Summer is almost over! Isn’t it amazing how time flies? We hope you had a great summer filled with memories that will linger as we transition to the fall and all the back to school–and back to work–activities.

 

And just as those seasonal transitions are kicking into high gear, we’re kicking off our fall programming.

 

We’re excited to introduce you to all that’s happening at The Moody Church this Fall. Get involved in your church!

Children & Youth

Kids age 2–grade 5

Wednesdays beginning September 12, 6:30–8:00pm on the 2nd Floor and Sankey Hall

 

A high-energy Bible club program that gives a clear, consistent presentation of the gospel, helps children with Scripture memorization, and provides a fun approach to learning God’s Word.

Kids in grades 1–5

Wednesdays beginning September 12, 5:30–6:20pm in the Choir Room and Kappeler Hall

 

Does your child like to sing? Join other kids in a weekly rehearsal to build foundational musical skills and good vocal technique while learning how to serve God with our gifts through worship.

 

Children ages 0–5 with caregivers

Fridays beginning October 5, 9:30–11:00am in Room 108

 

Come enjoy music, dancing, and rhythm together each week, followed by a snack with fellowship while the children play. Cost: $5 per family per visit

Family Ministry & Programs

Thursdays beginning September 20, 9:15–11:30am in Room 307

 

Join Mom2Mom this September as we study thirteen stories from the Bible that provide a powerful witness of God’s love for women. You will be encouraged, challenged, and affirmed as you gain new insights through Scripture and discussions with other moms.

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Parents Rising

Wednesdays beginning September 19, 6:45–8:00pm in Room 307

 

Based on a new Moody Publishers book by Arlene Pellicane, this series will give parents the facts, fortitude, and biblical foundation to raise kids who love God, respect authority, and value what’s right. Parents, this is your most important job right now! Join a room full of moms and dads committed to that challenge. Optional book $5.

 

Info: Pastor Gunter at bob.gunter@moodychurch.org

Sundays beginning September 16, 3:00–4:30pm in Room 307

 

This nine-week course is required to be married at The Moody Church but is open to all couples who are engaged or seriously considering that step. Featuring PREPARE/Enrich compatibility testing, the Before I Do workbook, and practical biblical teaching by mature couples. Cost: $80 covers materials; PREPARE fee $35.

 

Info: Lori at lori.imhof@moodychurch.org or 312.327.8600 x1008

Men's Ministry

Thursdays beginning September 14, 6:00–7:30am in Room 108

 

Have you examined your life lately?

 

We all need to pay the bills, have some fun, get ahead, and connect with other people. So, between the commuting, working, and hanging out, we find ourselves with very little downtime. We stay pretty busy – so busy that we don’t usually take the time to look ourselves in the eye and ask the hard questions.

 

Man In The Mirror gives the opportunity to do just that – ask the questions and take some action so that the guy looking back at us has a sense of rightness about the trajectory of his life.

 

Hot breakfast provided. Cost $12 for the required workbook.

 

Register online or contact Lori at 312.327.8600 x1008

Philippians: How to Have Joy

Thursdays beginning September 13, 7:00-9:00pm in Room 304 (Women) / Room 305 (Men)
Led by Joseph and Mary Carre. Book $21.00.

 

How do I live the Christian life joyfully regardless of people or circumstances? What is the purpose of suffering and the Christian perspective on death? Do I have “the mind of Christ”? Discover true, deep-down joy in your life that the world cannot take away!

Saturday Mornings, 7:30am, Room 103

 

King Solomon once said, “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” This gathering is an uncomplicated time of encouragement from God’s Word, sharing our journey, and encouraging one another in prayer. Brothers stand with other brothers through the seasons of life, each helping the other stay true to the calling to be men of God.

 

The coffee is good; the company is better. 

Women's Ministry

An overview of evangelism and apologetics in our modern global culture. You’ll study these vital topics primarily from the biblical standpoint, but also through philosophical and cultural lenses. You’ll be better equipped to share Jesus with those from other faiths and worldviews, engaging them effectively as you understand their viewpoints.

 

This course runs for 10 weeks, and each session lasts 90 minutes.

 

Click here to learn more.

Thursdays beginning September 20, 9:15–11:30am in Room 307

 

Join Mom2Mom this September as we study thirteen stories from the Bible that provide a powerful witness of God’s love for women. You will be encouraged, challenged, and affirmed as you gain new insights through Scripture and discussions with other moms.

