FOREST GLEN
Sundays, 9 & 11 AM
4920 W Foster Ave.
Chicago

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Park Community Church – Forest Glen is located on Chicago’s Northwest Side. Join us each Sunday as we seek to know God and make Him known.
 

Each message series is carefully designed with people just like you in mind: real people looking for real answers to issues they face everyday. At Park, we’re teaching God’s timeless truths from the Bible that speak to where you’re living today in your friends, family, career, and relationship with Jesus. If it’s real life and important for today, you can be sure at Park we’re talking about it.

We believe it’s what’s inside a person that matters, not the outside. At Park, we feel people should be able to come as they are and not feel judged. If you dress up or dress down, either way, you’ll find yourself fitting right in with people who genuinely care about you.

Street parking is available around the church building. Click here for directions via public transportation.

Yes! Loop Kids is our ministry for children from birth to 5th grade. Loop Kids teaches the Bible in a fun and engaging way and meets during our 9 AM and 11 AM worship gatherings.

The SHIFT Junior High Ministry (6th to 8th grade) meets every Sunday in the Fellowship Hall classroom during the 11 AM service, and on Wednesdays from 7-8:30PM. High School Students@Park (9th to 12th grade) meet every Sunday from 6-7:30 PM.

 
  

 
jsettecase@parkcommunitychurch.org

jsettecase@parkcommunitychurch.org


JOEL SETTECASE
Associate Pastor

"The Gospel is the answer. What’s the question?"

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NEXT STEPS

 
 
Small Groups

SMALL GROUPS
Living as a disciple of Jesus is about much more than attending Sunday worship gatherings. We are created for meaningful, grace-saturated community that goes beyond Sundays to affect our whole lives. At Park, the context in which we pursue that kind of life-transforming discipleship is in small groups. 

Small groups are gatherings of men, women and families at all stages of life, typically meeting in homes throughout the week to study, grow in friendship, and invest in each other’s lives. Our small groups meet in neighborhoods across the Northwest Side of Chicago.

+ Join a Small Group

Every week small groups meet in homes across our neighborhood, including groups for men, women, married couples, and moms. Take the first step in joining a small group!
 

+ Lead a Small Group

A small group leader disciples and shepherds people in their group to know God and to make Him known. We seek leaders who are mature in their faith, demonstrate integrity compassion and show faithfulness, availability, and teachability. If you are interested in leading a small group your first step is to attend small group leader training. Check the events section to see upcoming dates and times.

+ Fall 2017 Small Group Studies
 

 
Baptism

BAPTISM
Baptism is our outward expression of our inward faith. It is a way of publicly declaring that you are a follower of Christ. If you’ve never been baptized as a believer, come learn more about what Jesus says on this topic. For dates and times of our upcoming baptism classes, see our event section.
 

 
Serve

SERVE
As followers of Christ we are called to serve, and when we serve – we grow! We want to invited you to use your gifts and join one of our growing teams that help create an environment where people can connect with others, hear the Word of God, and worship Jesus. There are many roles open to serve at Park, and we would love to help you use your talents and experiences to lead, care for, and mobilize the church of God. 
 

 
Give

GIVE
Giving is an act of worship. It recognizes God as the owner and source of all we have. It is our cheerful response to God in praise of His radical generosity towards us.
 

 
Partnership

PARTNERSHIP
“I thank God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus .” – Philippians 1:3-6

Our mission is simple: We live to know God and to make Him known, and we get to do that together as one body. Partnership at Park is more than just attending meetings and gatherings. Partnership (what some churches call membership) is for those who desire to commit to a spiritual family and the vision here at Park.

We believe God desires to accomplish great things through Park Community Church. Lives change when they come in contact with the grace of Jesus, and life change is happening all around us at Park. We invite you to prayerfully consider partnering with us in this work of God, and we are confident that He will complete the work He has begun in, among, and through each of us.

If you are ready to call Park Community Church your church home, we would love to invite you to attend an upcoming Partnership Class to learn more about our mission, vision, and how you can join our church family and partner with us in the Gospel. 
 


 
 

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MINISTRIES

 
 
High School Nights

HIGH SCHOOL NIGHTS
Calling all high school students! In our high school ministry, we want to partner with parents to see our students grow in spiritual maturity and in deeper relationship with Christ and with one another. High School only happens once--make the most of it. High School Students@Park meet every Sunday from 6-7:30 PM. 
 

mmccarl@parkcommunitychurch.org

mmccarl@parkcommunitychurch.org


MITCH MCCARL
Student Ministries Director
 

Loop Kids

LOOP KIDS
Loop Kids is our ministry for children from birth to 5th grade and meets during the Sunday 9 & 11 AM gatherings.

