Please look through some of the latest and greatest things happening at Impact365.
06.28.2020 - We're open for service!
Join us for Sundays at 11:00 AM for service! We have safety measures in place (cleaning, hand sanitizer, masks, etc.) so come and join us!
06.26.2020 - Congrats to our 2020 graduates!
We would like to congratulate our 2020 Granite City High School graduates Andre Mitchell and Caleb Mayberry. We'd also like to congratulate these other 2020 graduates: Emily Richardson (St. Charles), Cody Humphreys (Granite City), Sammy Johnson (Granite City) and Jayla Moore (Granite City). We are proud of these graduates and we ask that you join us in prayer to pray for their future that it may be bright and prosperous.
06.07.2020 - ON THIS DAY...
Though his VOICE was loud enough to reach 6,000 people in one room...his WORDS were even louder...for we still benefit from them even today.
06.03.2020 - Philippians 4:13
God is the strength of our hearts...forever.
06.01.2020 - God Can God Will
And even if He doesn’t...you can trust Him still.
06/01/2020 - Happy Pride Month!
This month we celebrate gay pride. Why you ask? It is important to celebrate our differences even though we were all created in Christ's image. Everyone is welcome at Impact365 no matter your sexuality, skin color, financial status, age, etc. We invite you to come check us out!
Galatians 3:28 "There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus."
05.31.2020 - HAPPY PENTECOST SUNDAY
05.30.2020 - iMPACT365 STANDS IN SOLIDARITY
05.25.2020 - HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY
05.16.2020 - HAPPY ARMED FORCES DAY
05.10.2020 - Happy mothers day
05.07.2020 - NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
Prayer is one of the most important things a Christian can do. It is a time they are communicating with God and it should be taken very seriously. While there is deep theological meaning in prayer, it doesn't have to be something that is complicated and difficult. It's something anyone can do anywhere at any time.
05.06.2020 - Happy Nurses Day!
Today is a day that we all need to remember those nurses on the front lineS. Impact365 is very proud of one of our ministers, Julie, who is on the front lines every day caring for hospice patients including COVID-19 patients. We thank her and other nurses for their sacrifice! Remember to keep nurses, doctors and other front line workers in your prayers.
05.05.2020 - happy cinco de mayo!
05.05.2020 - NATIONAL TEACHERS DAY
We thank all of the teachers out there because we know your job is difficult and often unrewarding. We recognize your sacrifice and the importance of what you do. Thank you for doing what you do every day!
05.04.2020 - may the 4th be with you
05.03.2020 - our first parking lot service
Today we had our first parking lot service due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It wasn't how we normally do church, but we were still able to come together and worship the Lord for the first time in 4 weeks. We invite you to join us next week for this unique experience!
05.02.2020 - thank you!
We'd like to give a huge shout out to Forever Gifts & Decor for donating a van load of supplies to our various outreaches. It's contributions like this that allow these outreaches to continue to flourish. Thanks again!
04.30.2020 - Keep your hearts warm. ❤️❤️❤️
04.30.2020 - Happy International Jazz Day!
04.29.2020 - Drop off your stuff
We will begin accepting yard sale donations. This helps offset our ministry and outreach needs. We are unable to pick up items, but you are welcome to drop-off items at our church location 24/7. We ask that you don't drop off any large furniture. Please let us know if you need a tax-deductible letter.
04.29.2020 - happy international dance day!
04.17.2020 - thank you to our teachers!
We want to thank ALL of the teachers, administrators, and educational staff. We all appreciate every minute of work that you continue to do, whether it's going to an empty classroom or school or checking on the parents and kids to make sure we're okay. Our hearts appreciate all of you as you navigate these uncharted waters. Much respect and stay safe!
04.14.2020 - recycle those eggs/baskets!
If you want to recycle those Easter Eggs or Baskets, we will take them off of your hands. Feel free to drop them off at our door so we can use them again next year. The less we have to buy, the bigger the outreach we can do next year! We appreciate all of your donations.
04.13.2020 - easter basket testimonies
Below are some of the testimonies we received from our Easter Basket Outreach:
"I have two children 8 and six. We have been struggling a lot during this pandemic. My husband was laid off, which was a blessing in disguise anyway because he is a Lymphoma survivor and has a very compromised immune system.
I feel so grateful for your generosity this season. I keep thinking about how empty our birthdays have been, how empty we feel without being able to celebrate everything together, but we DO have something to celebrate. The tomb was empty too, and PRAISE GOD for that!
