Love Out Loud in February

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - Tuesday, February 28, 2023

The Lenten season begins with Ash Wednesday on February 22. And, February is the month we often think of love - for spouses, partners, family, friends, and our neighbors. But, WHO is our neighbor? Everyone we encounter is our neighbor. Anyone we can help is our neighbor. We are making it easy to love our neighbors during the four weekends of February. Join us for any or all of these "Love Out Loud" events. Visit our website for more details as the dates approach.


February 5 – Stand Against Racism at 9:00AM in the Activity Center

Everyone is invited for the 1st session of a 4-part series, "Justice or Just Us?” Confronting racism is not just a social or political matter, but a theological one. It is the Bible that calls us to pursue justice, and the Bible that calls us to oppose racism. Our three hosts invite us to recognize dissonance, or contradiction, within the historical church and within ourselves regarding racism and the need for racial justice. They call us to repent and take steps for opposing racism.

February 10 & 11 – Support and Celebrate Black History Month at the 35th Annual Gospel X (Extravaganza) 

Grace will be serving as host for this annual North Central College concert. You can help by volunteering and serving in a hospitality role and/or by purchasing a ticket and attending the concert. Join Voices of Praise Gospel Choir for an evening of praise and worship on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. We will be celebrating Black History Month with local college choirs, spoken word artists, and other performances. Learn about African American culture through various art forms. The cost is Seniors $5, Adults $10, Students/Children free. Everyone is welcome! Click here for more information and ways to purchase tickets

February 18 & 19 – Participate at Feed My Starving Children’s Feed the Need Mobile Pack 

All ages are invited to sign up for one of the packing slots at the Feed My Starving Children’s Feed the Need Mobile Pack at North Central College. All ages five and older are invited to sign up; children must be accompanied by an adult. Please contact with questions.

40 slots on Saturday, February 18 at 3:30PM to 5:30PM
60 slots on Sunday, February 19 at 12:30PM to 2:30PM


The deadline to sign up is February 4, 2023.

February 26 – Love Out Loud Worship

Join us for worship as we welcome a special guest who has "loved out loud" all around the world! Be inspired by his story and learn how we might do even more in our own lives.