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The Study
The Study is a series of staff-led classes on various topics of the Bible and theology.  

The setting is smaller, topics are explored more deeply, and anything can be asked.  It's a way to wrestle with God, life, and the text.  

The Study is currently on summer break, and will resume September 10.

Visit our Listen Online webpage to hear previous classes.

Spiritual growth happens best when we personalize it with others in smaller settings. In a church our size, it can also be easy to feel lost.  

At FOF we want to help you grow spiritually and connect. A great way is in Discipleship Groups.

What do groups do? Gather together. Laugh. Talk. Pray. Study the Bible or work through a book. Sometimes eat. Serve together. Discuss the intersection of God and life.

How many people? Typically 7-12 per group.

Where do they meet? Some meet at FOF. Others meet at homes, restaurants, or cafés throughout the area.

For how long? Typically 1-2 hours per session. Some meet weekly. Others meet every other week or monthly.

What kind of groups are there? All kinds. See our current groups below.

Who can come? Anyone! Every group has an open chair waiting for you and anyone you invite to come with you.

How Do I Join?  

  1. Register online
  2. Contact the group leader directly
  3. Come to the Welcome Center on Sunday morning

 

Baptism. Membership. Confessing your faith in Christ. Communion. These are some faith steps we encourage people to make in their spiritual journey. 

See below for ways to take these steps at FOF.

Kids matter to God.  At The Rock, we'll help your kids meet Jesus as kids.

Each week we create an environment that uncovers how great God is, and how your child can follow him.

 

1st - 5th Grade  |  Summer break til Sept 10
Sunday mornings include singing, teaching, projects, games, memorizing Bible passages, and more. We’ll help your child experience God’s story and make it their own.

 

Toddler - Kindergarten  |  Sundays @ 9 & 10:30am
Trained staff and volunteers share Jesus in a number of age-appropriate ways including stories, crafts, and games. Busy Bags are also available for your child to take into church. Just pick one up at The Rock.

 

Quiet Room for Parents with Infants  |  Sundays @ 9 & 10:30am
A quiet room is available for parents with infants. Worship is streamed in via TV.

 

What to Expect
Check-In – Check your child in at the entrance to the mountain. Look for the big banner that says “The Rock.” If it’s your first time we’ll take a few moments to get your information and answer questions. We’ll also take your cell number or give you a pager so we can notify you if you’re needed.

Ministry Time – Kids open with a time of worship. Birthdays and special events are celebrated. Afterwards they’ll break into age-appropriate classes where they’ll learn Bible stories, do crafts, and practice memory. Our leaders and volunteers are screened and pledge to care for your child in a safe environment with attention given to their individual needs.

Pick-Up – Children 7 and older will be dismissed once The Rock is finished. Please pick up children 6 and younger at the mountain as soon as the service lets out.


Special Events
Each month typically features a field trip, special event, or service project like hosting Halloween and Valentine’s Day parties at local assisted living facilities, singing in church, The Rock Soup Kitchen, a Christmas PJ party, and an annual Easter Egg Hunt.

Bible Boot Camp, a week-long day-camp designed to teach the basics of Christianity and devotional practices meets each July.

Details are sent home on Take-it-Homes and via Rock enews.


Questions?

  • Come any Sunday morning and look for the sign marked “The Rock.” Our staff would love to answer any questions and give you a tour.
  • Once you register at The Rock, you’ll receive our Rock enews each week with snapshots of where we’ve been and where we’re going.
  • Most weeks your child will recieve a Take-It-Home worksheet that includes upcoming events. 
  • Contact our director, Becky Williams, at BWilliams@fellowshipoffaith.org.  

 

Boulder is our student ministry for 6th-12th grade. It has the singular goal of helping junior high and high school students become radical disciples of Jesus. 

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BoulderAM  |  On summer break until Sept 10

Meet together in the front office for Bible study and group discussion that gives the chance to wrestle through the matrix of your life with God. Studies are designed to be easy-to-engage-with single week topics.

BoulderXT & PM  |  Summer dates vary. See the summer schedule here.
Sunday nights feature multiple small group studies, panel discussions, and nights of worship. Topics are developed specifically with students in mind and typically run 1-3 weeks. Special nights of worship are led by our student & leader band, Crave!