Thank you for bring a smile to the faces of my babies and for showing the true love of Jesus!"
"Lucas loves the basket. Thank you again! It made his day, we wouldn't have been able to get him anything because his dad has been out of work for two weeks because of all of this. It helped out a lot!"
"You guys are awesome, you made my son's night. He's autistic and had a whole change tonight. He's been having a hard time with his whole schedule being changed. Thank you so much, he's going to bed happy."
"My mom was able to get them inside without my little guy seeing. This is truly a blessing. I was so worried about Easter this year. I have been in the hospital since the 30th. I had a baby on the 31st weighing only 3 pounds 10 ounces. I've been here with her quite a bit. Thank you so much!! God definitely works in mysterious ways. Thank you again!"
"Thank you so much for the help in this hard time for everyone. God bless you all!"
04.11.2020 - Easter basket requests
Due to an overwhelming amount of requests, we have turned off the request page for Easter Baskets. We are still working hard to fulfill all requests. Please expect a text from us regarding delivery or pick-up tomorrow.
04.10.2020 - Happy National Siblings Day!
04.10.2020 - Good Friday
04.05.2020 - Palm sunday
04.02.2020 - AUTISM AWARENESS DAY
04.01.2020 - Happy april fool's day!
03.21.2020 - ALL SERVICES & EVENTS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE due to the coronavirus
03.21.2020 - world poetry day
03.21.2020 - WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY
03.20.2020 - happy international happiness day
03.19.2020 - God's Love
03.19.2020 - happy spring!
03.18.2020 - We never master it, so there is always more depth to experience. 🙏
03.17.2020 - Happy Saint Patrick's Day
03.15.2020 - FREE PANCAKES AND PICTURES WITH THE EASTER BUNNY POSTPONED
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, we are moving the free pancakes and pictures with the Easter Bunny event to Saturday April 4, 2020. Please update your calendars with the new date and we hope to see you there!
03.15.2020 - Sunday Services are continuing as normal
We are still holding our normal Sunday Services despite the Coronavirus Pandemic. To prepare for today's services, we have cleaned the building, provided individual hand sanitizers at each entrance for free, and replaced our hugs during the hug song with air hugs and hand waves. We encourage everyone to use proper hand washing techniques and to distant themselves from others if they are uncomfortable. We also ask that if you are showing any symptoms of being ill that you please stay at home. If you are still uncomfortable with attending a service in person, you can still watch us online. Please make sure that you still pay your tithes and offerings online as the church's bills don't stop for viruses. Stay safe and be blessed.
03.14.2020 - QUARTER AUCTION CANCELLED
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we are cancelling today's Quarter Auction. We feel that it would be in the best interest of those attending if we cancel the event. All items donated to be auctioned off will be raffled during our next Trivia Night on April 4, 2020, so you'll want to make sure you show up for your chance to win some awesome baskets!! We have offered to refund the non-refundable entry fee to the vendors and we greatly appreciate every one and every business who donated auction items to this event.
03.14.2020 - HAPPY INTERNATIONAL PI DAY!
03.12.2020 - MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
03.08.2020 - 113 honks this morning!
03.08.2020 - international women's day
03.08.2020 - bat signal prayer
03.03.2020 - ✌️☮️🕊
03.03.2020 - World Wildlife Day
World Wildlife Day seeks to celebrate the world's plants and animals while raising awareness of issues that impact wildlife. Wildlife refers to all undomesticated native plants and animals of a region. The day also serves to highlight issues such as urbanization, poaching, pollution, destruction of wildlife habitat, and the ways that humans can contribute to conservation efforts.
03.01.2020 - Zero Discrimination Day
Zero Discrimination Day aims to celebrate individuality, inclusion and human rights while promoting tolerance, compassion and peace. Discrimination refers to the selective practice of unfairly treating a person or a group of people differently than others due factors such as religion, gender, race, sexuality, age and disability amongst others. Despite laws and education, discrimination continues to be a wide-spread problem throughout the world.
Zero Discrimination Day was first celebrated by UNAIDS, the United Nations' HIV/AIDS Program, in December of 2013. The following year, the UN and other global organizations officially celebrated the day on March 1st, 2014 in an effort to promote everyone’s right to live a full life with dignity regardless of age, gender, sexuality, nationality, ethnicity, skin color, height, weight, profession, education, and beliefs.
03.01.2020 - EXPECTATIONS
Disappointment occurs not from a lack in God - but from a lack in our own expectations to grasp what God is really up to.
