We are excited about our newest endeavor. As an outgrowth of a few of us participating in the Forge Residency, www.forgeamerica.com, we have begun seeking how to best "join God in His redemptive mission" through the formation of a Missional Community in partnership with New Community Chruch in Collinsville. This group is in its infancy, but we pray that we will discern together how to best make a kingdom impact in Collinsville. We gather Sunday evenings at 6pm, either in the diner at New Community, or in someone's home, and eat, pray, laugh, plan and study together. All are welcome to join us.


Here are some examples of studies we have held in the past. We would be open to starting something similar, or maybe something not so similar, in the future if there is interest.

-We met at a local restaurant for Pub Theology, which was an open discussion of a topic relating to faith. These sessions were led by Fr. John or various church members and topics varied from Doubt to What is Anglicanism to Entitlement to Who is Jesus?

-We met at various places for a more traditional Bible study. We studied a variety of topics and books, all with a focus on learning more about God, our relationship with Him, and how to live our lives more for Him. Past studies included "The Story", which was a journey through the entire Bible; N.T. Wright's book "Surprised by Scripture", which looks at issues from a Biblical perspective; Hugh Halter's book "Flesh: Bringing the Incarnation Down to Earth," which encourages us to live the life Jesus taught us to live; a study of spiritual disciplines; and studies of various books of the Bible.

In any of our studies, people of all levels of Biblical knowledge are welcome. We have people who have been studying the Bible for many years, and those for whom this is their first exposure to a formal Bible study-and we all learn from each other!

If you would like to be part of a Bible study or other small group, let us know. we are always looking for opportunities to start another group.

Use our Contact Page to let us know how we can serve you!


Missional Community--Sundays at 6pm, location varies, contact us for info.
Social Group-Schedule varies--watch the calendar



We have always sought ways to take the love of Christ to our community. Here are some of the things we have done:

-Helping Hands is a program through which we do a service project approximately once a month. We have worked with the City of Collinsville to find people who need help maintaining their homes or yards, and we do light maintenance and clean up for them .

We have been very active in Habitat for Humanity in the Glen Carbon-Edwardsville area. We helped build three homes, and Fr. John and some other members were active in the organization

We have also done work with Good Samaritan House, which is an emergency homeless shelter in Granite City for women with children. When we’ve gone there, we’ve done some work on the facility, had activities for the kids and for the mothers (separately) and cooked lunch. This has been very rewarding and the variety of activities offer something that anyone can do.

We will continue to do activities like this through our Missional Community. If you have ideas regarding an unmet need, please let us know.


We try to meet together at least once a month just to do something fun! These activities have included going to see Shakespeare in Forest Park, movies on Art Hill, Kentucky Derby Parties at the Hellrungs' or just a cookout or dinner at someone's home. These are great opportunities to get to know each other better and bring friends to meet our church family.


We continually look for opportunities to share Christ’s love with those in need. If you know of a worthwhile organization or individuals who need help let us know! Use our Contact Page to find out when the next outreach event will be!


We have run several Alpha Courses in the past, but we do not have one currently scheduled. If it sounds like something that would interest you, let us know and we will consider scheduling a course! Alpha is a worldwide phenomenon. It is run in tens of thousands of schools, prisons, homes and churches of all denominations. It has given more than 14 million people the opportunity to explore the meaning of life. The Alpha course covers the basics of Christianity. It answers questions like: Who is Jesus? and Why did he die? Here's a brief description of how it works: The course we host lasts 11 weeks. Each week, guests gather for about two hours. They share an informal meal, sing a few songs, listen to a talk on how Christianity approaches the question at hand, then gather into small groups for discussion. The talks each week act as a springboard for small group discussions.

There is no cost for the program, and we can provide transportation if requested. If you have questions, . Email us.

Visit the Alpha USA website for more information! www.alphausa.org