Compassion Ministry

Your Needs   –    His Compassion   –   Our Hope

At The Chapel, we have an outstanding Compassion Team that is available to help you in times of need. We are connected all over the Chicagoland area with resources that can help you. Our team can provide support for tangible needs (food, clothing, etc…) and refer you to local agencies that can help as well. We are able to assist you with determining the next steps you need to take with your current needs. We can connect you with a Christian Counselor in your area or who specializes in your specific counseling need. Our team is always available to pray for you and be a listening ear in the hard times of life. Contact the Compassion Team direct line by calling 847-281-3373.

Food Assistance

Community Care Center

The “CCC” shows the love and compassion of Christ by offering a “hand up”, not a “handout” to community members who are in need of support for themselves or their families. Thanks to the Northern Illinois Food Bank and many generous donations, we have been able to serve and build relationships while meeting food, clothing, and household needs to those in Lake County.

Community Care Center
The Chapel – Grayslake
25270 W. Hwy 60
Grayslake, Illinois
Wednesdays & Saturdays
11am-1pm

If you are in need of emergency food assistance, please make sure to bring a picture ID and utility bill for proof of residence to your first visit. If you would like to donate food, clothes, or personal care items to the community CARE center, you are welcome to do so any time during the week.

Interested in volunteering? Please sign up to volunteer- we have a variety of needs and ways to serve!

Mobile Food Pantry

In partnership with our Community CARE Center, Northern Illinois Food Bank, and the Greater Chicago Food Depository, The Chapel provides food, hope, and encouragement to communities by utilizing Mobile Food Pantry trucks to bring food directly to those communities in need.

A dedicated team of 40 to 50 volunteers distributes food at no charge on a first come, first served basis to 300 families. Families receiving assistance must bring an ID and bags or boxes for food. We proved fresh meat, produce, beverages, and non-perishable products.

For more information on serving and if you are in need of assistance, please contact a Chapel campus near your community below:

Lake Zurich TCLZMobileFoodPantry@chapel.org
Libertyville TCLMobileFoodPantry@chapel.org

Care Support Groups

Divorce Care

Find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce. The group leaders are helpful, caring people who understand what you are going through. You’ll gain a supportive community who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most painful experiences. Don’t go through this difficult time alone. 

Grief Care

If you’ve experienced the devastating loss of a spouse, child, family member or friend, you’ve probably discovered there are few other people who understand the deep hurt you feel. Don’t go through your grieving process alone. Join a community that can help you find the hope and healing that Jesus offers to those who mourn.

For more information or dates of upcoming sessions, e-mail Cathy Woodside.

Celebrate Recovery

Are you suffering from a past or present hurt? Do you feel the shame of an addiction to something or someone? Does your way of coping with people or challenges keep you stuck? You can find hope and healing through this 12-step biblically based recovery program. Click here to find other Celebrate Recovery locations.

Every Wednesday 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Hosted at the Mundelein Campus, open to all campuses
No charge
No need to register
Free. Childcare is available for a small donation.
For more information, e-mail Cathy Woodside

Compassion For Kids

The Compassion For Kids Ministry is intended for foster families, safe families, and adoptive families. Through this ministry, we have the mission of building families and glorifying God! We want to inspire, equip, and support people to care for children in foster care, safe families, orphan support and adoption.

Our adoption group’s vision is to support, love and nurture families that are caring for foster, safe and adopted children. In addition, we want to unite adoptive families and support the development of lifelong relationships for group members and their children. These groups will provide a safe environment to openly discuss how God has touched our lives through adoption and the challenges we face. Through these challenges, we want to support one another through Christ.

For more information, e-mail buildingfamilies@chapel.org or visit the Facebook page! 

Adoption Support Groups

Journeys Of The Heart

3rd Thursday of Each Month
Grayslake Campus
Blue Sky Room
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

This group is for those who are currently waiting to foster or domestically adopt a child, those who are foster parents now, and those who have adopted domestically or adopted younger children internationally. We gather each month to discuss current issues and joys in our lives and support each other through conversation and prayer. GROUP LEADERS: Laura Grimes and Kim Skinner

Lifelong Journey

2nd Saturday of Each Month
Libertyville Campus
2nd Floor Lobby
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.

This group is for those who have adopted a child from another country, have adopted through the foster care system, or have adopted an older or special needs child. Past book discussions include Parenting the Hurt Child,” by Gregory Keck and Regina Kupecky and “Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child”. We gather to discuss current issues and joys in our lives and support each other through conversation and prayer. Some meetings will incorporate a play time for our kids. GROUP LEADERS: Leslie Hanson and Patricia Rotman

2016 Calendar
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April 9
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June 11
July 9
August 13
September 10
October 8
November 12