Over the Rainbow Senior Outreach
Assists the Coordinator of OTR in putting together events and outreach with the senior population, not only of our church, but reaching into the community of Faith
Communion Service at Bonansinga Apartments
This group holds a communion service each week at the nearby Bonansinga Apartments for the residents who live there
This person or group of people, assist in our local bars in letting people know that our congregation exists and making sure they know we are here for them
Monthly Food Collection for local Pantry’s
At the beginning of each month we encourage congregants to bring non-perishable food items to church to take to pantry’s in Springfield, Jacksonville and Decatur each month
We consider it an honor and a responsibility to care for our planet. Therefore, we have bins for recyclable products, i.e. cans, plastic and paper, as well as a large bin outside for cardboard
Our justice group began in support of local farmers and we meet during summertime on Saturdays for the local farmers market downtown Springfield to join together in supporting locally grown produce and our own farmers in the area
This group directs our budget process each year and helps with giving direction into the best ways to organize our finance(s)
This group leads the stewardship process for our congregation each year and throughout the year in time, talent and treasure
Young Adult Affinity Group
This is a new group forming with a focus on those between the ages of 18-35 years old. Anyone is welcome, but the focus is for this group to come together and discuss issues, have fun and do projects together
Straight Affinity Group
This is also a new group forming with a focus on our straight members, although anyone is welcome. It is a time for our straight members to support one another and for those LGBT members who come to show support for our growing straight members in our community of faith
Buildings and Grounds Committee
This is a group of people who come together and at specific times of the year do a clean up around the church and also who will doing minor repairs as needed
This group of people assist our Volunteer Administrative Assistant in weekly projects around the church office
This group cleans the church weekly in preparation for the weekly worship service
Monthly food collection for food pantry
During each month church members and visitors bring non-perishable food items. At the end of the month all items are gathered and separated into 3 groups and each group is taken to a food pantry in Decatur, Springfield, and Jacksonville.
Bins are set up at Church in the gathering area, these are for aluminum cans and plastic bottles. At various times these items are taken to the Dove’s recycling Center. Proceeds are turned over to the church.
Coats for Kids
During the months of October and November the church collects new and used coats. All used coats are cleaned free of charge by several cleaners in Decatur. lThe coats are then teken to Dove’s Children Clothing Room where they are given out as needed.
If you have a new or like new coat that you would like to donate please call the church at 217-726-8411.