What we're about
The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him. For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh. Genesis 2:18, 24. (NIV)
Our group is created to provide social events in which Christian men and women in age 35 + who can meet in order to pursue friendship, dating and marriage. This groups is for singles of all Christian faiths, our group is about faith, a shared love for Jesus Christ, and not religion. Our events will be throughout the Chicagoland area and its suburbs. Many of our activities will be in or near the city of Chicago and in the west, north west and far west suburbs of Elgin, Schaumburg, Rolling Meadows, Barrington, West Chicago, Arlington Heights, Wheaton, Naperville, etc. Some events may be closer or farther to you but we encourage you to attend all those events that are of interest to you.
Our group will have regular events as well as social mixers. We will have ministry opportunities also. We ask that our members not only enjoy our social events and mixers but that they also commit to serving God wtih other believers. We will have Speakers and book studies about living as strong vibrant Christians in our season of singleness. Our speakers and studies will be geared toward preparing our hearts for ministry and marriage. We want to encourage our members to live empowered Christian lives. We want to grow in our faith and increase our devotion.
Our mixers will includes events like: barbeques, dining out, movie nights, seasonal festivals, sporting events, concerts, board game nights, retreats,movie notes, live music events, Christian speakers/ conferences, and more. This will give you the opportunity to meet like-minded Christian singles. You will experience fellowship and fun.
In order to be a member, we do require that you upload a RECENT picture of yourself and to answer all the profile questions so that we may know you better.
Most of our activities will be free to our members, when they are not it will be expressly stated in the event description. We will keep all our costs to members nominal to cover costs and group expenses.
We ask that you RSVP to our events. Functions are intended for members of this Meetup group only. Your Yes is your Yes and your No is your No. Please make sure that you attend the function if you RSVP that you will be attending. If you have a last minute change, we understand, please contact an Organizer to let us know.
This group is for sincere Christian men and women who are looking to make friends, share life and possibly date. As this is a Christian group it will not go without saying that we are to be respectful and considerate with one another. We want our group to be one to foster and nourish loving relationships that lead to godly friendships and marriages.
We ask that you dress tastefully and modestly to all our events. We ask that you are welcoming and inviting to all members new and old. We want to foster a community of believers that are growing in our faith together. We ask that you are candid and honest with one another.
Some meetups may be at venues which offer alcoholic beverages. We ask that if our members choose to drink that they do so responsibly and keep in mind that we are all Christians who want to live a life set-apart for Christ. Our group does care about how will are perceived by our members and others because we want our lives to demonstrate that we are followers of Christ.
This group is for Single Christian people. We understand that divorce is a sad reality for some Christian singles. As such as we extend grace and compassion. We define a divorced single as a person whose divorce is finalized and not simply in the process. It is important for us to know that our divorced singles have experienced healing and forgiveness and are ready to contribute free of the chains of the past. If you have not we would be happy to provide you information about local divorce recovery groups. Understandably, this group is not for those individuals who are married or separated.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Our prayer for this group is threefold:
1. That we foster spiritual growth and loving genuine Christian fellowship.
2. That we grow in our knowedge of God's Word to lead impactful lives of service and ministry.
3. That this group is a blessing to our members and leads to many friendships and Godly marriages.
We look forward to meeting you and we hope you join our group!
Andrea, Tom A. and Kim Organizers .