Interested in finding out more about the Community Church?
Curious to hear a bit of our story, and how you might fit?
Join us Sunday, June 3 immediately following our Worship on the Beach service. Bring your questions! Info? Email Tom
Final Chapel Season Service This Sunday
Sunday - 10:00 a.m. - The Chapel
"A Bassackward Blessing"
Dr. Thomas Dickelman, preaching
Music by the Dancing Bohemian Ukulele Team
Meditation with Zach @ 9:00 a.m.
Worship on the Beach Begins May 20
Two Services - 8:30 & 9:30 a.m.
Sunrise Beach, Lake Bluff
Dr. Thomas S. Dickelman, preaching
Music by Mr. Bobby Newman
Meditation with Zach @ 7:30 a.m.
Communion @ 8:25 a.m.
* "The World's Best Cookie Walk"
The finest bakers in our church are creating world class cookies for you to LOVE! Make a donation to purchase a box & fill it up to enjoy with your family & friends! Our goal is to average $40 per box and we'd love to sell 50 boxes to raise $2000! 100% of proceeds will help provide partial scholarships for some of our High School Farm Church Work Trip Participants.
* money back guarantee - if you think our cookie walk cookies are not as good or better than any cookie walk cookies you've ever had, we will refund 100% of your money...

Edgar in Sand
Are You New to Worship on the Beach?
Here's Everything You
Need to Know!
* park at the top of the bluff overlooking beach on Center, Scranton or North Avenue
* if you prefer to ride down to the beach, hitch a free ride on the 4WD beach shuttle which meets @ the top of Scranton Ave.
* if you need one of the limited special needs parking passes to park at the beach, please contact Tom
* dress is "beach casual" (anything goes!) and we provide chairs
* the beach is handicapped accessible (wheelchairs, walkers, etc.)
* we meet in the south shelter rain or shine!
* Communion each Sunday @ 8:25 a.m.
* 1st service begins about 8:33 a.m.ish and finishes by 9:20 a.m. ish
* Egg Harbor coffee and treats from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m.
* 2nd service begins by 9:40 a.m. and wraps up by 10:30 a.m.
Channel Community Church
Our church is fortunate to have audio and video equipment that allows us to place our worship services and other special events online. Elliott Delman as our Communications Manager takes care of this for us, and does a great job along with a number of volunteers (and Ken Hall's great assistance!). Often, a shorter version of services and events can be found on our FACEBOOK PAGE .. Full-length programs and services can be found on our CHURCH WEBSITE ... Here are direct links to a few recent services and events:
May 6 Worship - Tom preaches with music by the Bill Bartolotta Band
GRATEFUL VIDEO Worship - Zach preaches & Grateful Dead Band
WOMEN'S DINNER Featuring Corinne Stagen & Kay Waltman
Way to Go, Megan Grumhaus!
We are proud to have yet another Community Church young person highlighted in the Lake Forest High School "Forest Scout Friday Five" - Megan Grumhaus!
( She'll soon be going on the Farm Church Work Trip with our Church! ) The Forest Scout Friday Five is a weekly segment that celebrates five people making a distinct, profound, and positive difference in the Lake Forest High School community. Here's more on Megan: While most students at Lake Forest are known for one moment, one talent, or one characteristic, there are few well rounded students that are known for all of these things. Megan Grumhaus is one of the most involved students here at Lake Forest High School. Whether it be her dedication to athletics or her love for CROYA, Megan is “all in” and has made countless friends along the way. Long time friend Sarah Newtown shed some light on Megan’s go-getter personality, “Megan’s always been someone who keeps herself busy whether it’s school or sports, but still manages to be there for her friends.”
Within LFHS, Megan is active in sports and clubs alike while also striving for excellence in the classroom. Megan is busy year round as she swims in the fall and plays lacrosse in the spring. Not only that but she is also an active participant of LFHS’ Spanish Club, Big to Little, and Student to Student. Her involvement at the high school not only has benefitted her but all those who she came in contact with.
For those who know Megan, they can easily tell you that she is one of the sweetest people you will ever meet. She will go out of her way to say,“Hi” to you in the halls and makes her love for others very well known. Her kindness is something others should truly strive for. After school, you can often find Megan at CROYA. In fact, he was a leader on the latest retreat this spring. Apart from clubs and athletics, Megan often dedicates her freetime to babysit local families– something not many high schoolers would willingly do when they could be out with their friends– but for Megan, it’s just another selfless act.
Megan is not only known and loved in Lake Forest, but also at the summer camp she attends in Minnesota, Camp Mishawaka. Fellow LFHS student Bee Ward also attends Mishawaka, “When we went to camp, She always made sure to include everyone, and when we are home, she remains positive and happy constantly. I’ve been so lucky to have a friend like Megan.”
Overall, Megan makes an impact no matter where she goes. She is truly a one of a kind girl. Her good friend Maggie Mick had an amazing way to summarize her, “ Megan is one of my best friends and is always there for me when I need her. She can always cheer me up when I’m sad or in a bad mood and make a joke at any time. What I love about her is how she always checks in on me and makes sure I’m doing okay. She has so much joy and spreads that to the people around her. Megan is the type of person you can just sit around with all day and not get sick of each other. She would put her stuff aside to help anyone else, which shows how selfless she is. I love Megan and I don’t know what I’d do without her.” If you have a chance to interact with Megan, it will definitely be a friend worth keeping.
Bill Murray Stripes
"I want to see YOU this Sunday...
and why not bring some pals?"