LoveJoy United Presbyterian Church

Wood River, Illinois

LoveJoy United was founded in 2016 when two congregations merged together as one. One of the predecessor churches had a large, expensive building to sell. We finally sold the building at the end of 2019, shortly before the pandemic began. In this time of immense uncertainty and need, we felt called to sell what we have and give to those who have need (Acts 2:45). Of the proceeds, we have given more than $10,000 in grants to organizations that share our mission of eradicating systemic poverty and structural racism. We are excited to continue living into our Matthew 25 commitment.