02.23.2020 - miracles
Just because He hasn’t yet, doesn’t mean He won’t.
02.22.2020- new entry cabinet
02.20.2020 - He makes ALL things new. ✌️
02.19.2020 - action
Whichever action comes to mind - that might be the one God wants to use.
02.17.2020 - happy president's day!
02.16.2020 - great evening service!
02.16.2020 - lion charmer
This little man has a lot of ministry in store for him!
02.16.2020 - more donations!
We received more donations today for the hand-up outreach!
02.16.2020 - bubbles and signs
02.16.2020 - MEDITATE ON THIS ONE
Meditate on this one.
Or better yet...meditate with The One. 🙏
02.15.2020- NEW ENTRY CABINET IN PROGRESS
02.15.2020 - we'll see you tomorrow
02.14.2020 - Happy Valentine's day
02.12.2020 - First bible
02.11.2020 - Proverbs
02.09.2020 - All things. Period. ✞
02.09.2020 - celebrate national pizza day today!
02.08.2020- NEW ENTRY CABINET IN PROGRESS
02.08.2020 - Tommorow is Sunday Fun Day!
02.08.2020 - Guess What?
How can we be the body if not all our members are there?!?
We can't wait to see your face tomorrow. 😊
02.08.2020 - Hand Up Outreach Donations
We received our first big donation for our Hand Up Outreach!
02.07.2020 - Just do the next right thing. 👉
02.06.2020- NEW ENTRY CABINET IN PROGRESS
02.05.2020 - Trivia Night Announced
02.04.2020 - Quarter Auction announced!
02.04.2020 - World Cancer Day
Today is World Cancer Day. Most likely you know someone who has cancer, had cancer or has passed away from cancer. We need to continue to pray for those fighting this battle and that we're able to find a cure.
02.02.2020 - Enjoy the game!
02.02.2020 - Jesus is our anchor
The kids learned about Jesus being an anchor in Sunday School today.
02.02.2020 - Great Service today
We had a great service today. We learned how Jesus is our anchor.
02.02.2020 - 71 Honks
02.02.2020 - Happy Groundhog's day
02.01.2020 - celebrate black history month!
01.31.2020 - Basement renovation Update
01.31.2020 - National Hot Chocolate Day
Treat yourself to a cup of hot chocolate today. It is definitely cold enough today!
01.27.2020 - Come close to Jesus
James 4:8 Come close to God and He will come close to you.
Recently I had an opportunity to spend a day with my family at a fun event. It was great to have the opportunity to spend time with them, but throughout the day, we were continuously distracted. Despite the need to step away to the restroom, grab a bite to eat or drink, the group continuously got distracted or split up. As much as we all desired to enjoy each others' company, we all had our own agenda regarding something we wanted to see or do. Sometimes we would stop to talk with someone we knew or see something shiny that made us wonder off on our own. As we all went our separate ways, we likely thought about something we meant to do or say that we forgot about.
This day is kind of like us and our relationship with Jesus. We're all here on earth for just a short time but we have our agendas, get distracted, wonder off, and in the end, think about all of the things we should've done or said. We need to take a moment to reevaluate our priorities and to give Jesus more of our time. Do you ever feel like Jesus is so far away? Well, how much time do you spend with Him? As it says in James 4:8, if we get closer to Jesus, He will come closer to us. Take a moment today to make sure you spend some time with Jesus.
01.26.2020 - National Spouses's day / día nacional del cónyuge
01.24.2020 - construction update
01.24.2020 - National Compliment day
01.24.2020 - international day of education
01.21.2020 - National Hug Day
Today is National Hug Gay. Be sure to give someone a hug today! Hugs are one thing we enjoy here at Impact365 since we're one big family.
01.20.2020 - Working hard on the basement
01.20.2020 - MLK Day
Today we celebrate the accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement. Although he made great strides, we still need to pray and be vigilant that everyone has equal rights, no matter their race, color, gender or sexual orientation.
01.19.2020 - Construction update
01.19.2020 - sanctuary renovations
01.19.2020 - National popcorn day
Today is National Popcorn Day. Charles Cretos invented the first commercial popcorn machine in Chicago 1885. We are especially happy today because we were gifted a new popcorn maker in December. We will be getting a lot of use out of it!
01.18.2020 - Work day
01.18.2020 - Happy Winnie The Pooh Day
01.17.2020 - Santuary floor
01.15.2020 - SANTUARY FLOOR
01.14.2020 - Construction update
Construction work continues in the basement.
