Kerdos Winter Retreat: Feb 15–17 in fabulous Michigan City, IN—the number one February vacation destination in the world. Space is limited. Register early and often ($25 for students; $45 for individuals; $65 for couples—if you need help defraying registration costs, please don’t hesitate to ask!). We’re excited to welcome as our retreat speaker Nick Conner!
The Kerdos ABF is hosting a bake sale to raise funds for their winter retreat for college and 20's. Check out their table on both Sundays, November 4th and November 11th, before ABF and before and after the main service. Help support their trip and enjoy a treat!
Save the date for the Kerdos Winter Retreat, which is scheduled for Feb 16–18 in lovely Michigan City, IN. Register early and often ($25 for students; $45 for individuals; $65 for couples—if you need help defraying registration costs, please don’t hesitate to ask!). We get the distinct privilege of having as our retreat speaker this year one L. Daryle Worley III. You may have heard of him. Retreat topic and schedule is still being finalized.
We have two Monday night groups: one at the Hinkles in south Wheaton, and one at the Brendsels' in Wheaton near Mariano’s. There is also one Thursday night group: at the Rupples' in Winfield. All of them will begin with a shared meal at 6:15, followed by conversation around the Word and prayer beginning around 7:20. These groups will begin meeting the week of Jan 8. I hope your schedule allows you to make it to one.
We invite you to join with us for the conclusion of our series, The Heart of Reformation Theology, next Sunday, October 29, at 6pm. We will meet in the Sanctuary for an evening of singing, followed by a new documentary on Martin Luther and the Reformation, Luther, in the Youth Room.
Registration is now open for the Kerdos College & 20s summer camping and rafting trip in northern Wisconsin. We'll raft on the Saturday in between on the mighty Wolf River. Registration is $60 per individual.
We will leave from the church in 2 or 3 waves on Friday, Aug 4 (it takes 5+ hours to get up there), and return on Sunday, Aug 6 around 4 or 5pm.
We invite you and your family to fellowship and share a meal with one another. These gatherings are hosted by our Sunday Morning ABFs, but are open to all! Please contact the church office for more details and to RSVP.
If you are newer to Grace Church, you are invited to a luncheon hosted by Pastor Daryle and his wife, Jean, at their home, after the service. To RSVP please contact the church office at 630-393-7344.
25% of Sales Will Go Toward Our Slovenia Team!
Come support the Slovenia Team as we raise our final funds for our trip! This Tuesday, stop by Potbelly in DANADA between 5-8pm and the store will donate 25% of your order to our team! We will also provide live music throughout the evening!
Join us for a weekend in Michigan City as we spend quality time together playing games, eating great food, praying and singing together, and considering our identity and calling as disciples of Christ.
Topic Follow Me: The Christian Life as Discipleship
Speaker Ryan Griffith
Kerdos is a ministry devoted to College & 20s life at Grace Church of DuPage. Kerdos is the Greek word for "gain" in Philippians 1:21: "To me to live is Christ and to die is gain." Why on earth would Paul say that death is gain? It's because, for Paul, death is an entryway into the physical presence of our risen Lord Jesus. Death is gain because it gets us Christ and he is the greatest of treasures, the supreme delight of the human heart. But by the Spirit whom Christ has poured out upon the church, we can know and enjoy the presence of Christ and live for his glory even in the present. Death is gain, but so also in the present life we can know great gain.
Kerdos exists to help students and other young adults pursue such gain and live into it more and more, seeking first Christ and his kingdom, knowing the wonder of all manner of other good things being added, and earnestly longing for the day when one kind of gain will give way to another. We aim to cultivate mature Christian living among young adults at Grace Church for the purpose of deepening our enjoyment of and communion with Jesus Christ, living into our identity as his church, and joining him in his mission for the life of the world.