Camp Carew is a church camp operated by our presbytery.  The camp is located on Little Grassy Lake, near Giant City State Park and the Shawnee National Forest.  This setting provides an extraordinarily beautiful place to retreat from the world, gather with companions in the faith, and to allow God to nurture and renew us.  You can find out more about Camp Carew at


The purpose of Carew’s camping program is to allow children and youth to experience the Christian faith in fellowship with others as they also learn more about the faith through the teaching of the staff.


Over the years our church family has had many children and youth participate in the weeklong summer camp programs at Carew and we have had members of our church family work on Camp Carew’s summer staff.  We have also provided Carew with soccer goals and the church bell that rings to call people to meals. 


Camp Carew has been expanding in recent years to make it a year-round retreat center.  Still more needs to be done in this area, so currently people may not schedule personal retreats and conferences at the Camp.  Our church is currently exploring the possibility of building a structure at Camp Carew to help their expanding vision of what God can do there. 



  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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