01.12.2020 - fRESH WIND, FRESH FIRE
Pastor Lenny now has his own blog page. Be sure to check it out and keep up with his messages!
01.12.2020 - Construction continues in the basement
01.12.2020 - Pop signs
Children, youth and adults holding pop signs out by the highway this morning.
01.12.2020 - Puzzle fun
01.12.2020 - Pop Sign
One of our youth made his own pop sign for church.
01.11.2020 -Puzzle Therapy Night tonight!
Puzzle therapy night is scheduled for today! To find out more information, click here.
01.11.2020 - Work is hard
Some of us couldn't keep up with everyone else on a work day.
01.11.2020 - working on the basement
Work is underway to frame in the utility room into a new kitchen, bathroom and fireproofed furnace room.
01.05.2020 - Shopping reinforcements
We needed to get some more supplies for our construction projects at Home Depot, so we brought these reinforcements to drive us around and keep us on track!
01.05.2020 - First Sunday of the new year
01.05.2020 - Getting ready for sunday service
01.04.2020 - night of Prayer and fasting
Some of our the ministry team and children gathered for a night of prayer and fasting for the new year Friday night. We know that the Lord is going to answer our prayers and make 2020 our best year yet!
01.02.2020 - new stage
The new stage is coming along nicely.
01.01.2020 - HAPPY NEW YEAR!
12.31.2019 - gAME NIGHT FUN
12.30.2019 - christmas light drama
We learned today that untangling Christmas lights is apparently a boring job!
12.29.2019 - they way
We had a great service today! We continued our sermon series on "Who is this Jesus?" where we learned that Jesus is the way.
12.27.2019 - Building Updates
We're excited about all of the new construction happening around Impact365! We finally have trim around the new windows that were installed a while ago.
12.27.2019 - pop signs
Our new set of pop signs just arrived!
12.25.2019 - we wish you a Merry Christmas!
12.22.2019 - Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
We had an ugly Christmas sweater contest at our morning service day. The winner received a $25 QT gift card. Who said church can't be fun?
12.19.2019 - Shout out to pace
A big shout out to Pace True Value Hardware for donating some supplies for our sanctuary construction project! We pray that the Lord blesses them.
12.15.2019 - accepting jesus
Several of the youth accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior during service today! Praise Jesus!
12.15.2019 - Our First pop signs
12.15.2019 - Puzzle therapy night
We had a blast at our first Puzzle Therapy Night! In addition to the puzzle, we had some really tasty snacks and great fellowship.
12.14.2019 - holding a pop sign
One of our youth showing off a new pop sign.
12.14.2019 - SuperHero Night was a success!
We had another successful SuperHero Night! The kids enjoyed fellowship, movies, snacks, crafts, games and presents. Our volunteers made it another great year and as always, we thank them for their work.
12.13.2019 - Christmas is around the corner
Christmas is just around the corner! Make sure you join us for our Sunday Morning Christmas Service.
12.13.2019 - christmas Candlelight service
We are excited to announce that we will be having a Candlelight Service the Sunday evening before Christmas. We invite you to join us for fellowship and worship.
12.12.2019 - Nativity
12.12.2019 - Join us for corporate prayer tonight
Tonight at Corporate Prayer Meeting we'll be learning about and activativating what it means to live in an open Heaven. We will learn how we can ascend into Heaven and bring back to earth those things that we need. We encourage you to join us tonight as this is the best way to learn how to go deep into the realms of the Spirit.
12.11.2019 - making the outside festive
12.09.2019 - Game night is Announced!
We just announced that we will be having a game night on New Year's Eve. If you want a fun and safe place to spend your evening, you should join us! Below is the flyer if you want to copy and post it to your social media for your friends to see.
12.08.2019 - are puzzles therapeutiC?
A group of us will be meeting this Saturday night for the first time to put together some puzzles while while we enjoy each other's fellowship. We've learned that putting together puzzles can be fun, relaxing and therapeutic, so why not do it as a group and enjoy the fellowship? Come back to this page next week to see some pics of the event!
12.08.2019 - Superhero night is coming up
Don't forget that Superhero night is coming up this Friday 12.13.2019. We have a lot of fun activities planned for the kids. Don't forget it's FREE, FREE, FREE! Below is the flyer if you want to copy and post it to your social media for your friends to see.
