Community Youth Programs

School Supply Giveaways

Activities for Seniors

Bringing Community Together

Every contribution counts.

Holiday Cheer

Come Home For Christmas (Blessed to be a Blessing) is a very special annual program that reaches out to area Men’s and Women’s Shelters to bring cheer to families in a tangible way.  We believe God has blessed us, so that we can be a blessing to someone else.

Child Care

We have the distinction of being the oldest operating Day Care Center in the City of Chicago.  The Greater Institutional Daycare and Learning Center operates daily (Mon-Fri) from 7am to 6pm for youth ages 2-14.  This program is designed to give children educational opportunities while building self-esteem. We lead classroom activities that stimulate physical, mental, social and emotional growth in adolescence.

Community Outreach

God’s On the Block – The largest community festival on the Southeast Side of Chicago.

Scholarships – We provide financial scholarships to both graduating High School Seniors and those already attending college.

School Adoption – We have partnered with Ruggles Elementary School to assist in providing children with necessities they may not receive elsewhere.  This includes winter coats, school supplies and tutoring.


HBCU College Tour-  We provide an opportunity for twenty to thirty students to walk the campus of five or six HBCUs and get an upfront feel for what college life will be like.  This program provides all accommodations for a meaningful experience and an opportunity for students to ask questions as they prepare for the next stage of their education.

Greater Institutional AME Church

7800 S. Indiana Ave.

Chicago, IL 60619

Phone: 773-873-0880

Weekly Schedule


Worship Service 10:30am in person and Facebook / Youtube


Lay Organization: 1st Monday of each month 7:00pm


Prayer & Devotion 12:00 noon 516-387-8225

Bible Study 7:00pm Zoom


Men’s Ministry (Sons of Allen) 3rd Thursday 6:30pm Monthly


Weekly: Choir Rehearsal 1:00pm

Monthly Schedule
1st Saturday

Trustee Board meeting: 10:00am

Steward Board meeting 11:00am

Young Peoples Division (YPD)1:00pm

2nd Saturday 10:00am

Pennie L. Myrick Missionary Society

3rd Saturday 10:00-12:00pm

Pop-UP Pantry

3rd Sunday After Service

Golden/Silver Guild


Women’s Ministry

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