a diverse group of singles and couples interested in studying God’s Word.  The teachers, Becky Wedekind and Rose Beard, function as facilitators who guide the discussion.
Our classroom environment is open and relaxed, emphasizing interaction and group discussion.  We use our time together to build and strengthen relationships within our group, to pray for people, and to study God’s Word.
We have recently studied "The Purpose Driven Life" by Rick Warren, the Alpha program and the book “The Shack”.   
Men’s Class
The Men's Sunday School class is an informal class compromised of men most of whom came to faith after their youth.  We meet after the 9:00 a.m. Contemporary worship service on Sunday mornings.  Since its inception in 2005, we have studied The Old Testament in depth, John Eldridge's book "Wild at Heart", C.S. Lewis' "Screwtape Letters," "The Christ Commission," “What’s So Amazing About Grace” and various studies from Pastor Ray Pritchard.  In 2009 we plan to study “The Jesus I Never Knew” by Phillip Yancey and/or “More Than a Carpenter” by Josh McDowell. The class is led by Brian Patton. We meet on the top floor, center room, west end. 
  September 2021  

    KIDS ALIVE meets every Sunday at 10:15 am on the top floor.  We start in the main room on the east end.  Typically, we are finished shortly after 11am.  If you have any questions or need more information, contact Priscilla Mathews 



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    Nursery Care is provided for children 5 years of age and younger on the lower level of the church for the Sunday Services.  CURRENTLY WE ARE NOT OFFERING NURSERY CARE DUE TO THE PANDEMIC

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    We have continuous collections for 

    St. John's Breadline:  We collect plastic containers with lids which are used to send home meals for those who are served through St. John's Breadline, a ministry to feed the hungry in Springfield, IL.  There is a collection barrel located on the main floor hallway.  

    Shoeman Ministry:  We collect good used shoes to donate to the Shoeman Ministry, who use these shoes to provide for needs in both the United States and various countries in Africa.  For more information on the Shoeman Ministry please go to their website.  There is a collection barrel on the main floor hallway.  We ask that all pair of shoes either have their laces tied together or have a rubber band holding them together.  

    Penny Jar / Angel Tree:  We collect loose change in an empty 5 gallon water bottle located on a table in the main hallway. The money collected is used to purchase items for the local Angel Tree ministry which provides Christmas gifts for children in need.  

    Food Bank:  We have a grocery shopping cart located in the main hallway where you may drop off food items for the community food bank. The community food bank is located in the Salvation Army Store.  There is a list of the items most needed in the shopping cart, but all food is accepted.  


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