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Article posted: 6/1/2013 8:00 AM

Willow Creek unveils multi-faceted Care Center to help those in need

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A giant warehouse stores more than 4 million pounds of food at the new Willow Creek Care Center.

Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

Attendees pray during the dedication of the Care Center at Willow Creek Community Church on Friday in South Barrington

Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

Julie Guth, director of the Care Center at Willow Creek Community Church, explains its mission during its dedication Friday in South Barrington.

Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

Willow Creek Community Church held a dedication for the new Care Center on Friday in South Barrington.

Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

Senior Pastor Bill Hybels leads his congregation in a prayer during the dedication of the Care Center at Willow Creek Community Church on Friday in South Barrington.

Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

The Care Center also includes a used clothing store.

Dave Dvorak | Staff Photographer

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Willow Creek Community Church unveiled its new $10 million Care Center Friday, located on its South Barrington campus, and the size and scope left visitors amazed. "After the recession hit in 2007 and 2008, we saw a more than 300 percent increase in the number of guests needing our services," said the Rev. Bill Hybels, pastor and founder of Willow Creek.
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    • A giant warehouse stores more than 4 million pounds of food at the new Willow Creek Care Center.
    • Attendees pray during the dedication of the Care Center at Willow Creek Community Church on Friday in South Barrington
    • Julie Guth, director of the Care Center at Willow Creek Community Church, explains its mission during its dedication Friday in South Barrington.
    • Willow Creek Community Church held a dedication for the new Care Center on Friday in South Barrington.
    • Senior Pastor Bill Hybels leads his congregation in a prayer during the dedication of the Care Center at Willow Creek Community Church on Friday in South Barrington.
    • The Care Center also includes a used clothing store.
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