Learn More

Spiritual Gifts: Discover Your Spiritual Gifts

Sundays beginning September 9, 2:30-4:45pm in Room 304
Led by Virginia Bentley. Book $27.00

 

What has God called you to do and uniquely equipped you for? Discover the spiritual gifts God has given you and understand those given to all believers to glorify Himself and strengthen His church.


1 Timothy: The Church, the Pillar and Support of the Truth

Tuesdays beginning September 11, 9:30-11:30am in Room 108
Led by Linda Gunter. Book $16.00. Child care available at nominal cost.

 

How are the people in the church to behave? What happens when we hear teaching that is not the truth? Timothy, a young pastor, was told the answers to these question in this letter written to him. It contains some doctrine, but also very practical instructions for how people in the church are to live.


Titus: Developing Character and Integrity in the Midst of a Society Which Has Lost Respect for God

Tuesdays beginning November 6, 9:30-11:30am in Room 108
Led by Linda Gunter. Book $7.00. Child care available at nominal cost.

 

How do you live with integrity in a nation without morals? Can the church effectively engage and change this destructive condition in our society? How does your life reflect your faith? You can change the culture into which God has called you.


Philippians: How to Have Joy

Thursdays beginning September 13, 7:00-9:00pm in Room 304 (Women) / Room 305 (Men)
Led by Joseph and Mary Carre. Book $21.00.

 

How do I live the Christian life joyfully regardless of people or circumstances? What is the purpose of suffering and the Christian perspective on death? Do I have “the mind of Christ”? Discover true, deep-down joy in your life that the world cannot take away!


Ezra/Haggai: Rebuilding the Temple

Saturdays beginning September 8, 10:00am-12:15pm in Room 304
Led by Enosha Simmons. Book $12.00.

 

You can trust God. Experience what it’s like when God places His hand on the lives of His people in Ezra and Haggai to prove He is the promise- keeping God.


Nehemiah: Rebuilding, Revival and Restoration of the People of God

Saturdays beginning November 3, 10:00am-12:15pm in Room 304
Led by Enosha Simmons. Book $12.00.

 

How do you respond when the enemy tries to interfere with God’s clear direction? The enemies of God sought to frighten Nehemiah as he proceeded to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. Nehemiah shows us leadership and obedience in the face of opposition, as well as God’s miraculous blessing and provision.

The Women’s Shepherding Ministry is under the oversight of Mary Lowman and is designed to help the women of The Moody Church model Titus 2:3-5 through special mentoring relationships.

 

We endeavor to form mentoring partnerships for women who desire to have the help and guidance of a mentor in their life.

 

To learn more, click here.

Equipping Classes

Sundays beginning September 9, 1:15–2:15pm in Room 305

 

Read and study God’s Word with greater clarity and comprehension. You’ll better understand Scripture in light of the context in which it was written; see how Scripture was given to change how we think, feel, and act; and learn how to apply God’s unchanging Word to our lives and our changing world.

 

Taught by Scott Lilly. Class runs 12 weeks. Click here to register.

Wednesdays beginning September 19, 6:45–8:00pm in Room 305 (childcare available)

 

Learn the biblical gospel in the way God revealed it from Genesis to Revelation. Grow in your understanding of the gospel, gain a greater understanding of our society and other worldviews, and articulate the gospel more effectively.

 

Taught by Pastor Steve Mason. Class runs 10 weeks. Click here to register.

Sundays beginning September 9, 8:30–9:30am in Room 305

 

Draw closer to God and enrich your walk with Him. You’ll study what it means to pray according to God’s Word, develop your prayer life through weekly challenges, and learn to be more comfortable when you pray with others.

 

Taught by Scott Lilly. Class runs 12 weeks. Click here to register.

Sundays beginning September 9, 2:30–3:45pm in Room 305

 

Understand how Christian beliefs should make a difference in our daily lives, and how they affect our practice in the local church. This course is an overview of key areas of doctrine, with emphasis on the biblical support for these beliefs.

 

Taught by Scott Lilly. Class runs 12 weeks. Click here to register.

Sundays beginning September 16, 1:15–2:15pm in Room 303

 

New for this fall! Many people know the stories of the Bible, but how many know the “story” of the Bible? While the Bible is composed of 66 separate books written by 40 different authors over 1,600 years, it’s really one book telling one amazing story. You’ll learn how the Bible hangs together in miraculous unity and how all the individual stories, with which we’re so familiar, actually help us understand the big picture.

