Classes, Groups, and Events

We believe that we can only experience life the way God intended in community with other believers. 

Classes

Women's Discipleship Class

Saturdays, 8:30-10am in The Fireside Room

Adult Women’s Class

Led by Michelle Lewis


This class is designed to help women grow in knowledge of the Lord together. As we seek to know the Word of God better, we will also know ourselves as God sees us. This group will be a place where we will open God’s Word together, learn from one another, and share in a safe space as we all enter in with teachable spirits. Our study will revolve around God’s Word, so all you need to do is bring your Bible (if you don’t have one, we’ll get you one). No registration required.

Theological Triage | Choosing the Right Battles

Wednesdays, Sep 7th - Oct 26th, 6:30-8pm in Room 109

Adult Co-ed Class

Led by Carl Sather 


Ephesians 4 instructs us "walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace." Core gospel truth requires full unity, though some Christian faith practices will reasonably separate over their differing interpretive views. Join this study as we seek to wield biblical truth in love, with our interactions in the church and our faithful witness of the Lord to the community. We’ll learn from the bible, build relationships, seek wisdom, and pray with loving kindness as our Father does. Register by September 1st.

Precept | Judges & Ruth

Thursdays, Sep 15th - Nov 17th, 6:30-8:30pm via Zoom
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Fridays, Sep 16th - Nov 18th, 9-11am via Zoom

Adult Co-ed Class

Led by Pam Bloom


In this two-book class, we'll dive into a study of Judges and Ruth.


Judges 

Are difficult circumstances overpowering your faith? Nothing has changed since the days of Judges--people still do what is right in their own eyes. Absolutes are shoved aside, and the result is bondage to sin. Only God’s truths bring peace and freedom. Come learn from heroes in dark times where we see flawed individuals who answered God’s call. Cost of workbook: $15.75. 


Ruth 

Can broken lives be rebuilt? Learn from Ruth who lived during the dark days of the Judges. This study offers great hope, encouragement, and redemption for us today.  Cost of workbook: $6.75. 


Register by September 8th.

Men's Discipleship Class

Saturdays, 8:30-10am in Room 148

Adult Men's Class

Led by Al Williams


This class is designed for men to bond with other men of all ages. We’ll share experiences and learn spiritual truths that allow us to claim the promises that God has provided to face the challenges of today’s life and family with true leadership, integrity, and grace. Join us this Fall as we begin our study in Galatians. No registration required.

Hebrews | The Nearness of King Jesus

Wednesdays, Sep 7th - Oct 19th, 6:30-8pm in Room 106

Adult Women's Class

Led by Lisa Black


In this study by Lisa Harper, we will journey through the bridge between the Old and New Testaments to get to the heart of the matter: Jesus is our accessible King. He is not a faraway God, but an up-close Redeemer who draws near to us. Hebrews helps women make the connection between God the Father and God the Son and reminds us that Jesus is supreme, but he is also compassionate, empathetic, and loving, to no end. Cost of workbook: $16; register by September 1st.

Baptism Class

Sunday, Oct 2nd, 12:15-2pm in Room 109

Adult Co-ed class

Led by Randy Boltinghouse


Learn about this important ordinance, its meaning, and its significance. This class is for you whether you are just thinking about baptism or if you are ready to take this next step of commitment. Those ready can chose to be immersed at our Baptism Celebration on Oct 9th at the YMCA, details under the events section of this page. Lunch will be provided. Register by September 28th.

Got Jesus

Wednesdays, Sep 7th-21st, 6-8:30pm in The Café

1st-3rd Graders

Led by Deb McDermott


When a child begins to ask the deeper questions about their relationship with Christ, it’s time to get them connected with the Got Jesus class. Ms. Deb will take them on a 3-week journey exploring and deepening their relationship with Christ while learning about baptism. Parents are required to attend the first class but are welcome to attend each week. We will have dinner and fellowship from 6-6:30pm in The Café, followed by the Got Jesus class from 6:30-8pm. Register by August 31st.

Starting Point

Sunday, Sep 11th or Nov 13th, 12:15-3:30pm in The Garage

This class is designed for you to learn more about us and how we can help you grow in your faith so that you can live out your unique God-given purpose to influence others for Christ. During this class you’ll be able to interact with our staff team and volunteer hosts. Afterwards, you’ll have an opportunity to place membership or give your life to Christ if you desire to do so. Lunch will be provided. Register by September 4th or November 6th.

