Cornelia Avenue Church cares about the community and it is genuinely concerned about the spiritual and social well being of the people around our building and in the northern part of Chicago. We have regular prayers and spontaneous healing services at the close of Worship for those who need God’s merciful touch and care.
The church is happy to give its support to spiritual and social events that impact positively on the lives of all individuals in our area without regard to race, creed, national origin, etc. Our members are willing and participate in activities to uplift the individual.
Our prayers and support have been with the ministry of Phil and Helen Martinez of the Liberty Center. Phil and Helen are chaplains at the Cook County Jail. They work with the program, M.O.M. This program is for expectant mothers who are undergoing treatment for drug abuse. The Liberty Center has a variety of programs which focus on the needs of women including nourishing their spiritual need.
In our cooperative efforts with the Illinois Baptist Association, we try to support the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and the Carmi Children’s Home with the hope that our contribution and support will make a difference in the spiritual and physical lives of other children in need.
As part of our continuing outreach efforts in the community, Christian literature is distributed to homes and is passed out to people int he streets and at the “el” station. Cornelia Avenue Baptist Church is always willing and ready, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to go into the homes of the sick and others who are in need of support to pray for them. The Lord’s Supper, Holy Communion, is offered at our church on the first Sunday of each month.
We would have a greater outreach into our community but the “laborers” are few (Matthew 9:37), and we are asking “the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out laborers into His harvest field.”