March 19, 2023

BE Grateful


You are worthy of God’s generous grace because God says you are worthy of God’s generous grace.  God’s kingdom is open to all who will respond to God’s invitation to come into it; the only requirement is that we give our undivided allegiance to God; and everyone who chooses to do so will receive the same reward – eternal life.


MARCH 19th . 12:00p . room 109

No matter where you are at on your journey, Lifetrack is the FIRST step that we encourage you to participate in here at Kankakee First Church. This is where you will learn about WHO we are as a church, WHAT we believe, and HOW we are structured to help you along your spiritual journey.  Lifetrack is a four-step process that helps you discover your redemptive purpose and live the life God created for you. You will learn more about who we are as a church and who God has created you to be.

Lunch and activites for kids provided.


We hope that you will plan to join us for our services during Holy Week as we remember, reflect, and rejoice together!
Passover Seder: Sunday April 2nd, 5-6:00P
Good Friday: Friday April 7th, 7-8:00P
Resurrection Sunday: Sunday April 9th, 10:30A
Pastor Jenna & Pastor Leon will be leading us through a Passover Seder on Sunday April 2nd from 5-6:00P. The Passover is one of the seven Biblical Feast and Festivals that the Lord instruction the Israelite people to annually observe. We will walk through the traditional elements and help you see how they all point to and were fulfilled in Jesus!
We need you to RSVP for the event so we can have seating and seder plate prepared for you.
We will not be serving dinner at this event. We encourage you to go to dinner after the seder with your small group or with those who are sitting at your table!
Our next baptism service will be Sunday April 16th! If you would like to take this Next Step in your spiritual journey, let us know!


At K1, we believe in the importance of being in a small group. Small groups are were we can grow spiritual, where we are seen and known, where we experience fellowship and laughter, and where we are wrapped in prayer and support as we walk through life. All of these things lead us to being able to FIND FREEDOM!
If you don't see a group that works for you, email Pastor Jenna and she will help you find one that does!

Additional Events

Saturday Prayer
Join us every Saturday morning to pray over every seat in the sanctuary as we ask God to move in people's lives during our Sunday morning service.
Dare to Care
1st & 3rd Thursdays l 10:30 am
Dare to Care meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 10:30 – 11:30 am. This ministry prays over the requests of the congregation, writes notes of encouragement, and reaches out to new visitors.


Each month our Outreach team suggests three ways that you (or your small group!) can LIVE IT OUT in our community! This month's suggestions are....
Send notes of love and encouragement to nursing homes.
 CLICK HERE for details.
Sign up to serve at the Center of Hop food pantry.
 CLICK HERE for details.
Donate nonperishable items to the micro pantry at St. Mary's Hospital. CLICK HERE for details.


Safety Team | Sunday AM
If you have a passion for helping create safe spaces for people and assisting with health needs and emergencies, the K1 Safety team would love to meet you! Contact Chris Gibson at

Nursery Care | Sundays 10:15-11:45 am OR Wednesday 6:00-8:15 pm
As more young families begin attending the church and our MOPS ministry grows, we are in need of more volunteers to help love on some babies and toddlers! Contact Marianne Bontrager,

Outreach Team | As Needed
Join our outreach team and be a part of the brainstorming and planning for how we as a community of faith can be serving outside the walls of the church. FMI email Sara Matson at


KIDS WORSHIP (AGE 4-5th grade) - Sunday 10:30a

JOURNEY (AGE 4-5th grade) - WEDNESDAY 6:30-8:00P

In 2023 we will be looking at THE LIFE OF JESUS through various stories, teachings, and parables.

HIGHSCHOOL (9tH-12th) - Sunday 6:30-8:00p

MIDDLE sCHOOL (6th-8th) - Wednesday 6:30-8:00p

*Students can come at 6:00p for dinner.*
“Genos.” Genos means ‘race’, ‘lineage’, ‘family’, or ‘generation’ in Greek. For February and March the K1 youth interns are going to unpack 1 Peter 2:1-10. The purpose of this series is to help us come to understand who we are called to be as the people of God. 

Sunday from 10:30-11:45a &
Wednesday from 6:30-8:00p

All programming partners with our K1 KIDS ministry.



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Use one of the Drop Boxes at the back of the sanctuary or in the lobby


1000 N Entrance Ave.
Kankakee, IL 60901