 

Groups

 

Small Groups

Small Groups are the heart of what we do at Windsor Road. We love to worship together on a Sunday morning, and Small Groups take spiritual growth to the next level.

Grief Share

Mondays, Sep 12th - Dec 12th, 6:30-8:30pm in Room 109


Adult co-ed group

Led by Lisa Black & Sharon Hecht


The loss of a loved one is never easy. It is a confusing time when you may feel isolated and have questions about things you have never faced before. Grief Share is a group that meets weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Hear from experts in the field, on video, engage in group discussion, and benefit from personal study and reflection. Our leaders know what loss is like and have compassionate hearts to walk with you through your healing journey. Cost of workbook: $20

Embrace Grace | Single and Pregnant?

This group will begin again in 2023!


Get support. Find hope. Experience joy. When you join this women's support group, you will: meet weekly for 12 weeks, be encouraged by women who have walked in your shoes, make new friends, and receive a baby shower in your honor. When you join an Embrace Grace group support you as you learn more about who God is and who he says you are. 

Postponed

Women's Book Club

2nd Saturdays, 10am-12pm in Room 106


Adult women

Led by Jan Pletcher


The goal for this book club is to provide opportunities for fellowship for the women of Windsor Road, as well as for women who may not attend the church. When selecting books, we will strive to provide a catalyst for reflection, self-examination, and spiritual growth. Our intent is to create discussion groups where women can share and learn from each other in a safe and Godly environment where the truths of God’s Word are the foundation.  For more information about the book club, contact Jan Pletcher at women@windosrroad.org.

Grief Share | Loss of a Spouse

Monday, Aug 22nd, 6:30-8:30pm in Room 109


Adult co-ed group

Led by Lisa Black & Sharon Hecht


You have begun a journey we know you did not want. We are so sorry for your loss, and we want to come alongside you on this journey of grief. Our desire is to help you process your grief beginning with this one-time gathering that enables you to hear from others who have walked in your shoes and are on the path of healing. Gain reasons for hope and practical tips for coping with your loss. Cost for book: $5

Empty Arms

1st Thursdays, 6-7:30pm in The Fireside Room


Adult co-ed group

Led by Jamie Summers, Stephanie Helfrich, and Erin Beck


Empty Arms is a grief support network established by two moms who have experienced loss including miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant death. We aspire to provide understanding and compassion to parents and families who have suffered loss at any stage of gestation or infancy. Our meetings are designed to address needs at every stage in the grief process. Your loss may be recent or may have occurred many years ago. Everyone mourns in unique ways at different times.

Grief Share | Surviving the Holidays

Monday, Nov 7th, 6:30-8:30pm in Room 109


Adult co-ed group

Led by Lisa Black & Sharon Hecht


This Surviving the Holidays seminar is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death. Hear from experts on how to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays, what to do about traditions and other coming changes, and how to discover hope for your future. Cost of workbook: $5.

Events

 

Game Night with International Friends

Fridays, Sep 16th, Oct 14, Nov 18, 6-8pm at UIUC Orchard Downs Student Housing Center

We’re teaming up with International Friendships, Inc (IFI) for three game nights this fall to provide fun, food, and fellowship with international students and families. This is a great opportunity to connect and build relationships with people from another culture in a casual, fun way. Each night, WRCC will provide dinner. We encourage you to bring a favorite board or card game. Please register two weeks in advance so we can plan accordingly.

Connection Point

Sundays, Aug 28th, Oct 23rd, & Dec 11th after services in The Fireside Room

Are you new to WRCC and looking to get to know more people? We have a new, low-key way for you to get connected to your church family as we grow as disciples togehter. You can stop by The Fireside Room after 1st service to grab some donuts and coffee or after 2nd service for some pizza. You will get a chance to meet new people, connect with staff members and WRCC volunteers, hear a little bit about the church, and ask any questions you might have. No registration is necessary, just come on in! 

Fall Fasting

Sep 22nd, 23rd, 24th

Fasting is one of the spiritual weapons we believers have against the darkness of the world. Before we make our own plans for the holiday season and new year, let’s stand united in seeking God’s purpose and direction in our lives. Join our church family in fasting this fall. The task is simple. Pick one (or more) of those days to engage in a food-related fast. On the day(s) you choose, abstain from food all day, for one meal, or only from certain foods. Let God guide you on how He wants you to fast. We will also meet for prayer daily at 12pm via Zoom. Register by September 20th.

