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Ministries at Faith URC

Worship Service


Worship Services

SUNDAY 9:30am & 5:00pm (nursery provided).


Catechism Class Sunday School & Catechism
Sunday school is for gradeschool age children. Catechism is for junior high and high school ages. These classes meet after the morning service (during the school year).
Men's Bible Study

Bible Studies
Three different adult Bible studies are available:

  • Sunday morning after the worship service

  • Mid-week evening

  • Mid-week morning for women (nursery provided) - 1st & 3rd Wednesdays

Cadet Boys Club Boys' and Girls' Clubs
Gradeschool age boys attend a Cadet program, meeting two evenings each month. The girls club, for gradeschool ages, also meets two evenings each month.
Girls Club

Youth Group
High school age youth gather after the evening worship service, every other week, for Bible study and fellowship.

Young Adults' Bible Study
Post high school young adults, married or single, gather once a month after the evening service for a Bible study.

Ministries Overseen by Faith URC

El Pacto de Gracia | Faith URC

Ministerio Cristiano: El Pacto de Gracia

This is a Gospel outreach to Spanish speaking people in the greater Chicago Heights area. Supervised by Faith URC and a Joint Venture Committee, formed of various United Reformed Churches in the area to assist in this work. Rev. Ruben Sernas a graduate of Westminster Seminary, Escondido, CA conducts Sunday evening worship services at 5:00pm and Sunday School at 6:45pm at 900 Thomas, Chicago Heights, IL 60411. For more information, please contact Rev. Sernas by phone (219-577-5881) and sernasruben@gmail.com or  http://elpactodegracia.org

Ruben Zartman, the son of missionary parents, was mostly raised in Mexico City. After missionary endeavors in Mexico and Panama, he worked at El Pacto de Gracia from 2014 to 2016 while pursuing his studies at Mid-America Reformed Seminary."

Rev. Valentín Alpuche, a Christian from Campeche, Mexico, was sponsored by Faith URC to come to the United States for seminary study in 2004. Upon graduation from Mid-America, he was ordained and pastored El Pacto from 2008 to 2014.

Military Chaplain Ministry

Rev. Andrew Spriensma—After serving in the Army National Guard as an enlisted soldier for 7 years, Andrew Spriensma attended Mid-America Reformed Seminary in Dyer, Indiana and joined Faith United Reformed Church.  Upon graduation, he was called and ordained to the gospel ministry by Faith URC to serve as a chaplain to the United States Army.  Immediately upon his ordination, he was deployed to Iraq, where he served as a chaplain for an infantry battalion during 2008.  Currently, Chaplain Spriensma is serving at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.  He can be contacted by phone (219-798-4597) or email: andrew.t.spriensma@us.army.mil

Ministries Supported by Faith URC

  • Rev. Mitchell Persaud & New Horizon United Reformed Church - a church plant in Toronto, Ontario http://www.newhorizonchurch.ca/html/index.html

  • Rev. Aaron Kayayan & Christians for Armenia - a branch of "Reformed Faith and Life," this is a radio broadcast and literature ministry that proclaims the Reformed faith in the country of Armenia. http://www.christiansforarmenia.org/

  • Rev. Bill Green – a church planter and teacher of pastors laboring in Costa Rica and Latin America. http://www.reformedmissions.org/

  • Crossroad Bible Institute - a prison ministry which Faith URC is able to support not only financially and prayerfully, but also as members of the congregation take part in teaching inmates through correspondence Bible course work. http://www.crossroadbible.org/

Helpful Websites
Here are a few websites that our church is affiliated with or that may be helpful to you. These links will take you away from Faith URC's website. While we have made every attempt to verify these sites and beneficial and useful, Faith URC cannot be responsible for the content of websites outside of our own.  

"Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light for my path." Psalm 119:105.

If you would like more information regarding our ministries, please contact us!


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