We have the whole building to ourselves beforehand as a study hall, game room, and jam room for musicians. Knowledgeable adults are available to assist with homework and mentor students. Food will be available.

Special Events
We host multiple retreats, trips, and serving events throughout the year. See our schedule for details. 


How do I get involved as a student?

Just start coming! Seriously, it's that easy! We'll be sure you get plugged in so you know what's going on! Curious about the student & leader band, Crave? Just ask!

How do I get involved as an adult?
Adults of all ages from all walks of life interested in working with students can serve.  You don't need to be a parent to have something to offer! 

Serving opportunities abound, including leading small-group sessions, retreat helpers, organizers, and people willing to share their faith journeys. Get hooked on working with students today! Give us a shout!


More Info?
Contact Pastor Jason Weber at jweber@fellowshipoffaith.org

Each of us has a ripple effect, an influence that goes beyond what we realize.  God wants to influence this world, and one of the biggest ways he does it is through us when we serve.  

Jesus said, "I have come to serve..."  We seek to do the same.  
 

Who Can Serve?
Anyone! It doesn’t matter if you’re brand new to FOF or have been here for years. Each of us has a ministry to the Church and a mission to the world. We want to help you discover yours.
 

How Can I Serve?
There are six major areas. The best way to find your niche is by experimenting. We encourage you to serve in any area for a day and see how you like it. Training is provided as we partner you with a ministry leader.

Local & Global Outreach: Do you have a heart for non-believers, the unchurched and de-churched, the poor, marginalized, or suffering? Work with our Care Team, Outreach Team, or with our local & global outreach initiatives

Hospitality: Do you enjoy interacting with others and helping them feel at home? Help welcome others as a greeter or usher, with food as a baker, server, or barista, or in preparing communion.

Worship & Production: Do you sing, play an instrument, or have an aptitude for lighting, sound, or video? Help lead worship or handle technical aspects of worship services.

Children’s & Student Ministry: Do you have a heart for kids and a knack for connecting with them? Come alongside our children & student ministry leaders to make an impact in a kid’s life.

Group Leaders: Do you want to see others connect and grow? Host a group and facilitate discussions towards deeper community and spiritual growth.

Infrastructure: Are you a hands-on kind of person who likes to help behind the scenes? Assist with cleaning, facility maintenance, adminstrative tasks, or IT. 


Getting Started
See "34 Ways to Serve" for specific tasks and time commitments.  Email the listed ministry leader with questions or to serve for a day, or contact us at pastor@fellowshipofaith.org.  

We believe all that we are and all that we own ultimately comes from God. A life of faith means giving back to him.

Giving is about embarking on a way of life where we continually become more generous and more sacrificial towards the Church, our families, and the needs of others in this world.

We find this a challenge. We find this a joy!

 

Four Ways to Give

In Person:  Place cash or checks in the offering bucket during the collection at worship services. Offering envelopes are provided on chairs for your convenience.

You can request a personalized box of offering envelopes for the year by contacting our business manager at szika@fellowshipoffaith.org

By Mail: Make your check payable to "Fellowship of Faith" and mail to:

Fellowship of Faith
c/o Business Manager
6120 Mason Hill Road
McHenry, IL 60050

Bank Transfer: You can opt to have a specific dollar amount automatically debited from your checking or savings account. Donations can be set for a one-time or recurring gift on date(s) of your choice. It's an easy, safe and secure way to remain faithful in giving even when out-of-town or unable to attend a service. 

Download our bank transfer form or contact our business manager, Sue Zika, at szika@fellowshipoffaith.org to get started. 


Give Online:
 
You may also give online via debit or credit card.  Click the Give Online button below to get started!

On July 15th, FOF's very own Team Oasis will walk/run in the McHenry River Run to help welcome 80 new children into Oasis for Orphan's holistic development program. Team Oasis has set a fundrasigin goal of $1,000. You can donate here!

For more information, contact Lynn Overbay at overbays@sbcglobal.net.

6120 Mason Hill Road, McHenry, IL 60050 | Phone (815) 759-0739 | Sundays @ 9 & 10:30am

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