Baptism Celebration

Sunday, Oct 9th, 5:30-7:30pm at the Stephens Family YMCA

Be a part of this exciting and fun event with your church family! Join us at the Stephens Family YMCA for an evening of baptisms, open swim time, and sub sandwiches. If you have questions about baptism or would like to be baptized, we invite you to our Baptism Class on October 2nd, details on our Classes Page of the website. If you already know you want to get baptized on that day, please email Rachel Allen at rallen@windsorroad.org.

Family Dedication

Saturday, Oct 29th, 10-11am in The Garage

Proverbs 22:6 says, “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it”. We believe that life with God is meant to be a family thing. No one has a greater potential to impact a child’s spiritual development than their parents. During our Family Dedication, parents will pledge to raise their child in a spiritually healthy home alongside their family and friends. Each family will have a table designated for them and their guests, and light refreshments will be served. Register by October 22nd.

1st Saturday Service - September

Month of September, collection in The Foyer

Every year our food pantry serves families in our church and community facing financial setbacks. Help us stock our pantry this fall by donating some much-needed items including shelf-stable milk, pasta, pasta sauce, canned fruit in 100% juice, tuna, beans, dried beans, and grains. We also need pantry staples such as baking ingredients, seasonings, and condiments. Please consider donating specialty diet items such as low-sugar, low-salt, fat-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free packaged foods for family with dietary restrictions.

Outreach Prayer Meeting

Sunday, Aug 28th, 10:45am in Room 106

Join us once a month to pray over our missionaries and community partners and hear their updates and ministry wins. We’ll pray over the current events in our community, nation, and world. Lastly, we’ll pray for the global church to be strengthened this year, to rise and shine as a beacon of hope and healing to a hurting world.


Upcoming Dates:

  • September 25

  • October 23

  • November 20

  • December 18

Mission Awareness Luncheon

Sunday, Sep 25th, 12:15-2pm in The Garage

This past summer, we supported mission trips to the Dominican Republic, New York City, and Peru. Join us for highlights from the participants and hear how God is moving in these places. A light lunch will be provided. Register by September 21st.

S'More Fun with You Movie Night

Saturday, Oct 15th, 6:30-9pm at the WRCC Fire Pit

The whole church is invited to bring your family and friends to spend some time outside around the fire for a time of fellowship and s’mores. We will provide all the goodies for s’mores. Then, at 7pm, we’ll watch a movie under the stars. Be sure to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Watch for the movie title to be announced in September. In case of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled.

Operation Christmas Child Packing Party

Saturday, Nov 5th, 9:30-11:30am in The Garage

Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, which an international relief organization. Their mission is to provide partners across the globe with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies. They ship the boxes to children all over the world affected by poverty, war, natural disasters, and disease. Lives are changed and the Kingdom is expanded as a result. Packing boxes for OCC has never been more simple. We’ll supply the boxes and the goodies to put inside, all you have to do is sign up and show up to pack! Register by November 2nd.

First Fridays

Fridays, Sep 2nd, Oct 7th, Nov 4th, Dec 2nd, 10am-12pm in The Café & Playground

Hosted by Ms. Jen


If you have little ones under 5, we want to invite you to come and connect with other WRCC families in a relaxed environment. Your kids will be able to play at our indoor playground and make new friends. Ms. Jen will provide a snack.



Men's & Women's Fellowship Breakfast

Saturday, Sep 17th, 8:30-10am in The Garage

Are you searching for community and a place to grown and deepen your faith alongside others? We invite you to come to this breakfast where you can meet and learn more about the Men’s and Women’s Discipleship Groups that meet every Saturday morning. For us to plan appropriately for the breakfast, register by September 12th.


Hosted by Al Williams & Michelle Lewis.

Girls' Night Out - Game Night

Friday, Oct 7th, 6:30-8:30pm in The Garage

Hosted by Brenda Tennill & Christine Decker.


Do you enjoy games? Join us for a casual, fun night of games and fellowship. This is the perfect event to invite your friends to and to reconnect with ladies in our church family. We’ll have pizza, snacks, and sweets. This is a free event, but so we can plan well, please register by October 5th.

Men's Fellowship Dinner

Saturday, Oct 22nd, 6-8pm at Hickory River BBQ

All men are welcome to join us for a casual and laid-back evening with some great food and conversation. Register online by October 20th. 


Hosted by Chuck Simpson.