Check out our upcoming ministry opportunities and find out how you can be involved!
DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS (UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE):
We invite you to join us this Sunday at 9am for worship online! Even though we are scattered physically throughout our community and country, we can still gather together online via live stream to seek the presence and help of God.
Join us this Sunday at 9am online for a special time of worship, prayer, and social connection. (Note: There will be a replay of our live stream at 11am with additional opportunity for social connection.) Click here for a direct connection to our live stream.
We desire to lead you and your family to hope in God in this midst of this Coronavirus community and global crisis. We remain committed to our ministry's vision and purposes.
However, our ministry strategies have changed. To learn more about our current strategies and our resources to help you in this season, please click here. Our COVID-19 page offers full explanations from our Lead Pastor on these important changes.
Summer study kicks off Wednesday, May 27th at 6:30pm. Join us online for practical training on missional living and group conversation each week.
We'd love to have you connect with the large group time and also a small group gathering.
On Wednesdays online, we will be looking at our missional identity as it relates to our role in the local and global contexts as the church of God. There will be opportunities for both large and small group discussion.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Relationships and social connection are more essential now than ever. Our groups continue to meet (through online hangouts) during this time of COVID-19 precautions. Please let us know you're interested and we can connect you with a group in our community today!
Transformation happens in community. Our small groups are the heart and life of ICC. They are the primary means to experience community, service, and spiritual growth. We encourage you to commit to involvement in a group - you will be so glad you did! Click here to find a group and sign up.
Living Out the Missional Vision in a Movement of God
This summer we will have plentiful opportunities for you to participate as we serve both our local community and the nations! This will be an opportunity to live out the missional vision in a movement of God.
SUMMER SERVE: You can sign-up to help care for one of the residents at the Glenmary! During this season with limited visitors allowed, our caring friends can make phone calls, write letters, and take other practicals steps to remind the Glenmary residents that they are still loved and not alone. Sign-up to serve by texting ICCSERVE to 97000. Contact our Local Ministry Interim Director, Chris Memminger, at email@example.com for more information.
AFTER COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: Every month, ICC spends our first Tuesday hosting Trivia Night for the residents of the Glenmary Retirement Home in Midtown. Trivia Night is consistently one of the most anticipated events for residents of the Glenmary, many of whom cannot get out on their own. It provides a unique environment where we can love, laugh, eat and spend time with others who desperately need company and friendship. Serve with us next month, February 4th at 6:00pm. Meet at the Glenmary in Midtown. Sign up to serve online.
SUMMER SERVE: We'd love to have you join us serving in Uptown! We'll have several different opportunities this summer, ranging from prayer walks, backyard Bible camps, and serving with Memphis Athletic Ministries. Sign-up to serve by texting "ICCServe" to 97000. Contact Chris Memminger, our Local Ministry Interim Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
AFTER COVID- PRECAUTIONS: Join us as we partner with Memphis Athletic Ministries at Greenlaw Place to love and mentor the kids of the Uptown neighborhood. There will be plenty of fun, smiles and laughter; all we need is you! You will love the opportunity to invest yourself through fun games, casual conversations, and developing relationships. You can make a huge difference in a child's life as you take time to get to know them and love them as God has loved us. You may be the very mentor they need. Our monthly ministry time with M.A.M. meets at Greenlaw Community Center in Uptown (190 Mill Avenue, 38105). Sign up to serve online.
SUMMER SERVE: If you have a heart for the hurting and sick, sign-up to serve with our St. Jude Target House team! We'll be meeting regularly to pray, serve, and plan for caring for the children and families who are at St. Jude Target House. Sign-up to serve by texting "ICCServe" to 97000. Contact Chris Memminger, our Local Ministry Interim Director, at email@example.com for more information.
AFTER COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: ICC has been a long-time partner with St. Jude's Target House to serve their families in our community. For years, we have provided a consistent group to offer crafts and hope to families. We take a group of volunteers the third Monday of each month in an effort to give kids a couple of hours to just "be a kid" and forget about the difficulties they are facing. Time at the Target House is one of the most rewarding experiences. Our ministry event begins at 6:00pm and will last no more than two hours. The Target House is located at 1811 Poplar Avenue in Midtown. It is best to enter from the side entrance on McLean and proceed to the back of the building entrance. Sign up online.
DURING COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: Until further notice, Celebrate Recovery large group meetings have been postponed. Gender-specific share groups will meet virtually. For details, please contact our Celebrary Recovery Coordinator, Rob Hodum, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also encourage you to stay involved in the National Celebrate Recovery Community by clicking here to view live streams that occur on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday nights.
AFTER COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery program with foundations firmly established in Biblical truth. It was designed as a program to help those struggling with hurts, habits, and hang-ups by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process. Celebrate Recovery offers participants a clear path of salvation and discipleship; bringing hope, freedom, sobriety, and healing through Jesus Christ. Whether it be addiction, anxiety, alcoholism, abuse, abandonment or anything else, there is no problem too big or too small that we cannot face together as a Celebrate Recovery community. Join us Fridays at 6:30.
The deadline to apply and submit your deposit for our Serbia trip is May 24th. This August, we are returning to Serbia to host Camp Hope, a pediatric cancer camp for families dealing with difficult circumstances. Our team will minister to these families and share gospel hope with them. We will also coordinate games, activities, Bible stories, and more as we seek to show love to these families. Medical professionals and those connected with St. Jude through volunteering or work would be a great addition to this team. The cost is $1,950. Click here to learn more and to apply.
We will have a virtual informational meeting on May 21st at 7pm. Contact Lauren Vernon at email@example.com if you are interested in being a part of this meeting or have questions.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Global Missions Focus has been postponed.
We are so thankful to have many in our church community who have felt God's stirring or call upon their hearts & lives to move toward missions full-time. We have an intentional fellowship group meeting monthly that is designed to provide needed encouragement, exploration, community and equipping with a view toward sending. It is our hope that God will bless and use this group to send many from ICC into the world to serve the needy and share the grace and love of Christ. Whether you are early in the exploration process or ready to pack-up tomorrow and go, we invite you to commit to this group. Interested? Contact us today.
We are so excited to announce this NEW podcast & resource for encouragement and discipleship! Every week, you will have opportunity to hear from ministry leaders in the community, inspiring stories of faith, points of growth from thought leaders, global missions perspectives, and encouragement from Scripture. We believe this will be an amazing resource for all of us. Click here to listen and subscribe to our podcast!
Did you know we have an online giving option at ICC? You can make one-time or recurring financial gifts to Island Community Church online through our website. This is a great way to give faithfully and regularly. It's simple, secure, and quick to set-up. Click here to be redirected now.
All donations are tax-deductible and will be reported year-end just as all other contributions to our church. Thank you for your continued support of the ministries of ICC in Memphis and around the world!