+ Vision & Values
We want to see kids love God and worship Jesus through FAITH:

Fun fellowship
At their level
Intentional relationships
Trusting environment
Home partnership

+ Learn More
Visit the Loop Kids website for information about our curriculum, upcoming events, volunteering opportunities and more.

+ Child Dedication
If you’ve been at Park on any given weekend, you’ll hear us share that our mission is to Know God and Make Him Known. We believe that life is a gift that comes from the awesome and mighty God we serve. And so child dedication is about as parents, knowing God and making Him known to our children, and as a church family, partnering with parents and supporting families. The next Child Dedication Orientation will happen in Fall 2017. Check back at the end of summer for details.
 

 
 
jshaffer@parkcommunitychurch.org

jshaffer@parkcommunitychurch.org


JULIE SHAFFER
Children's Coordinator

Men’s, Women’s, and Topical Studies

Men's, Women's, and Topical Studies
Throughout the year we host special-interest studies through Scripture and important topics, in order to “equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ” (Ephesians 4:12). These include Men’s Challenges, Women’s Bible Studies, and more. The best way to discover which studies will be offered is to pick up an “At Park,” our monthly bulletin, during a Sunday worship gathering.
 

 
Shift Junior High Ministry

SHIFT JUNIOR HIGH MINISTRY
Junior high students, you belong here! You are invited to join us for a fun time of building friendships while experiencing how God’s Word can really make a difference in your life.

We meet at two different times:
• SHIFT meets on Wednesdays from 7-8:30 PM. 
• Sunday mornings during the 11am service in the Fellowship Hall classroom. 
 

mmccarl@parkcommunitychurch.org

mmccarl@parkcommunitychurch.org


MITCH MCCARL
Student Ministries Director
 

 

 
 

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EVENTS

 
 

ADVENT AT PARK

Lessons and Carols
Thurs. & Fri., Dec. 7 & 8, 7 PM | Park Near North
Through Scripture reading, carol singing, and reflection, we'll celebrate the hope of the Christmas season as a church community. Invite your friends to celebrate Christmas with Park. Childcare is available for children ages 5 and under. Must RSVP for childcare here by Dec. 4.

Holiday Service Times
Join us on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, at 10 AM & 4:30 PM.
Also join us on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, for one service at 10 AM.

 

ELEMENTARY WINTER RETREAT 2018
  January 5-January 7
  Lake Geneva Youth Camp, W2655 W. South Street Lake Geneva, WI
It is time for the 5th Annual Elementary Winter Retreat! All 2nd-5th graders are invited to Lake Geneva Youth Camp for a fun winter weekend away where they will learn more about God and build friendships with one another. They won't want to miss out on this weekend, and we encourage them to invite a friend as well! Register here. For questions, email Joanna Kitchener at jkitchener@parkcommunitychurch.org.

GOD'S HEART FOR DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN
  Sun., Nov. 19, 6:30-8:30 PM
  Park Forest Glen
Adoption, foster care, Safe Families. Three great opportunities to follow James 1:27 to care for children in need. Come hear from a panel of Park families who have invited a child into their homes for a season through Safe Families, foster parenting, or through adopting a child for a lifetime of love. There will be an opportunity for Q&A with the couples as well as with adoption and Safe Families representatives. Join us at Park - Forest Glen on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 6:30pm. Childcare is available.

Register here.
For questions, email Christine Parker at chparker196@gmail.com.

CHRISTMAS BRUNCH
  Sun., Dec 10, 10:15 AM
  Park Forest Glen Fellowship Hall
Invite your friends and neighbors to this great night of singing Christmas carols and sharing Christmas memories. This is a night for all ages. Bring a plate of Christmas cookies to share! For questions, email Joel Settecase at jsettecase@parkcommunitychurch.org.

CHRISTMAS SING
  Sat., Dec. 16, 6:30 PM
  Park Forest Glen Auditorium and Fellowship Hall
Join us for an awesome Christmas Brunch! We will have one brunch between the services. Guests are complimentary, $5 per person, $20 per family! For questions, email Kevin Howells at khowells@parkcommunitychurch.org.

HOT CHOCOLATE BAR
  Sun., Dec. 17, after both services
  Park Forest Glen Auditorium and Fellowship Hall
Our incredible Kids Choir will be singing at both services. Join us afterwards for a Hot Chocolate Bar in Fellowship Hall! Questions? Email Kevin Howells at khowells@parkcommunitychurch.org.

