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Sunday (September - May)
Bible Study Class at 9:00 am
Worship 10:30 am

Sunday (June - August)
Worship 10:00 am


Disciples Food Pantry
Every Wednesday 9:30-11:30am
3rd Saturday 9:30-11:30am

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MINISTRIES & PROGRAMS

All ministries and programs of the Christian Church of Villa Park
are open to anyone who wishes to participate. They provide
opportunities to get to know others within the church community
and to share and learn from one another .
 

Adult Bible Study
At 9:00 am on Sunday mornings September through May, members gather for Bible study and discussion to explore questions of faith and how to equip ourselves for a life of faithfully following God. The class is currently reading and discussing the book of Acts.

 

 
Sunday morning study is open to everyone, regardless of where you may be on your faith journey.
 
Children’s Activities

Each worship service includes children’s time. After that part of the worship service, children are invited to go to children’s church which includes a special age-appropriate lesson related to the sermon and Bible passages for the day.
 
Events for Members and the Community

In October 2013, we held our first Christian music concert. The concert featured contemporary Christian music, traditional hymns and choral pieces performed by our choir, soloists and ensembles and Christian rock by recording artist Adam Allen Cates and his band. The concert was enjoyed by members, their family and friends and visitors from the community.
 
In August 2012 and September 2009, we held “The Feast” at the Christian Church of Villa Park. The Feast was a rousing time of praising God and being revived in body and spirit. This revival-type event took place over 2 nights under a tent in the church yard. It was great worship, including a message from a guest preacher, special music, and time for fellowship with our members and visitors.
 
Mission Trips

Each year since 2002, a group from the Christian Church of Villa Park has taken a week-long mission trip out of state to serve those in need. Mission Team members have found the experience to be eye opening, spiritually uplifting and extremely rewarding.
   
For several years our team has joined together with other churches in their mission work. In 2013 and 2012, the Mission Team helped tornado victim rebuild in Henryville, IN and Birmingham, AL. Our most recent work was in June 2016 in West Columbia, S.C. helping repair a home damaged by rains in 2015.
   
Click here to read the team’s report on our 2013 trip. In 2009, 2010, and 2011, the Mission Team traveled to Iowa, Northwest Indiana and Nashville to help victims of flooding to rebuild. In 2006, 2007 and 2008, the Mission Teams went to the Gulf Coast to help victims of the hurricanes with clean-up and rebuilding.
 
Fellowship

We enjoy eating and celebrating together! We have lunches and dinners to engage in conversation about the ministry of the church, to celebrate the work of the Mission Team, to celebrate the results of a stewardship campaign, and sometimes, just to have fun.

 
Disciples Food Pantry

 
Many of our members volunteer their time to serve the Disciples Food Pantry, operated at the Christian Church of Villa Park. This ministry continues to grow and serve families and individuals in need. See the Disciples Food Pantry page for more information.
   
Each October members of our congregation participate in the local community CROP Walk fundraiser sponsored by Church World Service to raise money for feeding the hungry. Some of the monies raised from the local walk come back to the Disciples Food Pantry.
 
“Meet the Disciples” Class

This class is scheduled as needed for non-members and members interested in learning more about the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), our larger church denomination.
 
Outside Recovery Groups

The church makes its facilities available to various AA and NA recovery groups that hold meetings at the church throughout the week.