Celebration of Hope Overview

Celebration of Hope

This weekend, April 22/23, we kick off Celebration of Hope, Willow Creek’s annual global compassion campaign to bring awareness, engagement, and change through partnerships with churches across the world. Over the next three weeks, engage your heart and mind in our world’s toughest issues—and play a part in bringing all-encompassing hope to those in need of physical, emotional, and spiritual assistance.

Engage in three key ways over the next three weeks at Willow Creek South Barrington:

• April 22/23, April 29/30, May 6/7: Explore the Main Lobby before and after weekend services and experience interactive exhibits that show you the work of our partner ministries around the world and the incredible ways people are overcoming poverty and injustice. Then attend a service at 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and 9 & 11:15 a.m. on Sundays. Click here to learn more about Weekend Services at Willow Creek including what to expect.

April 28–30: Help fill one million seed packs in one weekend that will be sent across the world to provide food and income for our partners. Sign up here!

May 6: Run, walk, or stroll the Willow Creek 5K to help provide mentoring and entrepreneurial opportunities for refugees in the Middle East. Register here!

Click here to view Celebration of Hope at our regional locations.

Celebration of Hope weekend services feature inspiring guests who are bringing change across the world:

April 22/23

Harvey Carey, pastor of Citadel of Faith Church in Detroit
Dr. Gladys Mwiti, director of Oaisis Africa in Nairobi
The Recycled Orchestra from Cateura, Paraguay

April 29/30

Jeremy Courtney, cofounder and executive director of Preemptive Love Coalition, working in Syria and Iraq

May 6/7

Gary Haugen, founder of International Justice Mission


Click the links below to learn more about Celebration of Hope, discover ways to play your part, and read stories from around the globe.

Click here to return to the Celebration of Hope home page.