How you can donate and help OUR Church

God doesn't need our money...remember the words of the Lord Jesus,

how he said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive."

Giving is primarily for you & by giving to give to God.

ways you can donate:

God wants more of our presence than our presents!

The Bible teaches to give one tenth of our resources and one seventh of our time. 



We do not take an offering during the service, however there is an offering box in the rear of the building.



Send a check:

Gethsemane Church

1601 Frederick Dr.

Pekin, IL 61554

Building fund

1Ch 29:14+16 

But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.

O LORD our God, all this store that we have prepared to build thee an house for thine holy name cometh of thine hand, and is all thine own.  


One Nation Under God yard sign 

Want a sign?

$10 donation for the building fund

call: (773) 595-4668

or email:

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Help us reach our new location!

600 State St. Pekin, IL 61554

How we
make it

21 more people

donating $6,000

That is $500

a month for 1 year.

We reach our goal! 

43 more people

donating $3,000

That is only $250

a month for 1 year.

We reach our goal! 

88 more people

donating $1,500

That is only $125

a month for 1 year.

We reach our goal! 


Help us restore this historic church building here in Pekin IL. Earlier this year the local newspaper carried some sad news - another historic church was shuttering its doors after 145 years and the building was going up for sale. The German Reformed Church (later renamed Second Reformed Church) was originally built by a group of German immigrants in Pekin, IL in 1876. Over the years it had served as the church home to generations, and U.S. Sen. Everett Dirksen worshiped there. The building still houses the huge church bell that was shipped from Germany 124 years ago, which has an inscription in German from Psalm 84: 11: “The Lord God is a sun and shield.” But the number of congregants had dwindled to the point where they could no longer maintain the church and reluctantly were searching for a new owner. Upon hearing the news, members of Gethsemane Non-denominational Church reached out. Members of the Second Reformed Church agreed to pass on selling the building for a profit in order for it to remain a church home for a growing Gethsemane Church. Now, work is underway to restore parts of the building that are in need of repair, including an aging flat roof, water damage from the roof leaking, an old boiler system used to heat the building, faded carpets and other items. Many of these are costly repairs for a small congregation and our goal is to raise $150,000. Again, that is a lot for a volunteer Church congregation with no paid employees. Please pray that this historic Church building will be restored useful to glorify God until Jesus returns.