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Military Outreach Greater Chicago

Military Outreach Greater Chicago (MOGC) exists to encourage, engage, educate and equip individuals and churches to provide a support role to veterans and their families impacted by the invisible wounds of military service.
Military Outreach Greater Chicago has written 54 posts for MOGC

Time for Some Summer Fun

Summer is here and usually that means going on vacation and spending some time with the family.  Make this summer a summer to remember by taking advantage of some of the great spots available to military members and their families for free all summer long.  Throughout the country, there are places you can go and … Continue reading

Celebrating and Honoring Our Chaplains

As an organization that is committed to the holistic healing of our military personnel, we want to take a moment to shed some light on the important role and work of our military chaplains.  It is widely assumed that all chaplains do is operate as an extension of the religious backgrounds they represent.  Often they … Continue reading

Memorial Day: Remembering Those Who Have Fallen

Today is Memorial Day and while many Americans view it as an extra day off from work, for some Americans, it is a difficult day of somber reflection and remembrance of those that paid the ultimate price for our country. Military Outreach Greater Chicago wants to take a moment to honor those that died for … Continue reading

Helping Your Church Remember Our Veterans and Armed Forces Personnel

Armed Forces Week is in full swing and Memorial Day is right around the corner.  Is your church prepared? Military Outreach Greater Chicago has once again created bulletin inserts for your church to use for Armed Forces Sunday (May 19th) and Memorial Day Sunday (May 26th).  Over a week ago, over 1,000 churches in the … Continue reading

Need to Get Away?

Military Outreach Greater Chicago is always looking for events that we believe are worthwhile for our military personnel to attend.  This coming weekend is a fantastic opportunity available through Mayslake Ministries.  Mayslake Ministries is offering a free weekend retreat called “Coming Home” which seeks to help veterans and their spouses get needed rest, support and … Continue reading

Getting Through the VA Backlog

The claims backlog headache at the VA has been a recent major news story and well-documented by news organizations and shows alike (http://iava.org/blog/storm-hill-media-coverage).  The average Chicago-area claim is processed in just over a year according to recent reports by the VA.  The VA is currently working to reduce the backlog and hopes to have the … Continue reading

Some Easter Musings

Easter is a wonderful time for Christians as we reflect on the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.  It’s the miracle of all miracles and the basis of our Christian faith!  When thinking about Easter, we also think about Jesus’ final hours and words to those of us here on Earth.  Looking at Jesus’ … Continue reading

Supporting Our Troops – Serving Those Left Behind

Last week I had the opportunity to spend some time with some veterans and active servicemen.   I was struck by some of the things that were shared regarding the difficulties and struggles they face during deployment.  It appears that local churches are in a wonderful position to care for those our military men and women … Continue reading

A Military Friendly Church Christmas Story

Another year is upon us and we would like to begin the year, by recognizing one of our Military Friendly Churches on the south side of Chicago.  St. Joseph and St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, led by the Reverend Rodney Reinhart, took some time out of the busy Christmas season to serve homeless and hospitalized veterans … Continue reading

An Military Friendly Church Veterans Day Story

Every now and again, we like to recognize churches that have received designation as a Military Friendly Church and highlight what they are doing to serve our military men and women and their families.  Today, I want to talk about The Evangelical Church of Crystal Lake which has a military ministry called SALUTE that has … Continue reading

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