One Spirit, inspired, full of life, vibrant, touching the heart. By gathering in one place at the same time for worship, we pray we will celebrate who our God is and whom we are called to be in a more unified spirit as we seek to grow in the knowledge of God through loving, learning, and serving.
The Gujarati Indian Fellowship has been in existence at Friendship Church for more than 18 years. Worship is conducted in the Gujarati language, one of the languages of India, on the second and fourth Sunday of each month at 5:00 p.m. at the church. Worship is led by The Rev. Timothy Rathod.
The fellowship also has a Friday night Bible study in Gujarati which meets at members’ homes around the Chicago area. Further information can be obtained from Rev. Rathod at (847) 864-9637.
The Friendship Center is where we share the love: baking goodies or making up a tray of fresh fruit for the coffee fellowship time that follows Sunday morning worship. If you would like to contribute, just tell one of the servers in the kitchen and they will gladly offer a date.
1st Sundays – Holy Communion is served to all on this Sunday. We practice “open table;” no one is excluded from receiving the elements of bread and juice which represent the body and blood of Jesus Christ. If you accept Jesus in your heart, you are welcome to partake in communion at Friendship Church.
- During First Sunday, a special Celebration Offering is taken in addition to the regular offering, its purpose is to pay forward a special blessing to those in need, in the name of the extra blessing God placed in your life. Envelopes are provided for you to personally name your blessing.
- Food Pantry Sunday. Worshipers are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items that will help stock local food pantries shelves. Food items are distributed to our local POWER Connection and to the Seventh Day Adventist Church’s food pantry, our neighbors to the west.