SHOULD WE TIE THE KNOT?
  Sat., Jan. 20, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM
  Park Near North Room 205/206
Should We Tie the Knot? is our half-day pre-engagement seminar for seriously dating couples considering engagement. It is offered 3 times a year, typically in September, January, and March. In the seminar, you will learn biblical principles that you can apply to serious Christian dating. You will also be challenged to address several critical questions before deciding to get engaged. The seminar includes discussion time with your significant other and gender-specific Q&A sessions to help you discern the answer to the question “Is this person the ‘one’?” Cost is $30 per couple. Register here. For questions, email Kim Krikau at kkrikau@parkcommunitychurch.org.

For all Global events, click here.

MEN'S BREAKFAST
  Sat., Dec. 2, 9-10:30 AM
  Park Forest Glen Fellowship Hall
Men’s Breakfast: Leading your family at Christmas, Sat, Dec 3, 9:00-10:30am Men at FG–join us for some great bacon + breakfast and hang with other men at FG. Learn some great ways you can lead your family well this Christmas season. Cost is $5 at the door. Did we mention we’ll have bacon? For questions, email Joel Settecase at jsettecase@parkcommunitychurch.org.

For all Renew events, click here.

*For all questions regarding student events, contact Mitch McCarl at mmccarl@parkcommunitychurch.org.

JUNIOR HIGH WINTER RETREAT
  Jan. 26-Jan. 28
  Lake Geneva Youth Camp, N2285 Wilmot Blvd. Lake Geneva, WI
Winter Is Coming. Which means one thing: WINTER RETREAT. We believe this to be the single most beneficial thing that sparks spiritual growth and nourishment for every student. Students get to encounter God, engage with new and old friends, and play in a wintery paradise. Leave your daily grind behind and prepare for a weekend of ultimate fun. Be challenged by messages from God’s word by great speakers, and engage in worship with other Middle School believers. Cost is $185 (If Registered by January 5, after that is $200). Register here. For questions, email David Paukovitz at dpaukovitz@parkcommunitychurch.org.

SENIOR HIGH WINTER RETREAT
  Jan. 19-Jan. 21
  Lake Geneva Youth Camp, N2285 Wilmot Blvd. Lake Geneva, WI
Winter Is Coming. Which means one thing: WINTER RETREAT. We believe this to be the single most beneficial thing that sparks spiritual growth and nourishment for every student. Students get to encounter God, engage with new and old friends, and play in a wintery paradise. Leave your daily grind behind and prepare for a weekend of ultimate fun. Be challenged by messages from God’s word by great speakers, and engage in worship with other High School believers. Cost is $185 (If Registered by January 5, after that is $200). Register here. For questions, email David Paukovitz at dpaukovitz@parkcommunitychurch.org.

TAFT FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES
Impact athletes with the Gospel! We meet at Taft two Wednesdays per month, challenging student athletes with a Bible study. You can serve one time or on a regular basis by leading, praying, or just buying the donuts!

SHIFT - JUNIOR HIGH STUDENTS
  Wednesdays, 7-8:30 PM
  Park Forest Glen
Join us for a fun weekly time of building friendships while learning how God's Word can really make a difference in your life.

HIGH SCHOOL NIGHTS
  Sundays, 6-7:30 PM
  Park Forest Glen Fellowship Hall
Calling all High School students! We meet from 6-7:30 PM on Sunday nights. Come join us!

WOMEN AT PARK PRESENTS: AWAKEN
Igniting A Passion for Jesus

  Fri., Nov. 17, 7-10 PM & Sat., Nov. 18, 9 AM-12 PM
  Park Near North Auditorium
No matter where you are at in your faith, we want to empower you to awaken your spiritual journey. Join other Park women as we spend a weekend igniting our faith and pursuit of Jesus through worship, stories of how God is working in the lives of His daughters, and teaching from Women’s Ministry Director Lisa Bishop and author and speaker, Lina Abujamra.

Cost is $15 per person. Register here. For questions, email Kelsey Grander at kgrander@parkcommunitychurch.org.

WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY FELLOWSHIP
  Fridays, starting Jan. 12, 9:15-10:45 AM
  Park Forest Glen
Park Forest Glen Women, join us on Fridays to study Romans. Invite a friend or neighbor to join you! Contact Marissa Covert with questions,marissacovert@hotmail.com.