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Christian Family Church

Serving In Chicago, IL
July 30, 2022
Community: Belmont Cragin
Partner: Starting Point Community Church
Staff: Juliette Aguirre

The Team is Here!

by Juliette Aguirre | July 31, 2022 10:12 AM

The team arrived last night! We are so excited to serve this week and help Starting Point Community Church! 

The Team is Here!

Getting Out of Our Comfort Zone

by Mike Rhoades | July 31, 2022 7:19 PM

Today we had the opportunity to experience what a bilingual church service is like. God’s presence was so evident.

Later we took to the streets to evangelize and invite people to an event in the park on Tuesday night. It was incredible to see everyone stepping out in boldness as they shared God’s love and prayed for people they didn’t even know.

Getting Out of Our Comfort Zone

Walking, Walking, and Walking!

by Juliette Aguirre | August 1, 2022 8:49 AM

Yesterday after church, we walked to Riis Park passing out flyers to people. In addition, we were sharing information about the event at the park that is hosted by Starting Point Church. 

It was a great time to meet new people, practice our Spanish, and enjoy each other’s company. 

Walking, Walking, and Walking!

Ice Cream & Dancing in the Parking lot!

by Juliette Aguirre | August 1, 2022 8:57 AM

After debriefing, we took a stroll to an ice cream parlor and enjoyed some good ice cream! We also had fun dancing in the parking lot! 

Please enjoy this very blurry picture of the team dancing to the Cha-Cha Slide. 
Ice Cream & Dancing in the Parking lot!

Getting Organized!

by Mike Rhoades | August 1, 2022 9:54 AM

This morning we are working on projects at the church and preparing for the National Day Out event where Starting Point Community Church will come alongside a number of other organizations to encourage the community.

One team is working with Pastor Jonathan to organize ministry supplies and set up offices in the sanctuary while another is organizing donations. Our third team is creating a craft and putting together bags full of school supplies to giveaway at tomorrow’s event. 

Getting Organized!

Sharing the Gospel

by Mike Rhoades | August 1, 2022 2:36 PM

Sharing the Gospel can seem intimidating at times, but it really begins with a friendly conversation. 

Sharing the Gospel

Prepping Time

by Juliette Aguirre | August 1, 2022 4:45 PM

Some of us prepared crafts for tomorrow's event at Riis Park. We also had a good time organizing the crafts cabinet and a storage closet. 

Prepping Time

Prayer Walk

by Juliette Aguirre | August 1, 2022 4:47 PM

On the way to a park, we prayed over the community and some of the members of Belmont Cragin. 
Prayer Walk

Worship Night

by Juliette Aguirre | August 1, 2022 11:09 PM

This afternoon, we spent time in worship and prayer for this location. We prayed for the needs of Belmont Cragin, like softening the hearts of the community and instilling a desire in the church members to be disciples and outreach. 

Prayer is a powerful thing that brings us closer to God. We took some time to walk around the church and pray over this location. 

Worship Night

Busy Day

by Juliette Aguirre | August 2, 2022 12:32 PM

This morning, we all started the day by cleaning and reorganizing the church and location we’ve been staying at. 

We also had a small group fixing a stage that the church utilizes. In addition, we weeded and mulched the surrounding of the church. We’ve all been working really hard with positive attitudes! 

Busy Day

Weeding and Mulching!

by Juliette Aguirre | August 2, 2022 12:38 PM

The team worked really hard to weed and mulch the area around the church.

Weeding and Mulching!

National Night Out

by Mike Rhoades | August 2, 2022 4:52 PM

Booth is set, hot dogs are on the grill, and the kid's table is packed! We are so excited to be out connecting with the community and telling people about the ministry of Starting Point Community Church. 

National Night Out

God is Awesome!

by Juliette Aguirre | August 2, 2022 9:53 PM

What a great night at the national night out! It was a great time to meet people, serve them, pray for them, and offer materials. 

God is so good! He provides, blesses, and is present in our lives. We had the opportunity to pray over people and offer them the hope and love God gives us. 

God is Awesome!

Bye Bye Chicago!

by Juliette Aguirre | August 3, 2022 9:18 AM

What an amazing week to serve in the Belmont Cragin community! May God continue to bless this community, Starting Point Church, and Christian Family Church! Thank you for serving with us! The team is on their way to have some fun in downtown Chicago before they head back home! 

Bye Bye Chicago!

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