 

Taught by Pastor Steve Mason. Open to everyone; no prerequisites needed. Class runs 10 weeks. Click here to register.

Precept Bible Studies

Spiritual Gifts: Discover Your Spiritual Gifts

Sundays beginning September 9, 2018, 2:30-4:45pm in Room 304
Led by Virginia Bentley. Book $27.00

 

What has God called you to do and uniquely equipped you for? Discover the spiritual gifts God has given you and understand those given to all believers to glorify Himself and strengthen His church.

 

For more info, click here.

1 Timothy: The Church, the Pillar and Support of the Truth

Tuesdays beginning September 11, 2018, 9:30-11:30am in Room 108
Led by Linda Gunter. Book $16.00. Child care available at nominal cost.

 

How are the people in the church to behave? What happens when we hear teaching that is not the truth? Timothy, a young pastor, was told the answers to these question in this letter written to him. It contains some doctrine, but also very practical instructions for how people in the church are to live.


Titus: Developing Character and Integrity in the Midst of a Society Which Has Lost Respect for God

Tuesdays beginning November 6, 2018, 9:30-11:30am in Room 108
Led by Linda Gunter. Book $7.00. Child care available at nominal cost.

 

How do you live with integrity in a nation without morals? Can the church effectively engage and change this destructive condition in our society? How does your life reflect your faith? You can change the culture into which God has called you.

 

For more info, click here.

Philippians: How to Have Joy

Thursdays beginning September 13, 2018, 7:00-9:00pm in Room 304 (Women) / Room 305 (Men)
Led by Joseph and Mary Carre. Book $21.00.

 

How do I live the Christian life joyfully regardless of people or circumstances? What is the purpose of suffering and the Christian perspective on death? Do I have “the mind of Christ”? Discover true, deep-down joy in your life that the world cannot take away!

 

For more info, click here.

Ezra/Haggai: Rebuilding the Temple

Saturdays beginning September 8, 2018, 10:00am-12:15pm in Room 304
Led by Enosha Simmons. Book $12.00.

 

You can trust God. Experience what it’s like when God places His hand on the lives of His people in Ezra and Haggai to prove He is the promise- keeping God.


Nehemiah: Rebuilding, Revival and Restoration of the People of God

Saturdays beginning November 3, 2018, 10:00am-12:15pm in Room 304
Led by Enosha Simmons. Book $12.00.

 

How do you respond when the enemy tries to interfere with God’s clear direction? The enemies of God sought to frighten Nehemiah as he proceeded to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. Nehemiah shows us leadership and obedience in the face of opposition, as well as God’s miraculous blessing and provision.

 

For more info, click here.

Compassion Ministry

Living with depression and/or anxiety can feel incredibly lonely. Even King David, in a time of great despondency, wrote “darkness is my only companion” (Psalm 88:18). But you don’t have to be alone. The Moody Church is pleased to offer Living Grace, a small-group experience providing simple, innovative, and grace-filled mental health solutions and community support for those living through a mental health journey.

 

For more info, click here.

The death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend is devastating. While Christians have an eternal perspective and can rejoice that their loved one is in the presence of God, as humans we still experience grief over the loss. Grief Share’s biblical, Christ-centered perspective helps people find or deepen their faith in Christ as we examine questions about death, dying, and mortality.

 

Info/Register: Kaitlyn at kaitlyn.schwenk@moodychurch.org or 312.327.8600 x1010

Special Events

On October 7, The Moody Church will again be an “official” cheering section for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. This is a thrilling opportunity to welcome our neighbors and encourage the 45,000 athletes who run right past our doors.  Find our how you can become part of the square by clicking here!

The Gospel and our Cities: Chicago 2018 conference is designed to encourage and equip everyone to minister the gospel effectively in their cities. Now is the time to join together in raising up regional fellowships of like-minded churches, leaders, and Christ followers. It’s time for all of us to share the gospel, and to fervently pray that God will use it to spark a renewal in our cities.

 

Info/Register: click here.

Our annual carnival on October 27. This event is not only a great time for families to celebrate the season, but also a great opportunity to introduce your friends and neighbors to the church. There’s food, games, and candy for the whole family. Wear your favorite costume, and get ready to have a blast!

 

For more info, click here.

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