12.07.2019 Trivia nighT
We had another successful Christmas Themed Trivia Night on Saturday! Our trivia nights are popular because we do things a little differently. On top of 10 multiple choice categories, we also offer a bonus question for each round and offer mulligans for additional opportunities for extra points.
We also raffle several exciting baskets in addition to a 50/50 raffle. This trivia night also finalized the raffle of our Pac-Man Video Game. If you don't feel like buying a raffle ticket, we also give out three attendance prizes between each category, so you'll likely go home with something new. Each member of the winning table gets their name thrown into a hat and drawn out to win $50, so our teams can be competitive, but in a fun and friendly way.
In case you wonder what kind of trivia questions a church would chose, we had fun with the following categories: Automobile Trivia, Bible Trivia (Christmas Edition), Golden Girls Trivia, Stupid Illinois Laws Trivia, Slang Trivia, Cartoon Trivia, Presidential Trivia, and States & Capitals Trivia. So now you know what to expect if you decide to join us for our next event!
Our team names this time were: "Richard's Beauties", "Sleigh-ers", "Quizners", "Family Feud" and "Skittles".
As of this time, we are planning our next Trivia night for Saturday 04.04.2019. We hope to see you there!
Check out some of the photos from this event:
11.30.2019 - My Lighthouse
A few of the Impact365 kids were able to visit the Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse in Hannibal, Missouri over Thanksgiving Break. What did they want to do when they reached the top? Play 'My Lighthouse' from Rend Collective. An older man on his routine hike up the stairs was able to watch our kids singing and dancing along with the song. It's cool that they automatically associate a lighthouse with Jesus. Our teachers are doing something right!
Click here if you haven't heard the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reAlJKv7ptU
11.24.2019 - Mural in progress
11.23.2019 - It's beginning to look a lot like christmas
11.20.2019 - Kid's having fun on wednesday night
11.20.2019 - Bundles of fun in the nursery
11.15.2019 - a christmas fail
Poor Julie was so excited to bless the Kids' Sanctuary with a nice little Christmas tree, however it turned out to be a Charlie Brown tree. Lesson learned: Fast food burgers never look like the picture on the menu and neither do Christmas Trees. 😎
11.14.2019 - bad weather doesn't stop the fun!
We'd like to give a bug shout out to those who braves the cold last night to greet these kids for Hero Central Kid's Church! This time of year is the best season to have this ministry. It gets the kiddos out of the house and gives parents a break. There are not a lot of school activites and kids need a routine, so it makes it hard for us to cancel unless there are dangerous road conditions. These kids were super excited to be here and loved earning grapes for answering questions. Who knew kids like snacks?
11.13.2019 - there's still time to win!
Don't forget we still have this brand new Pac-Man machine that we're raffling off between now and 12.07.2019. Everyone is welcome to participate in the drawing. We will be raffling it off at Trivia Night, so make sure you also come and enjoy the fun! You do not have to be in attendance to win. All proceeds go to benefit the ministries and outreaches of Impact365. Tickets are available for a donation of $1.00 each or 25 tickets for $20.00
11.11.2019 - obedience
Noting excites a pastor's heart more than when they get to sit back and watch those growing up under their ministry begin to take their own steps! It's just like a parent's joy when they see their baby take their first steps without holding onto something. They know there will be times that they fall, but that just allows them to stay in the picture. There are no words to describe how proud a pastor is when their investment pays off! Julie and Ryan were obedient to the Lord and started ministering through music on Sunday mornings.
11.08.2019 - Sing it sister!
11.06.2019 - earning fruit
What an amazing Hero Central Kids' Service tonight! Earning fruit as we bare fruit. The kids continued to learn about 'Who This Jesus Is'. Tonight they learned that he is a Gate/Door. In our times of trouble, He's right there with us. Such an amazing group of kids and an amazing team of volunteers.
11.04.2019 - Shopping helpers
11.02.2019 - fun at the NW Indiana RPI rally
10.26.2019 - a new house!
10.26.2019 - New kids' sanctuary seating
10.19.2019 - hauling chairs from indy
10.14.2019 - Praying with the children
10.11.2019 - The newest mural in progress
10.11.2019 - Happy National Coming Out Day!
09.15.2019 - Praying with the kids
09.13.2019 - New stage for the children's sanctuary
08.11.2019 - starting the school year right
07.12.2019 - A wonderful VBS Donation
We were so blessed this year to have Ellsworth Chiropractic donate a percentage of her proceeds to our 2019 VBS Fundraiser!